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Best in Procurement


Best in Procurement 

This exciting event kindly supported by The City of London Corporation and RS Components, is open to both CIPS Members and Non-members, and will provide an opportunity to hear from the Winners of 2017 CIPS SM Awards and gain valuable advice on submission of entries for 2018.

A CIPS Supply Management Award is the most prestigious recognition a company or individual in the procurement and supply chain profession can receive. The awards ceremony held each September is the opportunity for you or one of your team to step on stage at the ceremony to accept an award.

Speakers from various winning organisations will present case studies in relation to their entries and be available to take questions from the audience.

Date: Monday 29 January 2018
Venue: Barbican Centre
Fee: Members - £20.83 per person
  Non-members - £20.83 per person


71 Places left - Booking ends on Saturday 27 January 2018


Members and non-members welcome to attend.


08:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:30 Welcome and Introduction from Event Chair and Host
Chris Bell FCIPS, Commerical Director - City of London Corporation and Awards Judge 2017
09:40 Cath Hill – Group Marketing Director, CIPS and Chair of Judges 2017
10:05 Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility – Heathrow Airport Limited
10:30 Best People Development Initiative - UK SBS Shared Business Services
10:55 Break and Networking
11.15 Best Supplier Relationship Management & Overall Winner 2017 -  Jaguar Land Rover & Grupo Antolin
11:40 Best Public Procurement Project -  NHS Arden & GEM CSU and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups 
12.05 CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
12.30 Networking buffet-lunch
13.30 CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
13.55 Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start up NHS England
14.20 Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step change -  Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
14.45 Judges' comments and entries hints and tips
15:00 (approx) Chairs closing comments and event close


Presenters from the various winning organisations will deliver case studies.

Chris Bell FCIPS, Commercial Director - City of London Corporation, one of this year’s Judges, and winner of the ‘Procurement and Supply Management professional of the year 2016' will chair the day.


£25.00 (inc VAT) for Members and non-members.


Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London

The event will take place in 'Frobisher Auditorium 2' and refreshments will be available in The Conservatory Terrace. Full joining instructions will be sent to all delegates a week before the event takes place.

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