Local company awarded Cheshire Constabulary accolade Date published: 27th July 2015 11.41am

A Northwich based business has today, Monday 27 July, received the award for E-Supplier of the year from Cheshire Constabulary.

The award was presented to Cheshire Self Drive by John Dwyer, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, at Cheshire Constabulary headquarters in Winsford. Cheshire Self Drive is a small family business based on Queen Street, Northwich. The company supply a wide range of vehicles for hire to both businesses and local residents and have been a Cheshire Constabulary supplier for nearly 25 years.

The award recognises the hard work that the company have undertaken over the past twelve months to become one of the first companies in the UK to register on the National Police Procurement Hub (NPPH). The NPPH is a Home Office initiative that was sponsored by John Dwyer and piloted in Cheshire.

Mr Dwyer said “I am delighted to present this prestigious award to a local company who have been providing the Constabulary with an excellent level of service for many years.

“I believe that that this award proves our commitment to supporting local businesses, and I am extremely proud that nearly 50% of our suppliers are based in Cheshire. I would like to take this as an opportunity to congratulate Cheshire Self Drive and thank them for the service that they have provided.”

Anita Gibbs, Head of Procurement at Cheshire Constabulary said: “Over the past twelve months the team at Cheshire Self Drive have worked extremely hard to set up this new system.

“They have embraced the new technology and after a very short period of time they were able to use the system to its full potential. This award recognises the dedication that they have shown and I would like to thank Cheshire Self Drive for the service that they have provided to the Constabulary.”

The NPPH is a software application run by a private sector provider, Procserve, which enables integration between Police Forces and their suppliers. The system allows Police Forces to view online catalogues and place Purchase Orders via the Hub. As a result, suppliers can utilise this connection by invoicing directly back – or e-invoicing, helping to improve efficiency and reduce costs.Anita Gibbs from Cheshire Constabulary and Commisioner John Dwyer with Cheshire Self Drive and their award