In a remarkably close competition, the APM Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Branch has crowned William Pearson as Young Project Manager of the Year. The Leeds-based Project Manager scooped the prestigious award at the final held in Leeds’s Elland Road stadium on 12th March.
The award recognises individuals, aged 30 or under, who have demonstrated the greatest benefit to their clients, project teams, and wider stakeholders. It also emphasises positive impact on project output and outcome, recognising the necessity of project management techniques in achieving success.
Alongside the other finalists, William presented his project to the delegates, judging panel, and APM board members. Leading a multidisciplinary team, Will helped deliver an infrastructure assessment for the Ministry of Defence at one of their key strategic overseas locations. Among his responsibilities, he tackled mobilisation, safety and security, stakeholder engagement, data presentation, and governance and communication.
His win marks a wider victory for younger generations pursuing project management. Speaking at the event, Sara Drake, CEO of APM, stressed the industry’s need to celebrate young talent and raise visibility of opportunities for millennials within chartered and professional project management.
Following the awards, William said: “I am very proud to represent Tetra Tech with this prestigious accolade. I am extremely lucky to work with such a diligent and dedicated team, and I would like to thank them for all their support.”
He added: “These are exciting times for Tetra Tech as we continue to provide outstanding customer service on some of the world’s most challenging projects. I intend to use this success to promote this fantastic industry and inspire the next generation of project professionals.”
Dave Corbin, Head of Project Management at Tetra Tech, concluded: “We’re pleased to see Will receive such well-deserved recognition. Industry awards like this can provide a strong sense of personal achievement and purpose. I hope his accomplishments and dedication to the profession’s core principles inspire other young people to follow suit. We will continue supporting our project managers’ professional development at all career stages.”
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