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GSA Press Releases

November 2018

GSA Announces UK Awards Winners!

The GSA UK Awards winners were announced at the Marriot Grosvenor Hotel London.

October 2018

GSA Announces UK Awards Finalists!

The GSA UK Awards now in its fifteenth year recognises and celebrates the efforts of companies who have demonstrated best-practice in outsourcing.

GSA Global Award Winners

The GSA Global Award winners were announced in South Africa at the start of October. 

June 2018

GSA Launches Top Employer Index

The GSA are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the GSA's Service Provider Top Employer Index. The Index will recognise which service providers invest the most in the attraction, development and retention of their talent for the greater benefit of their people, their clients and the broader sourcing industry, as well as themselves.

May 2018

GSA UK Professional Award Winners 2018

All the winners as the GSA celebreates the very best in strategic sourcing.

GSA UK Top Performers Index Announcement

GSA announces Top Performers Index in Manchester

GSA Launches Emergent Talent Forum

GSA announces launch of programme to encourage more talent to enter the strategic sourcing profession and influence the future of the industry

GSA Announces Global Sourcing Awards Shortlist

Organisations from across the world have been recognised as finalists in the 2018 GSA Global Sourcing Awards due to take place on 2nd October in Cape Town, South Africa

March 2018

GSA launches ‘Reshaping Outsourcing’ campaign at extraordinary meeting

Over 80 senior professionals and thought leaders gather in London to address industry challenges.

GSA issues outsourcing call to arms

The Global Sourcing Association calls for input from the outsourcing community into its most ambitious programme of work ever.

January 2018

GSA statement on Carillion

Statement by Kerry Hallard, CEO, Global Sourcing Association UK, regarding the announcement that Carillion is to go into liquidation.

December 2017

GSA Sourcing Predictions 2018

The GSA has published their predictions for the most exciting year for the sourcing industry.

June 2017

GSA UK Awards - finalists announced!

The GSA UK Awards now in its fourteenth year recognises and celebrates the efforts of companies who have demonstrated best-practice in outsourcing.

Teleperformance UK's Public Sector Services Accredited with the GSA Standard

Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced ominchannel customer experience management, announced today its public sector services programme in the UK has achieved accreditation to the Global Sourcing Standard for Service Providers!

Cyberthreat - a chilling new Pandemic!

Cyberterrorism has reached the point where tackling the threat is no longer just the responsibility of individual corporate businesses. Hear what GSA Symposium Keynote Speaker (Dr Bray) has to say!

May 2017

Global Sourcing Association UK announces the Winners from the GSA UK Professional Awards 2017

The professionals and teams of the sourcing industry are recognised and celebrated by representatives of the global sourcing community.

April 2017

Global Sourcing Association Warns of Increased Cyberthreat Level as Digital Transformation Sweeps the Industry

Dr David Bray announced as keynote speaker at the UK Symposium in June

March 2017

Newly Elected GSA Council Will Steer Strategic Vision for UK Sourcing Industry

The Global Sourcing Association UK (GSA) is today announcing its newly appointed Council for 20172018.

The GSA launches independent Automation User Group

The GSA launches independent Automation User Group to dispel the myths and clarify the benefits of robotics and automation in the sourcing industry.

GSA Professional Awards Shortlist 2017

The Global Sourcing Association (GSA) has released its shortlist for the GSA UK’s fifth annual Professional Awards – the only awards ceremony solely dedicated to celebrating the talents of those working across the Sourcing industry.

Women in Sourcing Mentoring Programme

The Global Sourcing Association launches its Women in Sourcing Mentoring Programme developed to support the Association’s target to have a third of women holding senior positions in the UK’s sourcing industry by 2020

January 2017

GSA Partners with D/SRUPTION

GSA partners with D/SRUPTION to address the key questions around disruption, innovation and digital transformation.

November 2016

GSA & HfS Announce a Global Partnership

HfS Research and the Global Sourcing Association announce global partnership to drive insight, knowledge and skills across the global sourcing industry.

GSA UK Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The GSA UK celebrates sourcing excellence at the 2016 awards in the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.

October 2016

Global Sourcing Association Announces the Winners from its European Awards 2016

Best practice and sourcing excellence is recognised and celebrated by representatives of the global sourcing community. 

Global Sourcing Association Forms its Standards Advisory Group to Support and Develop the Global Sourcing Standard

International Outsourcing Associations, Government Development Bodies and major Buyers and Providers of sourcing all join SAG to drive up global standards.

GSA Launches The Global Sourcing Standard

The Global Accreditation Programme for buyers and suppliers of sourcing services aims to improve skills and competencies, and help organisations work more effectively.

National Outsourcing Association Rebrands in a Drive for a Global Sourcing Standard

The Global Sourcing Association will champion the adoption of a single global standard covering Buyers and Service Providers in Sourcing, Shared Service and Global Business Services.

June 2016

UK Public Sector Demands Clear Standards for Outsourcing Management

As UKTI’s outsourcing comes under heavy criticism, an NOA poll finds that public sector managers crave clear guidelines for outsourcing best practice.

“Brexit” Decision Contradicts Beliefs of Britain’s Outsourcing Industry

Britain’s decision to leave the EU goes against the views of NOA members and Britain’s outsourcing industry overall.

May 2016

Using the New Outsourcing Ecosystem to Enhance Customer Experience

npower showcases how Arise’s work-at-home platform has enhanced their Customer Enquiries function at the NOA Symposium 2016.

