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  • 24 Feb 2021 7:26 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW Member Peter Walmsley wins 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year title in Colours of Life category With a photo of Bangalore flower market

    WINNER: Colours of Life - Peter Walmsley, UK

    Winner's Biography

    Peter Walmsley first became interested in photography through his chemistry teacher who ran an after-school club. He struggled with film for many years until a whole new world of image creation opened up, with the arrival of digital cameras. He joined a local camera club where the combination of supportive learning and regular competitions helped him to improve and gain various photographic qualifications. He subsequently became a judge in the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.

    Peter earns his living as a civil servant, helping to deliver aid projects to developing countries. This aligns with a significant interest in foreign travel, particularly to east and south east Asia, which led in turn to an interest in street photography as a means to capture local culture as seen through daily life.

  • 14 Jan 2021 11:48 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    First latest publication, entitled 'Transitioning from Risk to Resilience', delivered in partnership with Fusion Risk Management Inc. and with contributions from a number of experts. The onslaught of the devasting impact of the pandemic, together with the global effects of climate change, has clearly shown that the traditional enterprise risk management models based on analysis of historical trends are no longer valid in isolation. Agile adaptation to changing circumstances in a new enterprise resilient management model is now required for organizational survival and success.

    Download here
  • 17 Dec 2020 5:25 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW Chief Executive Claire Ward was the guest speaker at the Special General Meeting of the Employment Related Services Association. The meeting took place virtually on 11th December and was an opportunity to present the work of the ICW to an organisation where its members are seeing more need for collaboration and collaborative working. The membership of ERSA work across much of the public sector where commissioning is increasingly focussing on collaborative working.

  • 11 Dec 2020 11:26 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    This year's ICW Collaboration Awards, held at the Lansdowne Club in London and streamed live internationally, provided a great opportunity to share some of the great examples of collaborative working in action. Particularly in times of crisis we see how organisations pulling together can overcome many challenges. We are delighted to congratulate all those organisations short listed and to share the list of winners.

    Industry Award: Babcock Devonport Dockyard
    Supply Chain Award: Sellafield Limited
    Public Sector Award: Wiltshire Highways Services
    Defence and Security Award: RAF Hades Technical Support
    Covid-19 Response Award: Babcock UK - Devon Air Ambulance
    Third Sector Award: ATOS - ANTZ
    Infrastructure Award: Area 9 SRN Alliance
    Service Sector Award: MOD Modus Services
    Social Impact/Sustainability Award: DIO - AMEY Defence
    Chairman's Pathfinder Award: EDAROTH - Lambeth Council
    Collaborative Leadership Award: Odilon Serrano

    Video and further details available shortly.

  • 8 Dec 2020 11:03 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW is pleased to have been able to work with the Cabinet Office and industry partners in the development of the Construction Playbook. This innovative policy document marks a significant step forward in supporting government departments and agencies to harness the power of collaborative working with industry to deliver better outcomes and value for money. We look forward to working with the Cabinet office to support its implementation.

    Download the Construction Playbook here
  • 10 Nov 2020 12:12 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    ICW will be moving on the 1st December to a new address.

    Our new address will be:

    Evergreen House North
    Grafton Place
    London NW1 2DX

    Telephone (Main number): 0203 691 1530

  • 22 Sep 2020 1:38 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    It is with sadness that ICW has heard of the sudden death of Bev Waugh.

    Bev served for many years on the ICW Management Board as the Atkins representative. David Hawkins paid this tribute to Bev...

    "I had many interesting and valuable sessions with Bev, and her strong support for the ICW was always appreciated. She was a super strong character with a brilliant mind that contributed a great deal to the Atkins-ICW community."

    We send our heartfelt condolences on behalf of all the ICW community to her family, friends, and colleagues.

  • 12 Sep 2020 10:10 AM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    On 7–10 September 2020, ICW successfully ran its first classroom-based Leaders Course since the Covid-19 lockdown in March.

    With an emphasis on safety, we have to give a massive thank you to our hosts at Scarmen Conference Centre, Warwick, for ensuring the strictest levels of cleanliness, social distancing and availability of PPE. All delegates have expressed their appreciation for the many steps taken to ensure social distancing and the highest levels of sanitation and cleanliness throughout their stay.

    On the course itself we welcomed delegates from public and private sector organisations. Benefitting from cross learning, and the unique material of the course, we are pleased to say all delegates successfully passed our testing requirements and will be invited to become members of ICW.

    Equipped with new skills, perspectives and contacts, they will return to their respective organisations to play leading roles in the effective adoption of collaborative working. We at ICW will follow their collaborative journeys with interest!

  • 11 Sep 2020 2:19 PM | Adrian Wright (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who joined our recent online session, which brought together both ICW members and representatives from a number of institutes and associations to exchange experiences and ideas as to what we have learned so far from addressing the pandemic. The discusison and input was both lively and informative around the challenges faced and how these may influence us in the future. Many examples came across as to how organisations had quickly adapted to harness technology and the value of their robust relationships both internally and externally in difficult times. Several common themes developed including the need for leadership to ensure they create the right balance going forward where home working may be seen to have economic benefits carried the risk of diluting both internal and external relationships, people need interaction. There was a focus on the need to temper the use of technolology and build trust both within organisations and external relationships so the technology does not become a barrier to effective engagement. Behaviours at every level had a strong focus during the discussions to ensure maintaining a work/life balance. The full recording will shortly be available on the ICW website.

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