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Both schools and suppliers are touted for decisions and mistakes that have resulted in an unfortunate situation for the school, but you don’t often hear about the successes.
We would like to change this mind set and we want to celebrate the successes. The Education Procurement Excellence Awards were founded last year and this is our opening year.
We promote excellence in procurement. We give the schools and suppliers that have succeeded a well-deserved pat on the back. We want to give them something to shout about and to be proud of!
Our Next Award Ceremony
Thursday 23rd June 2016
"Blake Morgan are very excited to be supporting the 2015 awards"
"Public procurement is under the spotlight more than ever. Schools are being challenged to drive value for money in new ways, as innovation and incentives are the watchwords for effective and efficient procurement. We at Blake Morgan are very excited to be supporting these awards to celebrate, encourage and promote excellence in education procurement."
– Alison Talbot, Partner, Blake Morgan
"Quality procurement might not always make the headlines, but its always the foundation for success"
"Much of our time is spent looking at our clients big picture; be it the excitement of the development scheme being proposed, the acquisition being added to the portfolio or the recovery plan to bring the school back into the black.
In all of these cases it is clear that a structured, high quality approach to procurement is a key part of the highs and a key driver of recovery from the lows and this is why we were delighted to be invited to get involved with the 2015 EPEAwards. Quality procurement might not always make the headlines, but its always the foundation for success."
– ES Group, now part of Lambert Smith Hampton
"Excellence in procurement has never been more important than it is now"
"Excellence in procurement has never been more important than it is now, with tight constraints in the maintained sector and a strong drive to continue affordable independent education, I am thrilled to be able to help recognise the best elements in the sector through the Education Procurement Excellence Awards 2015."
– Noel Erskine
"Delighted to have been selected as official media partner for 2015"
"Independent Executive is delighted to have been selected as official media partner at the Education Procurement Excellence Awards', primarily because the awards celebrate so much of the great work that bursars and school business managers do on a daily basis. As champions of those fulfilling these financial and managerial roles in schools, we look forward to learning more about the impressive finalists in the coming months!"
– Jess Pike, Editor, Independent Executive
"We are all set for a wonderful evening!"
"Zenergi are privileged to have been chosen as the main sponsor for the Education Procurement Excellence Awards 2015. We always support these Education sector initiatives as much as we possibly can in line with our company ethos and especially as we understand our customers roles can be very isolated and unappreciated within the school operation. Everything from the venue at the wonderful Wellington College, the categories been recognised, to the format of the event itself looks like we are all set for a wonderful evening!"
"I am pleased to be given the opportunity"
"I am pleased to be given the opportunity to be a judge for these awards , as excellent procurement in and for schools should be given greater recognition."
– Jack Salter, Head of Commercial Policy, Department for Education
"Pleased to be a sponsor & to acknowledge the hard work & achievements"
"As accountants and business advisers, we clearly recognize the challenges faced by management teams in delivering best value for money. This is particularly relevant in school finance as cost savings maximize the funds available to provide the best all round education for pupils – the overriding aim.
Smith & Williamson is, therefore, very pleased to be a sponsor of the inaugural Education Procurement Excellence Awards  to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of school bursars and financial management teams."
– Smith & Williamson LLP
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