FINANCIAL SERVICES MISSION:
To support the recruitment and retention of students by maximising the investment of human and physical resources devoted to teaching and learning, so that the University's aims and objectives ("to offer high quality learning, enriched by research and engagement with our business and cultural communities, to all who can benefit") are achieved.
The Finance Department of the University aspires to acheive a high standard of customer satisfaction.
Procurement team nomination for the 2017/18 GO Awards
The Procurement team has been shortlisted for the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2017/18, in the category for Procurement Team of the Year. The award winners are to be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on 21st March 2017. The driver behind the nomination is the focus of procurement on Customer Service Excellence to add value to the services it provides.
John Thompson, Head of Procurement said of this achievement “Becoming a GO Awards finalist is a great credit to the University. The Customer Service Excellence standard and the improvement in procurement performance has raised the credibility of procurement across the University and beyond and given the team belief that they are making a difference to the University and to our customers. This has promoted a team work ethic with continuous improvement being the focus behind everything they do. We would encourage all schools and services on campus to contribute to the CSE (Customer Service Excellence) standard and work as part of a culture of continuous improvement. If the Procurement Team is successful on the awards night they would be the first to acknowledge the contribution made by all involved in procurement across the University"
In 2016 Andrew McConnell, Finance Director, was awarded the great honour of an OBE which he received from HRH Charles, Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.
Andrew and the Finance team were also nominated in two categories at the 2016 Business Finance Awards in March. Andrew won the award for UK public sector Finance Director of the year, and the Financial Services team narrowly missed out on the Finance Team of the Year, but were highly commended and received praise from the judges. The event was held at the London Royal Garden Hotel.
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