Finalists three years in a row at GO Awards

City of Glasgow College has been shortlisted in this year’s GO Awards Scotland.

The college’s Procurement Team is in the running for the Continuous Improvement Award. It is the third year in a row the team has reached the finals. They won Supplier Relationship Management in 2019 and Procurement Team of the Year in 2020.

This new category recognises public and third sector organisations that use their commercial skills to build close relationships with contractors, in order to drive better outcomes during the life of a contract.

Deborah Fagan, Head of Procurement at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted once again and to be the only college in Scotland to reach the finals. This particular category focuses on the multiple benefits that contract management can provide when a dedicated team have clear goals in place.

“Our submission supports the collaborative partnership we have with the college’s hair and beauty supplier, College Kits Direct. A key advantage to working closely with our contractors is the chance to drive continuous improvement through the contract.”

Allison Bell, Associate Dean for Hair and Beauty at City of Glasgow College, added:

“The Hair and Beauty team are also delighted to be shortlisted in recognition of our collaboration with the colleges’ procurement team and College Kits Direct. Central to our continuous improvement has been all parties sharing our vision and priority of continually enhancing our students’ experience in preparing them for their next steps in industry or further study.”

The success of the relationship between Procurement, Hair and Beauty, and College Kits Direct has resulted in an annual student and staff industry level training scheme which includes embedding sustainability in a salon environment.

It also sees an annual spend rebate which is reinvested to improve the student journey, an exclusive lifetime alumni discount, and a 40% reduction in product packaging.

GO Awards Scotland celebrates the tireless endeavour that underpins the delivery of critical services. The winners for 2021/22 will be announced at an awards ceremony to take place on 3 March 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.