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Down the Procurement Pub with Waste, CIPS, Maistro and Beach Riot

Here are two very happy gentlemen, Paddy Lawton (founder of Spend360, sold to Coupa two years ago) and Garry Mansell (previously Chief Executive of Trade […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Ivalua, Apttus, Crossrail, Awards and Stereo Honey

Raj Sharma, founder of Public Spend Forum was in town yesterday, from Washington DC, and we had a very interesting session with Ian Makgill of […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Jaggaer, the NHS, Deloitte, 4C/Scanmarket and Fickle Friends

My colleague Nancy Clinton and I had a very pleasant lunch yesterday with the Jaggaer team - Richard Hogg, Julian Kulkarni and Joey Lai (who […]

Reading Festival Sunday Review – Rain, Hippo Campus, Let’s Eat Grandma, Welshly Arms, Slaves and More

(It is a public holiday in the UK today - back with more procurement insight and news tomorrow). At 1pm yesterday, one of my favourite […]

Reading Festival Saturday Review – starring The Magic Gang, Panic!, Rex Orange County and IDKHBTFM

Saturday at Reading Festival – good weather, a headliner in Kendrick Lamar that I confess I didn’t see, plus one of the oddest 20 minutes […]

Reading Festival Friday Review – Faim, Rae Morris, Maggie Rogers, Beach Riot and Wolf Alice Stand Out

After the long hot summer, a cool, cloudy, showery weekend was forecast for Reading Festival, and worried parents across the South-East of England were telling […]

Down the Procurement Pub with NHS SBS, Reading, Cloudbuy and Bad Sounds

I had lunch this week with my friend Guy Allen, forgot to take any pics again -  but here’s one that I think was from […]

Down the Procurement Festival with Determine, Proactis, Bloom, NHS Fraud and Faim

Well, my only trip to the pub this very quiet week was with my colleague Nancy for our monthly catch-up in person, and we forgot […]

Down the Procurement Beer Festival with Virgin, Carillion, SolarWinds and Broken Witt Rebels

Down the Procurement Pub comes to you this week from the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, where I have spent the last 72 hours […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Basware, the RSA and Deaf Havana

Here I am with Jeff Meredith from Basware having lunch in the Ned in the City. Jeff spends much of his time in Europe, despite […]

Down the Procurement Barn with SAP, YPO and Jack Johnson

We were in Suffolk last week for the wedding ceremony of my daughter and the young man who is now my son-in-law. It was held […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Basware, Wax Digital, Outsourcing Fails, and Amy Shark

Let’s get a bit personal today. This is me and my mother in law Lucy – who has her own Twitter following as a vegetable […]