Shortlist 2022


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Best Sustainability Project of the Year

Britvic

Best Sustainability Project

In less than 18 months, Britvic’s Procurement team developed and led the implementation of a company endorsed Procurement sustainability strategy through category roadmaps. A unique approach was taken to rapidly upskill the Category Managers and drive accountability through Procurement and suppliers in delivering results for the busine...

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Cabinet Office

Bringing Net Zero into the commercial process - Carbon Reduction Plans and PPN:06/21

The Cabinet Office introduced a new procurement policy to improve the sustainability of Government suppliers and ensure they were aligned with the UK's legal target to achieve Net Zero by 2050. This new policy requires all suppliers bidding for major Government contracts to publish a 'Carbon Reduction Plan' (CRP). CRPs confirm a ...

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

COP26 FCDO Commercial Team

COP26 in Glasgow - the largest event ever held by the UK Government and the largest COP ever delivered - attended by over 40,000 attendees including 120 world leaders. Procuring contracts for COP26 in the midst of the pandemic wasn't without its challenges. The events industry was hit hard, the format of the event was uncertain and a...

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Laing O'Rourke

Shaping a More Responsible Future

In April 2021, Laing O'Rourke (LOR) announced global sustainability targets, including a commitment to shaping a more responsible future through environmental sustainability. To achieve operational net-zero by 2030, LOR will reduce scope 1 & 2 emissions by at least 75%, with plans focused on reducing energy demand and a transition to...

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Schneider Electric

The Zero Carbon Project

Schneider Electric has implemented ‘The Zero Carbon Project’ to achieve 50% reduction of the operational emissions (scope 1 + 2) from its top 1000 suppliers by 2025. Globally, 1019 suppliers are formally onboarded and have committed to strong decarbonization. More than 70% of participating suppliers are embarking on emission reducti...

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Shell

Supply chain as a Game-Changer to accelerate the Energy Transition.

Supply chain emissions are on average over 11.4 times higher than the direct emissions from a company’s own operations. However, the challenges to get to a net-zero supply chain are especially daunting for Shell with tens of thousands of individual products purchased and its 22,000 suppliers. So, how might one prompt action at this sca...

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The Evercare Group

ESG and Procurement Collaborate on Bringing Sustainability into Emerging Markets

Through collaboration between ESG and procurement and a full review and understanding of our business, we had a unique opportunity to bring international standards and best practice in the areas of Sustainability, and Responsible Procurement in emerging markets and Healthcare. The outcomes of which have created investment opportunities...

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The University of Sydney

Purposeful Procurement for People and Planet

The University of Sydney has transformed its purchasing power for good, creating lasting impact to address modern slavery, waste and emissions. The University has collaborated with suppliers to embed modern slavery due diligence, completed 94 independent supplier risk assessments in 6 months, trained over 18,000 community members an...

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Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value Through Procurement

ADNOC

Unlocking UAE National employment opportunities through responsible supply chain management

By leveraging an existing requirement to increase UAE manufacturing within its supply chain, ADNOC developed a structures and responsible approach to promoting and creating value adding employment opportunities for UAE nationals.

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Birmingham City Council - Corporate Procurement Services

Match My Project

The match My Project portal Match my project is an online tool that enables community organisations to specify a project that they need help with and a business to provide that help as part of their social value offer. Although it is integrated into the Council’s social value and procurement processes, it is open to all community or...

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Essex County Council

Increasing Social Value for Essex Residents.

Essex County Council and its suppliers are working together to achieve more for our residents with every pound we spend. To do this, ECC is harnessing its £1.2 billion p.a. of public spending to influence the *way* suppliers deliver our contracts. In less than 18 months, our innovative social value programme has achieved commitments fr...

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Hilton Supply Management

Equitable Career Training & Access for Young People in Egypt

Ingy Helal, HSM’s Regional Procurement Director for Egypt and North Africa, spent a one-month Hilton-sponsored sabbatical volunteering with Egypt’s Meshwary (My Journey) project. A collaboration between UNICEF and Egypt’s youth sports ministry, Meshwary teaches skills like work readiness, interpersonal communication and financial liter...

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Sellafield

Operation Site Works – Primary Business Partnership

One Aim, a joint venture between Jacobs and Mitie formed the Primary Business Partnership in 2018. The brokerage links Primary Schools and employers in West Cumbria to show children all the opportunities that exist for their future. It helps them to dream big and have fun thinking about their future career. Children at primary level...

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VolkerFitzpatrick

Brent Cross West Station

The Brent Cross West station project aimed to regenerate an area by providing a much-needed transport link to thousands of residents. The construction of the station by VolkerFitzpatrick (VFL) delivered further benefits to residents through an incredible amount of social value, thanks to the diligent work of our procurement team, the V...

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Best Initiative to Build a Diverse Supplier Base

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (UK)

Supplier Diversity Programme

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) has transformed its procurement practices so more of its billion-pound budget is used to drive economic growth and impact in underrepresented communities in the UK. To achieve this, it’s worked with leading advocacy groups to establish a Supplier Diversity Programme. The Programme’s enabled it to i...

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Diageo

Diageo Value Chain Inclusion & Diversity

At Diageo, we believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a better world. In July 2021, we launched our first global Value Chain Inclusion & Diversity Framework, supported by senior cross functional business leaders as critical to our 2030 Spirit of Progress Ambitions. Within 9 months of launching ...

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Lloyds Banking Group

THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

Q1 2021, LBG launched a new consumer offering as part of the Group’s commitment to “Helping Britain Recover;” expanding the availability of quality, affordable homes, by directly supporting the private rental sector. Citra Living was launched with its first 45 apartments in Peterborough. LBG Sourcing were tasked with rapidly develop...

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SAFARICOM

SAFARICOM WOMEN IN BUSINESS(WIB) DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Safaricom PLC is a listed Kenyan mobile network operator and digital service solution provider headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom’s purpose is to Transform Lives. Following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, there was a call to private sectors to adopt them into their business operations. Safaricom ...

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Severn Trent

Project WNOSS

Our WNOSS project centered around the renewal of one our major outsourced contracts, providing Works and Services to supply 8.1m homes with 2bn litres of clean water every day. Having a fresh and innovative approach was key to ensure we could deliver a balanced set of outcomes, create value through ODI outperformance, enhance our cust...

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Severn Trent Water

Asset Maintenance Services

To provide customers with clean drinking water and to safely treat wastewater across the Midlands and North Wales, Severn Trent Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy need their process equipment and assets always available and operating efficiently. The Group Procurement and Contract Management Team embraced the challenge of thinking differently t...

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Best Practice in Supply Chain Integration

BGIS Global Integrated Solutions

End-to-End Source, Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) and Supplier Management Solution

BGIS is a fast-growing organization providing a full range of real estate services to corporate clients. Our mission is to deliver innovative business solutions for clients with real estate portfolios, while continually creating value for their stakeholders and ensuring a sustainable, safe, and comfortable environment for all. We const...

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bp

Energy Transition through Supply Chain Integration

The global carbon budget is finite and running out. Like others, bp knows that dramatic changes are needed to deal with that. The world wants and needs us to be greener, and that’s what makes change possible. In 2020 bp announced its new strategy to be an Integrated Energy Company (IEC). Two years into the journey from Integrated Oil C...

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Group Sourcing and Supply Chain

Digitizing Supply Chain Ecosystem

We live in a period of digital revolution. Access to “infinite” information allows companies to have unprecedented levels of control, while increasing automation. Digital supply-chain is the trend for companies to drive business efficiencies. This is also true for MTN. At MTN, we built an overarching digitized Supply Chain Ecosystem (E...

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HS2

Supply Chain Management + :Critical Supply Chain Transparency

HS2 Ltd are delivering the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Transparency of the supply base is critical in the constrained and globally volatile markets we currently operate within. This is a challenge for the construction sector given its competitive nature. Recognising this challenge, HS2 Ltd sought innovation from other s...

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NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster

Implementing Scan4Safety At Royal Blackburn Hospital

The Lancashire Procurement Cluster (LPC) is the shared collaborative procurement and supply chain service working with three large NHS Trusts in Lancashire. The task was to give clinical staff their time back and improve patient safety. By implementing Scan4Safety, clinical staff saved the 20 minutes they would spend getting stock per ...

