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Best in Procurement


Best in Procurement 

This exciting event kindly hosted by Manchester City FC and Hays Recruitment, is open to both CIPS Members and Non-members, and will provide an opportunity to hear from the Winners of 2015 CIPS SM Awards and gain valuable advice on submission of entries for 2016.

A CIPS Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition a company or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive. The awards ceremony held each September is the opportunity for you or one of your team to step on stage at the ceremony to accept an award.

Speakers from various winning organisations will present case studies in relation to their entries and be available to take questions from the audience.

Free for CIPS Members to attend - £99 (INC VAT) for Non-Members which will include a year's Affiliate Membership. An application for will be given on the day for non-members to complete.

Date: Thursday 21 January 2016
Venue: Manchester City Football Club Limited
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £79.20 per person


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All Members and Non-members welcome.





Registration and refreshments




Welcome and Introduction –  David Saint – Procurement Director
City Football Group




Raise your voice, raise your game
Cath Hill – Membership and Marketing Director, CIPS
Presentation not available




CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 
Alan Hartley, Former Head of Procurement - URENCO
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Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession and Best Cross Functional Teamwork- Department for International Development
Veronica Cain - Programme Sourcing - Asia, Caribbean and Overseas Territories
Procurement and Commercial Department
Awaiting presentation confirmation




Break and Networking




Most Improved Procurement Operation - Step Change – Compass Group UK & Ireland
Oliver Cock FCIPS - Commercial Managing Director
Awaiting presentation confirmation




Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year - Aircraft Carrier Alliance (Comprising BAE Systems, Babcock, Thales and UK MoD)
Stephen Appleby – Supply Chain Director & Ross Elliott - PwC 
Presentation not available




Most Innovative Use of Technology - IBM
Barry Ward FCIPS
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Best Supplier Relationship Management – Liverpool Victoria (LV=)
Dawn Marsden - SRM Strategy and Development Manager
Rachel Scarrett - Head of GI Claims Supplier Management
Presentation not available




Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility – Matrix APA

Amanda Lockley - Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
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Networking buffet-lunch




Best Public Procurement Project – Ministry of Justice
Vincent Godfrey - Director of Commercial & Contract Management
Presentation not available




Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up -  National Procurement Service for Wales
Sue Moffatt - Commercial Director Welsh Government & Director National Procurement Service
No presentation used




CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year – Maria Beattie
Awaiting presentation confirmation




Overall winner and Best People Development Initiative – National Grid
Donna Hicks
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Best Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Procurement Project -  Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
Gary Coleman - Commercial Manager
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‘What the Judges are looking for’ Hints and Tips from past Awards Judges
Event summary and close




(approx.) Event End


Presenters from the various winning organisations.


Free for Members, £99 (INC VAT) for Non-Members which includes a year's Affiliate Membership.


The Media Centre
City Football Academy
Etihad Campus
400 Ashton New Road
Manchester M11 4TQ

Situated across the road the road from the Velopark Metrolink tram stop.


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