CIPS receives Best Companies award for ‘Best Improver’

CIPS 9 March 2015

Stamford based CIPS receives Best Companies award for ‘Best Improver’ 

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has been voted one of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for, in the Not for Profit Sector, as a result of a survey that CIPS employees took part in back in October 2014. 

Based at Easton on the Hill, near Stamford, CIPS is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation. CIPS employs 140 staff globally, with 110 employees based at CIPS Head Office, Easton House. Other office locations include Australia, Dubai, South Africa, Singapore and Turkey.

CIPS employees took part in a confidential survey that measured employees’ levels of fulfilment, motivation and engagement. Based on the results CIPS received a Best Companies Index (BCI) score that refines to a one-, two- or three-Star Status. The methods used are based on those which produce the well-known Sunday Times list of 100 Best Companies to work for.  

CIPS have ranked at number 85, an improvement on last year when CIPS narrowly missed out on star accreditation and were placed on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list. This year CIPS have been awarded ‘One Star’ – which is considered a rating of ‘Very Good’. Employees rated CIPS as a very good place to work and highlights that CIPS are making the right steps towards improving culture, motivation and passion.CIPS were also presented with the award for ‘Best Improver’ for the significant improvement on survey results in comparison to 2014.

Although the surprise announcement was made to employees at Easton House in January, where CIPS officially ranked in the Top 100 was announced February 26th at the star studded awards dinner, hosted by Ben Shepard, in Battersea, London.

David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS said: This is an outstanding achievement for everyone involved at CIPS and a great improvement on last year’s results. This is further reinstated by the fantastic announcement that CIPS has won the ‘Best Improver’ award, which highlights the considerable progress CIPS is making as an organisation.”

“CIPS has grown substantially over recent years after moving to Easton on the Hill in the mid 80’s with just 30 staff.  With members based in over 150 countries around the world, our Head Office and location has become part of our brand and culture.  We are proud of our local community and thoroughly enjoy being a key employer for Stamford and surrounding areas.”

Best Companies works in collaboration with Comic Relief, therefore CIPS is taking part in their #CEOselfie and #Teamselfie campaigns. The selfie taken by David Noble, CIPS Group CEO, sporting his red nose has already been uploaded to social media site Twitter. Each department at CIPS, in both the UK and global offices, are being encouraged to take a team selfie which will then be uploaded to Twitter and can be accessed via the corresponding hashtag.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & SupplyThe Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on purchasing and supply management issues. CIPS has a global community of over 110,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability. For more information visit

Twitter: @cipsnews  #CEOselfie  #Teamselfie

Press contacts:

Eilis Carr, Public Relations Executive, CIPS, at on 01780 761562

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