The Big Night

1 June 2017 The Partnerships Awards headed back to Park Lane, with the Hilton the venue for handing out the prizes to this year’s best in class

There was a certain feeling of déjà vu about this year’s Partnerships Awards. After three years away, the industry’s biggest night returned to the Hilton, Park Lane, and had brought last year’s host, Colin Murray (pictured) with it.

Murray had been such a hit in 2016 that, even though his antics had seen the event finish almost an hour later than scheduled, he was asked to return by popular demand. And the journalist, radio and television presenter once again proved to be a hit as he kept the entertainment going throughout the evening.

“Tonight we celebrate the projects and organisations that have shaped the last year,” said Partnerships Bulletin publisher Amanda Nicholls, as she opened the evening’s festivities.

She also announced the launch of the inaugural PPP Awards, to be based in Australia and rewarding the best in PPP from the Asia Pacific region, to be held in November. And as if that wasn’t enough, Nicholls revealed that a new website for both Partnerships Bulletin and P3 Bulletin would be launched in June.

But back to the night in question, and the biggest winner was Australia’s High Capacity Metro Trains project, which scooped the Best Transit and the coveted Grand Prix awards.

Meanwhile, Meridiam’s Julia Prescot was awarded the Best Individual Contribution Award for her efforts in promoting the model around the world. “Her experience in the market is second to none and her commitment to developing and furthering the role of public-private partnerships has been unwavering,” said Partnerships Bulletin managing editor Paul Jarvis, who presented the award.

Other winners on the night included Mott MacDonald, which recaptured the hard-fought Technical Adviser of the Year category, having missed out in 2016, as well as Nord L/B as Debt Provider of the Year and Hogan Lovells in the Legal Adviser of the Year category.

Click on the PDF below to see all the night’s winners. 

This page was last updated on:
3 July 2017.

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