A CIPS Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition a company or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive. The Awards ceremony is held in September and is the opportunity for you or one of your team to step on stage at the ceremony to accept a prize.
This year's chair of judges is Andrew Newnham, Group Procurement Director at ITV. He will be joined by Jim Carter, Head of Contracts and Procurement Operations at Network Rail, Sainsbury's Head of Procurement Nicki Perrott, and a selected panel of other senior professionals from the world of procurement and supply.
Hays Procurement is our platinum sponsor and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions is the official technology provider for the judging. The shortlist will be revealed in the summer and the winners will be announced at the black-tie gala ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 11 September.
This year’s high-profile compère of the evening is Green Wing star Stephen Mangan.
Stephen's natural ability with a range of comic characterisations has seen him appear in shows including I'm Alan Partridge, Free Agents, Dirk Gently, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, and The Armando Iannucci Show.
A RADA graduate, he has also taken on more serious stage roles in the West End and in touring productions, including The Tempest, The Norman Conquests, and Hamlet. He's also appeared in a number of British films including Beyond the Pole, Confetti and Billy Elliot.