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Deadline approaching for the UK National GO Awards

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There’s still time to submit your entry for the UK National GO Awards before the deadline of Friday 1st March.

The GO Awards celebrate the best in public procurement from throughout the UK, recognising contributions from the public, private and third sectors. Entering the awards gives you the opportunity to raise your profile, share best practice with your peers, and have your organisation’s procurement success story recognised. Learn more and enter the awards here.

As well as the prestige of a nomination, there’s the networking opportunities afforded by the GO Awards presentation ceremony. Whether you are a supplier to or a buyer for the public sector, the GO Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate procurement excellence, gain best practice insight and meet fellow procurement professionals at the networking opportunity of the year. Taking place on the evening of Procurex National, 30th April, the exclusive, black-tie UK National GO Awards ceremony will be held this year at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.

Grahame Steed, Business Intelligence and eSourcing Director at BiP Solutions, said of the awards:

 It’s hard to believe that the submissions deadline for the National UK GO Awards is so near – 1st March, in case you don’t have it in your diary. With so much change happening across the public sector, the recognition of consistent excellence and best practice is more important than ever before. We’re looking forward to once again recognising and celebrating progress across the entire public sector supply chain, culminating with the Awards ceremony on 30th April. I urge all organisations across the public sector – and those working with them – to take the time to enter these Awards.

To view all the categories of awards, learn more and submit your entry today, click here.

To find out more about BiP Solutions, visit www.bipsolutions.com.

GO Awards Northern Ireland 2019/20 – Finalists Announced

The finalists for the GO Awards Northern Ireland 2019/20 have been announced.

Celebrating the best in all areas of public procurement, the GO Awards Northern Ireland, now in their second year, recognises the special contribution names from across the public, private and third sectors have made to the Northern Irish procurement landscape. BiP Solutions would like to congratulate everyone who has made it to the final stages of this year’s competition.

The winners will be announced at an exclusive lunch reception at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th March.

This year’s finalists were chosen by the GO Awards Northern Ireland Judging Panel, made up of key figures from across UK procurement. BiP Solutions would like to thank all members of the Panel for their time. The full list of finalists is below.

Grahame Steed, Business Intelligence and eSourcing Director at BiP Solutions, said of the awards:

The GO Awards for Northern Ireland are evolving very well. Despite being in only their second year, we have seen a good range of nominations from across the public sector supply chain and across the country. We’re confident that these Awards will continue to grow in future, and become firmly established as part of the successful overall GO Awards programme.

Finalists 2019/20

GO Buy Social/Sustainable Procurement Award – Construction (sponsored by Buy Social)

  • Kevin Watson Group
  • Fox Building and Engineering, White Young Green
  • GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust & Central Procurement Directorate
  • Department for Infrastructure, Graham Farrans Joint Venture, AECOM
  • Farrans Construction
  • FP McCann Ltd, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Department for Communities

GO Buy Social/Sustainable Procurement Award – Services (sponsored by Buy Social)

  • Countryside Services Ltd
  • G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Ltd
  • Translink and Sword Security
  • BT Northern Ireland & partner TerraQuest
  • DoF Construction & Procurement Delivery and Premiere People

GO Procurement Innovation/Initiative of the Year Award

  • Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD)
  • Barclay Communications
  • Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) – Procurement Operations Branch
  • Derry City & Strabane District Council
  • Clonallon Laboratories Ltd and DeRoyal

GO Procurement Project of the Year Award

  • Translink
  • Derry City & Strabane District Council
  • Northern Ireland Water

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award

  • Translink-  Future Ticketing System (TFTS)
  • Construction & Procurement Delivery (CPD) – Procurement Operations Branch
  • Procurement & Logistics Service (a subsidiary of the Business Services Organisation) partnering with all Health and Social Care Trusts and the Department of Health
  • CPD Supplies and Services Division
  • Local Government Procurement Group
  • Northern Ireland Water
  • Translink –  Procurement Team

For more information on BiP Solutions, visit www.bipsolutions.com.

BiP Solutions launches second report in series exploring local government procurement

New market report considers local government trends, challenges and opportunities in a digital world

Download your exclusive copy of the report here.

Today, BiP Solutions is pleased to launch the second in our series of reports focusing on the changing landscape of public sector procurement. Our latest report considers the impact of this changing landscape for local government in an ever-evolving digital world.

