The long months of waiting are finally over and the winners of the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2015 have been announced.
At a sparkling ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane last night the cream of the procurement profession came together to celebrate the best of the best.
The winners came from all walks of the profession, from National Grid to IBM and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Entertainment on the night was provided by actor and comedian Alexander Armstrong, co-host of the quiz show Pointless and occasional host of Have I Got News For You.
The headline sponsor was AirPlus International, the platinum sponsor was Hays Procurement and Commerce Decisions was official technology provider.
Best People Development Initiative and overall winnerNational Grid
Best Public Procurement ProjectMinistry of Justice
Best Supplier Relationship ManagementLV= and Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start UpNational Procurement Service for Wales
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step ChangeCompass Group UK and Ireland
Best Cross Functional Teamwork & Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement ProfessionDepartment for International Development
Best Contribution to Corporate ResponsibilityMatrix APA
International Procurement Project of the YearNATS
Best Third Sector/Not-for-profit Procurement ProjectRoyal National Lifeboat Institution
Most Innovative Use of TechnologyIBM
Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the YearAircraft Carrier Alliance