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Winners of the first GS1 UK champion awards are announced

Date: November 13, 2015

Category: Industry news


Tesco, NHS South of England Procurement Services and New Look win the 2015 GS1 UK industry and business champion awards

At our inaugural GS1 UK champion awards, key industry players were recognised for their continuous drive and dedication in supporting the adoption of GS1 standards, either within their own business or for the wider industry. The winners were announced at our 39th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”):

GS1 UK 2015 industry champion awards

  • Retail – Simon Mardle, Logistics and Change Management, Tesco PLC
  • Healthcare – Jackie Pomroy, Head of Supply Chain, NHS South of England Procurement Services

GS1 UK 2015 business champion award

  • Apparel – Emily Stow, 3PE Junior Operations Manager, International Partnership, New Look

The industry champions are recognised for their hard work to help solve industry-wide problems, using GS1 standards for harmonised solutions, so that the entire industry can become more efficient and effective. The business champions are recognised for promoting the use of GS1 standards within their organisations.

Our warmest congratulations to the industry and business champions who were announced at our inaugural GS1 UK champion awards. The winners have advocated the use of GS1 standards in their business and wider industries to improve processes and deliver demonstrable results. We look forward to continue working with them in the future, driving further adoption of GS1 standards and making a difference in the industries they work in.”

Gary Lynch, CEO at GS1 UK

Simon Mardle, Logistics and Change Management at Tesco PLC said: “I am overjoyed to win the GS1 UK Retail industry champion award. The GS1 UK perfect order programme helps support Tesco’s passion for putting the customer at the heart of everything we do – this couldn’t be a better time for us to implement an industry standard.”

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Jackie Pomroy, Head of Supply Chain at NHS South of England Procurement Services said: “I am delighted to win the GS1 UK Healthcare industry champion award. The adoption of GS1 standards by all healthcare providers and their suppliers will increase patient safety and create efficiency and quality benefits for all parties.”

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Emily Stow, 3PE Junior Operations Manager, International Partnership at New Look said: “It’s so exciting to win the GS1 UK Apparel business champion award. With the support and advice from GS1 UK, we have been able to review our processes and understand how we can improve these to trade more efficiently with our wholesale partners. As well as improving our supply chain for wholesale, this has also helped us build relationships with our partners and support future growth.”

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