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Posted on March 27th, 2007

PROjEN win prestigious enterprise business award

PM PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company based at Northwich, Cheshire has won the top prize in the prestigious new Award for Enterprise organised by the High Sheriff of Cheshire.

Announcing the winners at a special ceremony at the University of Chester on Wednesday, March 14, the High Sheriff, David Briggs, said: “I was very impressed with the standard of the entries which really showed how much enterprise and entrepreneurship there is in Cheshire.”

First Place was awarded to PM PROjEN, which offers project management and professional engineering services to clients in markets such as pharmaceuticals, food, waste treatment and general manufacturing. Its services include support in legislation compliance, energy management; capex planning, training, project management and project implementation to leading UK based organisations. Second place was awarded to EA Technology Ltd, and Third place went to Multisol Ltd.

PROjEN’s first prize comprises a free place for one of its managers on an award-winning MBA programme at the University of Chester (value £8,000) plus £4,000 in cash.

PROjEN Managing Director John Taylor said: “I am incredibly happy and proud to win the award – it recognises the achievements of the company as a whole. All the entries were brilliant and worthy winners. The Award will be a boost to morale and is a testament to the hard work of PROjEN employees.

Professor Des Hickie, Dean of Business Management and Law at the University of Chester, said: “PROjEN are a very well deserved winner representing excellent practice in innovation and business development not only for Cheshire but for UK industry as a whole.

“We look forward to welcoming PROjEN’s nominated manager onto our MBA course, where we will help them take the latest management ideas and new thinking back into the business.”

The High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise is an exciting new award for businesses in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. It recognises outstanding achievement by local private sector companies with a turnover of at least £1million and between 20 and 250 employees.

Judged on ambition, innovation, growth, enterprise and employee and management development, the entrants were also required to explain the way in which they will ensure their company continues to expand in the future.

The Award’s outstanding prize fund was made possible thanks to significant contributions from regional and international sponsors: Barclays Bank, Baker Tilley, Business Link Greater Merseyside, Business Link Cheshire and Warrington, Cheshire County Council, Cheshire & Warrington Economic Alliance, Northwest Development Agency, University of Chester and Warrington Borough Council and is the highest value award of any of its kind in the county.

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