Shortlist revealed June 15. Ceremony tickets available now.

The CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best work and teams in the procurement profession.The Awards are respected as a benchmark for excellence and winning is one of the most prestigious recognitions an organisation or individual in the profession can receive.

Our judging panel of experts in the procurement profession will decide which entries demonstrate best practice and the highest standards the profession can offer. With the shortlist revealed June 15 we are pleased to announce that you can now book tickets to the ceremony.

Tickets are available now!

We are excited to announce that tickets for the 2023 CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards are available now. 

The ceremony is the networking event of the year in the procurement calendar bringing together the most prestigious individuals and companies from across the world. With over 1000 procurement professionals in the room, it is your opportunity to not only celebrate the profession and the winners but offers you the chance to build new contacts and more.

Where: JW Marriott Grosvenor House on Park Lane, W1K 7TN

When: Wednesday 20 September 2023

Dress code: Black Tie


18:30 VIP drinks reception starts

18:45 Drinks reception starts

19:30 Welcome and Dinner

21:30 Awards followed by entertainment

01:30 Carriages

Your table options

Standard Tables include:

  • Sparkling wine drinks reception
  • Three-course seated dinner
  • Half a bottle of wine per person
  • Celebrity host
  • After dinner entertainment

Premium Tables include:
Limited number available

Premium Tables include all the Standard Table features plus:

  • Early access to the Guest Directory (sent to you prior to the event, enabling you to network more easily)
  • Two bottles of champagne or two buckets of beer delivered to your table
  • Guaranteed premium table position in the room
  • Branding for your table
  • Access to the VIP drinks reception

Table of 10: £5500
Table of 12: £6600

Early Bird Prices

Not yet a member of CIPS?

If you, or your organisation, become a member of CIPS, you will be able to enter the Excellence in Procurement Awards at the discounted Member rate.

Find out more about individual and group membership here.



Networking drinks reception

Catch up with colleagues and make new connections while soaking up the atmosphere and excitement

Dinner and Awards reveal

Enjoy a three-course meal followed by the Awards show, hosted by celebrity personality

After show entertainment

Dance the night away and celebrate with your teams at the after show party


Team Categories

Best Approach To Risk Mitigation

Recognising excellence in supply chain risk management.

This category rewards teams who have successfully managed business risk in order to safeguard their organisation’s operations and supply chain against cost or reputational damage, availability and security of supply or to gain competitive advantage.

Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

Recognising successful cross-functional teamwork projects.

This category rewards procurement teams who have implemented successful projects, for example a sourcing project or business process improvement initiative, working collaboratively with internal teams or departments.

Best Commitment To Carbon Reduction In Supply Chains *NEW*

Recognising the impact of carbon reduction projects

This category rewards entries from organisations who are committed to reducing the carbon impact of their organisations and supply chains.  The judges are looking for ambitious goals that are achievable and demonstrating tangible, measurable progress towards a net zero future.

Best Initiative To Build A Diverse Supply Base

Recognising supplier diversity excellence.

This category is for organisations that have implemented successful supplier diversity projects that have unlocked innovation and strategic business results, as well as opening up opportunities for organisations that are diverse in size, ownership or mission.

Best Initiative To Deliver Social Value Through Procurement

Recognising procurement projects that deliver significant social value outputs.

This category is open to both public and private sector organisations that are using innovative sourcing and contracting initiatives to deliver social value.

Best Practice In Supply Chain Integration

Recognising excellence in strategic supply chain integration.

This category rewards procurement teams who have successfully implemented innovative supply chain solution improvements, for example improved supply chain visibility or greater integration with the business.

Best Procurement Transformation Programme

Recognising procurement transformation projects.

This category is for transformation or large scale business process improvement projects that have resulted in improved business outcomes or increased competitive advantage. Projects can be procurement–led or wider organisational projects, but they must explicitly explain procurements’ role and influence on delivering the outcomes.

Best Supplier Relationship Management Initiative

Recognising collaborative Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) projects.

This category can include specific supplier relationship projects or an overarching SRM strategy development project and should demonstrate the processes and mechanisms that the procurement team and supplier have put in place to work together on a successful project. Examples may be supplier development projects, new product development or innovation projects. Joint entries with suppliers are encouraged.

Best Sustainability Project Of The Year

Recognising social, environmental and responsible procurement projects.

This category encompasses environmental, social and governance (ESG) procurement projects. These can be either procurement-led or organisation-led initiatives, but must evidence the specific procurement or supply chain role in the project’s success. We welcome entries from all aspects of sustainability from modern slavery and human rights, climate change and energy conservation through to community and regeneration projects.

Best Use Of Digital Technology

Recognising innovative technology projects that deliver significant results.

This category is open to procurement or supply chain teams showcasing successful technology projects that have made significant business impact. Technology providers may also enter case study-led projects where they have worked in partnership with the procurement organisation. The name of the client/s must be disclosed in all entries.

Outstanding Diversity And Inclusion Practices In Procurement Teams

Recognising diversity in procurement and supply chain teams.

This category rewards procurement teams who have integrated D&I developing a culture and embedding practices that allow the most skilled and talented people to succeed regardless of age, gender, race, physical abilities or sexual orientation.

Outstanding People Development Programme

Recognising excellence in professional procurement capability development.

This category rewards training or development programmes that have substantially raised the capability and influence of the procurement or supply chain team, leading to improved performance, results and business integration. Judges are looking for programmes that develop teams beyond traditional, technical procurement skills.

Procurement Consultancy Project Of The Year

Recognising successful procurement consultancy projects.

This category is open to both procurement teams and consultancy firms who have delivered strategic business improvement projects. Submissions must be case study-led demonstrating how the consultancy firm delivered procurement excellence. The name of the client/s must be disclosed in all entries.

Public Procurement Project Of The Year

Recognising public sector procurement excellence.

This category is open to all public sector bodies and rewards projects that demonstrate how procurement has successfully managed public sector specific challenges or opportunities.

Procurement Team Of The Year - SMALL ORGANISATION

Recognising high performing procurement teams.

This category rewards procurement teams who have made significant improvements to their performance and culture resulting in increased effectiveness, influence, efficiencies, savings or competitive advantage.

Open to organisations with fewer than 250 employees and/or with a turnover of under £500m.

Procurement Team Of The Year - LARGE ORGANISATION

Recognising high performing procurement teams.

This category rewards procurement teams who have made significant improvements to their performance and culture resulting in increased effectiveness, influence, efficiencies, savings or competitive advantage.

Open to organisations with a turnover of £500m and over.

Individual Categories

Leader Of The Year

Recognising the most influential procurement leader.

This award recognises the most influential procurement leader who is pushing procurement and supply strategy forward and making a positive contribution to the reputation of the profession, through the value they deliver to their own organisations and the work they do to raise the profile of the profession more widely.

This category is not open for entry.  Leader of the Year will be selected, by a small independent panel, from the 2023 Procurement Power List. 

Sustainable Procurement Champion *NEW*

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This award recognises individuals who are driving sustainability leadership in their organisation, as well as making an inspirational impact in the wider profession and pushing the dial on the sustainability agenda.

Our judging panel will undertake the first round of judging in this category to determine the shortlist. The shortlisted entries will then be put to a public vote from the procurement community to determine the winner.

Young Talent

Recognising the most influential up and coming procurement talent.

This award will be presented to the profession’s ‘one to watch’ and is open to procurement professionals aged 30 or under as of January 2023. The judges will look for evidence of achievement that is significant and beyond what is normally expected from managers of this age and experience.

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