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Five good reasons why you should enter the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16

Monday June 22nd, 2015

Celebrating Scotland’s Day of Procurement, this year’s GO Awards Scotland take place on the evening of Procurex Scotland Live, which will be held at the SECC in Glasgow on Tuesday 6 October.GO Awards Scotland

To be hosted by BBC Scotland’s Catriona Shearer, the GO Awards ceremony will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

The GO Awards Scotland are the No1 procurement awards in Scotland and recognise those organisations that are continuously raising the benchmark in public sector procurement.

The Awards are FREE to enter and are open to public and third sector organisations in Scotland, and any private sector organisation in the UK that currently sells to the Scottish public sector.

As the Scottish school holidays approach, take this time to register your interest in entering here. It’s never been easier!

Here are our top five reasons to enter the GO Awards Scotland 2015/16:

1.    Test yourself against the top procurement professionals in the country
We know you’re great at procurement and we know your initiatives are changing lives across the country. But, just how good is your procurement team? Why not put them to the test and have your work reviewed by some of the country’s top procurement figures? Entering the GO Awards enables you to benchmark your organisation against your peers.

2.    Recognition from key figures and peers within public procurement
Entering the GO Awards is an opportunity to take a critical look at your organisation from an outside perspective. By reviewing your strategy you will be able to focus on the successes worth building on and evaluate those weaknesses which may have gone unchecked.

3.    First-class networking opportunity
Remember, the GO Awards aren’t just for large public sector organisations – smaller bodies, businesses and third sector organisations have the chance to compete and meet at this glittering annual celebration of Scottish procurement innovation. The GO Awards are the ‘must attend’ black tie event of the procurement calendar.

4.    Promote your organisation and impress your stakeholders
Making it to the finalists stage of the GO Awards Scotland provides a good news story for you to promote among your employees, your network and the general public. Use this opportunity to get the recognition your organisation deserves and stand out from the crowd. The GO Awards are a chance to instil stakeholder confidence in your organisation. From your procurement team to the board of directors, bringing home a coveted GO Award helps to inspire people at all levels to believe in themselves and the positive impact good procurement can make.

5.     Get national recognition for your organisation
Supported by the Scottish Government, the GO Awards Scotland are the most prestigious procurement awards in the country. Don’t be shy about your achievements if you make it to the finalist round – by including your GO Awards title on promotional materials and below your name in communications you are providing solid evidence that your organisation can deliver success. High-level endorsements help make your organisation one that people trust.

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