Clyde shortlisted in Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards
Clyde Paper & Print was honoured to be invited to the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in central Glasgow on February 20 – where we were shortlisted for a prestigious Supplier Excellence Award.
Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for the local government sector. Established in 2008, it is a non-profit shared service funded by Scotland’s 32 local authorities and aiming to help councils meet the twin challenges of reducing budgets at a time of growing demand.
The glittering Supplier Excellence awards event is held each year to celebrate the innovation and excellence demonstrated by businesses who support the delivery of public services across Scotland and is fiercely contested by a glittering array of suppliers.
Clyde was shortlisted for an award based on the unique service we have provided to schools across Scotland in the current academic year with printed exercise books. Having previously offered customisation of exercise books as a paid extra, last year Clyde took the decision to offer this as a free service that would enable all schools, regardless of budget, to supply their students with exercise books overprinted with their school’s crest. The idea was that this would incentivise schools to source their resources locally whilst supporting their aim to attract and retain students, as well as improving overall pride in their establishment. This sense of ownership and pride is known to have wide ranging benefits on academic performance, behaviour and care for the school environment.
Whilst we didn’t win this time, we were extremely proud to be a finalist in this competitive category. We are also proud of the uptake this initiative has garnered – compared to the previous academic year, we have printed almost double the amount of exercise books, which is great news for many schools who could not otherwise afford to provide this service. As a result, we hope students and staff alike will enjoy a renewed sense of pride in their education establishments and continue to ‘think local’ when it comes to sourcing essential resources for school life.