Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021


The CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best work and teams in the procurement profession. 

2020 highlighted how procurement and supply is a pivotal function within any organisation, constantly shaping and transforming your business for the better. After such challenges, it was vital to us to continue celebrating, recognising and rewarding the hard work and determination of your procurement teams and individuals. 

Our judging panel of experts in the procurement profession determined which entries were demonstrating best practise and the highest standards the profession can offer, and they were not disappointed as they felt the submissions this year were innovative, engaging and inspirational.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists, highly commended and winners.

Best in Procurement Case Studies

Showcasing the case studies which secured organisations their trophies at last year's CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards. You will find case studies from winning projects, hints and tips to creating a winning entry, and what makes the CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards so special.


RS Components

RS Components, part of the Electrocomponents group, is a global multi-channel distributor. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Supply management is a complicated topic. Our Connected Thinking website provides exclusive insight and thought-leadership on a range of topics around Indirect procurement and MRO supplies to help professionals drive procurement efficiencies in their organization.


RS Components' three-year partnership with The Washing Machine Project aims to improve the lives of 100,000 people worldwide. Around 70% of the world’s population does not have access to an electric washing machine, forcing many girls and women to handwash clothes for hours in rivers and buckets, resulting in physical pain and preventing the chance of an education. The Washing Machine Project has developed an affordable, off-grid, manual crank washing machine which reduces time spent handwashing and requires 50% less water. Our support for this innovative, humanitarian cause extends to encouraging our people, customers and suppliers to contribute through fundraising and volunteering activities.



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