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Down the Procurement Patch with CIPS, Proactis, blur Group and Glen Campbell

Not a very social week this week really and when I did go out I forgot to take a picture! So here are the blackberries […]

CIPS Congress Election – Vote Today!

I don’t know if it is just the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Southern Region holding an election for places on Congress, but […]

Down the Procurement Pub With CIPS, Laura Forzani, and The Big Moon

This is me and old friend, Alan Thomson, who has spent the last few years teaching negotiating (mainly to sales people) with the Gap Partnership […]

CIPS / Hays Procurement Salary Survey – Good News (Generally) For Professionals

When I spoke at the CIPS Cambridge and Peterborough Branch event recently, William Warren from recruitment firm Hays was also on the agenda, talking about […]

Behavioural Psychology and Negotiation – Counting My Losses!

I spoke at the Peterborough and Cambridge CIPS Branch meeting last week, held at Huntingdon racecourse. An interesting venue and it would have been rather […]

Down the Procurement Pub with ‘Spoons, Campaign4Change, Lucy Brown and the Maccabees

I was traveling this week – to family in Durham, then the CIPS branch event in Huntingdon, non-exec duties in Lincoln … I stayed in […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Science Warehouse, Melinda Johnson, CIPS and Selena Gomez

I was in Leeds this week for the Science Warehouse customer conference and had an early dinner at the Town Hall Tavern, on my shortlist […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SAP Ariba, CIPS Awards, BravoSolution, Science Warehouse and Sandy Denny

Here is a group of "top procurement analysts" at the SAP Ariba event in Prague on Wednesday night (before the disastrous London fire hit the […]

The Psychology of Negotiation – Peter Smith Speaking at CIPS Huntingdon Meeting

On Tuesday June 27th I’m speaking at the CIPS Cambridge and Peterborough Branch event at Huntingdon Racecourse. Registration starts at 6pm, and it is a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Coupa, BravoSolution, CIPS and Himalayas

We come to you this week from the Parcel Yard pub at Kings Cross Station (not bad at all for a pub in a railway […]

Conflicting Signals from UK Economy – Be Prepared Is The Message

What is happening in the UK economy? There are contradictory indicators, that‘s for sure. Let’s start with CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) […]