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The best in public procurement

The GO Northern Ireland are Northern Ireland’s leading public procurement excellence awards and give your organisation an opportunity to share your success story.

Since 2003, The GO Awards have celebrated the best in public procurement from across the UK, with awards for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as the UK National GO Awards.

The GO Awards have two aims. Firstly, the Awards recognise the achievement and successes of procurement teams from all aspects of the public, private and third sectors. Awards celebrate achievement in leadership, innovation, social value and more. See all award categories here.

Secondly, the GO Awards serve to raise the profile of procurement as a whole, showing the importance and benefits of procurement for government, business and the UK public.

Join us at one of the highlights of the year for procurement professionals.

Learn more about the entry process and the benefits for finalists here.

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Welcome Address: Des Armstrong

Des Armstrong is a Chartered Engineer; Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers; eminent Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. Des is responsible for developing procurement policy and best practice across the Northern Ireland public sector. He provides specialist advice to Government Departments on procurement and construction matters.

Des is a member of the Procurement Board for Northern Ireland; Chair of the Construction Industry Forum (CIFNI) and Chair of Business & Industry Forum (BIFNI). He is Head of Profession for Programme and Project Management (PPM) for NI Civil Service.

GO Awards Northern Ireland Host: Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton is an award-winning broadcaster currently found on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News and BBC Sport. Originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland, Holly has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest networks.

As one of BBC Breakfast’s most energetic presenters, Holly’s career has taken her from the famous red sofa to the green grass courts of Wimbledon where she was part of the BBC’s coverage from the All England Club last year and to the red carpet where she presented live from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. You’ll also find her covering some of the biggest sporting events across the UK for BBC Sport on an almost daily basis.

Away from sport, Holly co-anchored an end of year review 1 hour special for BBC NI which was broadcast across Northern Ireland at the start of 2019.

Watch the Highlights from the GO Awards Northern Ireland 2019