On Friday 20th March 2015, the ‘Welsh National Procurement Awards 2015’ took place in Cardiff where recruitment and training provider New Directions Education was awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’.
The awards organised and delivered by the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies and the Welsh Government are now in their third year of running. They recognise and celebrate excellence in public procurement and tendering practices that have benefited Wales and its citizens.
The event was hosted by BBC Wales Presenter Lucy Owen, where guests enjoyed a four course meal and danced into the early hours with live entertainment.
New Directions Education was shortlisted for two awards – Supplier of the Year and the Community Benefits Award. Gary Williams, Director of Business Development for the organisation was at the ceremony to pick up the award, he comments ‘Winning this award means so much to our team. We work exceptionally hard from all our offices throughout the country to ensure that the schools and colleges across Wales have the best possible quality for cost service. To be acknowledged in such a way, by such a well-respected awards organisation is the ultimate reward’.
The business won the ‘Supplier of the Year’ award with an entry that the judges described as ‘A clear and concise submission demonstrating relevant examples. An impressive submission!’.
Ruth Dalton, Group Head of Communications for New Directions added ‘our aim is always to support the Welsh economy prosper. We are very proud that we, as an organisation have the opportunity to help make this country stronger, delivering a better future for education community throughout Wales. This award gives us the affirmation that we are doing things right, with integrity and passion’.
The award comes at the end of as week which also saw Kelly Storer, Regional Sales Manager for New Directions shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Manager of the Year’ category at the Investors in People awards which will take place in June.