NMS Latest News 

NMS debuts on Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 
June 2017 
NMS has been ranked 56th in the 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table of Britain’s top 200 mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. 
 
Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK head of commercial banking, commented: “This year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is testament to the exciting opportunities available to ambitious UK businesses with appetite to grow their goods and services abroad." 
 
NMS signs $300 million Contract 
Health Facilities in Zambia 
April 2017 
NMS has signed a $300 million contract with the Government of Zambia, acting through the Ministry of Health, for the design, construction and equipping of 3 District Hospitals and 108 Health Clinics. 
 
The project will deliver a wide range of modern facilities to broaden the capacity and capability of the Health Services across the nation. 
 
NMS is also contracted to deliver post-completion training and technical support. 
NMS named by The London Stock Exchange as one of 
1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 
May 2017 
NMS has been included in this year's London Stock Exchange list of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, an index of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing businesses. 
 
Commenting on this year's nominees, Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group, said: “these companies are our greatest prospect for building a resilient and productive economy that works for everyone.” 
 
NMS is proud to play its part in driving growth in British exports. 
Official Visit 
Minister of Health inspects Dodowa Hospital 
March 2017 
The Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu paid an official visit to Dodowa Hospital, attended by the Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment, Sharon Ganney, and the Chief Director and Regional Director of Health. 
 
The Minister witnessed at first hand the outstanding work of medical staff, as well as the technical support staff, in this new-generation district hospital which is fully-operational. 
 
Following the visit, the Deputy High Commissioner remarked: "Having seen the build in various stages of construction, to see it delivering for Ghanaian people was testament to all of the great work done by NMS." 
NMS joins FT 1000 Index 
Europe's Fastest Growing Companies 
April 2017 
NMS International Group has been ranked 337th on the 2017 Financial Times FT 1000 index of Europe's fastest growing companies with revenue growth of 364% from 2012-2015. 
 
Commenting on this recognition, Frederik Hsu, Deputy Chairman, remarked: "this tremendous achievement would not have been possible without the dedication of our employees, project partners and advisors." 
 
Further details available at FT.com
NMS' Nicholas de Lisle named GTR Young Exporter of the Year 
by British Exporters Association 
October 2016 
Nick de Lisle, NMS Bid Manager, was named joint winner of the GTR Young Exporter of the Year award at this year's British Exporters Association annual luncheon, held at Mansion House on 10 October 2016. 
 
The event, sponsored by National Bank of Abu Dhabi, was attended by 200 members and guests including the Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Rt. Hon. Alderman the Lord Mountevans and Sir Richard Needham, the Earl of Kilmorey. 
 
Speaking after the award, Nick said: "It's a great honour to have received such an award and one which I am very proud of. However, it would not have been possible without the support of the NMS Directors, who have allowed me to take on greater responsibilities and learn from more experienced personnel in the firm about contract negotiations in challenging business environments. I see it not just as an achievement for myself but for NMS and the way in which we operate." 
Takoradi European Hospital Upgrade 
Phase 1 - Nearing Completion 
January 2017 
The construction of 56 modern apartments for nurse's accommodation in 7 blocks at Takoradi has reached the final fit-out stage and is expected to be completed this Summer. 
Shai-Osudoku Hospital shortlisted for prize at 
UK Building Awards 2016 
August 2016 
The Dodowa Hospital was shortlisted for ’International Project of the Year’ against formidable competition at the UK Building Awards 2016
 
 
Now in its 22nd year, the prestigious UK Building Awards received a record number of entries, with the shortlists now announced in anticipation of the awards ceremony to be held in London on 8th November 2016.  
 
The International Project of the Year category, is for projects that are located outside the UK and will be judged on design, sustainability, innovation, construction performance, procurement and team work with the client. 
UKEF Chief Executive, Louis Taylor, cites NMS on 
UKEF's role in making exports happen 
August 2016 
UK Export Finance Chief Executive, Louis Taylor, speaks to Louise Peaple, Business Reporter at the Telegraph about UKEF's work helping UK companies finding the right finance or insurance to succeed in selling overseas. 
 
Ghana Hospitals Project wins at 
ICE Engineering Excellence Awards 
July 2016 
Campbell Reith Hill, Consulting Engineers, have won two Engineering Excellence Awards at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers' South East England Engineering Excellence Awards, the premier showcase for engineering excellence. 
 
