JCP News | Award Winning Collaboration With UK Power Networks

JCP's award winning collaboration with UK power networks

The UK Power Networks 'Principals' Group' scooped up the award for Supply Chain Excellence at last night's prestigious Utility Week Achievement Awards.

Simon Vaughan, a Director of JCP is a leading expert in collaborative working and building robust, effective alliances. JCP has for over 20 years, championed true collaboration as the best way forward for long-term, high cost projects. The utilities sector is finally starting to catch up, as this nomination demonstrates.

"We are delighted that UK Power Networks' investment in this area has been recognised as outstanding and I'm pleased we are part of the winning team. This recognition reflects the team's commitment and determination to maximise the effectiveness of the supply chain and the excellent working relationships we have built up with UK Power Networks and its supply chain”

UK Power Networks made the fundamental shift to a collaborative environment across the entire supply chain. The judges gave UK Power Networks the award in recognition of the "ground-breaking collaboration that ensures suppliers' priorities are aligned to those of the client”.

Nirmal Kotecha, director of capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks, said: "This award is for the utility company that can demonstrate innovative working practices with supply and contracting organisations, whether that is optimising the relationship; finding ways to draw on others' experience; making step-changes in managing the supply chain; or creating a partnership that is more than the sum of its members. So we are proud to be acknowledged for being a utility company who are excelling in this."

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Notes to Editor:

JCP specialise in helping major clients, contractors and their supply chains realise the benefits of reduced cost, speedier delivery, increased profit and improved relationships from working collaboratively with each other. They have a 91% success rate in helping clients win work. The company has worked with leading names including Network Rail, National Grid, Highways Agency, Welsh Water, London Underground and Thames Water and with Central Government including DfT, BIS, and HMT Infrastructure UK.

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