Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Winners ‘blown away’ by Supply Chain Excellence Awards

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Winners of the prestigious Supply Chain Excellence Awards were overjoyed and honoured to have been recognised by the judges as leaders in their fields and projects.

Severn Trent, winner of the Overall Winner Award, and the Public and Third Sectors trophy described the win as “amazing”, “awesome” and “absolutely incredible”.

“[The win is] absolutely amazing, it’s an honour to be here, let alone winning an award. So we couldn’t thank the judges enough, it’s a great honour.”

“A huge amount of hard work has gone into it, so just really, really proud of what everyone has done. Amazing achievement,” said Chris Wand, Severn Trent.

“ [The key was] teamwork, communication and teamwork, pulling together at times of strain and supporting one another through the difficult periods, that’s what’s made it key and brought us here tonight.”

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with Ingenica Solutions were “blown away” by the Award results when they won the Sourcing and Procurement category: “Absolutely amazing, a lot of hard work gone in from Ian and his team, and supported by more team. And I think it’s just amazing to win. Big team effort,” said Nicola Hall, Ingenica Solutions. “Collaboration between the trust and willingness to change. Just to make savings for the NHS I think is fantastic. Just to have worked with the guys there, great bunch of guys there.”

Euro Car Parts took home the trophy for Automotive. The team were very pleased with their achievement: “Unbelievable really – first time we’ve entered this award, or anything similar. We weren’t sure if we had a decent chance against the competition, but we’re really, really, really pleased to win,” said Ben Baldwin. “It was difficult when we made the submission, we think what we are doing in our business and industry is quite special, but you’re never quite sure. But obviously the panel has recognised what it is we’re doing and see that that is quite cutting edge.”

There was also a great response to the event on social media throughout the night: