Paisley’s Kibble Education and Care Centre has been honoured alongside the Scottish procurement elite at the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards Scotland 2016/17.
The GO Awards are the UK’s premier procurement awards. A national ceremony already takes place in England and October this year saw the launch of the inaugural GO Awards Wales, with the GO Awards Ireland launching in 2017. The GO Awards are recognised as the benchmark by which procurement excellence and progress in public sector commissioning is measured.
Kibble were the winners in the ‘Best Service Award’ for their consistently high quality of public service. Executive Director at Kibble Neil Govan said:
“This is a great achievement for everyone in the Kibble team. We work extremely hard to deliver excellence and value to the public sector so that the young people in our care get the best possible chance to succeed.
“We are proud of our history in Paisley both as an employer and as a social enterprise. We do not have shareholders or operate for a profit – every penny the public sector spends at Kibble is reinvested to create opportunities for our young people.”
Grahame Steed, managing editor of GO and chair of the judging panel, said:
“What a fantastic night it was! The Scottish public procurement community really embraced the GO Awards and the Procurex Scotland Live event earlier in the day and we’re absolutely delighted with the support. The finalists were behind some ground-breaking initiatives and were keen to benchmark themselves against the best in the country. So, thank you to all who entered and well done to all the winners and highly commended!”