The publishing of the Government’s Transformation Strategy effectively kickstarted the journey of digital transformation for Government with many local authorities taking advantage of the components available to them through GOV.UK.

In fact, across local government today, digital transformation is playing a significant role in meeting the needs and expectations of citizens. In light of this, our report considers the key digital trends and innovative approaches transforming service delivery for citizens. It also considers current spend within local government, with a particular focus on IT/Digital spend, and also draws on findings from recent research conducted by our colleagues at iGov Survey to highlight the specific procurement challenges and opportunities facing local government and the wider public sector.

Eddie Regan, PASS Training Consultant at BiP Solutions, said of this research:

The timing of the latest iGov Survey is quite appropriate, given the current uncertainty about Brexit and the continual questions about what impact it may or may not have on public procurement.

Early engagement, innovation and emerging new technologies all have a massive role to play in the future direction of public procurement. The public sector cannot afford to fall behind and this research highlights that whilst the sector is moving in the right direction, more does need to be done to upskill procurement teams and develop effective supplier relationships that deliver true value for all involvement in the procurement process, including and not forgetting, service users.’

Our report also reflects on our recent Procurex Events in Wales and Scotland and considers key ways take to get ahead if you are looking to tap into the local government marketplace, regardless of your prior experience of procurement.

To read the report in full, please access your personal copy here.

To find out more about our solutions, please visit: www.bipsolutions.com

BiP Solutions celebrates 35 years of success

Over 150 guests attended BiP Solutions’ glittering 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration Dinner on 25 January.

The black tie event, held in Glasgow’s Grand Central hotel, started with a champagne reception before, in true Burns Night fashion, the night opened with an “Address Tae The Haggis”.

The evening brought together colleagues from both the Glasgow and Manchester offices, as well as many special guests drawn from those who have collaborated with and supported our company over the years.

The night was also a prime opportunity to recognise the hard work of many colleagues past and present.

Some special congratulations were saved for the new members of BiP Solutions 15 years’ service club who have been gifted a European city break from our company – thank you all for your dedication and loyalty over the years.

Congratulations again to the following employees that have reached this momentous landmark in their career at BiP Solutions:

  • Sophie Agrell, Senior Proofreader
  • Roberta Brady, Account Manager
  • Johan Kerr, Executive Board PA
  • Melanie Macfarlane, Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Tony McCann, Distribution Assistant
  • Leigh McEwan, Senior Data Analyst
  • David McGill, Distribution Assistant
  • David Vance, Distribution Assistant
  • Lynne Scott, Research and Content Team Leader

Eddie Regan, Principal PASS Procurement Consultant, who has worked with BiP for over thirty years, gave a speech dedicated to the company’s  founder, Ron Burges. Eddie spoke about his fond memories of the early days of the business, when BiP Solutions was run first from a humble portakabin and then from a small office in Woodlands Terrace in Glasgow’s west end – showing just how far the company has come and how much has been achieved over three and half decades. He then presented the Executive Chairman with the “35 Years of Innovation and Excellence Award”, which Ron was more than delighted to accept.

After the awards presentations, the night’s entertainment commenced. Paul Martin, one of the UK’s leading magicians, opened the show, with the ‘Jersey Notes’ serenading staff and special guests late into the Friday evening.

Overall the night was a triumphant success and our management team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the evening programme. We would also like to thank all the guests who joined us on the evening – here’s to another 35 years of success!

Reflecting on the evening and on the company’s 35th anniversary, BiP Solutions’ CEO, Simon Burges, said:

“I am sure that all guests who attended enjoyed our Anniversary Gala Dinner, as did I.  As always, it was great to have the collective staff group together to mark this special occasion

This event commenced the celebrations for BiP’s 35th Anniversary year, an achievement that has only made possible through the collective contribution of all current and past staff from across all areas of the business.

This is a special year and an exciting time for our business with lots to come in 2019. We very much look forward to sharing more details about this in the months ahead.”

 

If you would like to learn more about BiP Solutions or find out more about the job vacancies that are currently available, visit our website: www.bipsolutions.com

Brexit latest: publishing contracts if there’s no deal

Crowds representing UK and EU flags

After a tumultuous week in Westminster, the situation surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU continues to be dynamic. Although the ‘meaningful vote’ of 15th January has now taken place, and the Government has survived a no-confidence vote,  much remains to be decided and clarified – not least before the next vote, currently scheduled for 29th January.

