The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration finalists are announced

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Thank you to all those who entered, all of the applications were inspirational and we would like to congratulate all those who applied or were nominated on their superb successes and achievements.

The winner will be announced at the APM Awards on 7 November 2016.  Click here to view the finalists.


Alistair Godbold interviewed for Sunday Telegraph


Alistair Godbold has been interviewed for the Sunday Telegraph Business Reporter, highlighting the importance of the initiation phase of projects and creating a climate for success. Click here to read Alistair’s interview which can be found on page three.


Nichols Innovation Champion presenting at Mega Project Workshop in Rome

On 19 May, Tim DeBarro – Nichols Innovation Champion will be presenting at this international mega project workshop in Rome. Tim will share Nichols work in the development and implementation of the Innovation Programme at Crossrail and discuss the legacy and benefits for future projects.


The Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration 2016

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We are delighted to announce that nominations have opened for this year’s Mike Nichols Award for Inspiration.

This award celebrates the legacy of our founder and guiding star – recognising inspirational projects, programmes and organisations, and their contribution to successful transformational change for the world and society.

The award will be presented at the APM awards in November, click here for further details and nomination forms.


Client project managers

Alistair Godbold has written an article for the 2016 Spring issue of Project magazine.  The article discusses the difference between project management roles on the client and the delivery sides of a project, and how these roles are best used to achieve project success. Click here to read the article.


Nichols independent assurance report on the Sir Peter Hendy review

Sir Peter Hendy, Network Rail Chairman, published his report on the re-planning of Control Period 5 (up to 2019) Enhancement Projects on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

The purpose of the Sir Peter Hendy review was to develop a more robust plan for the remainder of Control Period 5, and required a thorough review by Network Rail of all its current programmes and projects between July and November 2015.

On behalf of the Chairman, Nichols has completed an independent assurance report on the Sir Peter Hendy review.  Our report and a letter from the Network Rail CEO in response to the report can be viewed on the Office of Rail and Road website.

Network Rail’s assurance strategy is based on ‘three lines of defence’, our report provides the third line of assurance in this strategy.  Nichols were selected to undertake this review because of our experience as Independent Reporter for Enhancement Projects since March 2009.