CIPS Supply Management Awards – the Morning After the Night Before

In the interests of journalistic professionalism, I made a promise to myself with regard to the CIPS Awards event last night - I absolutely would not drink more than the doctors recommended number of units alcohol intake. (For a week that is). Think I just about made it.

It was another excellent event, well done to everyone at CIPS, Supply Management, the sponsors (BravoSolution as lead, Hays, QinetiQ Commerce Decisions, de Poel, Efficio and Mastercard). As host, Miles Jupp (of Rev fame)  did an excellent job and was really very funny in his stand-up stint.

Most of all, well done to all the organisations who were shortlisted and the winners. I was delighted to see my home County of Surrey scoop tow awards... and of course thanks to the Front Covers for the after awards entertainment. Their version of Walk This Way was really far better than it had any right to be!

So here are the results!

Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

Heathrow Airport Limited

Best Cross Functional Teamwork Project

Everything Everywhere

Best People Development Initiative

Surrey County Council

Best Supplier Relationship Management

Tarmac Limited and Brammer UK Limited

Best Public Procurement Project

Surrey County Council

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start Up

A&N Media

Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Step Change

Capita plc

International Purchasing Project of the Year

Royal Mail Group

Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession

NATO – HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation

CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

Gerry Walsh, LOCOG

CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year

Chris Morgan, BAA Airports Limited

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Voices (3)

  1. Final Furlong:

    A great evening. I don’t recall much after 1am.

    But I must ask for a copy of the criteria the panel used to determine the ‘CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year’. When they started to announce the winner, I distinctly heard the words “for their contribution to CIPS and the profession over many years….”

  2. The Guitar Man:

    The intention was Run DMC/Aerosmith but the reality is often different. Mr Smith was very coy about his own introduction of the musical performance – very professionally done in a Bob Harris way! His dancing is probably best described as also in a Bob Harris style!

  3. Clark Kent:

    Would you like to confirm whether this more faithful to the Aerosmith Original, Hayseed Dixie, Girls Aloud or Cookie Monster versions? I’m assuming that rapping was not attempted!

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