However, preparations are underway for various outcomes, and what their effect will be for public procurement in the UK. At BiP Solutions, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure it continues to be ‘business as usual’ for our customers post 29th March and are pleased to share the update below.

What has the Government said about ‘no deal’?

As previously described in a technical note published in September, the Government has stated that it will ensure that the regulation for public procurement will continue to function in the “unlikely event” of a ‘no-deal’ exit. Current regulations will be adapted as necessary to remain in operation, should this situation arise. The Government reassures that most procurement regulations “will remain exactly the same.”

What might change?

If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal being agreed, the key change for public procurement will be that contracting authorities would be required to send notices to a new, UK-specific e-notification service. This would replace the need to send to the EU Publications Office and Tenders Electronic Daily. Advertising in Contracts Finder, MOD Defence Contracts Online, Public Contracts Scotland, Sell2Wales and eTendersNI would remain a requirement, as is currently the case.

As a leading e-Sender, BiP Solutions has been working closely with the Cabinet Office to develop this new service.

What will reduce the level of action needed?

As we understand the Cabinet Office’s current guidance, contracting authorities which currently use an ‘e-Sender’, a third-party provider, to submit publications to the EU Publications Office will be able to continue with this approach, regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations. However, this is dependent on e-Senders also completing the integration process to send notices to the new UK-specific e-notification service, should this be enacted.

Simon Burges, CEO of BiP Solutions, said:

I am delighted to say that BiP Solutions were one of the first e-Senders in the UK to confirm to the Cabinet Office that we will integrate our services with the new UK e-notification service. This is great news for our customers, since any authority working with BiP will need to take very little action to change their current method of publishing contracts, unlike other e-Senders who may be required to publish notices manually.

This year, we celebrate our 35th anniversary and whilst our operation has grown considerably in size and scope over the years, our core values remain unchanged. We will continue to remain at the heart of the buyer/supplier relationship and support our customers through all stages of their procurement journey, and that includes providing advice and guidance – deal or no deal.

Contracting authorities who work with other e-Senders or who submit their notices directly to the EU Publication Office may need to publish their notices manually to the new UK notification service. Information as to how to do this has not yet been released, meaning that these organisations will have to await further advice depending on future developments.

To find out more about how BiP Solutions can help with your contract and tendering needs, visit www.bipsolutions.com or call (+44) 0141 332 8247.

New digital paths for health, work and business a major focus within the NHS Long Term Plan

Hospital working working on tablet computer

Earlier this month, the NHS published its Long Term Plan. The Plan details how the £20.5 billion budget settlement for the NHS, confirmed in the summer of last year, will be spent over the next five years.

For patients, the Plan focuses on delivering ‘the best start in life’ for everyone, community health, and allowing people to age well. From the perspective of the NHS itself, the Plan will focus on driving efficiency, both in terms of organisation and affording individual workers easier and more effective working practices.

A major focus of the Plan concerns digital transformation. This will include such innovations as the NHS App, allowing for a single way for patients to identify themselves across a range of local and national services.

Associated apps and digital solutions will no doubt be embraced wholeheartedly by a range of NHS institutions, as a recent iGov Survey found that 72% of respondents from the NHS would like to deliver patient health apps as part of their Wi-Fi solution, while more than two-thirds stated that patient access to online appointment bookings will be beneficial.

At BiP Solutions, we recognise both the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation facing healthcare buyers and suppliers today.

In fact, our most recent report considered the digital trends and innovative approaches playing a significant role in today’s NHS through boosting efficiencies and, crucially, saving lives. You can access a complimentary copy here.

It’s no secret that the NHS is a hugely complex organisation, with hundreds of separate but connected organisations, and navigating the ways they link, share information and work together can sometimes be difficult for NHS staff, let alone those seeking to work with NHS trusts. The digital transformation element of the Long Term Plan promises to ease the burden of the NHS’ complexity for patients and staff.

