Homeserve wins overall 2008 CIPS SM Award

4 September 2008
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05 September 2008 | Paul Snell

Homeserve has won the top prize in the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2008.

The home emergency and repair service company was presented with the overall award for purchasing by comedian Michael McIntyre at last night's gala dinner and ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The company collected the overall award after winning most improved purchasing operation - step change earlier in the evening.

For the winning project, the procurement team increased its contribution to profitability by more than 400 per cent, by replacing its fragmented purchasing with a more structured and methodical approach.

Other winners on the night included:

Best contribution to CSR: Sellafield Best cross-functional teamwork: BAE Systems Air Military Solutions Best people development initiative: Ministry of Defence Best process improvement initiative: Environment Agency Best purchaser-supplier collaboration: Cancer Research and Williams Lea Best purchasing initiative by a smaller organisation: British Ceramic Tile Most improved purchasing operation - start-up: De La Rue Most improved purchasing operation - step change: Homeserve Best public procurement project: Defence Equipment and Support Royal Fleet Auxiliary Best use of technology: Cambridgeshire County Council International purchasing project of the year: PZ Cussons

CIPS Young Purchasing and Supply Management Professional of the Year: Tilly Harvey-Godfrey, AXA CIPS Purchasing and Supply Management Professional of the Year: Steve Morgan, Sellafield

* Full details of all the 2008 CIPS SM award winners will appear in the 2 October issue of SM


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