From left to right: Ambassador Evan Garcia, Executive Director Andre Palacios of PPP Center and Mr David Swarbrick of Balfour Beatty Investments

London, 16 May - The Philippine Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center won the UK’s Partnerships Awards 2016 for ‘Government PPP Promoter of the Year’ at a ceremony held last 12 May at Park Plaza Hotel in London.

PPP Center Executive Director Andre Palacios received the award with Philippine Ambassador to the UK Evan Garcia. The awards night was attended by over 700 people representing international firms and government organizations.

The Partnerships Awards also include other categories such as the Financial Adviser of the Year, Best Completed Project, Developer of the Year, Legal Adviser of the Year, Technical Adviser of the Year, Procurer of the Year, and Best Social Infrastructure Project, among others.

The other finalists for the Government PPP Promoter of the Year are Australian Capital Territory or ACT Government (Australia), Ofgem (UK), Education Funding Agency (UK), Finnish Transport Agency, and Invest Lithuania.

The Partnerships Awards night is organized by the Partnerships Bulletin and is considered the most prestigious event in the PPP industry’s calendar. Now in its 18th year, the Partnerships Awards act as a bellwether for the PPP industry.

The PPP Center is mandated to facilitate the implementation of the country’s PPP Program which is a cornerstone strategy for national development aimed at accelerating infrastructure and other development services, in order to sustain national economic growth. END