The awards recognise the engineering excellence and imaginative concepts applied to the Ghana Hospitals project and were judged against formidable competition among: 
 
 
ICE President Sir John Armitt and former Top Gear and Fifth Gear presenter, Tiff Needell hosted the ceremony. 
Agreement Signed for Land Purchase for 
NMS affordable housing project in Cameroon 
August 2016 
The Ministry of Land and the Ministry of Housing jointly signed an agreement with landowners securing the purchase of land in Douala. Under the agreement, the landowners have agreed to sell 108 hectares of land for the Cameroon Living project. 
 
Attending the official signing ceremony held at the Ministry of Lands, were the Minister of Lands, The Minister of Housing and Fred Hsu and Alistair Johnston representing NMS. 
 
NMS Infrastructure will design and construct 5,300 affordable homes and community facilities under a €208 million contract signed in Yaounde last year. The deal is being financed by UK Export Finance and Ecobank, arranged by Fieldstone Africa. 
Takoradi European Hospital Upgrade 
Phase I - Topping Out 
June 2016 
Construction of the seven multi-storey apartment buildings nears completion with topping out of the last block, paving the way for completion. 
NMS named Export Champion by 
Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council 
July 2016 
The first cohort of CommonwealthFirst Export Champions was announced by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council on 7th July 2016. 
 
The event, held at Marlborough House, was addressed by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. 
 
The Export Champions were selected based on their level of impact, innovation, ambition and ability to succeed across Commonwealth markets.  
 
Oliver Everett, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council said “We are delighted to welcome our first cohort of Export Champions. The quality of applications has been extremely high and it has been exciting and encouraging to see the scope of interest from UK SMEs in potential business opportunities across the Commonwealth.” 
Dodowa Hospital 
Opens to the Public 
June 2016 
Operation of the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital at Dodowa by the Ghana Health Service has begun and on 28 June 2016, the first baby was born in the new hospital. 
President of Ghana 
Visit to Kumawu Hospital Site 
June 2016 
The President of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama paid a visit to the Sekyere-Afram Plains District Hospital site at Kumawu to view progress in the run up to completion. 
 
Ghana Hospitals Project wins at 
ICE Civil Engineering Awards 
May 2016 
Campbell Reith Hill, Consulting Engineers, have won the Engineered in London award at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers' London Civil Engineering Awards, the premier showcase for engineering excellence. 
 
The award was made amid formidable competition from the Intesa Sanpaolo Tower Turin, with the judges describing the NMS project as "an exemplary illustration of the core values of modern civil engineering". 
 
Thirteen projects of civil engineering excellence were shortlisted for the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2016. ICE President Sir John Armitt and BBC London reporter Alice Bhandhukravi hosted the ceremony. 
 
The ICE Awards celebrate projects that have raised the bar for innovation, community benefit, construction or design. All award winners demonstrate excellence in design and construction, drawing attention to project management, financial control and health & safety. 
NMS wins at the 
UK Export Excellence Awards 
June 2016 
NMS has won the Best Use of Export Finance award at the UK Export Excellence Awards announced at this year's UK Trade & Export Finance Conference held at St. George's Hall in Liverpool. 
 
The Awards celebrate and commemorate the achievements of the UK’s exporters and, in the opinion of the judges, this award was made for the most innovative use of UK Export Finance's products and support. 
 
The Award was presented by David Ludlow, Head of International Business Development (pictured left) and Margaret Eyres, Head of Direct Lending, UK Export Finance (pictured right). 
NMS placed at No. 51 in 
The Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100 
May 2016 
Cameroon Living project showcased at 
Investing in Cameroon Conference 
May 2016 
NMS International Group has been named as one of Britain's fastest-growing exporters in this year's Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100. 
 
The SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s top 100 small and medium-sized companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years.  
 
It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each May. Heathrow is the title sponsor of the league table, and it is supported by the Business is GREAT Britain campaign. 
 
NMS participated in the Cameroon Investment Forum on 17/18 May 2016 at the invitation of HE Paul Biya, President of Cameroon. The invitation-only event was attended, amongst others, by the MInisters of Housing, Economy and Finance. 
 
Keynote speakers included José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission (2004-2014); Dr. Chung Un-Chan, Prime Minister, South Korea (2009-2010); Tony Elumelu, Group Chairman, UBA Group and Transcorp and Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO, Ecobank. 
 
