February 20th 2020 | Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

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25 Sep
' Nominations Open '
6 Nov
' Nominations Close '
20 Nov
' Shortlist Announced '
20 Feb
' Awards Ceremony '


Sarah Gadsen

Interim Chief Executive, Improvement Service (Categories: Community Benefits, Small Business & Third Sector)

Sarah joined Improvement Service in 2009 as Programme Manager before being promoted to Head of Change and Development in 2012 and then Director of Strategic Development and Collaboration, leading the Transformation, Performance and Improvement Team. She was appointed Interim Chief Executive in March 2018.

Stuart Calderwood

Commercial & Procurement Shared Service - Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Highland Council (Categories: Community Benefits, Small Business & Third Sector)

Stuart is Community Benefits & Sustainable Procurement Manager for the Shared Service with more than 21 years’ local government experience – six of those in a procurement role relating to sustainable procurement and community benefits. Stuart is passionate about community benefits, equalities, environmental and socio-economic value and the inclusive participation of the third sector in public procurement. 

Councillor Paul di Mascio

Councillor, North Lanarkshire Council (Categories: Community Benefits, Small Business & Third Sector)

Councillor Paul Di Mascio is a member of several committees on North Lanarkshire Council. He is group Business Manager and lead on the Enterprise & Growth Committee. In May 2017, he was appointed Depute Convener of Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee and represents North Lanarkshire Council on their Executive Sub-Committee. He has a business background and is a Trustee and Vice Chair of Moira Anderson Foundation.

Ainslie McLaughlin

Director, SPCD (Categories: Customer Service, Value for Money)

As Director of the Scottish Government’s Procurement and Commercial Directorate  (SPCD) since March 2015, Ainslie leads public procurement policy and practice at a national and central government level. Before taking up his present post he was Director of Major Infrastructure with Transport Scotland where he led the Scottish Government's £3 billion investment programme to modernise and improve Scotland's transport infrastructure.

Claire Skinner

Head of Operational Supply Chain and Compliance, APUC (Categories: Customer Service, Value for Money)

In her role as Head of Operational Supply Chain and Compliance, Claire leads collaborative procurement within the centre of procurement expertise for Scotland’s universities and colleges. 

Councillor Amanda Hawick

Councillor, Shetland Islands Council (Categories: Customer Service, Value for Money)

Councillor Amanda Hawick has represented Shetland Islands Council on Scotland Excel ‘s Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee since May 2012. She is passionate about working in partnership with other organisations to achieve better outcomes for Shetland communities.    ​

Councillor John Shaw

Councillor, Renfrewshire Council (Categories: Environmental Practices, Partnership Working)

Councillor John Shaw is a member of several Renfrewshire Council committees and is the Convener of the Finance, Resources & Customer Services Policy Board. In May 2017, he was appointed Convener of Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee, and represents Renfrewshire Council on our Executive Sub-Committee.

Adrian Bond

Programme Manager - Recycling, Zero Waste Scotland (Categories: Environmental Practices, Partnership Working)

Adrian works as Zero Waste Scotland’s Programme Manager for Recycling, leading a team of staff providing guidance and support to local authorities and the resource management sector in Scotland, to promote the Scottish Government’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. He has a key role in implementing Scotland’s Household Recycling Charter, a voluntary agreement and code of practice aiming to make recycling in Scotland easier for residents.

Laurie Carberry

Group Procurement Manager; Wheatley Group (Categories: Environmental Practices, Partnership Working)

Laurie Carberry is the Group Procurement Manager for Wheatley Group, Scotland’s leading housing, care and property management group. During her 4 years with the Group, Laurie has overseen the procurement of the largest social housing build programme within the UK. In addition to this, Laurie created and developed an innovative online discount portal for Wheatley customers, MySavings.

Jim Miller

Director - Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities, NHS National Services Scotland (Categories: Innovation, Workforce Development)

Jim is Director of Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities, which encompasses National Procurement, Health Facilities Scotland and the National Services Division. He has a broad portfolio providing commercial, clinical, advisory and improvement services across NHS Scotland. He fully recognises the role that a flexible, competitive and innovative supply base plays in supporting the future of Scotland’s Health Service.

Councillor Altany Craik

Councillor, Fife Council (Categories: Innovation, Workforce Development)

Councillor Altany Craik has represented Fife Council on Scotland Excel’s Joint Committee and Executive Sub-Committee since September 2015. At Fife Council, he is a member of several committees and is the Convener of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee.


Maureen Fitzpatrick

Head of Corporate Procurement, Glasgow City Council (Categories: Innovation, Workforce Development)

In her role as Head of Corporate Procurement, Maureen provides expert and strategic procurement advice across Glasgow City Council and is also responsible for the leadership and strategic development of the Corporate Procurement team to ensure that Service and Council objectives are delivered in line with the overall Strategic Plan.