Our purpose is to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to Love Every Drop, but we can't achieve this alone. What we do really matters. Water is the lifeblood of our region. It allows communities to thrive, businesses to grow and families to get on with their day to day lives, delivering a future that keeps taps flowing, toilets flushing, and environments flourishing for generations to come.

From sourcing the tiniest widget to building state-of-the-art infrastructure, we depend on our suppliers to help us get the job done. And we want to make sure we work even better together, thinking innovatively and delivering differently, as we embark on what is our largest and most ambitious plan ever.

Our annual Supplier Awards is our way of saying thank you and recognising the contribution our suppliers and partners make to our success.

The award categories are:

Leaving a Legacy

Customer Experience Make Today Great Award

At Anglian Water, our ambition is to help make life better for our customers, every single day. This award recognises the team or individual who has made a significant contribution to our customer experience by putting in that extra effort making today great for our customers.

Community Award

We've made a long-term commitment to create a sustainable future for our region. This award recognises the innovative work we're doing to make a positive difference to our customers and their communities and demonstrating acting in the public interest.

Carbon Neutrality Award

Climate change is one of our biggest challenges and the Anglian region is particularly vulnerable. We have committed to become a carbon neutral business and we know that reducing carbon reduces cost. This award recognises the team or individual that demonstrates excellence in reducing carbon.

Environment Award

We are custodians of our environment and fully committed to creating a flourishing sustainable future for our region. This award recognises the team or individual or programme that demonstrated a significant contribution to environmental improvement or their activity helped Anglian Water to make a significant environmental impact.

Predictable Service Delivery

Collaboration Award

Many of our projects are managed and delivered by working with others collaboratively across teams, departments and organisations, ultimately to deliver on our purpose and goals. This award recognises those that have gone above and beyond and exhibited strong collaboration to enable success.

Efficiency Award

Efficiency has always been important to us, but going forward we have to do more with less. This award recognises the individual, team, project, or scheme that has delivered savings year on year, by doing something different. The demonstrable savings could be in the form of new processes, reducing waste, adding value while at the same time contain or reduce cost.

Team of the Year Award

This award recognises the team that delivers excellent service all year round. They are exemplar in what they do, living and breathing our values. Open to frontline and back-office teams alike, they demonstrate outstanding working practices and are truly high performing.

LIFE - Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award

This award recognises those teams and individuals who place health and safety at the heart of the way they work, protecting and developing both the physical and mental welfare of their colleagues.

Embracing Opportunity

Innovation and Research Award

We face tough challenges and have set ourselves ambitious goals, so have to achieve excellence in innovation. Innovation is no longer an option, but an obligation. This award recognises the team or individual who has played a key role in delivering a fresh, creative and unique approach into the heart of Anglian Water's business.

Digital Change and Transformation Award

We live in the information age. Digital advancements enable learners to grasp concepts faster and gain deeper understanding, connect theory and application more adeptly, and engage in learning more readily. This award recognises the team or individual who have fast-tracked digital change and transformation through their business to stay ahead of the digital curve.

The following awards are chosen by the judges from all the entries:

Supplier of the Year (50 or less in company)
Supplier of the Year (SME)
Supplier of the Year (Large)
Special Recognition Awards

(The focus of these awards will be on Deliberately Delivering Differently)

Nominations are now closed for this year’s awards. 

Finalists will be announced in May 2024.

The awards will be presented at an award ceremony on Friday, 28 June 2024 at Rutland Water.