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ICW Collaborative Working Awards 2017

Tuesday 12 December 2017
House of Lords, London
Sponsored by BSI

Over 200 members, guests and nominees gathered in the Cholmondeley room / the terrace of the House of Lords on Tuesday 12th December for The Institute for Collaborative Working's annual Collaboration awards sponsored by BSI.

This year the Awards evening drew a record number of entries across 9 categories.

Lord Evans of Watford, Chairman of the Institute and head judge commented "The number and calibre of submissions this year far exceed the expectations of ICW and the Judges reflecting the growing focus on collaborative working as a key factor for industry and Government reinforced by the publication of the International standard - ISO 44001 - earlier this year which has significantly raised the profile of this topic."

Les Pyle "The shortlisted organisations came from a wide spectrum of organisations providing a challenging task for the judges; all of those short listed should be delighted to be joining over 200 attendees to celebrate their achievements." - Les Pyle, CEO ICW.

The 2017 ICW Collaboration Awards Winners

The winners are:-

Collaborative Pathfinder Award

NATS has shown both leadership and innovation in promoting and harnessing collaborative working approaches within their sector with their collaborative ecosystem to deliver a major transformational change programme to meet EU Single European Sky objectives. This is a progressive, multi supplier, integrated collaborative approach working with key international industry partners to transform UK airspace infrastructure. Their partners include: Indra (UK and Spain), Leidos, Harris (from the USA), EMCOR UK, Logicalis (from the UK), Altran, Thales (from France), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany) and NavCanada.

Public/Private Sector

MoD/Boeing have established an outstanding Public Private Partnership relationship that has demonstrated exceptional performance and benefits realisation through the effective use of collaboration. The visionary partnership between the Boeing Information Services (BIS) programme and the Ministry of Defence - Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organisation has seen the successful roll-out of the Base Inventory and Warehouse Management Services (BIWMS) programme. This programme is an example of a forward-thinking partnership bringing together a clear, concise vision and mission, which will deliver tangible benefits to the MoD for years to come.

Industry to industry Collaboration

Leidos - this collaborative arrangement between two major industry partners represents an outstanding relationship that clearly highlights the benefits of collaboration. Leidos & Lockheed Martin successfully entered into a Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity in relation to the Lockheed Martin IS&GS business transitioning to Leidos. Effective collaboration was imperative to making the full transition to Leidos a success. Collaborative Business Relationship Management principles underpinned all aspects of the transition which was recognised as a key success factor across their stakeholder community.

Innovative Collaboration

The NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy was recognising for their innovative approach to collaborative working within the Public sector. The NHS is arguably one of the most complex organisations in the world with a well-documented challenge for the healthcare system to become more integrated - a challenge that should not be underestimated in its magnitude. With a remit to deliver leadership development opportunities within the NHS, the East Midlands Leadership Academy (EMLA) has been working to support leaders with the transformation agenda by creating a 'systems leadership' model which brings together colleagues working in health and social care.

Supply Chain Award

Costain/Tarmac are recognised as supply chain partners that have engaged to develop enhanced ways of working. The Costain/Tarmac close collaboration has not only delivered demonstrable value but has also set the precedent for future working relationships. Based on that learning they have now formed a Global Collaborative Working Relationship to realise these benefits using established good practice across their businesses.

Emerging Collaborative Leader

Lois Love (Leidos) - Lois is recognised for her talent that she will become one of the next generation of collaborative leaders. Her determination not only embodies the philosophy of collaboration within her own day to day commercial activities but also continues to be a driving force behind her wider business understanding. As an individual contributor, mentor and leader within Leidos; Lois provides support and guidance across the business sectors in relation to collaborative working practices. Her focus and open-mindedness provides a fine example of how tomorrow's leaders should seek to engage.

Individual Award

David Wright (Keir) is an individual that has shown strong leadership and innovation in the development of collaborative working approaches. The judges considered that David demonstrated inspirational collaborative leadership in harnessing the benefits of collaborative working both within his own organisation and setting a cross industry benchmark.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Tim Seabrook (DIO) - Tim's overall approach to collaborative working demands special recognition. Through evaluating a broad range of submissions across both the public and private sector the judges unanimously agreed that the work undertaken on collaboration within the Defence Infrastructure Organisation driven Tim Seabrook warranted particular recognition for his efforts in developing a systemic approach to better harness the resources and capabilities of both government and industry to support our armed forces.

Chairman's Special Recognition Award

Wessex Capacity Alliance: This award was presented by the ICW Chairman for a submission that warranted recognition beyond the existing categories. The Wessex Capacity Alliance was set up in 2015 as collaboration between Skanska, Colas Rail, Mott MacDonald, AECOM and Network Rail to deliver a £400million programme of improvements at the UK's busiest railway station. This will result in the biggest package of improvements for passengers travelling to and from London Waterloo for decades by delivering enhanced capacity into Waterloo. Collaboration is at the heart of the Alliancing to achieve maximum efficiency and value for money. Work continues until 2019 and the alliancing principles have been further developed throughout the supply chain.


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