PRN: Will Sargeant, Consultant at Qedis, is Named Young Project Manager of the Year at the APM Awards
Will Sargeant, Consultant at Qedis, is Named Young Project Manager of the Year at the APM Awards
LONDON, October 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
qedis is delighted to announce that one of our Senior Consultants, Will Sargeant, has been named 'Young Project Manager of the Year' by the Association of Project Managers (APM).
At the awards ceremony, which took place on Thursday night at The Brewery, London, Will beat strong competition from Openreach (BT Plc) and Davis Langdon, and was acknowledged for his commitment and success in a compliance project management role at East Coast (ECML) Trains earlier this year.
In this role, Will was tasked with making ECML compliant with the new 'Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard'. Will's management and personal delivery saw ECML compliance level increase from 19.4% in June 2010 to 74.1% in March 2011. This increase was more than double of any other organisation in the industry and the largest increase seen for any organisation of this scale within this timeframe.
Tim Kavanagh, East Coast Mainline Ltd FD states -"we have seen an excellent improvement in the compliance rates largely driven by Will."Â Charles Vivian, Head of PPL at Qedis continues:Â "PPL is one of our key services and we continually strive to deliver it in line with our core values of excellence, agility and ambition.Â Will personifies all of these and on this very challenging project has demonstrated consistently the level of focus and expertise that we provide to all our clients."
Will is aÂ valued member of the qedis team and we are extremely proud to have seen him develop from being an Intern here 4 years ago, through Analyst, Consultant and now Senior Consultant today. qedis believes in looking after its people and providing opportunitiesÂ for accelerated growth and developmentÂ through offering themÂ a variety ofÂ projects and a high level of responsibility. Â Will has fully embraced these opportunities, and we would like to congratulate him on his well-deserved accomplishment.
Qedis is a next generation management and technology consulting firm. We pride our self on our 'nextgen consulting' approach - which is about doing the right thing.
Our purpose is to make our clients and their people successful. We have wealth of experience and tools to help leaders transform their IT function and the business. Our service lines cover Professionalising IT, IT Strategy, Project Management, BackOffice Transformation and Business Analysis. We guarantee our work, helping business, public sector and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, develop talent, transform IT capability and deliver new solutions.
Our largest clients include Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Wells Fargo, Co-Op FS, Molson Coors, O2, Associated & News Media.
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