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18 July 2014 | Gurjit Degun
Procurement professionals shortlisted for this year’s CIPS Supply Management Awards eyed up the competition at a party alongside Regent's Canal in London last night.
The nominees were treated to a sizzling barbecue and drinks on the hot summer’s evening at Kings Place. Buyers from a range of companies including Jaguar Land Rover, Citi, Post Office, the Crown Commercial Service, Britvic Soft Drinks and Medway Council attended the evening.
Sara Hollingsbee, best practice manager at the Post Office, said that she and her colleague attended the Best in Procurement event held by CIPS earlier this year as preparation for entering the award.
The Post Office has been shortlisted for Most Improved Procurement Operation - Step Change. “This really means something to us and we worked hard at it so we were very delighted to be shortlisted,” said Hollingsbee.
Owen Standen, senior vice president of professional services at Citi, is among the three individuals nominated for CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year.
He said: “It is an honour to be nominated. To be recognised by your peers is something you don’t expect but when it happens it’s very nice.”
The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11 September, hosted by comic actor Stephen Mangan.
AirPlus International is the headline sponsor, Hays Procurement the platinum sponsor and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions returns as official technology provider for the judging.
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