Winners announced for the NOA's Professional Awards 2016

Shop Direct, Unilever, Intelenet and many others celebrate victory at the NOA's Professional Awards 2016 in Manchester

Last night the National Outsourcing Association held the NOA's Professional Awards 2016 ceremony, revealing the eagerly-anticipated winners and celebrating excellence across the outsourcing industry.

Now in its fourth year, the NOA's Professional Awards is dedicated to recognising the people, teams and organisations that consistently strive to achieve outsourcing brilliance. The Professional Awards shortlist includes a wide variety of industry representatives operating across a number of vertical sectors, but all of those featured have one thing in common - a drive to achieve outstanding success through their outsourcing. 2016's ceremony was held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, taking place outside of London for the very first time. 

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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NOA's Professional Awards 2016 Winners

Rising Star of the Year
Tom Morris, Manager, Sourcing Advisory Practice, KPMG

Manager of the Year
Kristina Drysdale, Procurement Director for Global ERP and IT Services, GSK

Legal Advisor of the Year
Glenn Quadros, General Counsel, ETS, Unilever

Consultant of the Year
David Brain, Chief Operating Officer, Symphony Ventures

Automation Champion of the Year
Terry Walby, Founder, Thoughtonomy

Strategic Leader of the Year
John Callachan, Solutions Director, DDC OS

NOA Student of the Year
Stephen Hayers, Freelance Procurement and Outsourcing Interim/Consultant, SMJH Associates

Excellence in Procurement
Shop Direct

Excellence in IT Transformation
Elixirr & Barclays Africa

Excellence in Outsourced Customer Service
Capita - BBC Audience Services

Excellence in BPO (Public Sector)
de Poel & North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)

Excellence in BPO (Private Sector)
Accenture Operations & Royal Sun Alliance BPO Team

Best Nearshore Team

Best Far-shore Team
Barclays FAC at Intelenet Global Services

Best Shared Services Team
Accenture's Digital Operations Team (Hyderabad, India)

Skills Development Programme of the Year