Category Archives:
Current affairs and general interest

London Garden Bridge Project Finally Scrapped

We were never sure about the whole concept of the London Garden Bridge, which seemed in the main a vanity project for the London Mayor […]

Applying Procurement Thinking to BBC Stars’ Fees

The BBC released details of payment to their best-rewarded “stars” last week – or at least those who are paid directly rather than through production […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum is dedicated to public sector procurement, everywhere, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for improving public procurement and the public […]

Caroline Nokes Is the UK’s New Minister for Procurement

The responsibilities of the UK Cabinet Office Ministers have not yet been officially confirmed (according to gov.uk website) but we understand that Parliamentary Secretary Caroline […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from This Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public sector […]

Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market Inc – Supermarkets Watch Out!

On Friday, Amazon announced (subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals) the acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc, a major US-based grocery retailer. Whilst it is […]

UK Election – Random Observations

We’re all still a little bit in shock here after the election. As this is published, I am on my way to Prague for the […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from Last Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

UK Election Chaos – Weak and Wobbly, Not Strong and Stable

Well that wasn’t supposed to happen, was it? I hope your business risk analysis considered the option of more months of political and economic uncertainty. […]

US Withdraws from Paris Climate Change Agreement – The End of An Era?

(We wrote this article last Friday, but the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has been knocked off the front pages in the UK […]

The Domesday Book, Gallery Oldham, Dot-to-Dot, Snake Pass – the Best of England?

Happy Spring Bank Holiday everybody. So we’re home after our whirlwind summer holiday / tour of England. After the LUPC / SUPC conference on Wednesday […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]