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June Album Review (part 1) – Royal Blood, London Grammar, Fleet Foxes and Alt-J

We didn’t do an album review at the end of May so we will have a two-parter this weekend and next. So toady, four bands […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Science Warehouse, Melinda Johnson, CIPS and Selena Gomez

I was in Leeds this week for the Science Warehouse customer conference and had an early dinner at the Town Hall Tavern, on my shortlist […]

Down the Procurement Pub with SAP Ariba, CIPS Awards, BravoSolution, Science Warehouse and Sandy Denny

Here is a group of "top procurement analysts" at the SAP Ariba event in Prague on Wednesday night (before the disastrous London fire hit the […]

The Domesday Book, Gallery Oldham, Dot-to-Dot, Snake Pass – the Best of England?

Happy Spring Bank Holiday everybody. So we’re home after our whirlwind summer holiday / tour of England. After the LUPC / SUPC conference on Wednesday […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Scanmarket, Creditsafe and Pinegrove

This has been quite a busy week – I have had a period without too much socialising but this week started with the CIPS Fellows […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the Conservatives, Coupa, GOT and Valerie June

We had our monthly team meeting in the Stag and Hounds at Binfield yesterday. My colleague Nancy Clinton is vegetarian so I decided to join […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Social Enterprise UK, Basware and Eurovision

We were in the Houses of Parliament yesterday - in the tent, on the terrace, to be precise, for a Social Enterprise UK event to […]

Down The Procurement Pub with Cocktails, Global News, Rosslyn and Feist

Nancy and I had a lovely lunch this week with a friend of Spend Matters who leads a successful “solution provider” in our sector. (Unfortunately […]

April Album Review – Big Moon, Tall Ships, Blaenavon and Amber Run

This month, four English bands with four really good albums. The Big Moon are four young Londoners who form the most exciting “girl group” we’ve […]

Down The Procurement Pub With riskmethods, ProcureAbility, NAO and Charly Bliss

Last night the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel hosted the 2017 Management Consultancies Association annual dinner and awards ceremony. As a judge (I get asked […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Procurex, Basware, Elections and The Aces

Our friend Guy Allen of Real World Sourcing / Procurement fame did no less than six 25 minute workshop sessions at yesterday’s Procurex South event […]

Album Review With Laura Marling, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Amber Run and The Shins

Last month was a brilliant one for new albums – sorry we’re a little late with this! Laura Marling -  Sempa Femina Marling is a […]