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Philip Morris

A Supply Chain ready to tackle disruption

PMI bold vision of a smoke-free future could only be achieved by replacing our traditional ways of operating with a best-in-class model to address all our incipient Supply Chain needs and become a differentiator. How did we accelerate this revolution while plotting a successful path forward for a resilient Supply Chain for the ...

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Public Procurement Project of the Year

Department for Education Commercial Team

Skills Bootcamps

As we deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, meet our commitment for net-zero by 2050, and embrace opportunities that exiting the EU brings, improving the skills of people across the country is critical to our future success. There are currently significant skills gaps at higher technical levels. The UK does not have enough ...

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HS2

HS2 Framework Agreement for Lifts and Escalators

In December 2021, HS2 awarded a Framework Agreement for the supply installation and maintenance of lifts and escalators (L&E) to TK Elevator UK Ltd (TKE). This was the culmination of a 2-year procurement exercise and has resulted in the appointment of a single supplier, who will supply and install approximately 160 lifts and 130 escala...

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METROPOLITAN THAMES VALLEY HOUSING

REGENERATING CLAPHAM PARK

Clapham Park in Lambeth is our largest regeneration development, a masterplan that’s been created in collaboration with local residents and community stakeholders. When complete, we’ll have invested more than £1billion in the project and spent 10 years building new homes and refurbishing older properties. We’re creating a range of impr...

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Ministry of Transport & Logistic Services

MoTLS Road Operation & Maintenance Performance Based Contracts

The Ministry underwent an ambitious task of moving its existing 112 road operation & maintenance contracts covering +73,000km of road towards being the first ministerial entity within the Kingdom utilising Performance Based Contracts. This required developing bespoke procurement arrangements with a hybrid contract form between a define...

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National Highways

Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF)

Scheme Delivery Framework was procured through the pandemic, delivering an impressive £3.6bn framework with 54 suppliers, many of which are SME's. SME accessibility was at the heart of every decision. "The can-do approach by NH procurement team combined with their foresight and proactive ways of early engagement is an example in exce...

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NHS Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit

Procurement and contracting support for the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Enabling frontline teams to deliver more than 100 million doses as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme required significant commercial expertise. Arden & GEM’s procurement and contracting team worked on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop and execute a successful procurement strategy for vaccine-related equipmen...

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Best Supplier Relationship Management Initiative

bp

bp and its Contractors drive drilling savings by challenging status quo and implementing innovative commercial models

bp is on a journey to decarbonize and diversify its business. To do so it is important for bp to maintain its prioritized oil and gas activities, which will be the primary source of funding for projects relating to our new aims and ambitions, with less capital investment. bp and its drilling Contractors have leveraged their collaborati...

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Cabinet Office

GCF Strategic Supplier Relationship Management Programme

The Cabinet Office has designed and implemented a best practice approach to managing strategic suppliers across all Government Departments and their Arms Length Bodies by breaking down traditional organisational barriers and acting as a single function. This has been achieved by bringing together many different public and private secto...

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IAND

Integrating ESG into supplier relationship management

There is an increasing need to integrate ESG and social value into supplier relationship management, and work with more local SMEs. Through this project, supported by Network Rail and Faithful+Gould, IAND have integrated ESG into their supplier relationship management platform, transforming the way that clients can drive immediate v...

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KFM and Medstrom

New beds roll out at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust during the pandemic.

The KFM Beds and Equipment Service, working in partnership with Medstrom, provided 612 new beds, across 43 hospital wards in just eight weeks. KFM’s £2.6 million investment allowed the replacement of 612 beds, dynamic pressure relieving mattresses, cots, birthing beds and bariatric equipment at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Tr...

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Philip Morris

Design to Value Equipment: Designing our future together with our partners

Unlocking the VALUE of innovation means DESIGN our future together with our partners. We decided to innovate by adapting a successful approach from other industries to ours, revealing a new level of disruption and supplier’s partnership not reached until now. Introducing “Design to Value” was a turning point in the relationship wi...

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Turkcell

SIMCARD PROCUREMENT PROJECT

With the long-term agreement we made with our simcard supplier, Thales, during the simcard purchase process, we were protected from both the supply problem as a result of the global chipset crisis and high price increases. At a time when telco operators in the industry had problems in providing products to customers, Turkcell showed it...

