11th May 2016
This year's Annual House of Lords Reception, hosted by our Chairman Lord David Evans and sponsored by Lockheed Martin, was attended by the largest number of guests since the annual reception was first held in 2000. This reflects the ever increasing interest and support for the work of ICW in promoting collaborative working and driving the thought leadership for BS 11000 and its migration to an International standard. Les Pyle (ICW CEO) was able to report growing success with membership, research in association with Warwick University, expansion of its capability development and training portfolio, overseas developments and the continued progress towards the launch of ISO 11000.
Our special thanks to Lockheed Martin for sponsoring this year's reception and for their continued support in the future reflected by their MD Mark Cooper in his overview on the value of collaborative working in terms of their growth and the work of ICW in being at the forefront of collaborative thinking. In addition we were joined by HS2 CEO Simon Kirby, who has been a strong supporter of collaborative working and the Institute.
Simon took the opportunity of the ICW annual reception to reaffirm his and HS2 commitment to ensuring that collaboration will be firmly embedded in the construction of the High Speed programme to support the building of an industry legacy. His reiterated his support for the work of ICW and the value of utilising the principles of BS 11000 to underpin sustainable relationships at all levels to deliver the largest civil programme in Europe and harness this unique opportunity to bring innovation to deliver benefits beyond the implementation of the route itself.
At each ICW event we aim to recognise those organisations that have achieve BS 11000. The Annual reception this year provided a focal point for our largest ever series of presentations by Frank Lee, Director at BSI. In total of 13 companies were invited along which is indicative of the growing recognition that the standard is getting and the value it can help deliver. The companies were; Telefonica O2, Interserve defence, Buckingham Group, Gleeds, VVB, WSP, Walker construction, MOD Royal Fleet auxiliary, Cammell Laird, A&P, Hempel, Lloyds Register Marine and Trimline.