Winners in the Welsh procurement awards. International panel selects National Trust Wales

Our fisrt 3D printed award. winners of the CSR award category. Adding value to procurement!

Our first 3D printed award. Winners of the CSR award category. Adding value to procurement!

This week Bangor University has been hosting the International Procurement Week with over 39 countries in attendance (its next off to Malaysia and then London in 2017). This culminated last night in the Welsh Procurement Awards. National Trust Wales came away with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. We were chosen by a large international panel as ‘worthy winners’ . Procurement is so much more than simply buying stuff within risk frameworks at the cheapest price as my procurement colleges in the National Trust inform me. We were awarded because of the extra steps we have been taking over the last six years to develop new supplies, new products in partnership with others, how we disseminate through our Fit for the Future network, working with communities in supporting them and enabling them to do the things we do, partnership working with multiple academic institutes to understand our needs / products and life cycle aspects so much clearer and so much better to become an informed organisation. (buying a boiler or hydro is straight forward… ). I am really proud that the international industry recognised National Trust Wales as an exemplar of how we add social, local economic and environmental focus on what we do. We are sometimes focused on the bottom line a bit too much in this world and if we don’t work with and for our communities (social, geographical and of interest) there in lies the end of us all if the economy continues on the ‘me first’ and let everyone else sort their own needs out. ‘we are in this together’ Accountancy is a tool and not the reason why we do stuff. The bottom line is social, environmental and economic responsibility. Doing the right thing for others and hope they do the same for you. The more we ALL do it, the more likely we are going to develop. Special thanks go the National Trust procurement team who we have been working with us for the last 6 years in this area. We have the good ideas of how stuff should be and they help make this a reality (oh good social and environmental focus usually delivers real cost savings as well… interesting!)

this image encapsulates part of what we are doing. This is the Penrhyn Choir who have an international reputation. The Choir is based in Bathesda. A small town we are working closely with and their new hydro plus fisrt every local supply network will be a rwality in the next 4 weeks. at the front 3rd from the left is Hywel the chair of the anafon hydro company who we helped set up and are now generateing. Many memebrs of the choir are from Fyffryn Peris who we have helped set up their own energy company and will be in construction in 3 weeks.

This image encapsulates part of what we are doing. This is the Penrhyn Choir who opened the ceremony who have an international reputation. Many of whom are share holder in Ynni Ogwen. The Choir is based in Bethesda. A small town we are working closely with and their new hydro plus first ever UK local energy supply network will be a reality in the next 4 weeks. At the front, 3rd from the left is Hywel the chair of the Anafon Hydro company which we helped set up and are now generating. Many members of the choir are from Dyffryn Peris who we have helped set up their own energy company (Ynni Padarn Peris) and will be in construction in 3 weeks. 

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One Response to Winners in the Welsh procurement awards. International panel selects National Trust Wales

  1. buyingisbrilliant says:

    Brilliant news and huge congratulations to all at the National Trust that were involved.

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