2018 Winners

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AIME Programme - Living Water, Loving Customers, Safeguarding the Future

Northumbrian Water Group

Any supplier of clean water and sewage removal services has a social responsibility,  and reaches a huge part of its local community. The procurement team of Northumbrian Water Group has taken that further, setting out a plan to deliver value to the business by ensuring it procures responsibly, and delivers benefits back to the com...


Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Implementation Project.

Whitbread Group

Movement to Work in Supply Chain

BAE Systems

OASIS - “Organised Approach for Sanitation In Schools”

Jaguar Land Rover

Driving Change on Portsmouth Naval Base

BAE Systems Maritime Services

Carillion Transition

Nationwide Building Society

Sustainable Procurement-Supplier Sustainability Development Program (SSDP)

ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri)

Social Value - It's the future!


What would happen if you applied an obsession with delivery and commercial success to creating social value? The answer for consultancy firm Barkers is delivering an astounding £1.9m in social value – and smashing an original target of £1m. The objective was threefold: contribute to the creation of a fairer society; make Barkers a...

Supplier Review

Department for International Development

Supplier Sustainability Development Program (SSDP)

ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri)

Closed Loop Feedback

Royal Bank of Scotland

Language Services - Contract Turnaround

Ministry of Justice

Providing interpretation and translation services for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is a tricky prospect at the best of times, given the range and complexity of services required. But when the contract came to an end in 2016 – and previous supplier Capita faced widespread criticism for failings &nda...

Creating the best insurance company in the world through collaboration


Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme

City of Wolverhampton Council

Project Frio: Taking the heat out of the inspection category.


Changing the paradigm - Cockpit Integration.

Jaguar Land Rover

Project Encore

Jaguar Land Rover

Next Generation Side Door Latches Sourcing

Jaguar Land Rover

Fieldglass Statement of Work Programme

Royal Bank of Scotland

Resourcing solutions for local government

London Borough of Waltham Forest



Supply of Coffee Beans, Equipment, Servicing and Maintenance Services

Emirates Flight Catering

WSP Mouchel Consulting Integration


The Combustion Partnership: An Innovative New Cross-Functional Partnership for Gas Service Works


Energy Strategy

BFS Group Ltd T/A Bidfood

Project Tempus - Contingent Workforce Management

Nationwide Building Society

Improving Government Commercial Capability

Cabinet Office - Government Commercial Function

The Government Commercial Function (GCF), a body of 4,000 commercial professionals, has an ambitious vision: to become the best commercial function in the UK. 
Focusing on talent and learning and development is critical to achieving that aim. Step forward the Commercial Capability Programme, a wide-reaching initiative that is ...

The Procurement Training Programme

Coventry Building Society

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Training and Development for Current and Prospective Employees

Public Health England

Service Delivery Model

Jaguar Land Rover

The Impact & Influence Programme

City of London Corporation and Kissing with Confidence


United Utilities

An innovative market-testing method shook up procurement and generated millions of pounds of savings at United Utilities. As a regulated water company, it has a duty to demonstrate it is using markets to deliver best value for customers. In response, for the forthcoming regulatory period, the utility developed the Market Engagement Meth...

Strategic Collaboration Portal - A Game Changing Approach to Digital SRM

Skanska Infrastructure


Coventry Building Society

Enabling Transformational Savings in a High Performing Sourcing Organisation

Lloyds Banking Group

Improving the Emaar, the Economic City company, and the procurement policies and procedures of its affiliates reduces cycle time, eliminat

Emaar, The Economic City

Re-engineering and the e-enablement of JLR’s Global Sourcing Process

Jaguar Land Rover

Transforming Procurement to Manage Risk

YBS (Yorkshire Building Society Group)

Claims Routing optimisation

Co-op Insurance

Purchase to Pay Transformation

Emirates Flight Catering

Embedding a “Cost-Conscious Mindset” through Zero Based Budgeting cost control process improvement

Nomad Foods (supported by The Smart Cube)

SAP Sourcing Deployment

UK Power Networks

How to nail a jellyfish to the wall? – Managing a high technology design part in a fast-moving industry to become technology leader

Jaguar Land Rover

In a market where technology moves fast, JLR has developed an industry-first procurement model that incentivises innovation and eliminates cost creep for some of its most recognisable vehicle components – headlights and tail lights. Working with consultants TWS, JLR developed a two-step game-theory-based tender process that builds a c...

Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (DPSA)


GRI UK and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater) – Supporting the NHS to achieve procurement excellence

GRI UK and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater)

Supplier Diversity: Inspiring Innovation


Technology giant Intel has embraced diversity and inclusion as a fundamental part of its culture. This translates into procurement with a strategy straight from the CEO to achieve spends of $1bn with diverse-owned suppliers by 2020.  Diversity is fully integrated into sourcing processes across EMEA, with workshops organised to engage diver...

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Procurement Team

Public Health England

Leisure Centre Operator Procurement

Cornwall Council

Large contract costs and Government funding cuts led Cornwall Council to reconsider how it contracted leisure centre facilities. Facing a backlog of £5m worth of maintenance work and a £3.5m deficit from the previous provider, the council secured the future of its leisure estate for the next 25 years and agreed £18.1m of inves...

