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05 July 2007 | Paul Snell

Today sees the unveiling of the short list for this year's CIPS Supply Management Awards.

See short list in full

The panel of judges has narrowed the entries in each of the 12 categories to just a few potential winners.

A number of organisations appear more than once on the list - BP, GlaxoSmithKline, the Department for Work and Pensions and British Nuclear Group Sellafield (BNGS) each have three team nominations.

In addition, Legal & General, Mapeley Estates, EDF Energy and E.ON UK have two nominations apiece.

Two buyers from BNGS and one from BP have also been nominated in the individual categories. HM Prison Service, buyingTeam and Premier Foods are also on the short list.

The nominations represent a wide range of organisations from the public and private sectors, and from large firms to SMEs. The most improved purchasing operation - start up category featured four public sector organisations, out of five nominees.

The judges were chaired by Ron Jarman, CIPS vice-president and group head of sourcing at Reuters. Ariba is the event's headline sponsor. Other sponsors are Atos Consulting, Hays Purchasing & Supply, RS, the OGC, HRG and Haden Building Management.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 20 September. For bookings, call +44 (0)20 7880 6214 or


Ron Jarman, vice-president of CIPS, and global head of sourcing, Reuters Roy Ayliffe, director of professional practice, CIPS Steve Bagshaw, editor, SM Shirley Cooper, procurement director, Computacenter Terry Brewer, CEO, FireBuy Ninian Wilson, group procurement director, Royal Mail Faiza Rasheed, head of supply chain, BAA Matt Oxley, associate director property and procurement, Nuffield Hospitals David Pritchard, chief procurement officer, HSBC Helen Wilber, senior procurement manager, Royal Mail


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