Announcing the MSDUK Awards Finalists 2016

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From Leicester to the City, this year’s nominees are all forerunners for change be it through innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusive procurement or corporate responsibility.

The MSDUK Awards recognise and celebrate a range of businesses that demonstrate success in the areas of innovation, sustainability, growth and commitment to diversity in their supply chain.

These awards will acknowledge the purchasing organisations and the outstanding entrepreneurial ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) of the UK for their collaborative efforts to make supply chains both inclusive and competitive, using procurement as a catalyst for growth.

The MSDUK Awards are divided into 5 categories

Corporation of the Year sponsored by Gibbs S3

Cummins, Sodexo, Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD)

Inclusive Procurement sponsored by IBM 

Balfour Beauty, Skanska UK PLC, Crown Commercial Services

Scale up Business sponsored by EY

Canary Wharf & City Ltd, Today Translations, Clintec International

Innovation sponsored by Capital One

Clifton Packaging Group, Docuprint, Bri-Tek Technologies

Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr Rabinder Buttar of Clintec International, Shaid Sheikh of Clifton Packaging Group, Sukhi Ghuman of Octavian Group

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Making Procurement Inclusive for a Stronger and Fairer Economy

We all buy goods and services, and when we spend our money on these goods and services, it sustains businesses large and small, paying for wages and supporting our economy. In other words, we are always playing an important role in our local, national, and global economy, and each decision we make has an impact, even though we may not think about it most of the time.

Using our purchasing power as individuals and businesses to improve society is an easy win for everyone.

This is at the heart of why ten years ago I founded MSDUK, the UK’s leading non-profit organisation driving inclusive procurement. Just as our individual purchasing decisions can have a positive impact on society, so – even more so – can the procurement choices of large corporations with huge purchasing power. Inclusive procurement helps to ensure that companies support a diverse portfolio of businesses, including those owned by ethnic minorities.

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