CIPS SM Awards 2017 shortlist announced

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The much-anticipated CIPS Supply Management UK Awards shortlist has been announced.

Judges said they were impressed with the quantity and quality of entries, which represent all sectors of the economy and the public sector.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on 13 September in the Great Room, Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London.

Cath Hill, CIPS marketing director and one of the judges, said: “We had a high volume of entries this year and the quality was incredibly high. The judges were impressed by the clear difference procurement is making to organisations across the UK and beyond. Congratulations to all those organisations and individuals who made the shortlist. We look forward to celebrating with you at the awards night.”


Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility

•            BT

•            Casual Dining Group

•            City of Wolverhampton Council, University of Wolverhampton, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

•            Heathrow Airport

•            innocent drinks

•            Interserve FM

•            Multiplex Construction Europe

•            North Yorkshire County Council

•            Westminster City Council


Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Profession

•            Department for International Development

•            West of Scotland CIPS Branch


Best Cross Functional Teamwork Project

•            A14 Integrated Delivery Team

•            Defence Equipment and Support

•            Department for Work and Pensions

•            EDF Energy

•            John Lewis Partnership

•            Ministry of Defence

•            RBS

•            Sellafield

•            Swiss Re


Best People Development Initiative

•            Babcock International Group

•            BAE Systems and the Aerospace & Defence Procurement Group

•            Cabinet Office

•            Defence Equipment and Support

•            Swiss Re

•            UK SBS Shared Business Services

•            Virgin Money


Best Process Improvement Initiative

•            Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS Supply Chain

•            Manchester Airports Group

•            NI Water

•            Rolls-Royce

•            Royal Mail

•            Serco


Best Procurement Consultancy Project

•            Ayming

•            Efficio

•            Stradia and Northampton Partnership Homes


Best Public Procurement Project

•            Army, Ministry of Defence

•            City of London Corporation

•            Crown Agents

•            NHS Arden & GEM CSU and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

•            NHS Shared Business Services

•            Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Best Supplier Relationship Management

•            Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and QinetiQ

•            Jaguar Land Rover & Grupo Antolin

•            MOD & DCPP

•            NATS

•            Omni RMS with Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

•            Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd and Fit Out UK

•            Serco

•            UK Ministry of Defence & Airbus Defence and Space

•            Virgin Money & FDM

•            Willmott Dixon & DES Electrical

•            WSP UK


Best Third Sector/ Not-for-profit Procurement Project

•            Crown Agents

•            Department for International Development


International Procurement Project of the Year

•            Crown Agents

•            Department for International Development

•            Efficio

•            EY

•            Interpublic Group

•            Interserve FM

•            Royal Bank of Scotland

•            United Nations Office for Project Services


Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start up

•            Interserve FM

•            NHS England

•            Rolls-Royce

•            Vivergo Fuels


Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step change

•            Allianz Insurance

•            Manchester Airports Group

•            Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

•            Scope

•            Severn Trent

•            Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

•            Swiss Re

•            YBS Group

•            Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Most Innovative use of Technology

•            Airbus Helicopters

•            IBM

•            Interpublic

•            Science Exchange


CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year

•            George Owens, Manchester Airport Group

•            Tim Bullock, NATS

•            Craig Brewin, Slough Borough Council

•            Mike Fairbotham, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year

•            Kate Allen, HS2

•            Conception Ribaud, MTR Corporation (Crossrail) / MTR Crossrail

•            Graham Bettes, RM

•            Lawrence Betty, Rolls-Royce