Kibble Education and Care Centre has been named “Best Service Provider” in the UK for its care and education services. They were given the accolade at the recent National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18, which were held in Manchester last month.
Public, private and third sector organisations from across the UK gathered to recognise excellence in public procurement and service delivery. Kibble was the only social enterprise to be named as a winner with judges impressed by the partnership working with public sector colleagues.
Neil Govan, Executive Director at Kibble Education and Care Centre, said:
“It is great that the hard work of our staff is being recognised across the UK. We work with some of the most vulnerable young people in the country and the quality of care we provide is down to the team’s dedication.
“Our award also shows that charities like Kibble are well equipped to provide good quality public services where no other organisation can. All our resources go into making a difference to the lives of the young people in our care.”
Grahame Steed, Chair of the National GO Awards Judging Panel, said:
“This was an absolutely huge night for public sector procurement and demonstrated once again the ground-breaking initiatives that procurement teams across the UK are producing on a regular basis.
“At a time when public sector budgets are being slashed and performances are under continued scrutiny, it’s a testament to the teams involved that their initiatives continue to save money and, in many cases, change people’s lives for the better.
“Well done to all involved!”