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Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Curzon Consulting

Procurement Transformation programme with Ramsay Health Care

As a pandemic response, Ramsay UK embarked on an ambitious growth & efficiency programme. Curzon was engaged to design and deliver a substantial cost reduction and Procurement Transformation programme. Over 9 months, we defined a pragmatic and agile approach to implement a best-in-class procurement organisation with an increased mand...

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Diageo

Buying Channel Radical Liberation – Diageo & Deloitte

Diageo set out on a Procurement transformation journey more than 2 years ago with a clear vision, to be “the most trusted and respected business partner, fuelling growth and value, every day, everywhere.” In service of that vision, Diageo partnered with Deloitte on a 5-month rapid gap analysis and resolution across the buying experienc...

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Efficio / Kantar

Becoming “One Kantar”: The power of partnership, storytelling, sound strategy, and precise execution

Amidst a global pandemic and an internal restructure that saw Kantar sold to Bain Capital Private Equity, the Efficio/Kantar team has spent the last two years delivering $60m+ of savings ($90m including cost avoidance methods) – an increase of ∼60% beyond the goal of $41m, all while new CPO, Stephen Day, settled into his new role. To...

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GEP

GEP Helps L’Oréal China Exceed Supplier Diversity Program Goals by 27%

L’Oréal, a Fortune Global 500 beauty and cosmetics company, partnered with GEP to implement a successful sustainable sourcing initiative in China, which is a part of its global sustainability program. The company wanted to enable people from underprivileged communities to be a part of its supplier network, and it set a target of provid...

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Proxima

easyJet and Proxima: Creating Europe's best in-flight retail experience

When easyJet wanted to transform their in-flight retail offering, they turned to Proxima to support the delivery of their ambitious goals. easyJet wanted to revolutionise their entire in-flight retail offering, providing a tailored in-flight experience for almost 100 million customers annually flying throughout Europe. The task was t...

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Retearn Group

Convex Insurance - Procurement Transformation

Convex partnered with Retearn to augment the capabilities of the in-house team and develop a customer-centric Procurement capability, with the agility to operate in a startup style environment whilst managing annual third party spend of c. $100m. Within less than a year, the team had delivered the following results: •Cumulative cost...

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Best Use of Digital Technology

bp

Joyful experience with myProcurement digital platform

bp procurement has embarked on a journey to create an effortless and joyful procurement experience for employees and diverse suppliers via a unified digital platform as one stop shop to easily access data, information and support. Using leading-edge technology such as cognitive search with built-in artificial intelligent capabilities...

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GEP

GEP Helps Fortune Global 500 Retailer Transform Its Procure-to-Pay Operations In Over 3,000 Stores With GEP SMART

A Fortune Global 500 retail company based in the U.K. decided to transform its indirect procurement operations across stores in the U.K and Ireland. The supermarket chain partnered with GEP to deploy the GEP SMART procure-to-pay solution and replace its 20-year-old homegrown software. GEP SMART was deployed in over 3,000 stores for 15,...

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Hitachi Rail

Digital Innovation for Sustainability - Hitachi Rail, EcoVadis & Normative

Last year at COP26, Hitachi announced our ambitions as climate change innovators, to go 'carbon neutral' across our value chain by fiscal year 2050. Hitachi Rail has embedded this ambition into our Strategic plan and through collaborative partnerships with innovative digital solution providers EcoVadis and Normative we have given our P...

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Lloyds Banking Group

ServiceNow Automation

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to supply chain excellence. Over time our industry leading supplier assurance activity had expanded in scope and become more sophisticated. However, there was little to no supporting technology and it continued to be reliant on end user computing solutions such as Excel and SharePoint. We recognised th...

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MTN Group - Global Sourcing and Supply Chain (GSSC)

Predictive Procurement Ecosystem for Strategic Sourcing (Recommendation Engine, Ai-Assistant GeSSiCa and Decision Modelling System)

At GSSC, we have adopted an agile sourcing model where category strategies are designed using data-driven recommendations from in-house developed tools. We have successfully integrated the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of the Procurement process. We enable fact-based decision making through scenario ana...