 
NMS nominated as a Finalist in the 
UK Export Excellence Awards 
May 2016 
NMS has been shortlisted for the Export Excellence in Sub-Saharan Africa and Best Use of Export Finance awards at the inaugural UK Export Excellence Awards to be announced at this year's UK Trade & Export Finance Conference to be held on 15 June 2016. 
 
These Awards celebrate and commemorate the achievements of the UK’s exporters, rewarding excellence across a range of sectors and geographical regions.  
 
They reward export excellence in a chosen discipline, and companies of all sizes and industries. 
 
These awards are supported by: 
 
NMS named 
Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year 
May 2016 
NMS has won the coveted African Social Project Developer of the Year award at Africa Investor Magazine's 2016 Infrastructure Project Developers' Summit in Johannesburg. 
 
Awards are designed to reward and showcase excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a growing pan-African and global infrastructure investment and development finance community. 
 
The Ai Infrastructure Project Developer Awards highlight and recognise the achievements of the top ten infrastructure project developers, financiers, advisors and development partners per category operating in Africa. 
 
These awards are supported by: 
 
Ghana Hospitals Project awarded 
Outstanding International Architecture Project 
April 2016 
Left to righ: Nick Hirst, TPB, Adam Hatfield, NMS, Jonathan Darke, TPB 
TP Bennett, Masterplanners and Architects, have won Outstanding International Architecture prize at the 2016 British Expertise Awards Ceremony in London. 
 
The project beat stiff competition from an impressive list of international contenders: 
 
 
This Award recognises TP Bennett's designs for the Ghana District Hospitals as an example of outstanding international architecure. 
 
The British Expertise Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding international achievements by UK companies. They are assessed under the chairmanship of HRH The Duke of Gloucester, by a respected team of independent and authoritative experts who review each candidate rigorously to identify the very best projects, organisations and individuals. 
Fomena Hospital 
Construction nearing Completion 
May 2016 
Mechanical and electrical installation is well underway in the final stages of construction work at the new Fomena Hospital. Over 500 men and women have been deployed to site in the drive to practical completion. 
Ceremonial Handover of Dodowa Hospital attended by 
President of Ghana & UK Minister for Africa 
April 2016 
The Shai Osudoku District Hospital at Dodowa was handed over to H.E. The President of Ghana on Monday 4th April 2016 in the presence of the UK MInister for Africa, The Hon. James Duddridge MP; Adam Afriyie, the Prime Ministers's Trade Envoy to Ghana; The British High Commissioner, H.E. Jon Benjamin; Hon. Minister of Health Alex Segbefia; Traditional Chiefs and Elders, Ministers and Parliamentarians of the Republic of Gnana and over 2,000 invitees and distinguished guests. 
 
The President toured the hospital and the Traditional Chiefs planted a tree, using the spade that was used to cut sod prior to commencement of construction in October 2014. 
 
 
President of Ghana presents 
NMS Excellence Awards to outstanding staff 
April 2016 
H.E. President John Dramani Mahama recognised the outstanding performance of six members of the delivery team by presenting them with their NMS Excellence Awards. 
 
The individuals were acknowledged for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the successful delivery of the recently-completed Dodowa Hospital. 
Takoradi European Hospital Upgrade  
Phase I Underway 
January 2016 
Phase I of the upgrade of the Takoradi European Hospital is well underway with the construction of 56 apartments in seven multi-storey blocks. 
 
Completion is expected in Summer 2016. 
Dodowa Hospital 
Construction Complete 
March 2016 
Construction of Dodowa Hospital and ancillary services has been completed on budget in under 18 months of construction.  
 
"We have truly come a long way in our collective vision in helping to create a new district hospital model for Ghana. 
Your painful attention to detail in defining the scope of the project, cost effective flow of services, attention to environmental and maintenance concerns, the provision of staff housing and traditional and alternative medical services all contribute to creating a viable scheme for Africa. Justifiably, you have won awards for financial engineering and design. 
I am delighted to recommend NMS globally for quality and affordable healthcare infrastructure development, highly flexible and adaptable to clients' cultural and terrain needs"  
Hon. Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo 
UK Export Finance 
Case Study 
July 2015 
NMS is leading a taskforce of UK small and medium-sized firms building seven hospitals in Ghana, thanks to a buyer loan guarantee from UK Export Finance. 
 
