A hearty congratulations to all those who were successful at last night’s CIPS Supply Management Awards.
All the winners richly deserved their prizes
. And as chair of judges Gerry Walsh said last night, selecting just one winner in each category and then narrowing them down to choose just one overall victor was extremely difficult for me and my fellow judges.
It is for this reason that those who went home empty-handed last night should not wake up disappointed this morning. To make the shortlist is a cracking achievement, and you should feel justifiably proud to have come so close.
For that reason I would encourage all those who entered this year to take heart and enter again next year. Just because you missed out doesn’t mean your chance has gone.
Take this year’s CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year Gulam Choudhury
as an example. He was on the shortlist in 2012 but narrowly missed out on victory. But Choudhury entered again this year and scooped the top prize.
I hope I will be able to write the same thing about you next year after we have gathered for the 2014 ceremony.