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National GO Awards 2015/16 – Finalists Announced!

Wednesday January 21st, 2015

The waiting is over – the much anticipated list of finalists for the National GO Awards 2015/16 is now announced!

The standard of the submissions for this year’s awards was exceptional, and as you will see from the list of finalists the awards have attracted interest from across the UK and involve all types of public sector organisation.National GO Awards

Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to those who have reached the finalist stage from the hundreds of entries into this year’s awards.

All the entries were recently reviewed by a panel of 12 judges made up of experts in UK procurement including Sally Collier, Chief Executive at the Crown Commercial Service; Simon Hill, Managing Director at YPO; and Alastair Merrill, outgoing Director, Procurement and Commercial at the Scottish Government. All members of this year’s esteemed judging panel can be viewed here.

The finalists in the National GO Awards 2015/16 are:


GO Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award – sponsored by: United Utilities 

  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Department for International Development
  • Equity Housing Group
  • NHSS National Procurement in partnership with Haven PTS and Dimensions UK Ltd
  • North Ayrshire Council, Corporate Procurement Team
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Scotland Excel
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Vygon UK Ltd
sponsored by:Stannah

GO Contract Management Initiative of the Year Award

  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • East Renfrewshire Council – Procurement
  • Futures Housing Group
  • livin Housing Limited
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership – Medical Equipment Maintenance Management Services
  • NHS London Procurement Partnership – National Agency Nursing Framework
  • North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, External Placements Management Team
  • Vision (Office Automation) Limited
LHC

GO Small Business / Third Sector Engagement Initiative of the Year Award

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • King’s College London
  • Kirklees Council
  • NHS Arden and GEM CSU
  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership / St John Cymru – Wales
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council
  • Vygon UK Ltd
  • Warwickshire County Council

GO Best Service Award – Health and Social Care Organisations

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Communitas Clinics
  • Dolby Vivisol in partnership with Health Facilities Scotland
  • Dolby Vivisol
  • Lime Community Hub
  • Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk CCG and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
  • SecuriCare Medical Limited
  • Thomas Coram Foundation
  • Vygon UK Ltd
  • Wandsworth CCG and Big White Wall

GO Best Service Award – Other Organisations – sponsored by: Stannah 

  • CICA – Informed Solutions
  • Greenwich Service Solutions Ltd
  • livin Housing Limited and Pattinson Scientific Services Limited
  • London Borough of Brent
  • Maindec Computer Solutions Ltd
  • MAP Chartered Surveyors
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • South Tyneside Council in partnership with BT South Tyneside
sponsored by:Stannah

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations – sponsored by: WACOM

  • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership
  • NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG and NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG
  • NHS National Services Scotland
  • NHS North West Procurement Development in partnership with NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Shared Business Services
  • NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services
  • NHSS National Procurement in partnership with Haven PTS and Dimensions UK Ltd
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (Leaseguard)
sponsored by:Haven

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Local Government and Consortia – sponsored by: WACOM 

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Dorset County Council – Dorset Procurement
  • London Borough of Sutton
  • Nottingham City Council
  • South London SEN Commissioning Programme
  • South Tyneside Council in partnership with BT South Tyneside
  • Swindon Borough Council on behalf of One Swindon Partnership
  • Warwickshire County Council – Charity Reuse Shops
  • Wirral Council
sponsored by:Haven

GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year Award – Other Organisations – sponsored by: WACOM

  • Crown Commercial Service, Pro5, Local Government Association and London ICT Programme
  • Department for International Development
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Nexus – The Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive
  • Scotland Excel
sponsored by:Haven

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Health and Social Care Organisations 

  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Arden and GEM CSU
  • North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative – Customer and Supplier Engagement
  • North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative – Collaboration with Co-commissioners
  • South West Commissioning Support
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
sponsored by:Procure4Health

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Local Government and Consortia – sponsored by: Agile365 Limited  

  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Chesterfield Borough Council
  • Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
  • East Renfrewshire Council – Procurement
  • North of England Commissioning Support Unit
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • South Essex Homes
  • South Tyneside Council in partnership with BT SouthTyneside
sponsored by:BiP Solutions

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – Other Organisations

  • Coventry University
  • Crown Commercial Service, Central Sourcing Team
  • Department For Transport
  • Hyde Housing Association
  • Met Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • The Barnet Group
  • University of Birmingham – Procurement Team (Estates)
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Huddersfield

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award – sponsored by: Bunzl Greenham 

  • Durham University
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
sponsored by:BiP Solutions

BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW!

Now is the time to recognise, promote and celebrate your organisation’s status as a GO Awards finalist.

Each finalist will be offered a discounted place at a special rate of £95.00 to attend the National GO Awards 2015/16 Gala Dinner, to be held on Thursday 26 February at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. A table of ten can also be booked at a cost of £900.00.National GO Awards

Alternatively, you may be interested in our new premium tables available at a special rate of £1150.00 which includes a premium location near the stage, five bottles of wine on your table (three white, two red), a professional group photo of your guests and place-name cards branded with your company logo.

To secure your place, please complete the online booking form before 5pm on Thursday 12 February 2015. Places will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please note that the 2014/15 National GO Awards sold out before the event.

In addition, all finalists are invited to attend a special GO Awards finalists’ presentation at the Procurex North Live 2015 event, in advance of the Gala Dinner. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and celebrate your success with other finalists, and is a great build-up to the main event. Attendance at the finalists’ presentation also gives you free access to the Procurex North Live event.

Non-finalists are also welcome to attend. To be hosted by BBC Presenter Beccy Meehan, the National GO Awards 2015/16 are a fantastic opportunity to network with delegates from the public and private sector and celebrate the achievements of procurement professionals across the UK.

To book your place, please click here.

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