Following an open tendering procedure through the Official Journal of the European Union, CEL Procurement was awarded a six-year contract to manage PfH from March 2004. Due to outstanding performance, the contract has since been extended to run until June 2021.
CEL has significant experience of collective purchasing in both the public and private sectors.
CEL Group achieves 'Best Companies' accreditation
CEL Group has achieved 'Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For" one star accreditation. Despite not quite making the 'top 100' the business gained an excellent accreditation score.
Paul Kennedy, Chief Executive, CEL Group "It is a excellent achievement in what is our first attempt, especially given all of the other challenges our business faces."
What does the accreditation mean?
The highly regarded accreditation process is run by The Sunday Times and Best Companies Ltd to measure the quality of UK companies' workplaces. In 2011 the process attracted more organisations than ever with 1165 applying to achieve star status, of which only 498 succeeded. CEL Group's 'Best Companies Accreditation Score' was 689.5 which means the company achieved a one star rating and came very close to reaching the 2 star band which starts at 696.5. Other companies that were awarded one star accreditation include: Accenture, Affinity Sutton Housing Group, Age UK, Aviva, Boots, British Gas, British Red Cross, Deloitte, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UNICEF and the World Wildlife Fund.
Paul Kennedy "The accreditation is an indication of our status as an exceptional place to work and it shows how far we have come with our workplace engagement over the last two years. However, we are not going to get complacent. The process has highlighted areas for us to improve and we are determined to do so every year."
The National Housing Federation (NHF) and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) back PfH, and their joint performance improvement subsidiary, HouseMark, monitors and assures the quality of CEL's work.