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More On CIPS SM Awards Integrity Issue – A Statement from CIPS

Following our story about the CIPS SM Awards and the preponderance of winners whose procurement heads happened to be on the judging panel, we asked […]

ProcureCon Europe Coming Soon – And a Request for Eyes and Ears

As we reported in August ProcureCon Europe will soon be here - October 17 to 19, Hotel Palace Berlin. And there’s still time to register. […]

Procurement Has Advanced In 30 Years – But Not That Much!

This was from Supply Management last week, in their coverage of the CIPS SM Awards. “When I started 30 years ago [procurement] wasn’t really a […]

Procurement Conferences – Clashfinder for w/c October 16th

If you are a Festival attendee, as I am, you will know the wonderful Clashfinder website, which gives you a timetable of all the artists […]

CIPS SM Procurement Awards – Should Judges Be Allowed To Enter?

Having written positively about the CIPS SM Awards last week, we had a couple of interesting comments, one to the website and one via a […]

CIPS SM Awards – Well Done Everyone! Enjoy the Hangovers …

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s CIPS SM Awards. We weren’t there to heckle / cheer / get horribly drunk, but followed events […]

ProcureCon Europe – Future Proofing Your Procurement Strategy

ProcureCon Europe is coming round again – surely it can’t be nearly a year since we arrived at the Berlin Palace Hotel (not where we […]

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 […]