Recognising excellence in outsourcing through the NOA Awards

Beneath the glamour and glitz of nearly every awards ceremony lies the same commitment to recognising excellence. The NOA Awards (NOAA), now entering its ninth year, continues to identify the quality of work and effort that members of the...

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Beneath the glamour and glitz of nearly every awards ceremony lies the same commitment to recognising excellence. The NOA Awards (NOAA), now entering its ninth year, continues to identify the quality of work and effort that members of the outsourcing industry put in throughout the year. So it’s time to get your case studies together and highlight your innovations as you could be in with a chance of bagging an award, and this year there are five new honours for the taking…

The In-house Outsourcing Professional of the Year, sponsored by Olswang, will be able to demonstrate how they aligned their outsourcing strategy to deliver business benefits, the difference they made and the value an outsourcer brought to the internal client. Often the unsung heroes of our industry, the award is open to all in-house professionals from both supplier and customer side.

We shall also be recognising the Shared Services Centre of the Year. Shared services can often be the target of criticism, so we want to recognise those who are sharing services successfully and reaping the rewards of best practice. The winner of the award will be a strong role model for the industry, who is able to demonstrate the business case and statistics for the client’s tangible ROI, as well as the satisfied end user response.

The Outsourcing Rising Star and Skills Development Programme of the Year, both recognise the maturity of the outsourcing industry in that it is both a true profession and specialism. The Rising Star award is open to anyone with at least one year's experience in the industry and has shown excellent promise with the potential to transform and innovate the industry. All organisations are eligible to enter the Skills Development Programme award, as long as they can exemplify a unique way in which they have improved outsourcing skills and the results gained.

The NOA’s flagship campaign for 2012 is Outsourcing Works, a collaborative industry movement seeking to empirically prove the value of outsourcing at enterprise and macroeconomic level. The Outsourcing Works Award for Best Delivery of Business Value will be awarded to the outsourcing venture that exhibits the most substantial business benefits delivered when compared to the original business case.

Along these new awards, there will be the usual accolades up for grabs, which can be found at the NOAA website. The closing date for entries is Friday 27 July 2012, when all of the entries will be reviewed by the NOA’s panel of experts.

The NOAA ceremony will be taking place in London on 25 October 2012 so dust off your tuxes and party frocks for an evening of champagne and smiles! See you there!
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