Procurement Leaders Awards – the winners!

Last night saw the Procurement Leaders Awards dinner at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane.

It was not quite packed but there were some 700  people there – much the same as the CIPS dinner actually.  Not bad considering we have the longer established CIPS Supply Management Awards, as well as an increasing number of similar events in other connected industries – so for example, consulting firms might these days go to the Management Consultancy Association  Awards rather than taking a table at a procurement event.

The audience  was very largely private sector, although the inclusion of a public sector award meant there were a few tables taken by that sector.  It’s also a more international audience than the CIPS SM event, with more large multi-national firms both on the short-lists and present. Running it in parallel with the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress obviously worked well in attracting some serious practitioners to the dinner.

Simon Callow was a capable host, although he was more restrained than I expected. The money raised for Save the Children brought a feel-good factor to the evening as well.

We might reflect a bit more on Procurement Leaders next week, but for now, well done to all the award winners –



Procurement Leader

Kimberly-Clark  - Cynthia Dautrich

Future Leader

BlackBerry - Mat Moore

Procurement Champion

HP - Marty Homlish


F. Hoffmann-La Roche


Lafarge Tarmac

Learning & Development


Cross Functional Collaboration


 External Collaboration

Rio Tinto

Best Procurement Employer

Mars, Incorporated

Best Procurement Service Provider

Newton Europe

Public Sector

Essex County Council

Risk Mitigation




Best Procurement Team

Procter & Gamble

Lifetime Achievment Award

John Paterson

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  1. Andrew Smith:

    Was there anyone there who didn’t get an award – that’s a long list!

  2. Robert Beveridge:

    You procurement get a lot of fun don’t you? Good to see Mars winning an award . They are probably the most engaged employer.

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