Welcome to this edition of Collaborative Insight featuring the annual ICW House of Lords Collaborative Working reception sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
Also featured is the very successful Collaborative Working in Energy event held at Ironmongers Hall on 5th July sponsored by BAM Nuttall. Mike Hogg who recently joined ICW as an Associate Director to focus on Energy, used his extensive network of Energy sector contacts to organise an impressive group of speakers.
The 2016 Collaborative Working Awards process is now closed for further entries with a significant number of submissions. Short listing by BSI followed by face-to-face judging by an independent panel will now take place for the decisions to be announced at the House of Lords on 8th December.
BS 11000 continues to flourish as evidenced by the number of certificates presented at the House of Lords reception. Since then recent certifications include 3 x firsts - a Scottish company, a Spanish company and the 1st for a multiple supply chain cluster. This augurs well for the on-going evolution of BS 11000 into ISO 11000 expected to be published in early 2017. This will represent the culmination of 15 years focused effort from when CRAFT was conceived in 2002 - perseverance pays!
Publication of ISO 11000 is likely to significantly raise the interest in Collaborative working particularly for the ICW Training portfolio. The strengthened ICW team is well prepared for this expected growth in activity in the UK and beyond.
Nicky Painter has taken on the role to orchestrate the growing ICW Individual Membership Scheme. She welcomes ideas for issues to add value to this membership process.
Regarding the Executive Network, ICW is pleased to welcome 4 new members - Carillion (Infrastructure), DNV (Assessment / certification), Greencore (Food) and t (Construction).
ICW has a full schedule of events for the next 12 months with the next event addressing Collaborative Working in Wales in September at Cardiff University. This is followed by Collaborative Working Across the Emergency Services Value Chain in October sponsored by Bluelightworks. The second ICW Collaborative Working Awards evening event will take place at the House of Lords on 8th December sponsored by BSI. The first event of 2017 is expected to be Collaborative Working across the Commonwealth held at Marlborough House. The annual ICW House of Lords Collaborative Working reception for 2017 will take place on 11th May.
ICW looks forward to working closely with the growing International Collaborative Working community as the future unfolds.