DWP supplier awards – well done to the winners

You may remember Guy Allen at the recent Real World Sourcing briefing talking about the power of supplier wards as part of a relationship management programme. He used that to good effect as CPO of Fujitsu, but the public sector is also using similar means to motivate its key suppliers and encourage value and innovation. So last week the UK’s largest civil government department, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), held what is now their annual supplier awards event.

After various presentations, David Smith (DWP Commercial Director) and Esther McVey, the Minister for Disabled People, presented the 2013 Supplier Awards. So well done to the winners, who were:

Collaboration - Serco (Work Programme Contract)

Innovation - Ingeus (Work Programme Contract)

Sustainability - TNT Express (Dedicated Courier Network)

Customer Delivery - Let’s Do Business Group (Contracts for New Enterprise Allowance)

Value for money - Serco (Administration of Cases Managed Off System)

Best Contribution from an SME - Lightmaker (Contracts for Help and Support for Separated Families)

Best Contribution from a Third Sector Organisation - Let’s Do Business Group (Contracts for New Enterprise Allowance)

And the overall Supplier of the Year Award went to TNT Express “for their commitment to sustainability and their achievements in reducing carbon levels in their service delivery to DWP and supporting the Department’s SME agenda”.


Tim Robb, Divisional Director of TNT, received the magnificent trophy (?) from Ms McVey - pictured here.

 (How come my Ministerial boss was Peter Lilley when I worked in that same Department, many years ago? Not fair.)



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  1. Final Furlong:

    And here she is, with David Smith and Andrew Forzani….


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    2. PlanBee:

      Anyone know where I can get that cycling kit……cant see it on wiggle

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