WYG’s Chief Executive wins prestigious award

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WYG’s Chief Executive wins prestigious award

15 November 2013 

WYG Chief Executive Officer, Paul Hamer is celebrating after picking up the Association for Consultancy and Engineering’s Sterling Award on Wednesday night (13 November) at ACE’s European CEO of the Year Awards at The Dorchester in London.

The award was presented by Huw Edwards, BAFTA award winner, and Sir John Armitt, former Head of ODA and formed part of the ACE Centenary Gala Dinner, celebrating 100 years of consultancy and engineering excellence.

Chair of the judging panel, Baroness Jo Valentine said: ‘The Sterling Award recognises an individual who has shown significant progress or demonstrates major achievements in the business within a short period in office. We are honoured to present Paul Hamer with this award for his remarkable work leading WYG’s recent recovery and the company’s strong track record in assessing, defining, planning, designing and supervising major projects and development programmes on behalf of blue-chip private sector clients, governments and development agencies globally.’

The ACE European CEO Awards recognise individual business leaders within the European consultancy and engineering industry that have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership throughout the year.

Paul has been Chief Executive Officer of WYG since March 2009 and has over 20 years’ experience in the consultancy, nuclear, oil, gas, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.  He is a board member of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Group on which he chairs the Green Economy Panel. He was recently appointed a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. 

On winning the award, Paul Hamer, WYG, Chief Executive Officer said: ‘This is a very great honour and I’m proud to have won the award on behalf of WYG.  The award recognises the success that the Group has achieved which is built upon the efforts of our fantastic employees.’


Lisa Butler, PR and Communications Executive

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Notes to Editors

One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,300 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support that is helping shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.

We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.

By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:

• Defence & Justice
• Energy & Waste
• Environment (including Waste & Waste Water)
• Transport
• Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration
• Mining & Metals
• Social Development & Infrastructure

WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.

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