HIGH WYCOMBE, England,
April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The APM Group
is delighted to announce it has won a Queens Award for
Enterprise in the International Trade Category. The Award
recognises outstanding continuous performance over the last six
years. This announcement is made following APMG's appearance
Profit Track published in The Sunday Times on Sunday
Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG, said, "Winning the Queen's Award is a
great achievement for everyone at APMG-International and also for
our Accredited Training Organisations who work around the world
delivering high quality training. Our ethos is to work hard and
play fair. To this end we have striven to develop rigorous
qualifications that challenge candidates so they can be proud of
their achievement. We work with product owners such as
The Cabinet Office, CESG, DSDM and the Service Desk Institute to
deliver high quality examinations and accreditation schemes that
are recognized and trusted throughout the world. We are
delighted to be one of a truly select group of organisations to be
recognised in this way."
APMG, which achieved Gold Investors in People status in 2012,
can now use the Queens Award Emblem until 20
April 2017. Richard will be invited to attend a special
reception at Buckingham Palace hosted Her Majesty The Queen during
her Diamond Jubilee year.
Founded in 1993, APMG is a UKAS accredited certification body,
which accredits professional training organisations and manages
certification schemes for knowledge-based workers. Now the world's
largest provider of accreditation in project and service management
including PRINCE2®, ASL® BiSL® and
works in partnership with over 250 training companies worldwide.
Overseas sales have increased steadily in the last six years,
contributing to overseas earnings growth of an impressive 1940%.
This growth has been fuelled by APMG's commitment to adding value
to its accredited training companies by expanding its product
range, translating examinations and opening up new markets. APMG's
highly successful distribution model is supported by a bespoke IT
system, which underpins its business processes. Each new market is
established as a local operation supporting a network of local
accredited training providers. APMG has language capability in 21
languages and representatives in 12 countries.
As part of the application process, APMG was required to submit
a declaration of Corporate Responsibility. Its submission included
reference to its Pro Bono work with LINGOs (Learning In Non-Governmental
Organisations) on the development of a qualification scheme for
project managers working in disaster and humanitarian crisis zones.
When dealing with emergencies, large scale disasters and
humanitarian crises, it is imperative that those deployed to help
have the ability to work together and make good decisions quickly.
PMD Pro Qualification is designed specifically for these very
special project managers.
"We are delighted that nearly 2000 Level 1 examinations have now
taken place and organisations like the United Nations, Islamic
Relief and Oxfam are recognising the value of the initiative by
sending their staff on PMD Pro courses," Richard said. Level
2 of the qualification scheme is launching in April 2012. The higher level qualification
features an exam plus the candidate must verify they hold a
PRINCE2 or other recognised industry certificate.
is a registered trade mark of the Cabinet Office.
ITIL® is a
registered trade mark of the Cabinet Office.
ASL® is a
Registered Trade Mark of ASL BiSL Foundation.
BiSL® is a Registered Trade Mark of ASL BiSL
Note to Editors:
A picture accompanying this release is available through the PA
Photowire. It can be downloaded from http://www.pa-mediapoint.press.net
or viewed at http://www.mediapoint.press.net