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Management consulting

David Shields Is Back … Bloom Bags Public Procurement Big-Hitter

We met up for the first time in several years with David Shields last week. Earlier this decade, he was the Managing Director of Government […]

Sir Humphrey Explains the CCS Consulting Framework

(With thanks as ever to Jonathan Lynn and Peter Jay, the brilliant writers of the immortal BBC comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister).   […]

NHS Consultancy Spend – Is It Really A Waste Of Money?

The NHS seems to have been cropping up on our radar for a number of different reasons in the recent days, and one very interesting […]

Procurement As A Force For Change (Part 2)

In Part 1, we looked at my session at the recent Bloom customer event. I talked about the evolution of procurement from being concerned largely […]

Latest on Crown Commercial Services Management Consulting Competition

Crown Commercial Services has published a set of slides that it used as part of a webinar recently  relating to the Management Consultancy 2 programme. […]

Working With Smaller Professional Services Firms – Some Myths Dispelled

This is another in our series of articles relating to good practice in terms of procurement of consulting and related services, published in conjunction with […]

Consulting Industry Research – Help To Shape The Industry With MCA Survey

The MCA (Management Consultancies Association), led by Alan Leaman, does a pretty good job of both representing its member firms, who represent around 60% of […]

Management Consultancies Association Award Winners – Times Supplement

Last week, the Times published a special supplement relating to the 2017 Management Consultancies Association Awards. The 12 page supplement includes the stories behind all […]

So You Want to Go Into Procurement Consulting – Thoughts from the USA (& from Me)

The Spend Matters US site featured another article last week from Rebecca Karp, who writes about setting up and running her own procurement consulting business. […]

More on Palambridge – A New Model For Procurement Consulting

We featured the launch of Palambridge here. This is being driven by Philip Ideson, pictured here, who runs the Art of Procurement website which has […]

Bloom, IR35 and Good Practice Questions

We featured here the name change and the launch of Bloom the business that operates the NEPRO consulting framework. NEPRO is a creation of NEPO, […]

Professional Services Update – Legal Arguments and Consulting Frameworks

The court case between Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) and law firm Dechert is interesting. ENRC has accused Dechert of “systematic and gross overcharging” after […]