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Proxima client IHG nominated for CIPS Supply Management Award

Sep 4, 2014 3:01:00 AM

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LONDON, UK and CHICAGO, IL – September 4, 2014 – Proxima, a leading international procurement services provider, is pleased to announce that its client, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has been nominated for a 2014 CIPS Supply Management Award in the category of Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change. The nomination is in recognition of IHG’s successful transformation of its procurement function across its global operations.

“IHG acknowledged potential areas for improvement in its procurement and implemented a defined and proactive strategy that sought to rebuild relationships with suppliers, streamline processes and recruit the right people for the job,” said Guy Strafford, Proxima’s Chief Client Officer. “The transformation has resulted in an overhauled procurement function that now derives greater value from suppliers and contributes to the profitability and general health of the company”.

Strafford continued, “We, at Proxima, are honoured to have worked alongside a company as progressive as IHG and congratulate them on this well-earned nomination.”

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Greg Kalish
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About IHG

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 80 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG is one of the world's leading hotel companies – we have 693,072 rooms in over 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world.

IHG operates nine hotel brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts.

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