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Collaborative Insight July 2017 - ISSUE 42

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Annual Collaborative Working Reception

Lord Evans
Lord Evans, ICW Chairman

House of Lords, London
10th May 2017

The sun shone again this year for the ICW 15th Annual reception at the House of Lords where over 200 guests gathered to celebrate another successful year for the Institute culminating in the publication of ISO 44001.

Les Pyle
Les Pyle, ICW

Our chairman Lord Evans opened the event with his usual upbeat style heralding yet another year of achievements for ICW. He clearly identified the challenges ahead for the UK with Brexit but saw in this an even greater needs to build collaborative business both with Europe and beyond.

Les Pyle briefed the gathering on the key events of the year with a focus on the publication of ISO 44001 now the International Standard for collaborative Business relationships being a significant milestone for the Institute. Congratulations to David Hawkins ICW Knowledge architect that led the development work and now who takes over the chairmanship of the new ISO committee that will oversee future developments. Thanks for all those involved and congratulations to the six ICW members who were the first to transition to the new standard through the BSI pilot EMCOR, Leidos, Costain, Kier, NATS and Network Rail.

Geoff Robson
Geoff Robson, DIO

The Institute welcomed Geoff Robson from DIO who gave his perspective on the implementation of the new standard supported by ICW and the importance of collaboration as a fundamental pillar of the DIO's supply chain strategy. He acknowledged the efforts of his team in being one of the early adopters of the standard following its publication and the first government depart to fully embrace the standard through to certification.

Minna Skyman
Minna Skyman, Skanska
Michael Chiam
Michael Chiam, Malaysian Employers Federation

Adding to the International flavour for this year's reception Minna Skyman few in from Sweden to offer the Skanska perspective where they have recently joined the Swedish mirror committee to support the further developments of the standard. She profiled the importance to Skanska both at home and overseas of collaboration and commended the UK operations on their achieving certification to the new standard. It was now high on the agenda for their other operations to mirror that success as it complemented the nature and style of the Skanska ethos.

We were delighted that Michael Chiam was able to join us. As the Malaysian representative on the ISO committee his views had been invaluable in the development of the standard and he was actively working with ICW to promote and develop its application in the ASEAN region. He introduced an amusing slant on collaboration and it importance to building east and west relationships.

Finally we appreciated BSI Marketing Director Toni Allen for joining us to award the latest ISO 44001 certificates achieved since the initial pilot.

Toni Allen
Toni Allen, BSI
DIO Presentation
ISO 44001 certificate awarded to DIO
Skanksa Presentation
ISO 44001 certificate awarded to Skanska
Eurovia Presentation
ISO 44001 certificate awarded to Eurovia

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