Cardiff Business School hosted the 2nd Annual Event Showcasing Effective Collaboration on Wednesday 14 September 2016. The event, opened by Les Pyle was organised by Dr Jane Lynch, Senior Associate of ICW Wales and Lecturer for Cardiff University. ICW (Wales) aims to support individuals and businesses in Wales to become leaders in effective collaborative working.
The Well-Being of Future Generations Act (2015) emphasises collaboration as an essential way of working and so procurement professionals and suppliers in Wales are keen to understand more about the many benefits and challenges. The Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales. Delegates attending the collaboration event heard many valuable insights shared by speakers of organisations based in Wales and by ICW Executive Network Members. The topics ranged from designing consortia friendly procurement, using collaboration for improving the sustainable management of natural resources, understanding the process for achieving BS 11000 accreditation (Abellio), monitoring the impact of collaboration (Highways) and collaborating for managing a crisis (BAM Nuttall).
The 3rd Annual Event in Wales is planned for November 2017.