CIPS Supply Management Awards in September

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @JosephWilkesWDM The top names in the UK supply and procurement game will be getting their glad rags on in mid-September and stepping out for on...

The top names in the UK supply and procurement game will be getting their glad rags on in mid-September and stepping out for one of the biggest events aimed at recognising their achievements.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Supply Management Awards will be held on September 11, in a glitzy ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London aimed at celebrating and rewarding excellence in the purchase and supply profession.

Awards up for grabs include Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility, Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession, Best People Development Initiative and Best Supplier Relationship Management, among others.

Among those shortlisted for the prizes are Barclays Bank, IBM, JD Wetherspoon and Sainsbury’s, to name but a few, who are all shortlisted in the Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility category.

Among other interesting entrants is Boeing Defence UK in theMost Improved Procurement Operation - Step Change category, Daniel Kirkbride of NHS Blood and Transplant in theCIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year category and Essex County Council, Staffordshire County Council and the Ministry of Defence, all shortlisted in theBest Public Procurement Project category.

A full list of the shortlisted candidates can be found below this story.

This year's chair of judges is Gerry Walsh, former Procurement Director at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and winner of last year’s CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award.  He will be joined by Julie Digby, UK Commercial Head at food company Mars, ITV TV Group Procurement Director Andrew Newnham and a selected panel of other professionals from the world of procurement and supply.

AirPlus is the headline sponsor of the event. Hays Procurement is also a sponsor and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions is the official technology provider for the judging.

This year’s compère of the evening is impressionist Jon Culshaw, star of BBC TV program Dead Ringers. Last year’s compère was comedian and star of TV’s Mock the Week and sitcom Rev, Miles Jupp (pictured above, far right).

There will also be dancing and music from rock band the Bright Sparks.


Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

JD Wetherspoon
Scottish Procurement
Selwood Housing
Skanska [on behalf of the Supply Chain Sustainability School]
Tullow Oil

Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession

City of Glasgow College, Scottish Procurement & Skills Development Scotland
Department for International Development
UK Shared Business Services

Best Cross Functional Teamwork

Co-operative Group 
Novartis Pharma AG
Royal Bank of Scotland (Network)
Royal Bank of Scotland (Saturn)
Sellafield Ltd

Best People Development Initiative

Royal Bank of Scotland
Scottish Procurement
Sheffield City Council

Best Public Procurement Project

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Essex County Council 
Ministry of Defence
NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Shared Business Services
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust 
Scottish Procurement
Sellafield Ltd
Staffordshire County Council
Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

Best Supplier Relationship Management

Balfour Beatty and Reconomy
EE and Capita travel and events
Jaguar Land Rover and Gobel & Partner
F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Partners 
Northumbrian Water & Aqua Consultants 

Most Improved Procurement Operation - Start Up

AB Connect
D&B Business Information Solutions
Danone Baby Nutrition
Hitachi Rail Europe

Most Improved Procurement Operation - Step Change

Boeing Defence UK
Bunzl Retail Supplies
Celcom Axiata Berhad
Gatwick Airport 
Innovia Films
Network Rail

International Procurement Project of the Year

BAE Systems
BP Exploration Operating Company
Department for International Development
Ministry of Defence

Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Efficio and Tryg
Capita and Staffordshire County Council
Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS), Bangor University
Newton Europe and Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
PA Consulting and the Ministry of Defence

CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

Gulam Choudhury - Manchester Airport Group
Phil Hicks - Northumbrian Water
Danielle Larter - BAE Systems (Military Air & Information)
Hannah O'Reilly - Sainsbury's

CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

Jim Carter - Network Rail
Daniel Kirkbride - NHS Blood and Transplant
Paul Mortimore - Boeing Defence UK
Les Mosco - Ministry of Defence

Procurement's CEO of the Year

To be announced on the night


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