NINE FIRMS have been shortlisted across three categories for this year's NCE Consultants File Consultants of the Year Award.
Winners will be announced during a special celebratory lunch at Claridges Hotel in London on 26 March.
The shortlist has been drawn together by NCE after analysing more than 300 questionnaires returned by consultants across the UK for the 2004 Consultants File - due out on 1 April. It recognises the best company performances in 2003 across a range of business criteria.
This year for the first time the awards are being organised jointly by NCE and the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE). This combination confirms the awards as the most prestigious recognition of consulting achievement in the UK.
The addition of the ACE's Young Consulting Engineer Award and Outstanding Contribution Award to the event ensures that both corporate and individual successes will be celebrated.
The shortlist Major consulting firm (sponsored by Barclays) Black & Veatch Consulting Owen Williams Group Pell Frischmann Medium sized consulting firm award (sponsored by Griffiths & Armour) Gifford & Partners Haswell Consulting Engineers Steer Davies Gleave International consulting firm award (sponsored by BST/Eagle Technology) Halcrow Parsons Brinckerhoff RPS Group INFOPLUS www. nceplus.co.uk