If you’re looking to cut through the difficulties of understanding how NHS organisations are related and talk to the right person to do business with, BiP Solutions’ Ingenium community can help. Our data community holds contact details for all senior decision-makers throughout the NHS, which we combine with a deep understanding of the NHS’ structure to deliver relevant and engaging digital marketing campaigns.

The Long Term Plan will reshape many NHS working practices, the ways patients interact with the NHS, and the way that business is done too. For businesses, it’ll therefore be important to keep up-to-date with the latest developments, as changes are set to happen throughout the NHS supply chain. An easy way for businesses to ensure they’re staying abreast of the latest changes is through Tracker’s business intelligence modules which offer an easy one-stop, complete source of information on public sector procurement.

Additionally, a major element of the Plan’s overhaul of working methods will be further innovations in terms of technology and equipment needed. For example, the Plan’s stated aims include new ways of managing and storing data, as well as novel methods of treating patients and providing care. With innovation a primary concern, it’s important that businesses are able to join conversations with NHS buyers earlier, to ensure that they can gain a real understanding of the requirement – or even shape discussion about the solution needed.

In fact, Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), said at our recent Procurex Scotland event that “early engagement is absolutely crucial.” He also noted that both buyers and suppliers should be encouraged to engage earlier to get the best out of a procurement exercise:

“If we don’t engage with the market, we won’t understand what the market can offer or what suppliers have developed for a different buyer elsewhere in the country. If we do not talk to suppliers then we miss out on opportunities and we will end up trying to procure something that they may not be able to deliver.”

How we can help

As mentioned before, Ingenium can put businesses in touch with key NHS stakeholders ahead of the tender process, helping conversations happen earlier.

Additionally, Tracker aids early engagement, thanks to easy viewing of upcoming contract renewals and recurring projects through ‘Market Leads’, meaning businesses can discuss these needs ahead of tender publication. Meanwhile, Tracker’s ‘Spend Analysis’ allows for an overview of what organisations are spending and with whom – helping businesses to shape future discussions by understanding how individual NHS trusts spend and work.

The transformation of the NHS via the Long Term Plan looks set to radically overhaul the way that the NHS, patients and businesses interact. We look forward to working digitally together with the NHS as the Plan unfolds.

Further reading

View the Long Term Plan here.

Access our latest Healthcare market report here.

To find out more about our solutions, please visit: www.bipsolutions.com

Scottish Budget 2018

Against the backdrop of uncertainty caused by the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP has delivered the 2018 Scottish Budget (December 12th).

Describing it as a “fair and progressive budget” Derek Mackay presented a business-friendly package, while placing the protection of public services at the heart of this Budget Statement.

Below you can find a breakdown of key Scottish Budget 2018 figures in addition to which public sector opportunities await your industry.

SME

A £50 million ‘Town Centre Fund’ will provide much needed support for Scotland’s high streets. There will also be a cap put on business rates below inflation, providing a tax cut for small businesses, which Mackay described as “the most generous system anywhere in the UK”. The partnership between the private sector and the Scottish Government has played an important role in recent years, which was championed by the Cabinet Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn MSP at Procurex Scotland, in which he encouraged businesses to consider the welfare of local communities and the environment, calling on suppliers to “not be risk averse”.

Housing

An investment of £825 million -as part of an overall fund of £3 billion- will help deliver 50,000 affordable homes over the course of this parliament, which has been the cornerstone of Housing Minister Kevin Stewart’s construction agenda.

Education

Describing education as the Scottish Government’s “defining mission”, the Finance Secretary set out bold new proposals for Scottish schools. £180m will be used to close the attainment gap, including £120m, which will be directed towards headteacher budgets through ‘Pupil Equity Funding’. £600m will also be given to colleges and £1 billion has been secured for Scotland’s world-class universities. £214m has been set aside for apprenticeships and skills; providing a gateway in to employment for many of Scotland’s young people.

Healthcare

An increase of £730m will be provided to NHS Scotland, which is the equivalent to hiring 19,000 nurses, as Derek Mackay confirmed “health is a top priority for the government”, which accounts for almost half of the Scottish Government’s overall spending.

Local Government

The Scottish Government will provide “a real terms increase in the total local government settlement of over £210m” Mackay said, taking the local government budget to £11.1 billion. This will be welcome news for Fife Council executive director Keith Winter, who was a keynote speaker at Procurex Scotland, where he championed “social justice” as he encouraged councillors to adopt a global strategy moving forward.

