FCO Services achieve Association for Project Management (APM) Corporate Accreditation

FCO Services a Trading Fund of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been awarded Corporate Accreditation status by the Association for Project Management (APM), recognising the organisations strive for continuous improvement and development of project management professionals.

The APM leads the way in defining project management standards in the UK. FCO Services Project Management Development Programme was carefully scrutinised by an APM assessment against the association’s rigorous standards. Achieving APM’s corporate accreditation demonstrates to FCO Services’ customers, stakeholders, suppliers and employees that it is committed to the highest standards of project management professionalism, as well as helping to retain and attract the best project management talent.

FCO Services delivers secure services across the globe that meet the demanding needs of government in some of the most challenging environments. As a Trading Fund, FCO Services provides competed, cost effective services aligned to the government agenda for a safe and secure environment – working across the UK public sector. In addition, customers include foreign governments and international organisations closely linked to the UK.

Danny Payne, Director for Security and Property at FCO Services said: “I’m very proud of this achievement and of our colleagues who’ve made it possible. We’ve focussed on attaining excellent project and programme management in recent years and the outcome has raised our game in terms of delivery, clarity, quality, capability and affordability. We’re now more effective, more efficient and more confident. Investment has been a ‘win win’ as our people benefit from new, interesting challenges and career development.”

“Being a government agency means we have firsthand experience in putting government policy into action. As the expert advisors in security, our colleagues across government trust us to implement policy requirements in their organisations. We are part of the efficiency and reform agenda and ensure we deliver public value to the departments we serve.”

APM Accreditation is a significant milestone in the organisational development of project management professionalism in FCO Services. “Our people are central to achieving our corporate goals and this acknowledgement demonstrates our investment in individual development to staff, our clients and the industry as a whole,” added Danny Payne.

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