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ODA cleans up at 40th annual awards event

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In the 40th year of the Association for Project Management (APM), the great and good of the profession travelled to central London for the association’s annual project management awards.

The biggest winner of the night was the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), the body responsible for building the London Olympic Park. Members of the ODA in attendance included chief executive Dennis Hone, deputy director of venue and infrastructure Kenna Kintrea, former programme assurance executive Karen Elson, and director of venues and infrastructure Simon Wright. The team collected the Programme of the Year Award and the BNFL accolade.

On winning the awards, Hone said: “The success of the (Olympic) Games was recognition in itself in some ways, but it is tremendous to win and to get recognition for everything that has been happening at the ODA.”

He believes that the programme’s biggest success was the exemplary and record-breaking health and safety record. He added: “We have been working on the construction for six years and have had 46 000 workers on site. We have had no fatalities, and a health and safety record that is second to none.”

ODA members were called up for a third time at the end of the evening so that they could receive a specially created accolade, the Special Olympic Award. Richard Bacon MP was on hand to praise the achievements of the team and the learning legacy left by the Olympic programmes.

Other award winners included:

• Transport for London – Project of the Year

• Allen Construction Consultancy – Community Project of the Year

• EC Harris International – Overseas Project of the Year

Elsewhere, the Shell Health Safety Security and Environment Award, a new category for 2012, was awarded to AstraZeneca Global Engineering.

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