de Poel and NEPO Win National Award

Temporary labour specialist de Poel has just been added to the list of National Outsourcing Association (NOA)’s Professional Award winners, beating Capita and NHS SBS & Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to scoop a prestigious accolade for excellence in public sector outsourcing.

Taking place outside of London for the very first time at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, last night’s fourth annual NOAPA ceremony showcased the talents of people, teams and organisations that consistently strive to achieve outsourcing brilliance.

In a joint submission with client organisation North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO), de Poel was announced as winner of the ‘Excellence in Business Process Outsourcing (Public Sector)’ category, for demonstrating a successful collaboration focused on enhancing the temporary labour provision of NEPO’s eleven North East local authorities and range of associate members.

The partnership with NEPO is delivering a range of significant efficiencies and improvements that include cost savings of £1.23million and almost 2,000 agency workers transacted per week, equating to over £30million in spend.

Andrew Preston, Group MD of de Poel, said: “We are honoured to be selected as winner of the 2016 Award for Excellence in BPO (Public Sector), in recognition of our partnership with NEPO to provide the very best temporary staffing solutions on behalf of their growing customer base.

“The award win serves as testament to our commitment and aligned vision to drive better value in the supply chain and an enhanced service delivery experience.”

Chris Probert, Public Sector Contract and Performance Manager, echoed: “The entire team has worked tirelessly to deliver a first-class service that delivers tangible results; I am delighted this has now been recognised by the National Outsourcing Association as award-winning.

“We look forward to developing our excellent relationships with NEPO and their network of local authorities and associate members, and delivering further savings and efficiencies”.

Steven Sinclair, Senior Procurement Manager for NEPO, added: “In line with NEPO’s vision, we always endeavour to establish solutions which are of optimal benefit for our Member Authorities, North East suppliers and our Associates.

“The success of the collaboration so far is a direct reflection of the processes and controls de Poel has put in place, as well as the efforts they have made to understand, and cater to, each individual NEPO Member Authority and their requirements.

“The award is in recognition of the team’s determination and enthusiasm for the contract to succeed, and surpass, all expectations. We look forward to building on our partnership even further.”

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the NOA, commented: “The NOA’s Professional Awards has always been about celebrating the fabulous talent of individual workers, collaborative teams and forward-thinking organisations operating in the outsourcing industry in the UK and beyond, and the considerable success they deliver collectively on a day-to-day basis.

“Following an unprecedented number of entries across 16 diverse categories, we were delighted to once again recognise and celebrate outsourcing’s finest representatives. It’s so important to raise the profile of those that excel in outsourcing and service delivery, and build upon the size and positive reputation of the industry by doing so.”

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