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Triple recognition for Sellafield’s supply chain approach

Sellafield Ltd’s supply chain team received national recognition in three categories at a prestigious Excellence in Procurement awards in London.

In front of over 800 fellow supply chain professionals, the company was highly commended in the Best Supplier Relationship Management Initiative category alongside supply chain partner State of Flux at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) ceremony, and shortlisted for two other awards.

Susan Lussem, Sellafield Ltd supply chain director said:

These nominations are fantastic recognition for the company.

CIPS is the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, and these awards are the gold standard for our industry. The incredible diversity and quality of other shortlisted organisations is testament to that.

I’d like to thank everyone who contributed, particularly my fantastic Sellafield supply chain colleagues. This success would not be possible without them. Recognition also to our excellent supply chain who help us to deliver our mission.

Sellafield Ltd was highly commended as recognition for its collaboration with supplier management specialists State of Flux.

Launched in January 2018, the programme has grown into a market leader and now manages 19 relationships, accounting for projects worth approximately £900m.

Meanwhile, Sellafield Ltd’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response was nominated in the category ‘Best Response to Supply Chain Resilience in a Crisis’.

Susan said:

During the pandemic, we were able to ensure all of our supply lines were maintained, which allowed our internationally important mission to progress safely and securely. Additionally, we supported the local response in Cumbria and Warrington which included personal protective equipment donations and release of personnel to volunteer in their communities.

Finally, Sellafield’s Programme and Project Partners (see image) was named a finalist in the ‘Public Procurement Project of the Year’ award.

The model was one of the biggest procurements in Europe, developed by Sellafield Ltd to deliver up to £7 billion of critical national infrastructure differently over a 20-year partnership.

Head of commercial in the project delivery directorate, Richard Lennard said:

Developing and awarding the Programme and Project Partners contract successfully was a significant achievement and testament to the teams involved. We now take great pride in the vision for the Programme and Project Partners model, as the collaborative partnership matures and starts to realise the benefits.


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