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WBA and Boots crowned winners at CIPS Procurement Awards 2022

23 September 2022
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WBA and Boots are proud to announce they have been crowned winners at the CIPS Excellence in Procurement Awards 2022, among the most prestigious awards in the industry. 

The awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best work and teams in the procurement profession.

The WBA Procurement Team was shortlisted and ultimately successful in the Procurement Team of the Year category, taking home the trophy for the their impressive ability to grow strategic partnerships while focusing on ESG and totally transforming its ways of working within the business. 

Andy Chivers, Head of Procurement at WBA said: "The team has totally transformed itself over the last few years; delivering and exceeding on all objectives. The team has navigated through immense change programmes always remaining at the focal point of the organisation with outstanding Executive alignment. True partnerships have been delivered with the supply base achieving the balance of a centralised organisation whilst never losing our entrepreneurial spirit, commercial curiosity, people first approach and continuous improvement mindset."

The Excellence in Procurement awards is hosted by CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), one of the foremost industry bodies for procurement, and judged by an independent panel of leading Procurement practitioners.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 30 November 2023