Once again, this year and we were delighted that caliber and quality of submissions demonstrated the level of collaborative activities that go beyond the ISO standard. This year's Awards certainly brought forward a wide spectrum of submissions providing a significant challenge to our judges, making it ever more difficult to short list potential winners and choose outright winners in any category.
What we found this year was the diversity of the submissions and how despite submissions against individual categories these frequently identified much broader applications of collaborative working. This very encouraging for ICW since it demonstrates how collaborative working is broadening its value. Thus, having shortlisted organisations the judges felt that recognising these diverse aspects prompted them to consider each of these against various categories. Therefore, this year we are recognising all the short listed organisations collectively.
We are delighted that once again BSI is jointly sponsoring this year Awards event and providing professional support for the evaluation and recommendations. We would also thank those foundation members of the Institute who sponsored individual awards.
ICW owes special thanks to the Judges who gave of their valuable time to review and evaluate the short-listed nominations and for their impartial assessments in selecting the winners who were announced at the House of Lords on 12 December 2019.
Innovation Award: Home Office & Vivace
Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE) is a Home Office initiative to bring together experts from Government, Industry and Academia in order to tap into current and future development to address the ever-increasing challenges faced by the UK from child protection to crime and terrorism. Advising on policy and change to make our country safer for all.
Collaborative Competence Award: Skanska – Be Better together
The concepts of collaboration are powerful, but the results only come when organisations seek to embed these in their business at every level. For this recognition has led to the creation of the Be Better Together (BBT) Steering Group and associated Working Groups that promote and manage all aspects of collaborative working across Skanska UK. Under the sponsorship of their Executive Director.
Social Impact Award: Welsh Air Ambulance
The evolution pioneered by the Welsh Air Ambulance has pushed the boundaries in support of those in need. Working in collaboration with NHS Wales this consultant led Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer service puts skilled consultants and trauma equipment right at the point of need.
Community Collaboration Award: Graham Construction & LLWR Cumbria
This is a special award which recognises the ethos of their organisation in sponsoring and driving engagement with the Copland community in Cumbria. Supporting the Drigg and Carleton 10 year plan with student engagement, local employment, community projects and fund raising and much more.
Chairman's Award: Morgan Sindall - Careers in Cumbria
Careers in Cumbria is an employability development programme created by Morgan Sindall focused on those people in the region that needed the support to get into or back to work in a region full of opportunity.
Collaborative Leadership: Lord David Evans
Recognising individuals who have shown effective leadership in developing, promoting and supporting the enhancement of operations through collaboration.
See our previous Awards ceremonies, held at the House of Lords, London: