Absa partnership wins at the Big 5 Construction Impact Awards

Our Africa team and financial services client, Absa Group, have won ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the inaugural Big 5 Construction Impact Awards held at the Dubai Trade Centre on 12 September 2021.

The Big 5 Construction Impact Awards aim to inspire the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia construction industries to achieve new goals, recognise the communities of the future and promote transformation for economic growth.

The Partnership of the Year award recognises relationships between project owners and teams that show a collaborative management approach. The Turner & Townsend-Absa Corporate Real Estate team demonstrated to the judges an alignment of objectives, a common culture, excellent integration, an ability to overcome challenges and well-documented knowledge transfer.

Absa is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups and one of South Africa’s top five banking organisations. They have over 12 million customers and 40,000 staff across ten countries.

We have a long-standing partnership with Absa, spanning the past 15 years and currently we provide project management, planning, strategy and cost management services for their retail, corporate and rebrand capital programmes.

Stephen McCartney, Regional Managing Director in Africa, commented:

We are thrilled to be recognised as having the best real estate partnership across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. We put this down to our experience, dedication and personal touch in terms of building healthy professional relationships with both our clients and other professional teams appointed on projects.

Rob Coetzee, Principal Head of Capital Projects and Absa Group, says:

We are humbled to be recognised as having the best real estate partnership across the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

"This reinforces our model of embracing our consultants as partners and team members with strategic alignment to deliver the best product, quality and programme. There is no ‘them and us’, we operate as one unit."

Find out more about the awards.

For further information contact:

Cari Drysdale

t: + 27 (0) 11 214 1622