Kevin Murray Associates has received a commendation in the category for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2020. The ceremony took place virtually this year – we got together as a team on Zoom to watch the livestream, and cheer together!
The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are the most established and respected awards in the UK planning industry. Running for over 40 years, they celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.
We put ourselves forwards based on our strong range of consultancy work across the UK on research, strategy and visioning in planning and regeneration, specialising in stakeholder and community engagement, including design charrettes.
Our inclusive place momentum approach assists Councils and communities with regeneration; government bodies with research; garden village promoters with engagement; and planning students with applied contemporary learning.
The judges said: “Kevin Murray Associates are a niche firm who are interesting, innovative and client and engagement based. The judges were particularly impressed by the variety of work carried out by the practice, with exceptional performance in consultation and engagement, and the calibre of their clients.”
Reacting to this, our Directors Kevin Murray and Jas Atwal had this to say:
Kevin said: “It is very nice for our KMA team and specialist collaborators to have our work and techniques validated by peer assessors. So much depends upon the calibre of client and the communities and stakeholders we engage with, and we are hugely grateful to them all for enabling and supporting the rich mix of planning that we practise.”
Jas said: “The KMA team are pleased to be recognised in this way, a tribute to the hard work of many colleagues, clients and communities. We have been fortunate to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, from 4 to 94, who have all added richness, authenticity and fun to the plans we have co-created. Thank you to everyone we have had the privilege to work with and we look forward to working with many more in the future.”
We’re thrilled with our commendation!