Congratulations to the IAM Awards 2017 Winners

On 21 November, five IAM Awards were presented, commending outstanding work in asset management during the IAM Annual Dinner in London.

We were delighted to congratulate the winners of each category; Individual, Team, Project, Innovation and NxtGen.

We received a record number of nominations this year, with excellent entries from around the globe covering the whole range of sectors. The quality of the nominations has been exceptional, highlighting pioneering achievements, outstanding international practice and great leadership in asset management - there is much to be celebrated!

A huge congratulations to our winners:

Individual Achievement Award


Individual achievement

Mick Black
Canal & River Trust

Realising Value from Asset Data. The work carried out by Mick is transformational for the Trust. He developed solutions to reduce defects by 80% in just one year (against a 5-year plan and a 50% reduction target).


Team Achievement Award


Team achievement

Matt Kuhn
Environment Agency

TEAM2100 - An integrated delivery team for asset management of the Thames estuary flood defences. This has become a pathfinder programme for the Environment Agency, changing the way they work with their supply chain to collaboratively deliver asset management. Its success as an integrated team is clearly shown by its achievement of ISO 55001 certification.


Project Achievement Award


Project achievement

Luke Philips / Debbie Platt
Ringway Jacobs / Cheshire East Highways

Setting the standard in Cheshire East. The introduction of a new asset management system has seen a real step change in improvements in the way highway assets are managed. This has resulted in the Ringway Jacobs / Cheshire East contract becoming the first integrated highway service provider to attain ISO 55001.

Innovation Award



Chris Evans
Anglian Water Services

Energy Efficiency Monitoring System (EEMS). The monitoring of energy use at its most power-hungry sites in much greater detail, right down to the level of individual pumps. The first phase of the project (2016-2020) is on-track to save over £1.7M (over 8,000 tonnes of CO2e) in energy costs.

NxtGen Award



Jonathan Hennah
National Grid Electricity Transmission

Enabling optimal asset management plans through enhanced understanding of asset life and deterioration. Jonathan has led the delivery of asset life extension to one of the main families of conductor, pioneered a more developed understanding of operational duty and presented a long-term strategy for realising value in OHL conductor investment.

The IAM would like to thank the 2017 Awards Judges for their hard work and commitment. Thank you also to all who submitted a nomination for an IAM Award - it was fantastic to see such a variety of high level achievements on an international level.

See the 2017 IAM Awards shortlists


IAM Annual Dinner & Awards 2017 photo gallery

See the photographs from this annual celebratory event.

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