08 / 12 / 2022

The Kevin Rumfitt award is presented in memory of the Institute of Supply Chain Management’s Founder and celebrates excellence within the supply chain.

Kevin Rumfitt founded IoSCM in 2012 and his vision was to establish an Institute accessible to all within the industry. This award sets out to recognise an individual who has excelled in their field.

Kevin’s widow, Lynne Gatenby presented the award on the evening to Tim, at an event hosted in Newcastle on 20th October.

IoSCM commented: “Tim is a dedicated procurement professional who dedicates much of his time to supporting others across his profession, the wider supply chain and championing diversity in the workplace to help individuals who maybe at a disadvantage due to medical reasons, disabilities, learning differences or even gender. Tim is passionate about procurement and has some outstanding career achievements to be proud of. We are delighted to award Tim with this award as Kevin was also committed to making supply chain education a viable option for everyone regardless of their background, differences, or personal challenges.”

Tim said: “I am deeply humbled and amazed to win an award. Kevin Rumfitt founded IoSCM in 2012 and his widow Lynne Gatenby presented this Special Award to me. It means a lot to me. As someone who is actively encouraging more awareness of people with Autism in the workplace, to have my efforts recognised by the IoSCM is a huge honour”. 

Tim also became an Ambassador for the IoSCM in May earlier this year, after being invited as part of the recently established Institute Ambassador Programme.

Ambassadors represent valued members with a commitment to collaborating with the institute to support and develop the wider Supply Chain Industry, and it was felt that Tim’s experience, advice, and contributions would bring a new level of expertise to IoSCM and their wider network.