Crown Hosting

Crown Commercial Service

Front End Services (UK)

Home Office

Pre-Birth to 19 Health, Wellbeing and Family Support Service across Essex

Essex County Council

Employer's Project Induction Centre (EPIC)


Transforming homecare services through innovative procurement

Liverpool City Council

Superfast North Yorkshire - Phase 3

North Yorkshire County Council

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust: ahead of the game in NHS Procurement and Supply Chain best practice

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

United Utilities Innovation Lab

United Utilities Water

Building Stronger Futures Together through Collaboration, Innovation & Service

British Steel (in collaboration with Heraeus Electro-Nite UK)

A transactional relationship between British Steel and Heraeus Electro-Nite (HEN) was transformed into a true partnership, delivering millions of pounds of savings and putting the steel company at the forefront of technological innovation. British Steel began in 2016 when the Long Products Europe business of Tata Steel separated. This presented...

Contract sustainability best practice requirement


Fair and Sustainable Partnership


Supporting SMEs - Al Turki

Emirates Flight Catering

Center of Excellence - Serbia

NCR and Trzima

Redesigning Facilities Management


Together for Sustainability initiative

Together for Sustainability

Together for Sustainability (TfS) is a procurement-driven initiative to improve transparency and sustainability in chemical companies’ supply chains.
The CPOs of chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay came together and launched it in 2011 to encourage greater adoption of sustainability practices...

Increasing access to Proton Beam Therapy treatment for NHS cancer patients

NHS Arden & GEM with NHS England

April was a landmark month in Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) cancer treatment. For the first time ever, a patient received the complex, specialist care on UK soil. It’s been a long time coming; the NHS has sent more than 1,000 patients abroad for the treatment since 2008, mainly to the US.   But with only two NHS centres&...

Global Standard for Butterfly Valves

AB Sugar

Project Mars

Jaguar Land Rover

EMEA Transformation of Procurement within JLL

Jones Lang Lasalle

Mobilising the UK's Largest Road Construction Project

A14 Integrated Delivery Team

In fewer than 18 months, a world-class procurement team was pulled together and a bespoke system created to manage £1.5bn of spend, saving £39m and enhancing the reputation of procurement and supply chain. This was all for the UK’s largest road construction project, the A14 upgrade, being delivered by five major co...

Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones


Mission Procurement at Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

CIPS Awards

London Luton Airport Operations

Tideway Corporate Procurement


Establishing a Group Procurement Function

TransUnion (formerly Callcredit)

Delivering Value Through Transformational Procurement

Roche Diagnostics

Buying at our Best

Virgin Atlantic

For the procurement team at Virgin Atlantic, ‘Buying at our Best’ is not just an aspirational notion, but now also a well-planned and successfully completed strategy. 
The aim was to become a sourcing function that engages with stakeholders to achieve commercial results, as well as to be a procurement team that was cen...

Procurement Value: Myth or Reality?

Health Promotion Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore

The Society's Procurement Function

Coventry Building Society

Procurement Transformation

Clifford Chance

JLR Global Purchasing Transformation Programme

Jaguar Land Rover

Achieving Confidence – a three year transformation

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Leidos Supply Limited (LSL) - Procurement Transformation

Leidos Supply

LV= Procurement Transformation


Simplify, Collaborate and Buy Better

Paxton Access

EKFC Procurement - Hello Tomorrow

Emirates Flight Catering

King Abdullah Economic City Procurement from delivering to excellence.

Emaar, The Economic City

Global Procurement Implementation & Transformation

Inmarsat Global

World-class procurement services

UK Power Networks

Procurement & Supply Chain Transformation Programme

Direct Line Group

Revolutionising the approach to supply chain management in the Facility Management industry with a state-of-the-art supplier portal


When facilities management company CBRE realised no supplier portal software available was flexible enough for its needs, it got creative. Partnering with a small software business, the team set out to create a tool that suppliers and stakeholders wanted to use, instead of one that they were forced to use. From this, the mySUPPLIER ...

LV= Claims Automation Project


Improving Integrated Urgent Care

Attain Health Management

How managing global stock became as simple as 1,2,3


Empowered purchasing through TradeDirect

Kier Group

Individual Categories

Karen Moorhouse

City of London Corporation

Karen Moorhouse set out to develop a broad understanding of procurement and, through diligence and passion, has achieved end-to-end procurement knowledge with practical experience and a mature, well-defined set of soft skills.   The many testimonials paint a picture of a capable colleague who shares ideas and encourages innova...

Danielle Ramsay

Clifford Chance

Niamh Flynn

Aryzta Food Solutions

Dr. Franziska Drews


Daniel Golds

British Steel

Matthew Hoyle

TransUnion (formerly Callcredit)

Overall Winner

AIME Programme - Living Water, Loving Customers, Safeguarding the Future

Northumbrian Water Group

Any supplier of clean water and sewage removal services has a social responsibility,  and reaches a huge part of its local community. The procurement team of Northumbrian Water Group has taken that further, setting out a plan to deliver value to the business by ensuring it procures responsibly, and delivers benefits back to the com...

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