The waiting finally came to an end last night as the winners of the 12 team categories, and one special prize, in the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2014 were announced.
At a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London the great and the good of the procurement profession gathered to learn their fate.
The team categories celebrated the full breadth of the profession, from corporate social responsibility through to people development and best supplier relationship management. New categories covering the third sector and technology were also included.
Comic actor Stephen Mangan hosted the evening, which included a champagne reception and three-course meal before the winners were announced.
AirPlus International was the headline sponsor, Hays Procurement the platinum sponsor and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions returned as official technology provider for the judging.
Full list of winners:
Best Contribution to Corporate ResponsibilityBT
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement ProfessionDepartment for International Development
Best Cross Functional TeamworkPremier Foods
Best People Development InitiativeMarks & Spencer
Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the YearJaguar Land Rover & Customs Connect
Best Public Procurement ProjectYPO, ESPO and NEPO (on behalf of Pro5) and Crown Commercial Service
Best Supplier Relationship Management (and overall winner)Selex ES & REO
Best third sector/not for profit procurement projectCanal and River Trust
International Procurement Project of the YearBAE Systems - Military Air & Information
Most Improved Procurement Operation - Start UpHenderson Global Investors
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step ChangeLloyds Banking Group
Most Innovative Use of TechnologyNG Bailey
CIPS Innovations Award in Memory of Karen van VuurenMarks & Spencer
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