Winners 2015

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WINNER: Matrix APA

With a mission to tackle labour rights issues and falsification of audit information through its supply chain, Matrix APA set itself a big challenge.The product design and procurement partner, which specialises in sourcing consumer gifts, promotional, health and beauty products from responsible suppliers in China, laun...

Finalist: Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finalist: EMCOR UK

Finalist: Fujitsu

Finalist: Innovia Films

Finalist: Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist: KPMG

Finalist: Ministry of Defence

Finalist: Rio Tinto

Finalist: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Finalist: Transport for London

WINNER: Department for International Development

DFID was at the forefront of the UK government's response to tackling Ebola in West Africa

The ebola outbreak in West Africa prompted a huge response from the UK government and the speed of its action was vital in tackling the deadly virus.

At the forefront was the Department for International Development (DFID), which established a P...

Finalist: Aircraft Carrier Alliance

Finalist: Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd

Finalist: Center Parcs

Finalist: Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finalist: EDF Energy

Finalist: Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist: London Fire Brigade

Finalist: Ministry of Justice

Finalist: National Grid

Finalist: Wincanton

WINNER: Department for International Development

DFID was at the forefront of the UK government's response to tackling Ebola in West Africa

The ebola outbreak in West Africa prompted a huge response from the UK government and the speed of its action was vital in tackling the deadly virus.

At the forefront was the Department for International Development (DFID), which established a P...

Finalist: Crown Commercial Service

Finalist: Ministry of Defence

Finalist: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

WINNER: National Grid

The energy market is changing and electricity and gas company National Grid has reorganised its business to change with it. A new regulatory framework that sets price controls for network companies has had huge implications for the way National Grid manages its supply chain.

Contract management was identified as an area with the potential to tra...

Finalist: Crown Commercial Service

Finalist: Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency

Finalist: Fujitsu

Finalist: GCHQ

Finalist: Holcim Ltd

Finalist: KPMG

Finalist: Ministry of Defence

Finalist: Rio Tinto

WINNER: Ministry of Justice

The aim was to reduce reoffending rates and make society a safer place to live

Despite an annual investment of more than £3 billion on prisons and almost £1 billion on delivering sentences in the community, reoffending rates have barely changed in the past decade. The ministerial priority here was simple: reduce reoffending rates...

Finalist: Department for International Development

Finalist: Department for Work and Pensions

Finalist: Environment Agency

Finalist: Highways England

Finalist: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Finalist: NHS Luton Clinical Commissioning Group & Attain Commissioning Services

Finalist: Office of Government Procurement

Finalist: Transport for London

WINNER: LV= and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The last thing you need when disembarking from a cruise is to find your car has been damaged by a storm. But when this happened to customers in November 2013, it was an opportunity for LV= and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) to demonstrate the relationship that had developed as part of the SRM programme.

They set up a joint mobile off...

Finalist: BAE Systems & Rolls-Royce

Finalist: Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd and Fainsa

Finalist: Compass Group UK & Ireland and Ecolab

Finalist: Department for International Development and PwC

Finalist: Eunomia Research and Consulting and Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils

Finalist: MBDA UK and QinetiQ

Finalist: Network Rail and the CP5 Supply Chain Partners

Finalist: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) - Procurement Services & Baywater Healthcare UK Limited

WINNER: NATS Ltd

NATS’ approach to working with Canada’s air navigation provider, NAV Canada, improved safety, harmonised operations and reduced costs to customers using North Atlantic airspace.

Air traffic control change is complex and the imperative to get it right was self-evident to the passengers of its 400,000 annual flight...

Finalist: Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist: Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions

WINNER: National Procurement Service for Wales

The National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS) stimulated the local economy, reduced barriers for SMEs and delivered multi-million pound savings.

Established in November 2013 with the aim to ‘buy once for Wales’ for £1.8 billion of spend on common goods and services, by the end of March 2015 it had delivered more than...

Finalist: Baywater Healthcare Ltd

Finalist: boohoo.com UK Ltd

Finalist: England Rugby 2015 Ltd

Finalist: Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist: London Stock Exchange Group

Finalist: Telefonica UK Limited (Unify)

WINNER: Compass Group UK & Ireland

Will it make the boat go faster? is not a phrase you might associate with a support services business like Compass Group, but it was the philosophy behind its transformation.

It focused procurement on ensuring everything it did had an eye on the business’ overall objectives. After realising the function was not able to support the busi...

Finalist: Babcock International Group

Finalist: Bupa UK

Finalist: Doosan Babcock

Finalist: FirstPort

Finalist: The Hyde Group

Finalist: Lakehouse

Finalist: LV=

Finalist: North Yorkshire County Council

Finalist: Office of Government Procurement

Finalist: Premier Foods

WINNER: Aircraft Carrier Alliance

“This is one of the best projects on supply chain savings I have come across.” That’s from someone who should know about public sector savings, former head of the Office of Government Commerce (and ACA chairman), Sir Peter Gershon.

This winning entry explained how the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), a consorti...

Finalist: Efficio

Finalist: Eunomia Research and Consulting

Finalist: ITV

Finalist: Leaseguard Group

WINNER: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

This project took 5,000 old crew lifejackets from 235 lifeboat stations and upcycled them to generate a revenue stream.

Handmade from these in the UK, exclusively for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), were fashion bags and travel accessories, brilliantly using the backstory of products worn while saving lives a...

Finalist: Cancer Research UK

Finalist: Nottingham Trent University

WINNER: IBM

With big plans for big data, the idea was to design an application to gather internally and externally available information on suppliers to make informed judgements. The resulting Supplier IQ application transformed IBMprocurement.

The cloud-based tool uses Watson Analytics and Explorer software to evaluate unstruct...

Finalist: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Finalist: LV=

Finalist: Nexus Vehicle Management Ltd

Finalist: Westminster City Council

Overall Winner

WINNER: National Grid

Judges described this year’s overall winning project as an initiative driven by people, empowering them to deliver change.

The energy market is changing and electricity and gas company National Grid has reorganised its business to change with it. A new regulatory framework that sets price controls for network companies has had huge imp...

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