Northumbrian Water has claimed overall victory in the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2018.
At a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night the great and the good gathered to celebrate the best of the procurement profession.
The utility, which supplies 4.5m people across the northeast and southeast of England, also picked up Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility.
The organisation has been on a journey to redefine how procurement delivers value to the business, providing a competitive advantage and helping the company become the industry leader of sustainable water and waste water services.
The judges were impressed with this approach to corporate responsibility, praising the team’s plan, which pinpointed clear objectives and benefits, and offered some great initiatives.
“An outstanding, first-class piece of work. The procurement team clearly engaged across an array of internal and external stakeholders,” judges said.
The winners in full
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Profession
Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility
Northumbrian Water Group
Best Cross-Functional Teamwork Project
Ministry of Justice
Best People Development Initiative
Cabinet Office - Government Commercial Function
Best Process Improvement Initiative
Best Procurement Consultancy Project
Jaguar Land Rover
Best Procurement Diversity Initiative
Best Public Procurement Project
Best Supplier Relationship Management
British Steel and Heraeus Electro-Nite (HEN)
Best Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Procurement Project
Together for Sustainability
International Procurement Project
NHS Arden & GEM with NHS England
Most Improved Procurement Operation - Start Up
A14 Integrated Delivery Team
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change
Most Innovative Use of Technology
CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
Karen Moorhouse MCIPS - City of London Corporation
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