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2017 Albums of the Year – Numbers 20 to 11

Here is the next installment in our best albums of 2017 countdown. Numbers 30-21 are here. 20  The National – Sleep Well Beast This is […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the Smith Brothers, BravoSolution, Railways and The Killers

One problem working in a very small business is you don’t get the wonderful office Christmas Party experience. Actually, I have pretty mixed memories of […]

Spend Matters Albums of the Year 2017 – the “Next 25”

Next week (from Wednesday) we’ll be running down our top 30 albums of the year. We thought we would do it a week before Christmas […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Odgers, Oxygen, Cordie, Basware and Tom Chaplin

This week we were at one of the social highlights of the season, the Odgers drinks party. Led by the excellent Lucy Harding, their procurement […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, Coupa, Industrial Strategy and Betsy

The CIPS Fellows’ Winter Dinner was sold out with around 70 of us sitting down in the beautiful setting of the Oriental Club in London […]

Down the Procurement Stadium with BravoSolution, the Falklands, Carillion, Roomex and Superorganism

Thanks to BravoSolution and everyone who came to their workshop at the amazing Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Wednesday at which I spoke and ran […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Andrew Daley, Bloom, Geo-Political Risk and Courtney Barnett

Lots of socialising this week as Jason Busch passed through London and I spoke at the Bloom event (see below). Let’s go with this, as […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, NHS, Bloom and Grace VanderWaal

It can’t be November already, that’s ridiculous. Oh well, a fairly quiet week after much dashing around recently, so time to get a top secret […]

October Album Review – St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Elizabeth and the Catapult and Nothing But Thieves

We promised to feature more female artists in this month’s album review than we did last time and we’ll keep that promise. The picture here […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Alex Kleiner, George Owens and Alynda Segarra

So quite a week with the BravoConnect event in Madrid for me, while Nancy Clinton was at the Coupa and Basware events, along with Sheena […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Conference Week, NAO and Air Traffic

Well, the pub was before the gig (pictured here). A remarkedly deserted John Salt bar in Upper Street, Islington with Jane and Guy Allen, ex […]