CIPS graduation ceremony for new generation of purchasers

7 June 2010

7 June 2010 | Steve Bagshaw

More than 200 buyers received their MCIPS on Saturday at the annual CIPS graduation ceremony in Birmingham. The 224 buyers from across the world have achieved the qualification through the Graduate Diploma route.

The event was held at the city’s Symphony Hall and attended by about 1,000 people, with CIPS president Shirley Cooper hosting. Guest of honour was Professor Monder Ram, director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship at De Monfort University.

CIPS also awarded its annual academic prizes. The Royal Mail Prize was won by Ursula Hirschberg for achieving the highest aggregate mark in the Graduate Diploma at Level 6 and has passed all assessments at Level 4 and 5 with no exemptions.

Ross Curtis won the CIPS Diamond Jubilee Prize for achieving the highest aggregate mark in the Graduate Diploma at Level 6.

James Seymour was the winner of the CIPS Advanced Diploma Prize for the highest aggregate mark in the Advanced Diploma at Level 5.

The CIPS Foundation Diploma Prize went to Benjamin Buratto for achieving the highest aggregate mark in the Foundation diploma at Level 4.

Christopher Leech won the CIPS Certificate Prize for the highest aggregate mark in the Certificate in Purchasing & Supply at Level 3.

The winner of the CIPS International Advanced Certificate Prize was Katarzyna Swierk. This is awarded presented to the student with the highest aggregate mark in the International Advanced Certificate.

Grace Phiri took the CIPS International Certificate Prize for the highest aggregate mark in the International Certificate.

Gbolagade Ojo Oguntola won the Bola Afolabi Award presented to the Africa-based graduate who achieved the highest aggregate mark in the Graduate Diploma at Level 6.

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