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Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Positioning Procurement as digital innovator by leveraging RPA and Cloud platforms on the Covid-19 response in the Americas

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the regional entity of the World Health Organization (WHO), procures over $1.6 billion in vaccines, medicines, and health supplies for all nations of the Americas. The PAHO procurement - recently underwent a major modernization transformation in its operations. The new system uses RPA techno...

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Best Approach to Risk Mitigation

British Steel

Production Service De-Risk

Under new ownership following the acquisition by Jingye, British Steel (BSL) undertook an extensive review of all Business critical services. This review highlighted a number of outsourced activities that were key to our operations. Some of those key activities had the potential to halt our production process, and BSL had little or no ...

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Global Sourcing and Supply Chain

Managing Global Supply Chain Risks at MTN

Currently a perfect storm is brewing in global supply chain. The telecommunications industry has already been operating under this level of pressure for a while, at MTN we used this to our advantage. By applying learnings from earlier disruptions, we created a sustainable approach through risk awareness, collaborating with suppliers...

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HS2 (in partnership with BBV, EKFB, SCS, and Align)

HS2 Main Works Civil Contractors Supply Chain Collaboration Hub

HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Phase 1 Main Civils Works (MWCC) is in excess of £10bn, with over £6bn worth of contracts awarded. HS2 recognised an opportunity to work collaboratively to manage business risk with the four Joint Venture partners and extended supply chain, taking a strategic and integrated risk-base...

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Sellafield

Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Transformation

At Sellafield safety and security is our number one priority, and effective management of the supply chain and associated risks is an essential part of this. A supply chain risk, resilience and intelligence transformation project was initiated to continuously improve our capabilities. Utilising the latest technology and developing our ...

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Shell

Risks, Rocks, and Rewards – How Shell in the small island of Trinidad & Tobago turned Care for People during the pandemic into a winning formula for delivering exceptional performance.

In March 2020 the first COVID 19 case was detected in Trinidad & Tobago, and Shell’s operations were at significant risk of being negatively impacted because of the remote Caribbean Island location. They needed critical resources, materials, and personnel from all around the world to maintain operations and delivery key projects. Suppl...

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United Utilities Water

United Supply Chain

United Utilities spends approximately £1.1 Billion annually with over 1,700 suppliers, from major corporations to sole traders. Our purpose drives us to deliver services in an environmentally sustainable, economically beneficial and socially responsible manner. Our United Supply Chain approach (USC), is fundamental to achieving our pur...

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Outstanding People Development Programme

ADNOC

ADNOC Procurement Academy

The Procurement Academy was a blended multi-channel training program to uplift the competence of 750 procurement personnel. This program supports achieving ADNOC’s vison 2030 by focusing procurement on being a trusted business partner to stakeholders and ensuring we have the capabilities required in the future.

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Devonport Royal Dockyard - Babcock International Group

All Things People' - Supply Chain Capability Uplift

Babcock Devonport were keen to share their journey over the last two years in readiness to support the implementation of the UK's largest defence contract. The function put people at the centre of their capability journey, focussing on non-traditional procurement areas have achieved a tangible step-change in organisational culture and ...

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Lloyds Banking Group

PIVOTING TO HIGH PERFORMANCE COMMERCIAL SOURCING CAPABILITY IN LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

Lloyds Banking Group Sourcing function conceived a new skills uplift programme, designed to transform capability and sourcing outcomes by fundamentally re-engineering supply-market competition using techniques developed from economic game theory and behavioural economics. It was co-delivered through an integrated programme combining cl...

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NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster

Investing in staff from day one by improving induction.

The Lancashire Procurement Cluster (LPC) is the shared collaborative procurement and supply chain service working with three large NHS Trusts in Lancashire. The LPC has 130+ staff mainly working from home and this work environment can be challenging, especially for new starters. Induction is an opportunity to welcome our new starters i...

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Philip Morris

It's a journey not a destination: Next Gen Procurement to support a Smoke-Free Future

PMI is undergoing the most ground-breaking transformation in its history, disrupting our core business to achieve a “smoke-free future”. Procurement is an essential part of this journey and must support many different business functions transforming their operations. To achieve that, we focused on three main pillars: 1) Capability ...

