February 20th 2018 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow


19 Aug
' Nominations Open '
6 Dec
' Nominations Close '
6 Jan
' Shortlist Announced '
20 Feb
' Awards Ceremony '

2018 Winners

Supplier Excellence Awards - Community Benefit - Furnishing Service

The Furnishing Service

The Furnishing Service have delivered over 10,000 hours of work experience and created 126 jobs through Scotland Excel’s domestic furniture framework, with the majority of their workforce coming from vulnerable backgrounds. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Customer Service - Furnishing Service

The Furnishing Service - Winner, SME

The Furnishing Service aim to deliver a local, responsive service across Scotland. By upgrading their service management tool, they can now provide more accurate delivery information to customers and have increased their ‘right first time’ ratio from 90% to 99%. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Customer Service - YPO

YPO - Winner, Large

YPO have implemented a new ‘Customer Connected’ strategy across their business which has achieved an overall customer satisfaction score of 90.6%. They have used customer insight to successfully implement bespoke catalogues, electronic ordering and e-invoicing facilities. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Local Excellence - Communicare247


Communicare247 is collaborating with Falkirk Council and partners in the co-design of a new integrated health and social care system. The project will address a national switchover from analogue to digital technology, provide better solutions and increase citizen choice. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Environmental Practices - CRNS

CRNS - Winner, SME/ Third Sector

CRNS consortium members provide high quality, reuse items that can help to develop a more circular local economy.  In a relatively short space of time, councils working with CRNS have been able to divert 100 tonnes of waste from landfill and save 265kg of CO2 emissions.

Supplier Excellence Awards - Environmental Practices - Brakes

Brakes - Winner, Large

Brakes minimise the environmental impact of their business through using recycled and recyclable packaging, optimising transport logistics and reducing water consumption.  Last year, they re-engineered their own brand packaging to eliminate c. 118 tonnes of materials, equating to a CO2 saving of 291 tonnes.

Supplier Excellence - Care Visions

Care Visions - Winner, Large

Care Visions’ innovative Why Not? initiative changes the way young people are supported when moving on from care, by enabling long term relationships with carers.  The initiative allows a young person to visually map out their future and identify the adults in their lives to whom they would like to stay connected.

Supplier Excellence Awards - Innovation - Rossie

Rossie Young People’s Trust - Winner, SME/ Third Sector

Rossie Young People’s Trust’s TRT initiative is a collaborative project between Rossie and the University of Dundee which assesses and identifies a trauma specific intervention with the best fit for each young person.

Supplier Excellence Awards - Partnership Working - ASA Recruitment

ASA Recruitment

ASA Recruitment worked with The City of Edinburgh Council to trial a new system which helps clients to identify temporary staff usage trends. This allows councils more control over their spend and identify key areas where cost savings can be made. 

Supplier Excellence - Sweco

Sweco - Winner, Large

Sweco have delivered a targeted workplace travel planning programme in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council.  They have worked with 35 organisations at over 60 locations to promote environmentally friendly alternatives to private car travel such as cycling or public transport. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Value for Money - Findel Education

Findel Education - Winner, Large

Findel Education engaged with councils to understand their requirements for contract rebates.  Local authorities are now offered a matrix of cost saving components from which they can select those that work best for their needs.

Supplier Excellence Awards - Value for Money - SWIIS

Swiis Foster Care Scotland - Winner, SME

Swiis Foster Care Scotland aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for children while providing value for money and innovative solutions. They listen to young people and actively seek feedback from other key stakeholders which they use to develop and improve their placement options.

Supplier Excellence Awards - Workforce Development - Dingbro

Dingbro - Winner, Large

Dingbro committed to delivering a new training programme which invests in the development of all their staff.  They have become a National Training Provider for apprentices, and hundreds of staff from across their business have achieved qualifications through their training programme. 

Supplier Excellence Awards - Workforce Development - Rossie

Rossie Young People's Trust - Winner, SME/ Third Sector

As a Living Wage and Silver IiP employer, Rossie Young People’s Trust believe in investing in their staff’s wellbeing and development. They consult with staff on a training calendar, and their dedicated training centre has delivered training to 293 staff in the last six months.  

Supplier Excellence Awards - MGB Plastics

MGB Plastics

MGB Plastics received a special commendation from the judges for high quality entries across four categories which demonstrated their philosophy of continuous improvement and innovative product design. Their commitment to delivering high quality waste containers and minimising their carbon footprint benefits householders, local authorities and the environment.