Happy Jubliee – and don’t forget our amazing competition with a real prize!

To our UK readers - have a very enjoyable Jubilee weekend. We're off to the Applecart Festival on Sunday, booked before I knew it was also the day of the Thames Boat Pageant which is going to make travelling from south-west of London to Hackney "interesting".  And after two weeks of lovely weather - the forecast is cold and very wet!

But don't forget our competition - what procurement events of the last 60 years would you put on a timeline of notable milestones? We've pinched the idea from Trade Interchange - here's what we said yesterday.

They’ve put together a timeline showing the major events of the Queen’s reign in royal terms – various marriages, deaths etc – and the major procurement milestones of the last 60 years set alongside. You can see it here on their website.

We've had some good entries so far; the introduction of the EU procurement directives 31st March 2004, the publication of the Kraljic Matrix; and signing the Treaty of Rome for instance. But I'm sure there's a lot more to come! And half a crate of champagne for the winner...

And I wanted to leave you with a suitable piece of music for the weekend.So here is the great song that was number one in the UK thirty years ago, half way through Her Majesty's reign.

First Voice

  1. Dan:

    I hate to be pedantic, but the EU procurement directives were introduced in 1993….

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