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The ICW Collaborative Working Awards 2022

Date: Wednesday 14th December 2022
Time: from 6:30pm
Venue: House of Lords
Sponsored by BSI

Following our Annual Reception on 12th May 2022 we are pleased to announce that the registration platform is open for submissions. We are pleased to announce that once again BSI will be sponsoring the ICW Collaborative Working Awards, which will be presented at the House of Lords on the evening of 14th December 2022.

Register your submissions here

As guide to ensure your story is recognised it is important to address the questions and articulate succinct short responses. We also recommend that providing supporting materials will help to reinforce the submission.

Please note that organisations are able to make multiple submissions as appropriate.

In considering the categories and to address previous enquiries you may consider the following briefs for each category:

Awards Schedule

  • 12 May 2022 - Registration open
  • 31 July 2022 - Submissions close
  • 15 Aug to 10 Sept 2022 - Shortlisting panel
  • 4-5 Oct 2022 - Judging
  • 14 Dec 2022 - Awards event

The Categories

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.


How has collaborative working been successfully adopted by smaller organisations or encouraged by larger companies to support Micro, Small or medium size Enterprises?

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.

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.

See our previous Awards ceremonies:

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.


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.

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.

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