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David Noble FCIPS
A great start to the New Year
I’m incredibly pleased that we have two great announcements to make so early in the year, the first being that CIPS has achieved a Best 100 Companies award for the not-for-profit sector.
After achieving ‘One to watch’ status last year, it’s been a great achievement to have moved up in the ranks. It also highlights how motivated and engaged staff will support the way we work for the profession, be open to change and development and do the best for our community.
Best Companies has been producing the ‘Best Companies to work for…’ lists since 2001 to benchmark and reward those companies that make the grade. Hundreds of organisations apply each year with an employee survey that gauges the level of staff engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. Only the highest scores are awarded star ratings, so this is an accolade rightly to be celebrated.
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Chartered Status is here
A professional with Chartered Status deserves recognition for going the extra mile in their career and will be highly sought after.
After nearly a year of consultation and debate, in October last year, Her Majesty The Queen approved the institute’s request for not just a name change from purchasing to procurement but also allowed us to offer Chartered Status to full members and Fellows.
At this level, this professional is likely to be leading procurement teams and have influence at board level as well as across supply markets with innovative sourcing solutions. This new journey beyond MCIPS is essential to the future evolution of the profession and this is the right time for this new professional pathway.
This is certainly the most significant moment since my time at CIPS and the most significant since 1992 when the Institute received its Royal Charter. This change has come at just the right time where procurement issue have been highlighted more than ever before – food fraud, modern day slavery and supply chain risk.
There are three routes to Chartered Status – academic, experiential and applied learning, so something for everyone so I hope you’ll consider how this new status can enrich your career. This is a ground-breaking opportunity for the profession and for us as individuals to be able to call ourselves Chartered Professionals. CIPS will be concentrating on promoting this throughout the year to business leaders.
More info on the CIPS website