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Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

Asda

Enabling the UK’s largest retail transformation

The Future Programme is the biggest transformation project in ASDAs history, and in the UK retail sector. This will see ASDA transform its entire technology estate from the ground up, with a completely new set of systems and processes impacting every single colleague, customer and supplier. Getting started on this journey involved cl...

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Bayer

Legal Services Convergence Initiative

The Initiative was a joint effort by the Procurement and Legal teams to transform the delivery model with a selection of focused partnerships. Collaboration with our external service providers was a critical component of the overall collaboration. Bayer consolidated its supplier base for 75% of its spend and established focused managem...

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BP

Successful Supplier Partnering Driving Good to Greater Performance

Collaboration, agile principals, cross-functional teamwork and partnering to mutually benefit from shared successes; were demonstrated between bp and its EPC contractor to reset the approach to brownfield project delivery. The relationship was reinforced through the introduction of a profit-sharing mechanism together with a joint commi...

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bp

Diverse Supplier Digital Capability Matchmaker

As we reinvent bp, we’re looking to build a more sustainable supply chain by diversifying our supplier base, which helps us achieve our identified sustainability aim of $1b of diverse spend by 2025. We’re achieving this by delivering collaborative events such as the Digital Capability Matchmaker, a project that spanned multiple bp orga...

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Incitec Pivot

Incitec Pivot Ltd Response to AdBlue National Supply Shortage

In December 2021 Australia had just five weeks’ AdBlue reserves remaining. AdBlue is an essential additive that keeps modern diesel vehicles moving including trucks, buses, tractors, emergency vehicles and domestic cars. With the Federal Government’s support, Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) mobilised its expertise to expand its existing do...

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Nationwide Building Society

Greener Homes

Climate change poses unprecedented challenges, addressing it requires deep cross-industry collaboration; something this team showed in spades (e.g. considering aspects of contracting and member experience which do not typically occur in financial services and therefore were new both to the business and the procurement team). The Board...

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NPCC Forensic Capability Network

Rape Review Response Project

Rape and sexual violence are horrific and devastating crimes, the Rape Review Response Project (RRRP) was created in response to ministerial priorities and the Home Office incentive to tackle Rape and Serious Sexual Offence (RASSO) cases across England and Wales in May 2021. RRRP is a cross functional, multi organisation project. The a...

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Philip Morris

Electronics 2.0 – A business centric operating model powering speed-to-market, consumer satisfaction, and cost reduction

PMI is undergoing the most ground-breaking transformation in its history, disrupting our core business to achieve a “smoke-free future”. With the introduction of the smoke-free products, we radically transformed our portfolio to multicategory including electronics, consumables, and accessories. With this new ever-growing product port...

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Sellafield

Decommissioning Delivery Partnership One Team Approach

Sellafield is the UK’s most complex nuclear site. Our mission is to safely and securely reduce the hazards of the nation’s nuclear legacy. Services provided through six consortia organisations (Lot Delivery Partners) strive to demonstrate and embed long-term forward innovative thinking throughout all organisational levels of our progra...

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Shell

‘CLEAR AS MUD’

Fluids and solids treatment is integral to drilling and workover operations in the Coal Seam Gas industry. With care for our people and environment at the forefront of their minds, Shell CP and Wells Engineering knew something had to change to ensure the operations are not only efficient but also sustainable and safe for our people ...

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Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Practices in Procurement Teams

bp

Positive Impacts from a Great Team built on a Highly Diverse and Inclusive Foundation

Our challenge was to assimilate 70 people, embrace the diversity of our new team, quickly become a high performing team and enjoy the journey. We provided flexible working arrangements, empowered our teams, celebrated our successes, shared our learnings, and found many ways to connect everyone. We’ve made a 466% improvement on the rate...

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Coventry Building Society

Embedding Diversity & Inclusion into Procurement & SRM practice and behaviour

The Procurement team wished to do more to promote a diversity and inclusion (D&I) ethos. A survey showed that colleagues wanted to feel like career development was inclusive, that line managers actively encouraged D&I and that D&I was integral to our procurement and supplier management practices and behaviours. The whole team was invol...

