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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
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,
QinetiQ Commerce Decisions and
☛ Click herefor the full list of categories and nominations