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2019 Sponsors

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We are a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Helping governments maintain stability and security. Restoring damaged environments. Delivering clean water and energy.

We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programmes that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people's lives.

We are AECOM.

Also sponsoring Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy


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The Savills Planning team has over 230 planning specialists across our network of offices throughout the UK. Our regional teams, are able to provide the highest quality professional planning service, under-pinned by a detailed knowledge of market conditions and an understanding of local and strategic issues.

The team provides a full range of sector specialist advice, including: Applications and Appeals, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Economics, Expert Witness, Regeneration and Urban Design, Legal Agreements and Infrastructure Payments, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability and Environmental considerations, Energy Planning, Heritage Planning, and Planning Policy at National, Local or Neighbourhood level.

Also sponsoring In-house Planning Team of the Year


Category sponsors


Sponsoring: Excellence in Planning for Heritage and Culture


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Border Archaeology is a leading Consultancy and Contractor supplying Archaeological and Built Heritage Services across the UK.

Since 1997, we have accrued a wealth of experience delivering viable solutions to Archaeological and Built Heritage issues intrinsic to the planning process.

From pre-planning advice through to the discharge of planning conditions, we offer a complete range of heritage services above and below ground.

Border Archaeology Ltd is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accredited company.


Sponsoring: Small Planning Consultancy of the Year



Optimis Consulting is a planning and development consultancy, specialising in residential-led developments, with offices in London and Bedford.

In 2017 Optimis Consulting was named RTPI Small Planning Consultancy of the Year and they are delighted to be sponsoring the same category at the awards this year.


Sponsoring: Young Planner of the Year


Ƒ Places For People Group Primary CMYK

Places for People is one of the largest companies working in property and leisure management, development and regeneration in the UK.  The Group makes a long-term commitment to its communities and works to provide what they need to thrive – whether it is new schools, shops, leisure facilities, job opportunities, access to learning and training or specialist support services.  It is committed to creating successful places and enabling people to reach their potential. As a not-for-dividend organisation, any profit is reinvested back into its core business of creating and maintaining sustainable places.


Sponsoring: Planning Consultancy of the Year


Downey Planning & Architecture


Downey Planning & Architecture is a vibrant and progressive multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Town Planners, Registered RIAI Architects, and skilled Project Managers. The Urban Planning & Development consultancy specialises in overseeing projects from inception to completion, with a collective ethos of perfecting the 'Art of Planning & Design'. The practice offers extensive coverage over planning procurement and development services throughout Ireland & the UK. The nature of their dynamic services has been cultivated through comprehensive experience in the Planning, Architectural, and Construction industries, and by virtue of building robust client relationships.


Sponsoring: Excellence in Tech Within Planning Practice


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PBA, now part of Stantec, is a leading UK development and infrastructure consultancy with a strong Planning presence across the UK. With a reputation for providing commercially astute advice and technical solutions, we create value for our clients and are a consultancy of choice.


Sponsoring: Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment


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We are the Royal Town Planning Institute's preferred broker in respect of their members Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). We provide risk management advice and PII broking services to clients ranging from sole traders through to the large multi-office firms.

Howden has one of the UK's largest and most experienced Professional specialist teams with over 25 years of experience and expertise in providing Professional Indemnity Insurance solutions for Planning Consultants - so when it comes to choosing insurance, Howden is a name you can trust. We make it easy too. We have a dedicated team supporting SME practices, providing a quick, simple and efficient service, so that buying the right insurance doesn't get in the way of the day job.


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Pegasus Group is a leading development consultancy in the UK specialising in planning, design, environment, economics and heritage.

We have more than 280 skilled and experienced staff operating from twelve offices who work in collaboration with our clients to provide bespoke solutions focusing on delivering successful outcomes and maximising value.

We combine local and national knowledge of the property and development industry to provide an unrivalled understanding of what is required to make schemes successful.

Our integrated teams combine knowledge and expertise and have worked on some of the UK's highest profile projects, developing excellent relationships with our clients and winning awards in the process.

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