Welcome to the first annual CPC Supplier Excellence Awards, where we will celebrate outstanding performance, innovation, and collaboration of our valued suppliers.

These awards are open to all our suppliers on the CPC supply chain for self-nomination, to celebrate the amazing contribution your organisation brings in supporting our members

As a procurement charity, we are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers across our impressive supply chain of 1,000+ suppliers.

We are proud to celebrate the ones who have gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional value for money, quality and customer service for our member community whilst considering their social and sustainable impact as an organisation.

Suppliers are critical to Crescent Purchasing Consortium’s operational and strategic delivery and play an integral role toward our vision of being the procurement partner of choice for the education sector and, through our work, help the sector to enhance teaching and learning. In the past year alone £441m has passed through our supply chain which places us as one of the leading consortia in the UK.

Each award category recognises an area important to our business and will reflect the essential role that suppliers play across our business and how much their contribution is valued by colleagues and our wider member base.

The shortlisted organisations will come together on July 24th, 2024, at the Hilton in Manchester at what will be an extravaganza event, where we will recognise our suppliers across key categories. 

These organisations have driven quality, innovation, service, competitiveness, sustainability, diversity and equality through incredible collaboration and leadership. Every year we will come together to recognise an elite group of outstanding suppliers whose performance has consistently exceeded our educational community expectations.

The CPC annual awards will serve as an enabler for suppliers to commit to continuous improvement whilst fostering strong partnerships.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Darren Lowe,

Managing Director of Crescent Purchasing