The Royal Mint has recognised the outstanding achievements of six of its suppliers in its first ever supplier awards, held at the Mint in South Wales.
The programme both awards the suppliers who have helped the Royal Mint take a step closer to achieving its own business objectives and celebrates the achievements of the suppliers themselves.
The coin and medal manufacturer says the awards mark a transformation in its own supply chain structure.
Zenith Print and Packaging was named Supplier of the Year for the outstanding achievements in all of the categories within the programme.
The other winners are: Cliden Consultants, for Contractor of the Year; TATA Steels, for Most Innovative; Cooksons/Sempsa, for Working in Partnership; Zenith Print & Packaging, for Best annual performance (Direct Materials); and The Royal Mail, for Best annual performance (Indirect Materials).
Adam Lawrence, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said: “The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, but our aspiration is to continue growing as a business bringing real benefit to Britain’s manufacturing economy and the local area in which we operate. Our suppliers are our partners in this and we firmly believe that a strong supply chain can add real value to businesses such as ours. It therefore gives me great pleasure to formally recognise the achievements of our best suppliers through the awards programme.”
The award ceremony took place at the Vale Hotel in South Wales, close to the Royal Mint’s own home in Llantrsiant. It follows a charity golf tournament attended by Royal Mint employees and suppliers.