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AwardWinners2014:ABC Group

Procurement Business Advocate of the Year – Edet Umoafia, ABC Group

Edet Umoafia and ABC Group are strong supporters and advocates of CAMSC. As the Lead Coordinator for ABC Group’s Supplier Diversity Program, he reached out to over sixty small businesses and referred them to the CAMSC diversity supplier program.

Sharing about the benefits of CAMSC and how business owners can become certified suppliers to ABC Group, this has led to an increase in ABC Group’s diverse supply base and improved program spend with their suppliers. Thirty of these companies are now CAMSC certified suppliers, supplying goods and services to ABC Group. Edet has been a regular speaker at CAMSC events sharing ABC Group’s learnings and successes.

Because of his commitment to and active promotion of supplier diversity, certified

Aboriginal and Minority Suppliers are now competing and introducing their businesses to other organizations similar to ABC Group. They are showing strength and gaining opportunities.

While ABC Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Edet Umoafia and ABC

Group are also proud of their advocacy efforts towards supplier diversity and the commitment of bringing more Aboriginal and minority owned businesses into CAMSC.

Click here to watch the acceptance speech.

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