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Defra

Delivering change through the Culture and Wellbeing Champions’ Group

Defra Group Commercial has taken a multi-pronged approach to creating a workplace where all staff feel welcome and supported. Using a network of employee volunteers, and engaging with staff through a series of communications and Teams events and, sponsored and visibly supported by the senior team, we have created a more warmer, more we...

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Ernst & Young

Inclusiveness in Supply Chain Services Network

In response to social injustice and aligned with EY's NextWave strategy to Build a Better Working World, our Global Supply Chain Services (SCS) team formed an Inclusiveness in Supply Chain Services Network in October of 2020. The purpose of this network is to create a culture of belonging in the SCS team. The network has very diverse a...

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Home Office

Home Office Commercial Pride

Home Office Commercial Pride was first established in February 2020 to raise awareness and improve understanding of LGBTQ+ and wider diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues. The team is made up of colleagues from the LGBTQ+ community and it's Ally's. The current core team are: Karen Wilson (Commercial Director and LGBTQ+ Commercial Champi...

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London Luton Airport

Diversity & Inclusion Takes Off at London Luton Airport

In 2019, London Luton Airport’s (LLA) Procurement Leadership Team was 100% white male, with the wider procurement team having limited diversity. Following the launch of a new Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) strategy aimed at transforming ED&I in procurement, the LLA procurement team championed change and now boasts the most dive...

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Best Procurement Transformation Programme

Britvic

Project Stride

A Board sponsored, Procurement led project to transform an underperforming Procurement function, including full end to end source to pay implementation of SAP Ariba in just 16 months. The project has impacted hundreds of stakeholders across the Business, necessitating a comprehensive change management programme and driven major change ...

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Diageo

Diageo One Procurement Community Transformation

Our high-performing Procurement function needed to move beyond our traditional remit of cost savings to unlock new value for the business. At the heart of our transformation were three pillars defining how we work with four enablers in service of four deliverables (Incremental Savings, Risk Management & Supply Chain Resilience, Envir...

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Illovo Sugar

Illovo Sugar’s Procurement Transformation – Becoming Fit4Future

Forming a major part of Illovo Sugar’s “Fit4Future” business plan, a fragmented, underperforming function has been radically transformed. As well as ambitious financial targets, the new procurement leader needed to restructure, build capability, and establish new ways of working in a complex business environment across South Africa, E...

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Kantar

The “One Kantar” Procurement Transformation: Powerful partnership, sound strategy, and precise execution

Amidst a global pandemic and an internal restructure that saw Kantar sold to Bain Capital Private Equity, the Kantar team, in partnership with Efficio, has spent the last two years delivering $60m+ of savings ($90m including cost avoidance methods) – an increase of ∼60% beyond the goal of $41m, all while new CPO, Stephen Day, settled i...

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Kier Group

Transforming Procurement through our people

Following a difficult 2 years, Kier Group’s procurement team was in a difficult place. The team was firefighting through each day, working with old and no longer viable processes, systems and governance. They’d lost the trust of key stakeholders internally and throughout the supply chain. Following the appointment of a new Group P...

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Vectura Group

Vectura's Business Transformation

Vectura’s Procurement team ensures its pharmaceutical and medical device supply chains work to world class standards. Supplier relationship management and risk mitigation processes operate to good effect. The team has collaborated cross-functionally, shown great personal resilience and developed an enviable reputation for exceeding exp...

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Yorkshire Water

Commercial transformation from tactical function to strategic partner

Yorkshire Water faced significant cost pressures at the beginning of 2020, triggering the need for a transformation of its procurement function. YW had to deliver £25 million in savings by March 2022, but its procurement function was reactive, administrative, and decentralised, rather than focused on value delivery. A partnership with ...

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Procurement Team of the Year - Small Organisation

BlueLight Commercial

Transforming Commercial Services Together across Blue Light Services

In 24 months, BlueLight Commercial has built a virtual organisation that is transforming commercial services and activity across blue light services. Through a collaborative operating model, we are creating value through a single voice to the market, smarter contracting, improved consistent specifications and intelligence led procureme...

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University Procurement Team - Transforming the service

A small team who rose to the challenge of transforming their service; changing stakeholder perceptions and delivering benefits to support the University’s Strategy and financial resilience. Within the first year of a 3-year strategic transformation project, the function doubled the commercial savings it delivered. Critically, it did so...

