CIPS Supply Management Awards nominees enjoy networking barbecue

22 July 2011

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22 July 2011 | Adam Leach

Nominees for this year's CIPS Supply Management Awards descended on Kings Place in London last night to network and size each other up.

Attendees were treated to a free bar and barbecue at Rotunda Bar and restaurant in the waterside complex, courtesy of sponsor BravoSolution. Representatives from organisations as diverse as Cancer Research, E.ON UK, Telefónica and The Royal Mail came along.

While the overall tone was one of open transparency, there was still a competitive air between shortlisted organisations, especially in the category of ‘supplier relationship management’ which pits grocers Allied Bakeries against, among others, Jaguar Land Rover. Andrew Tottey of Jaguar was confident that they would be rewarded come September. “I really hope we win it,” he said. 

The procurement arm of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was also out in force, with four representatives, buoyed on by the fact that its team is on target to complete the procurement for the 2012 event under budget. Kerry Underhill of the ODA said: “We've been nominated for the past two years but haven't won, so hopefully we will this time because it's our last chance.”

The CIPS Supply Management Awards 2011 will be held on 14 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. A total of 1,200 people are expected to gather for the presentation. To book a table, call Charlotte Bogaert on 020 7324 2764 or go to www.cipssmawards.com for details.

Sponsors for the event, held in association with BravoSolution, are American Express, RS, QinetiQ Commerce Decisions and Hays Procurement.


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