OPEN FOR ENTRIES

The Partnerships Awards 2022 are back and open for entries. The Awards are the industry’s biggest and most prestigious celebration of excellence in the industry. This year, we are reflecting the outstanding efforts made by organisations and individuals to go above and beyond in response to the particular challenges caused by the pandemic.  

We are now planning to have a bigger and more inclusive event on Thursday 19 May 2022, still at the Hilton on Park Lane, where we will announce the winners of our 2021 Awards but we will also be announcing the shortlist and winners of our 2022 Awards. It will be an opportunity for the sector to really come together to network whilst celebrating the great work that has been taking place over the last couple of years.

General Information


Key Dates

Standard deadline: Thursday 17 February

Late deadline: Thursday 3 March

Shortlist announcement: April 2022

Awards ceremony: May 2022

Entry Fees

Standard deadline entry fee: £320 +VAT

Late deadline entry fee: £420 +VAT

Eligibility

Entries will be accepted from EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. 

Organisations and individuals may submit entries on behalf of themselves or others and may enter any number of categories. 

All project entries must relate to work signed between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 unless otherwise specified in the criteria. Entries into the Companies and Teams categories should relate to achievements in 2021.

Categories

Projects

Best Constructed Project

This category is for all projects that have completed construction to highlight the success of the construction process and partnership.

Best Education and Higher Education Project

This category is for all education and higher education PPP projects, rather than individual organisations.

Best Financial Structure

This category is for all financial transactions related to PPP projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Best Healthcare Project

This category is for all health PPP projects, rather than individual organisations.

Best Operational Project

This category is for all completed and operational PPP projects within the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, rather than individual organisations.

Best Road Project

This category is for all road projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, rather than individual organisations.

Best Social Infrastructure Project (not including Education and Healthcare)

This category is for all Social Infrastructure PPP projects such as housing, prisons, courts, student and military accommodation, stadiums and convention centres, etc rather than individual organisations in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Best Transit Project

This category is for all rail/light rail/airport/port PPP projects within the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, rather than individual organisations.

Best Utilities Project (Waste/Energy/Water/Telecoms)

This category is for all utilities PPP projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions (waste/ energy/ water/telecoms) rather than individual organisations.

Companies and Teams

Culture and Diversity Award

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among public and private sector PPP organisations in the culture and diversity space.

Debt Provider of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for outstanding examples of innovation from banks and other senior lenders in the financing of partnerships projects and programmes or operational projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Environment, Social and Governance of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for how the entrant’s ESG policies benefits stakeholders, operators, end-users and the wider community.

Equity Fund Manager of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for outstanding examples of innovation from equity fund managers for PPP projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Financial Advisor of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among financial advisors in advising the procurement/delivery of partnerships projects and programmes in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Future Leader of the Year

This category is for an individual (based in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions) that has between 3 and 10 years’ experience in PPPs. Nominations can be made by the individual themselves or by a colleague or client.

Insurance/Risk Advisor of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among insurance/risk advisors in the delivery of partnerships projects and programmes in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Legal Advisor of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among legal advisors in advising the delivery of partnerships projects and programmes in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions

Public Sector Promoter/Procurer of the Year

This category is open to central or regional government departments, quangos or PPP units who have helped to promote partnerships and establish deal flow or successfully managed operational projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Sponsor/Developer of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among sponsors/developers in the delivery of partnerships projects and programmes or operational management of projects in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

SPV Management Company of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among SPV Managers in advising the delivery of partnerships projects and programmes in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Technical Advisor of the Year

For this category, the judges will be looking for excellence among technical advisors in advising the delivery of partnerships projects and programmes in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Leading Woman in Infrastructure

This category is for an individual. Nominations can be made by the individual themselves or by a colleague or client. As a “Leading Woman in Infrastructure”, the awardee is highly successful in their career, an inspiration and leading voice in the industry.


Judging


The Partnerships Awards matter because they are judged by the toughest critics, your peers. Our expert judging panels are made up of over 30 industry professionals representing both the public and private sector. The judges are selected based on their expertise, experience and integrity in the PPP market and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the sectors, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.

Why Enter


World-class judging panel

Your expertise will be recognised by our panel of over 30 judges, made up of the industry’s most respected and experienced professionals. 

Momentum matters

Win or lose, being involved or just being shortlisted puts big smiles on people's faces. Good work always requires hard work, and entering will let your employees know you recognise and value those efforts.

Striving for award-winning work

We believe that proper, transparent collaboration is critical to great work. When people think they are creating award-winning work, you get much more physical and mental support all round, this will make writing the entry much easier.

Writing awards creates case studies

During the awards process you are properly running the rule over your work. As you analyse and review your projects it allows you to craft that information into case studies for new and potential clients. So it’s time that’s well invested. 

How to enter

Download the entry kit for all the information you need to enter. From the categories and criteria to key dates and top tips. 

Register your submissions using the dedicated entry platform. Remember to use the criteria in the entry kit to perfect your entry.

Submit and pay your entry by the deadline. You can find these under key information and in the entry kit. 

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