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Down the Procurement Pub with Lawson, Tyldesley, Passports and Courtney Barnett

This is me lunching at the Great Fosters Tudor Room restaurant this week near Egham – a celebration, for reasons we aren't going to mention, […]

More from Ivalua – Timberlake, Rihanna and the Voice of Procurement

The theme of the recent Ivalua customer event that I co-chaired was “the Voice of Procurement”. So for our opening address, Alex Saric (CMO for […]

Down The Procurement Fruit Section with CCS, KFC and Gypsy’s Kiss

I have had a couple of pleasant drinks this week but I have not been very diligent with the pictures, so for a change, here […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Ivalua, Jaggaer, Trade Wars & Another Sky

This is my friend Carson Reid, procurement professional extraordinaire, and me, as he and I were having a cup of tea yesterday in Café Nero […]

February Album Review – Car Seat Headrest, Carlile, Gauthier, Don Broco and Alele Diane

While January saw a couple of stunning and unexpected albums hit our ears, February has been a month for more considered and established female artists […]

Down the Procurement Pub With eWorld, Fusion 21, Modern Slavery and Janelle Monáe

As we said in our eWorld event overview yesterday, Nancy and I absolutely deny that we slipped out of the QEII Conference Centre at lunchtime […]

Procurement And Music Collaboration – Ivalua Event Suggests Links

We mentioned recently the forthcoming Ivalua NOW event in London on March 13th, (you can book for that here, free of charge to practitioners) and explained that […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Dogs, Chickens, the LSE and Courtney Marie Andrews

A quiet time socially after last week’s Jason Busch visit. But some travelling – my non-exec board in Lincoln, then up to see Mother in […]

Down the Procurement Thai with David Brown, Huawei, Lincoln and Pale Waves

Jason Busch was briefly in town this week and here he is with David Brown of Previse. Brown was the founder of Oxygen Finance and […]

Down the Procurement Pub with BravoSolution, John Lewis, the MCA and Inheaven

We had a great night out on Monday, seeing Inheaven and support bands at the iconic Boileroom in Guildford. The band's debut was in our […]

January Album Review with Rae Morris, Hookworms, Camila Cabello and First Aid Kit

Last week we caught up with some albums we missed in 2017, but now the first review of new albums for 2018 – and what […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Preston, Coupa, Scalpels, Bombardier, Ivalua and Django Django

Ah, the beautiful Isabel! No, not the talented journalist Isabel Hardman, but the restaurant in Mayfair where I ate this week. Perhaps the most aesthetically […]