Click on the UKEF logo to read more 
President of Ghana 
Visit to Dodowa Hospital site 
December 2015 
The President of the Republic of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama paid a visit to the Dodowa District Hospital site as handover of the new 120 bed hospital draws ever nearer. 
 
The President toured the facilities on foot and expressed his delight with progress. Addressing the audience, he declared how pleased he was that “the workers on this project have been fantastic”, observing that "the majority are Ghanaians”. 
 
NMS joins Disaster Relief Effort 
for Victim Support 
June 2015 
NMS Infrastructure and its Ghana business partner, Genelec Support Services partnered AMS & Sons, Zenith Hygiene Systems, Aqua Fina and Starr FM to donate urgently needed supplies of water and medical consumables, following the petrol station explosion and flash flooding that resulted in fatalities and displaced many from their homes. 
Ghana Hospitals Project Awarded 
Outstanding Design in Healthcare Prize 
June 2015 
TP Bennett, Masterplanners and Architects, have won Best International Project for Outstanding Design in Healthcare at the European Healthcare Design Congress 2015. 
 
The project beat stiff competition from the other shortlisted projects: 
Dodowa Hospital  
Construction nearing Completion 
June 2015 
Mechanical and electrical installation is well underway in the final stages of construction work at the new Dodowa Hospital. Over 500 men and women have been deployed to site in the drive to practical completion. 
NMS participates at UK Trade & Export Finance Conference 
ICC, Birmingham 
June 2015 
Nicholas Oliver, Head of Business Development, was a guest speaker on the panel on exporting to Sub-Saharan Africa. 
 
Chaired by leading journalist and broadcaster, Anthony Hilton, the GTR event was fully subscribed with over 300 delegates. 
 
NMS stages UK SME Workshop for 
UK Export Finance 
June 2015 
NMS staged a one-day workshop at Westminster Conference Centre to showcase its UK SME partnering approach to project delivery.  
 
The event was attended by 35 delegates, including 16 members of UK Export Finance and eight of NMSI's UK SME suppliers under the Ghana District Hospitals project. 
 
The presentations highlighted job creation and safeguarding through the supply chain, as well as investment and innovation as some of the 'invisible' benefits accruing from participation in the project. 
NMS hosts Senior Delegation 
from Cameroon 
May 2015 
The Government of Cameroon, represented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development; Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development and the Office of the Prime Minister, visited NMS Ghana on a due diligence visit.  
 
The delegates viewed progress at site and attended design review meetings with NMS architects and design engineers at its Accra offices. 
NMS signs €208 million Contract 
Affordable Housing in Cameroon 
March 2015 
NMS has signed a €208 million contract with the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, acting through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, for the design and construction of affordable housing. 
 
The project, which has received the backing of the Ministry of Economy, Planning & Regional Development, is designed to contribute to alleviating the national housing deficit by providing between 5,300 and up to 10,000 affordable housing units in Douala, Yaounde and Kribi. 
UK Trade Minister  
Visit to Dodowa Hospital Site 
February 2015 
UK Minister for Trade & Investment, Lord Livingston, visited Dodowa to showcase a prime example of UK-Ghana bilateral co-operation in health infrastructure development.  
 
The event was attended by dignitaries including HE the British High Commissioner, the Minister for the Presidency, Deputy Minister of Health, District Chief Eexcutive and a Director of UK Export Finance. 
 
It was noted that this project represents an outstanding case study of British industry, banks and Government working together to provide state of the art health facilities under a turnkey infrastructure project in West Africa. 
Official Groundbreaking Ceremony 
Attended by The Hon. Minister of Health 
August 2013 
Sod cutting
Minister
The official groundbeaking ("sod-cutting") ceremony marking the commencement of the construction of six district hospitals, to be built by NMS Infrastructure, took place at Kansawurado in Ghana’s Western Region. 
 
Speaking at the colourful ceremony, attended by more than 350 people including Chiefs, members of the government and the Ghana Health Service and the local community, The Hon. Minister for Health Sherry Ayittey said the hospitals would offer the youth of the nation “a platform for economic growth.” 
Project Commencement
Construction Equipment
Official Design Approval 
Attended by The Hon. Minister of Health 
August 2013 
NMSI's design blueprint for the new district hospitals were approved by The Hon. Minister of Health Sherry Ayittey at a formal presentation given by NMSI's design team. 
 
