Celebrating best in class across a broad range of categories

By Katie Smith-Merritt, Judge for the Impact Awards 2023. 

Understanding the manufacturing process has always been critical to the overall success and remains in my role within NHS Supply Chain.

The universal challenge to continuously improve productivity whilst delivering agility for customer needs is relentless. Alongside the sheer scale of adversity of late, we all need to think differently about how we design, manufacture, deliver and consume products, considering the end-to-end Supply Chain impact from all stakeholder perspectives and collaborate across organisations.

UK manufacturers are in a great position to demonstrate the additional value they can bring to the table in terms of delivering innovation, improving resilience and contributing to sustainability and social value objectives. The Made in Britain Impact Awards provide a platform to truly recognise all your hard work and celebrate best in class across a broad range of categories, so I look forward to reading all of your entries and wish everyone success.


Katie Smith-Merritt MCIPS
Supplier Development Manager, NHS Supply Chain

Katie recently started working for the NHS Supply Chain in the Supplier Development workstream, with a focus on UK Manufacturing.
Katie has over 25 years Supply Chain experience in private industry, sectors including FMCG, Healthcare and Chemical manufacturing. She’s worked for large corporations (Smith & Nephew, Diversey and Ecolab) based in the UK & Western Europe, but also saw in early career the big push for offshoring and the challenges of establishing a start-up.

By Made in Britain 11 months ago | Impact Awards

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