BiP Solutions launches new report series exploring changing shape of public sector procurement

NHS-Procurement-Report

New market report considers healthcare trends, challenges and opportunities in a digital world

Today, BiP Solutions is pleased to launch the first of a series of reports, which will focus on the changing landscape of public sector procurement. The inaugural report considers the impact of this changing landscape for the NHS and wider healthcare organisations in an ever-evolving digital world.

Autumn Budget pledges to significantly invest in improving frontline services were widely welcomed by Healthcare leaders as the NHS continues to grapple with challenges ranging from managing the needs of an ageing population through to delivering services fit for 21st century users. And, for the latter, digital transformation has a crucial part to play.

In light of this, our report considers the digital trends and innovative approaches playing a significant role in today’s NHS in boosting efficiencies and crucially saving lives. It considers current spend within the NHS and also draws on findings from recent research conducted by our colleagues at iGov Survey to highlight the specific procurement challenges and opportunities facing the NHS.

Professor Duncan Eaton, Executive Advisor, All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Chair of P4H England, said of this research:

‘This latest iGov survey has been carried out at a very opportune time. NHS procurement in England is at a major crossroads in its development, particularly given the changing structure at national level. Alongside the organisational changes, eSourcing and supply chain processes are gaining greater prominence. For example, the Scan 4Safety programme – responsible for enabling the delivery of better patient care, improved client productivity and supply chain efficiency – is now developing rapidly and is already having a notable impact on supply chain efficiency and patient safety.’

There is also the opportunity to reflect back on our flagship healthcare event, P4H England, and talk about some of the solutions we offer to support both healthcare buyers and suppliers in their procurement journey.

To read the report in full, please access your personal copy here.

To find out more about our solutions, please visit: www.bipsolutions.com

Professionals value the “Power of Procurement” at Procurex Wales 2018

Procurex Wales celebrated its fourth year this November. The 2018 event, held at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 8 November, was dedicated to innovation, collaboration and education for public procurement professionals in both the private and public sectors.

Keynote Arena

Procurex Wales is a major highlight of the annual Welsh public sector calendar. The event, which is supported by the Welsh Government, welcomed Keynote speakers including:

  • Mark Drakeford AM – Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Welsh Government
  • Clare Gibbs – Deputy Director, Cabinet Office
  • Emma Watkins – Director of the CBI, Welsh Government
  • Malcolm Harrison – Chief Executive Officer, CIPS
  • Sue Moffatt – Commercial Director, Welsh Government & Director NPS

Mark Drakeford hosted the first keynote sessions, which were based on the “power of procurement”. He spoke to a packed lecture theatre about the journey the Welsh government is on to move procurement from behind the scenes to become more aligned with wider government objectives.

He also discussed Brexit, saying that it is incredibly important that the UK government strikes a deal as in his opinion, a “no deal Brexit would be catastrophic for Wales”. He says that, if a deal is reached, it will throw up different challenges for the procurement profession. Many of these potential challenges were shared during Emma Watkins’ session, which focused on what support the Welsh government is providing to prepare businesses for whatever Brexit outcome occurs.

Training sessions at Procurex Wales

Over 1,100 delegates enjoyed over 40 free training sessions in five training zones. Presenting in one of the training zones was Keir Warner, Head of Sourcing at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership. After he highlighted the benefits of bringing buyers and suppliers together at events like Procurex Wales, he said:

“We can get siloed in our organisations and the work that we are doing. It is refreshing to come to somewhere like Procurex as you can meet others that have faced the same problems and been through some of the pain that your organisation may be going through – this is where shared learning can happen”.

Event sponsor GeTech is keen to enter the Welsh public sector market with their Chrome for Enterprise model and, although they have been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 10 framework, to supply Cloud Support Services, the team felt that they gained a lot of knowledge from attending Procurex Wales:

“The best takeaway for us is learning how to reach the procurement market in Wales and find out how to get on to Welsh frameworks – we’re taking away many lessons from this event.”

Welsh Government Procurement Pavilion

At the centre of the event was the Welsh Government Procurement Pavilion. This space gave delegates from both the public and private sector the opportunity to meet face to face.