NOA Continues Mission to Enhance Public Sector Outsourcing

Government employees will get free access to world-leading speakers, future-focused strategies and first-class industry insight at the NOA’s flagship event.

Winners announced for the NOA’s Professional Awards 2016

Shop Direct, Unilever, Intelenet and many others celebrate victory at the NOA’s Professional Awards 2016 in Manchester.

BBC Recognised for Best Practice in Public Sector Outsourcing

The BBC has passed the NOA’s Corporate Accreditation Programme with merit, setting the standard for public sector outsourcing expertise and excellence.

April 2016

NOA Takes Nominations for the "Outsourcing A-List"

The National Outsourcing Association will release its definitive list of the UK’s most committed outsourcers at the NOA’s Professional Awards.

NOA Launches Programme to Rid Public Sector of Outsourcing Failure

The NOA kicks off a programme to drive success in public sector outsourcing with a free conference and training, to support the public sector in its time of need.

NOA's Professional Awards 2016 Shortlist Announcement

The shortlist for the Awards Ceremony - which takes place Thursday 19th May in Manchester - features the likes of Shop Direct, GlaxoSmithKline, The Telegraph and Egypt's ITIDA.

March 2016

Outsourcing Yearbook 2016 Released

This year’s most comprehensive guide to the future of outsourcing is now available in print and for free online.

UK Outsourcers Speak Out against “Brexit”

NOA poll finds most British outsourcers want to remain part of a reformed EU.

Newly Elected NOA Council Will Steer Strategic Vision for UK Outsourcing

Representatives from Zurich Insurance, Centrica & Egypt’s ITIDA all feature as new additions.

NOA appoints Capita's Tom Quigley as Marketing Director

Former Head of Marketing at Capita and NOA Council Member joins the NOA executive team.

February 2016

Event Series Launched to Help Charities Outsource Effectively

NOA and DDC OS to host a series of round table discussions for charities.

President of Bulgaria to Open EOA Leadership Summit & Awards 2016

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev is "delighted" to open the EOA's Summit in Sofia in October.

November 2015

Winners announced for the NOA Awards 2015

The full list of winners for the NOA Awards 2015, as announced on Thursday 19th November.

NOA Awards celebrate the very best practice in outsourcing

Tonight the twelfth annual NOA Awards take place, honouring the best examples of outsourcing in both the private and the public sector.

NOA implores government to help the UK outsourcing industry, not hinder it

The NOA outlines five crucial steps David Cameron must take to make the UK the global strategic hub for service delivery by 2020, which will drive job creation and significant growth to UK GDP.

October 2015

Winners announced for the European Outsourcing Association Awards 2015

Here are the winners for the EOA Awards 2015. The announcement was made on 8th October, in the evening following the EOA Leadership Summit 2015.

August 2015

Shortlist announced for the NOA Awards 2015

The shortlist for this year's NOA Awards, with winners to be announced on 19th November in London.

July 2015

Shortlist announced for the European Outsourcing Association Awards 2015

The finalists for the EOA Awards have been revealed, with winners to be announced on 8th October at the EOA Leadership Summit in Lisbon.

May 2015

NOA’s Professional Awards winners’ announcement 2015

The NOA’s Professional Awards took place on 21st May at the Emirates Stadium, Home of Arsenal FC. Here are the winners.

What a Conservative majority government means for outsourcing in the UK

Kerry Hallard speculates on what the newly elected Conservative majority government means for the UK outsourcing industry.

NOA Research: Value beyond cost

In partnership with Polaris, the NOA surveyed 158 of its members to determine how buyer and suppliers can attain more value from their outsourcing contracts.

April 2015

NOA elects Chris Day as its new Chair

The NOA announces its management council and Phoenix Group's Chris Day as its new Chair.

The Outsourcing Yearbook 2015 is published

The NOA's annual compendium of outsourcing knowledge and insight has been published. Hard copies are available for members, while the online version is free to access on the NOA website.

NOA addresses the outsourcing proposals made by parties in their election manifestos

This week the UK's political parties released their manifestos for the 2015 General Election. Here Kerry Hallard responds to the prospective policies that will impact on the UK outsourcing industry.

NOA reveals Professional Awards shortlist for 2015

With the Awards Ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday 21st May, the shortlist for the NOA's Professional Awards has been announced, including representatives from the NHS, BBC, Serco and Capita.

March 2015

NOA applauds the government's VAT relief policy for outsourcing

The NOA approves of new VAT exemptions announced in the 2015 Budget, having previously campaigned on VAT relief for outsourcing suppliers, but also warns that the government will have to do more to make their outsourcing arrangements work effectively.

February 2015

NOA elects new 2015 Council to help define the strategic focus of the UK outsourcing industry

Representatives from the BBC, Capita, IBM, EE and Unilever all included in the newly elected NOA Council.

NOA launches CPD scheme to benefit the personal improvement and ongoing learning of professional outsourcers

The National Outsourcing Association (NOA), the industry association and professional body for outsourcing, is launching its own Continuous Professional Development scheme which will help professionals maintain and enhance their outsourcing knowledge and skills.

NOA responds to Jon Cruddas regarding his plans for UK outsourcing in the Labour party manifesto

The Telegraph has reported that Jon Cruddas, Ed Miliband’s top policy chief, has said that the public sector should no longer allocate outsourcing contracts to firms that prioritise making money over ‘social purpose’.

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the NOA, responds.


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