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Helping the Charity Sector Improve Procurement Performance – Kavita Cooper Interview

It is always a pleasure to meet interesting people who are doing interesting things, and one such experience came recently with the chance to chat […]

Procurement Comes 8th Out of 202 Occupations on Diversity – That’s NOT Good News

Great news for the procurement profession! In a survey covering no less than 202 occupations, and based on the 2015 England and Wales Labour Force […]

More on David Noble – Memories From David Smith, CIPS Past President

I was shocked and so deeply saddened to hear on Friday that my dear friend and CIPS Group CEO, David Noble, had passed away that […]

David Noble – Shock, Sadness and Sympathy As CIPS CEO Passes Away

Everybody who has any involvement with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), and many who don’t, will be shocked and saddened to hear […]

Sam Walsh and Bill Crothers – Two Different Challenges For CIPS!

So, despite our suggestions and to our surprise, Sam Walsh, the President of CIPS, has not resigned (or been asked to resign, we assume) following […]

Pat Mills Exclusive! Department of Health Commercial Director Resigns

When the press people at any government department don’t deny something or try and persuade you not to publish it, you can be pretty sure […]

Crown Commercial Service – Important Senior Appointments

In December, the National Audit Office produced its report on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK procurement organisation for “common spend” categories across UK […]

Congratulations to Marie Brennan, CBE and Procurement Professional

Flicking though the New Year Honours list, I was pleasantly surprised to see the name of Marie Brennan, with a CBE no less. She is […]

David Cameron To Speak at ISM Conference – An Expensive Gimmick?

The US Institute of Supply Management has booked the ex-Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, as the keynote speaker for their 2017 conference in […]

Department of Health Commercial Director: Poacher Turned Big-Game Hunter?

The story in the Times last week (behind the paywall) about the fine imposed on pharmaceutical giant Pfizer by the Competition and Markets Authority demonstrated […]

Sam Walsh in Supply Management Mag – But CIPS President Needs To Stand Down

It was interesting to see an interview with Sam Walsh, the new CIPS President, in this month’s Supply Management magazine (and it is here online […]