Designed to celebrate the professional achievements of key individuals and the distinction of professional service firms across various industries, these awards involve strict criteria as well as a rigorous judgement process for determining the winners.
Mathieu du Plooy, Managing Director, WSP in Africa said: “We are elated and honoured to have received this accolade. In addition to winning the overall category award, we are also exceptionally proud that three engineers from our ranks received individual recognition and commendation – Jabulile Nhlapo and Vishaan Ramnarian in the Young Professional of the Year category and Vishaal Lutchman in the Professional of the Year category.”
“As a firm, we pride ourselves on offering premier consultancy services to public and private sector clients across the built and natural environments – and ensuring we attract and retain top talent. This accolade reinforces market recognition of our unwavering commitment in both regards,” added du Plooy.
In a statement issued by SAPSA, Janette Minnaar, the chair of the adjudication panel explained how the winners were determined: “They were judged based on a host of attributes including demonstration of leadership skills, changing of paradigms and innovation within the bounds of available resources. We also conferred a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards to deserving recipients who had served their professions faithfully for many years.”
About the awards:
Sponsored by Sanlam, SAPSA aims to recognize the professional excellence of individuals across industries such as accounting, management consulting, architecture, legal, quantity surveying, and engineering. The award groupings are defined into two broad categories, namely; Legal & Finance and Engineering & The Built Environment – and within these there are overall category winners, as well as different awards capturing the levels mentioned below:
- Professional Services Firm of the Year award
- Professional of the Year Award
- Young Professional of the Year Award (aged 35 and younger)
- Woman Professional of the Year Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
For more details on the 2019 winners: http://saproawards.co.za