The ceremony was attended by members of the Ministry of Health Central Investment Management Unit (CIMU) and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), who expressed their delight with the designs. 
Design Approval
Design Presentation
CSR Support for Childrens' Sport 
NMSI stages International Junior Rugby Clinic 
July 2013 
NMS International Junior Rugby Clinic
Working with Ministry of Education and Ghana RFU, NMSI ran the International Junior Rugby Clinic 2013 for 200 junior players at the Kanda Cluster Schools in Accra. 
NMS Directors' Children Volunteer Work 
Dodowa, Accra and Ayenyah 
July 2013 
The NMS 'Giving Back to Ghana' Programme got started when the directors' children visited Ghana during the Summer and undertook voluntary work at Dodowa District Hospital, Korle Bu Training Hospital, OrphanAid, Ayenyah Primary School and engaged with the Noyaa School in Jamestown. 
NMS Charity
NMS participates at UK Trade & Export Finance Conference 
Hilton Birmingham Metropole 
June 2013 
UK Trade & Export Finance Conference
Frederik Hsu, Deputy Chairman, spoke as part of a Regional Working Group on Sub-Saharan Africa at the inaugural UK Trade & Export Finance Conference in the United Kingdom in June 2013. Organised with the support of the UK's leading trade bodies and the country's leading financial institutions, the purpose of the event is to bring British companies of all sizes (multinationals, mid-cap and SMEs) together to discuss how best to increase UK export volumes. 
 
New District Hospital at Dodowa Receives Go Ahead 
May 2013 
 
Over 150 stakeholders attended NMSI's Dodowa Stakeholder Engagement Workshop. The meeting was attended by the District Assembly officials, Chiefs and Elders as well as local residents. A full presentation, focusing on the project content, was made by NMSI Project Director, Damian Malins and Architect Ama Ogbugo, followed by a Q&A session. The outcome was favourable and the stakeholders have since signed the project off, paving the way for commencement on the first site. 
Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Presentation
The Banker Magazine (FT Publications) 
Deal of the Year 2013 - Africa 
April 2013 
The Banker Deal of the Year
Infrastructure and project finance 
Winner: $191m financing of district 
hospitals for the Ghanaian government 
Mandated lead arrangers: Barclays,  
Citi, JPMorgan 
Highly commended: Olam Palm Gabon CFA  
franc 54bn and E85m deal; Egyptian  
Refining Company $2.6bn facility 
 
Global Trade Review 
Best Deals of 2012 Award 
April 2013 
Borrower: Ghanaian government 
Amount: US$162.2mn 
Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners:  
Barclays, Citi, JP Morgan 
ECA: UK Export Finance 
Law firms: Clifford Chance, Oxford &  
Beaumont 
Tenor: 12.5 years 
Date signed: 2 October, 2012 
GTR Deal of the Year
GTR Deal of the Year Presentation
Ghana RFU signs MOU with NMS 
NMS project group commits support for Ghana national rugby team 
March 2013 
Ghana Rugby Football Union
Ghana Rugby Football Union has entered into an MOU with UK company, NMS Infrastructure Limited, for the provision of long term support for the Ghana national rugby team. 
 
Trade Finance Magazine (Euromoney Insitutional Investor Publication) 
Deal of the Year 2012 - Africa 
March 2013 
Ghanaian MoH - ECA-backed project 
Barclays and UKEF team for Ghana health 
MLAs: Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Citi 
Borrower: The Ministry of Finance & Economic  
Planning of Ghana 
Amount: $191.4 million ($162.9 million  
UKEF-covered export credit, £29 million  
uncovered local currency loan) 
Tenor: 12.5 years 
ECA: UK Export Finance 
Lawyers: Clifford Chance (international),  
Oxford & Beaumont (local) 
Exporters: NMS Infrastructure, TP Bennett,  
Deacon & Jones 
Trade Finance
Trade Finance Deal of the Year
Global Trade Review Magazine 
October 2012 
Global Trade Review
Ghana Seals ECA-backed deal 
 
Ghana’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has signed a 12.5-year US$162.6mn ECA-backed syndicated loan to finance the construction of seven district hospitals. 
 
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