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To support people, organisations and business to understand the value of collaboration and the benefits achieved through collaborative working.

The 2020 Collaborative Working Awards

Date: Thursday 10th December 2020
Venue: The House of Lords, London
Sponsored by: BSI

We are pleased to announce that once again BSI will be sponsoring the 2020 ICW Collaboration Awards, which will be presented at the House of Lords on the evening of 10th December 2020.


Industry Collaboration

This should focus on joint activities between private sector entities of any size where delivery through collaborative working has been adopted to meet market or operational needs.

Public Sector

These may be collaborations between Public bodies or where Public sector organisations have elected to introduce collaborative working with industry partners.

Supply Chain

This may be either public or private organisations have adopted collaborative approaches with their suppliers and demonstrated a proactive approach to engage with and support supply chain partners.


This is frequently only focused on technology which may be appropriate if collaboration was necessary in the development process. It should however also consider operational, process and skills development innovations.

Third Sector

These may be collaboration between third sector organisations as well as where third parties, public or private sector organisations have been active partners in the collaboration.

International Collaboration

These may be collaborations indifferent countries either private or public sector, multi-national organisations that have adopted collaborative approaches or collaborations between organisations across national boundaries.

Service Sector

These can be collaborations both public or private or both focus on improving service delivery through a collaborative approach.

Social Impact

This category is focused where organisations Public, Private, third sector or social enterprises have delivered social benefit within communities.


This is a very broad category focused on sustainability programmes by public or private sector, third sector or NGOs which have demonstrably made contribution to long term sustainable developments including environmental, education, health and safety, improved welfare.

Defence & Security

This category should focus on collaboration which directly impact Defence and security programmes which may involve both Public and private sector organisations where safeguarding of society including crime prevention.

Collaborative Leadership

This category has been broadened to include both individual collaborative leadership and organisations, Public and private, which have demonstrated leadership in their areas of operation, industries and activities by both supporting and promoting collaborative working.

The Schedule

The Judges met on 29th and 30th September and judged the shortlisted submissions with a mixture of online and in-person presentations. The decisions have been made.

Book your place at the Online streamed awards on 10th December, live from the Ball Room at the Lansdowne club, and find out who has won this year's ICW Collaborative Awards.

See our previous Awards ceremonies, held at the House of Lords, London:

Evergreen House North, Euston, London NW1 2DX . Email: . Phone: 0203 691 1530
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