2019 Results

Overall Winner

Creating collaborative supply-chains


Having driven the benefits of category management for a long time, year-on-year value improvement at Rolls-Royce had slowed. To achieve a further step change, the engineering company needed to engage with its supply chain in a new way. Through collaborating deeper, Rolls-Royce realised it could significantly increase the benefits to bot...

Team Categories

Ethical Procurement: How Sheffield would like to do business

Sheffield City Council

When Lord Blunkett says your initiative is “excellent”, you know it is really something. When that initiative is in the cash-strapped local government sector, you know it could have a huge impact on society.

Ambitious, but that is exactly what Sheffield Council wanted to be when it decided it could use its supply chain to maximis...

Cross Government Modern Slavery Programme

Home Office, Crown Commercial Services and Cabinet Office

Home Oxygen Service Procurement

NHS England

Providing integrated out of hospital community services for patients in Nottingham

NHS Arden & GEM CSU and NHS Nottingham City CCG

Procuring the leading sustainable facilities management service in the UK


In 2018, environmental charity WWF UK wanted to accelerate its impact through more diverse partnerships. The end of the incumbent facilities management contract presented an opportunity to help deliver this ambition through a new contract to manage the flagship UK headquarters. The aim was to embed ethical criteria at every stage of the procure...

A Sustainable Supply Chain – Supplier Engagement and Collaboration

Heathrow Airport

Delivering sustainability through Innovation: JLR & Novelis Closed-Loop Value Chain

Jaguar Land Rover

Re-procurement of the Bail Accommodation and Support Services contract

Ministry of Justice

It’s a challenge to secure bed spaces for those who may otherwise be in prison, as the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service know only too well. In 2018, an eight-year contract was due to expire for 550 bed spaces for the Bail Accommodation and Support Services. There had been several contract extensions,...

Buildings & Civil Asset Management Framework

Network Rail

Collaborative Law Enforcement Procurement (CLEP) Programme

National Commercial Board

Do not try to bend the spoon

Business Services Organisation

iBuy - a customer journey

National Grid

National Grid’s existing purchase to pay (P2P) system was outdated, slow and complex. It needed replacing and that, believed procurement, was an opportunity to seize. Cue a shared vision across IT, business services and global procurement to create the iBuy platform to revolutionise the user experience for colleagues and suppliers...

Commercial Issue Resolution

Jaguar Land Rover

Finalist: Contingent Workforce Management Solution

ENGIE UK & Ireland

Fastening Together a Winning Team

Jaguar Land Rover

Implementation of Global Category Strategies

Hitachi Rail

Silo Labs to Sharing Labs

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Waste ash to valuable asset

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme (WISH)

Department for International Development

Complications from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa are a leading cause of death among 15-19-year olds. The Department for International Development (DFID) launched a programme to help women avoid unintended pregnancies, prevent unsafe abortions and maternal deaths, and provide family planning services for nearly 50 million people in 27 c...

Buildings & Civil Asset Management Frameworks

Network Rail

Enhancing Employment through Dynamic Purchasing

Liverpool City Council

Future in Service Support


Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

NHS Digital

Improving health outcomes through the West Midlands ‘Thrive into Work’ programme

NHS Arden & GEM CSU, West Midlands Combined Authority, NHS Wolverhampton CCG and Social Finance

Procurement at the forefront of innovation for the LHC Upgrade


World of Procurement


Harnessing The Latest and Innovative Technologies for Digital Transformation Journey of Supply Chain and Procurement


Telecommunication provider Turkcell’s supply chain process development team was established three years ago to innovate process flows in procurement, logistics, and real estate and construction. It continually looks at how improvements can be made and bottlenecks eliminated. A procurement chatbot has been developed to eliminate non-value-...

AdviseInc’s Price Benchmarking solution helps NHS Wales deliver £1m saving

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and AdviseInc

CaSIE (Contracts and Spend Insights Engine)

The Home Office, Cabinet Office and the Crown Commercial Service

How to leverage complexity with innovative sourcing technology when sourcing a high-technology CAPEX project

Jaguar Land Rover

iBuy - a customer journey

National Grid

Latent Fingerprint Technique (LFT)


Leveraging Innovative Procurement Technology to Drive Greater Performance and Value

GEP and Yorkshire Building Society

Performance Optimiser


Robotic Process Automation

Jaguar Land Rover

Technology Innovation - LiveSource

Dana Incorporated

Creating collaborative supply-chains


Having driven the benefits of category management for a long time, year-on-year value improvement at Rolls-Royce had slowed. To achieve a further step change, the engineering company needed to engage with its supply chain in a new way. Through collaborating deeper, Rolls-Royce realised it could significantly increase the benefits to bot...

AO/Exertis E2E


Driving best value from our Strategic Suppliers

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Global Launch of SRM Programme

Department for International Development

Smart DCC drives supplier performance improvement and innovation in collaboration with The Smart Cube

Smart DCC and The Smart Cube

Supplier Relationship Management - Dana 1 Source

Dana Incorporated

Working together to deliver service excellence

GRI and Biffa

Women In Procurement

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank initiated a Women in Procurement (WIP) team last year with the aim of advancing the gender agenda in procurement and changing the culture from within. Using feedback from focus sessions as well as market research, five objectives were set: increase the number of females at leadership level; introduce a mandatory balanced interview...

