Royal Seal of Approval

20th March 2017

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow officially unveiled the Association for Project Management’s Royal Charter at a ceremony on Friday 17 March in Princes Risborough.

Following the unveiling, Rt Hon John Bercow MP said: “Chartered status is a recognisable mark of quality, setting standards of professionalism and performance. The Association for Project Management has met the rigorous standards required to be awarded this honour. It demonstrates a commitment to developing assured professionals who can lead on the delivery of complex projects which are so vital to today’s economy and society, and developing a diversity of talent pools for the next generation”.

John McGlynn, APM chair said:” The award of the Royal Charter to a relatively new profession demonstrates that project management makes a significant contribution to social and economic wellbeing. Our skills are needed more than ever and the Royal Charter provides the profession with a platform to raise awareness of our skills, improve standards and develop our practice for the benefit of all.”

A central pillar in raising the standard of project, programme and portfolio delivery will be the launch of a new Register of Chartered Project Professionals in Spring 2018. The register will offer to clients, employers and the public confidence of quality across the rich diversity of skills involved in project management. 


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