Share your success stories

1 March 2017

The CIPS Awards

The 2017 awards are getting underway, and any procurement professional who has a great story to tell should be limbering up to submit the entry to beat all other entries.

If your team has delivered particularly successfully on a project and used creative, practical solutions, you can give back some team-building spirit, and show your belief in their abilities by entering them into an award.

What winning means

Making it on to the shortlist or winning an award is a real confidence booster for any team or individual, and can enhance their standing within the organisation and externally. It “gave our suppliers confidence in us”, found 2015’s category winner Compass Group.

Winning can inspire everyone you work with to do your best, said Chris Bell, head of procurement at the City of London, and UK professional of the year 2016. “It’s vital that we share the successes of the industry, and case studies are the most powerful tool.”

Regional awards

This year’s CIPS awards are now open for the following regions: Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific, UK, and Africa.

Go to to find links to all the awards websites, and details of how to enter.


This year’s CIPS Middle East awards entries have closed, and the shortlist will be announced on 15 March. To attend the conference and awards dinner on 9 May in Abu Dhabi, go to the  MENA conference and awards page to book your ticket.

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