Diversity and Inclusion initiative

Clifford Chance

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at IBM Procurement


Cummins Innovation Gateway


Fortune 500 corporation Cummins designs, manufactures and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products. Through its Diversity Procurement Initiative, its goal was to increase purchasing opportunities for under-represented supplier groups. It recognised traditional sourcing methods were not moving fast enough to increase...

50 Years of Supplier Diversity


Heathrow 2.0 : Diversity & Inclusion

Heathrow Airport

Research Marketplace - Dynamic Purchasing

Crown Commercial Service

Supplier Diversity Excellence

Dana Incorporated

Driving Greater Performance, Productivity and Value

GEP and Yorkshire Building Society

The procurement function at Yorkshire Building Society operated in a traditional, tactical way. Procurement and supplier relationship management was run as two separate entities. Legacy software wasn’t fit-for-purpose going forward. It needed a shake-up to optimise the entire operation to drive more efficiency, performance and savings,...

HMRC Commercial Strategic Delivery Partner

Proxima & HMRC


Vodafone Procurement Company

Vodafone has long been an exemplar in procurement, but in 2017 the telecommunications company embarked on another transformative journey, shifting focus from price negotiation to embedding cost and value creation into the DNA of the business. It launched Design2Cost, with the aim of delivering at least €300 million in impact in five y...

A Legion Procurement Force: Ensuring Value Lives on

The Royal British Legion

Astellas EMEA Procurement Transformation - In Pursuit of Excellence

Astellas Pharma Europe

IPEX - Indirect Procurement Excellence


NFU Mutual Supply Chain Excellence

NFU Mutual

mySupplierRisk - an engaging programme of work

Astellas Pharma Europe

Pharmaceutical organisation Astellas employs some 17,000 people, with EMEA being highly fragmented across 40 countries. It is increasingly reliant on third parties, bringing significant risk in a highly regulated market. To move away from an ad hoc system of risk mitigation, it created “mySupplierRisk”, a third- party lifecy...

Consumable Re-Source

Leica Biosystems

Risk Reduction Capability Journey

Lloyds Banking Group

Supply Partner Code of Conduct

Department for International Development

Trading Division Direct Ship

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover Trading Division is responsible for the buying, moving and selling of parts to JLR plants in China and Brazil. The majority of parts are routed via one of three export sales centres (ESCs) in the UK or Germany, where parts are re-packed and consolidated for shipment. During the five years since the division’s creation...

Branch Transformation Alliance

Nationwide Building Society



Passport 2 Procure


IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu wanted to upskill its procurement function to address shortfalls in training across the world. Working collaboratively with HR and learning and development, it developed Passport 2 Procure – a comprehensive, structured training programme that could be delivered anytime, anywhere. When procure...

Personal development and talent initiative

Clifford Chance

Supply Chain Solutions Academy

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Turkcell's procurement function development cycle: Redefinition of the roles


Customer Value Driven by Procurement

Jaguar Land Rover

Customers of automotive firm Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) need to be able to experience premium service anytime and anywhere. Roadside Assistance Services (RSA) had been sourced by country or region, leading to a fragmented base with varying service levels. So the company conducted its first global tender for RSA services covering 41 countries. It w...

Accessories Purchasing – Strategy Transformation – Steps Category

Jaguar Land Rover

Global leverage for local advantage

O2 Business

J Sainsbury

With a new CPO and a tough trading environment, retailer J Sainsbury set out to move the dial from good to great. Not one to go for half measures, procurement set a goal to become a leader of commercial change across the group, developing and leading a group-wide cost-conscious culture. It focused on key areas, including upweighting...


Jaguar Land Rover

Formica Group Europe

In 2016, the future of Formica Group was in doubt. Sales were falling, costs spiralling out of control and it posted a huge loss. A new European procurement director was engaged to transform procurement from an underperforming, disengaged, tactical function to a value-focused strategic team, positively driving change. To achieve...

Co-op Insurance

Co-op Insurance

Department for International Trade

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Legal and General Modular Homes

NHS Shared Business Services

The Royal British Legion


Vectura Group

Individual Categories

Jessica Jones, Procurement Manager

Royal Mail Group

Jessica Jones is described by Royal Mail’s procurement director as a “trusted member” of the team who “delivers in an exemplary manner.” Not only has she focused on optimising supply
chains, delivering substantial savings for Royal Mail Group across three categories – international air, automation and vehicles – she actively ...

Bryony Gale, Commercial Lead, Government Commercial Function

Cabinet Office

Dawn Hutchison, Procurement and Commercial Manager

Department for International Development

Jody Mower, Procurement Manager

Dentsu Aegis Network

Stuart Harrod, Strategic Sourcing Manager, UK / Deputy Head of Procurement, Singapore


Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement and Cost Transformation


Patrick is CPO at J Sainsbury with responsibility for all of the group’s procurement as well as leading its cost base transformation. More recently he has added the group’s extensive property portfolio for Sainsbury’s and Argos to his responsibilities as group property and procurement director. Previously he was SVP, chief property & proc...