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20th May 2016

NEPO and de Poel Win National Award

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) in partnership with de Poel have just been added to the list of National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Professional Award winners, beating the likes of Capita and NHS SBS & Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to scoop a prestigious accolade for excellence in public sector outsourcing.

Held last night at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, NOA’s fourth annual Professional Awards showcased the talents of those working across the outsourcing industry and recognised the individuals, teams and companies who do their utmost to make outsourcing work.

NEPO and de Poel’s joint award entry was announced as winner of the ‘Excellence in Business Process Outsourcing (Public Sector)’ category, for demonstrating a successful collaboration focused on enhancing the temporary labour provision of NEPO’s eleven North East local authorities and range of associate members.

As an independent temporary labour procurer, de Poel acts as an intermediary sitting between its clients – across both public and private sectors – and a select panel of compliant agencies. Through pioneering technology and a transparent approach, the de Poel solution continuously adds value, reduces costs and improves standards.

The partnership with NEPO is delivering a range of significant efficiencies and improvements that include cost savings of £1.23million and almost 2,000 agency workers transacted per week, equating to over £30million in spend.

Andrew Preston, Group MD of de Poel, said: “We are honoured to be selected as winner of the 2016 Award for Excellence in BPO (Public Sector), in recognition of our partnership with NEPO to provide the very best temporary staffing solutions on behalf of their growing customer base.

“The award win serves as testament to our commitment and aligned vision to drive better value in the supply chain and an enhanced service delivery experience.”

Kerry Hallard, CEO at the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) said: “Now in its fourth year the NOA’s Professional Awards brought together 200 members of the outsourcing industry. It was an outstanding event highlighting the best in outsourcing. I was delighted to see the variety of organisations represented and how well they networked and their willingness to share learning and experience. The Awards showed the immense depth and range of talent and capability in the outsourcing industry.”

For more information on the de Poel and NEPO partnership, please visit