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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


Bookings are no longer being taken for this event


Members and non-members welcome to attend.


Registration and Refreshments

Welcome and Introduction from Event Chair and Host
Chris Bell FCIPS - Commerical Director - City of London Corporation and Awards Judge 2017

Welcome from Simoin Mann - Head of Indirect Procurement - RS Components

'Raise your game raise you voice'

Cath Hill – Group Marketing Director, CIPS and Awards Judge
Emma Scott MCIPS - Representation Manager - CIPS and Awards Judge
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Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility – Heathrow Airport Limited
Chris Allen - Senior Category Manager
Dianne Armstrong - Senior Procurement Manager
Download Chris and Dianne's presentation

Best People Development Initiative - UK SBS Shared Business Services
Stephen Mamone - Head of Relationship Management & Transition
Awaiting permission to publish presentation
Break and Networking
Showcasing your winning stories
Katie Jacobs - Editor Supply Management
Download Katie's presentation

Best Public Procurement Project -  NHS Arden & GEM CSU and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Groups
Neli Garbuzanova MCIPS - Procurement Manager
Paul Fradglley - Head of Marketing
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CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
Conception Ribaud - Head of Procurement - MTR Crossrail
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Networking buffet-lunch
Best Supplier Relationship Management and Overall Winner 2017 - Jaguar Land Rover and Grupo Antolin
Awaiting permission to publish presentation
CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year
Tim Bullock - Supply Chain Director - NATS
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Judges' comments and entries hints and tips
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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