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Crown Agents Ukraine Procurement Team

Working in a warzone: Crown Agents’ crucial first-wave response to the crisis in Ukraine

On 24th February, Russia invaded Ukraine. As the unprovoked military assault upended normal life, civilians were forced to flee their homes or take refuge. Having worked in Ukraine for 25 years and been embedded in the Ministry of Health for five, Crown Agents has an in-depth knowledge of the Ukrainian health landscape and links to d...

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Moat Homes

Being the Change

The procurement team has transformed from a basic, process-focussed function, to one which leads, enables, is more professional and delivers tangible added benefits. Despite the challenges of lockdown, the team has increased engagement with internal departments, suppliers and customers, all of which is delivering improved outcomes. As ...

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Permanent TSB (with Efficio)

Project Titan “One Team, One Target”: A partnership aligning cost optimisation with strategy and growth

An intense transformation programme – “Project Titan” – was launched to address the Bank’s perception of Procurement as a quasi-administrative function and reposition it as a preferred partner driving the Bank’s cost agenda, by: ▪Delivering €10m annualised cost optimisation by 2023 ▪Leveraging technology to support data-driven deci...

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The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Kingston - driving change in procurement through capability, governance and analytics

Kingston Council’s procurement team has accelerated its improvement journey, using smart data to inform commercial decisions impacting c£200m annual third party spend and supporting the Council’s transformation agenda. The team has developed a business partnering model, leading to commercial performance exceeding 74% on-contract spend,...

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Vectura Group

Collaboration Across the Business

Vectura’s Procurement team ensures its pharmaceutical and medical device supply chains work to world class standards. Supplier relationship management and risk mitigation processes operate to good effect. The team has collaborated cross-functionally, shown great personal resilience and developed an enviable reputation for exceeding exp...

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Procurement Team of the Year - Large Organisation

bp

Performing whilst transforming with Procurement & GBS - Digital and Talent Category and Sourcing

This team formed in late 2020 to globally manage all indirect categories across the bp business for the first time. It is delivering amazing results through a focus on 3 areas; 1 – Great Team (Building a robust team with a thriving culture) 2 – Transform Supply (Implement Agile WoW with prioritization, support & tools) & 3 – Operat...

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bp

Gulf of Mexico & Canada Procurement Reinvention

For well over a century, bp has been an International Oil Company. But what the world wants from energy is changing and we are committed to leading the way to net zero. The Gulf of Mexico and Canada Procurement team is a highly innovative supply and customer facing organization delivering a world-class cost base for the most prolific b...

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International Olympic Committee (IOC)

#strongertogether – The road to the Olympics and the transformation of Procurement

This is the story of the IOC Procurement journey. Of an organisation that is transforming the way it does business and embarked on its journey during unprecedented times for the world and the Olympic Movement. Of a Unit that redefined its identity, embodied a new DNA, and stepped-up to help a unique organisation deliver two Olympic ...

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Sky

Fewer Bigger Better

“Fewer Bigger Better" represents the foundation of our Procurement transformation at Sky. Within those three words we’ve embedded: • a redraw of the organisation, moving away from local/in-country sourcing teams to a regional/global category model • better partnership with stakeholders and suppliers • the scale and expertise of the b...

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Walgreens Boots Alliance

Procurement, the WBA way!

The Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Procurement team has totally transformed itself over the last few years; delivering and exceeding on all objectives. The team has navigated through immense change programmes always remaining at the focal point of the organisation with outstanding Executive alignement. True partnerships have been deliv...

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Yorkshire Water

Commercial Services

Yorkshire Water faced significant cost pressures at the beginning of 2020, triggering the need for a transformation of its procurement function. YW had to deliver £25 million in savings by March 2022, but its procurement function was reactive, administrative, and decentralised, rather than focused on value delivery. We introduced new p...

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Individual categories

Young Talent

Alex Stevens

Devonport Royal Dockyard - Babcock International Group

Connor Difranco

bp

Georgina Murphy

BTTC Infrastructure

Harry Walker

Busy Bees

Niklas Ring

Deutsche Post DHL

Sebastian Ambaye

Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Tom van Hooijdonk

Shell