As the Welsh Government recently launched the ‘Prosperity for All: economic action plan’, the main message that they wanted to spread throughout the event is that Wales is dedicated to delivering against the key areas of economic growth, equality, efficiency savings, and collaboration.

Sue Moffat, Commercial Director, Welsh Government, attended the pavilion throughout the day. Speaking to BiP during the day, she fed back that:

“Events like Procurex Wales showcase the fantastic work the Welsh public sector procurement teams are doing”.

Ms Moffat also spoke passionately about the new opportunities that are becoming available for Welsh suppliers and how the public sector must engage with the private sector to get the best outcomes:

“We can grow the Welsh economy by using Welsh suppliers while investing in innovation and grow in skills and capability. We can never lose sight that everything we do is for the citizens of Wales”.

Join us at Procurex Wales 2019

BiP Solutions would like to thank all partners, sponsors, delegates and exhibitors for their involvement this year, which has helped make the event a success once again.

Do not miss out next year – register your interest now for Procurex Wales 2019, which will be taking place on 7 November at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.

Alternatively, contact us today to discuss booking your 2019 exhibition or sponsorship package asap – 0845 270 7066 or exhibitions@procurexwales.co.uk

GO Awards Wales 2018/19

Just over two weeks after the GO Awards Scotland ceremony, Welsh finalists took to the stage at the prestigious GO Awards Wales 2018/19 event at Cardiff’s Mercure Hotel on 8 November 2018, to celebrate the people behind the country’s procurement success.

Among the guests were public sector buyers and their suppliers, many continuing conversations that started earlier that day at Procurex Wales, held in the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.

Many success stories were shared on the night by the host, BBC Wales presenter Jennifer Jones, as she guided guests through the evening of presentations.

Her first acknowledgement was of the hard work of this year’s judges:

Sue Moffatt – Commercial Director, National Procurement Service, Welsh Government

Eddie Regan – Principal Procurement Consultant, PASS

Mark Roscow MBE – Director of Procurement Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Sharon Smyth – Director in Central Procurement Directorate’s Supplies and Services Division, CPD

Umar Hussain MBE – Chief Financial Officer, South Wales Police

Simon Stranks – Membership Executive – Small Business Unit, CBI

Emma Waldron – Risk, Procurement & Governance Manager, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA)

Jane Lynch – Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Elizabeth Lucas, MSc, MCIPS – Head of Customer and Digital Services, Caerphilly County Borough Council

The judging panel had to select winners and highly commended entrants from organisations across Wales in twelve categories. Winners were announced in the following categories:

GO Awards Wales 2018/19: Celebrating Excellence in Public Procurement

GO Procurement Innovation of the Year Award: Taking the procurement function forward – NHS Wales Informatics Service

GO Procurement Leadership of the Year Award – Office for National Statistics (for entry: ONS Commercial Apprentices and Students Scheme)

GO Procurement Project of the Year Award – NHS Wales Informatics Service

GO Procurement Team of the Year Award – NHS Wales – Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)

GO Social and Community Benefit in Procurement Award – Tai Tarian

GO Excellence Wales Awards – NHS Wales Informatics Service

The GO Awards Wales Excellence Award was new for 2018/19 and, unlike the other categories, applicants cannot enter – as it recognises the very best overall submission drawn from each of the winners in this year’s Awards.

This category recognised the best of the best and the submission that most clearly demonstrated progress, innovation and achievement was the winner NHS Wales Informatics Service.

On the night, Ms. Jones praised the Excellence Award winner for all their effort:

“Congratulations to the team at NHS Wales Informatics Services – a great night for you, and especially for those involved in the All Wales GP Systems and Services submission. A fantastic entry – in fact, certainly one of the very best that we have seen in the three years of the GO Awards Wales.”

Overall, the event was a tremendous success as guests also enjoyed a three-course meal and entertainment from international award-winning close-up magician, Jasper Blakeley.

BiP Solutions would like to thank the main sponsor GetTech Enterprise, event sponsors WiFi Spark Ltd, Xma Limited, CCube Solutions, Centerprise International Ltd, Bloom Procurement Services, Structherm, BTS Ltd, Delivery Direct Logistics, BIPVco and category sponsors Alto Digital, CAE, Gen Med, Oasis, Omnicell, Matrix Telematics and Saliis.

To learn more about the UK GO Awards National 2019/20, visit the GO Awards website.