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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 […]

Down The Procurement Pub with Bloom, eInvoicing and Tom Petty

No pub pics today – it has been a truly horrible week. Above all, we saw the tragic events in Las Vegas, and while our […]

September (catch-up) Album Review – Jane Weaver, Flyte, Neck Deep and More!

We haven’t published an album review for ages, so today let’s catch up with an abbreviated run-through the new releases we’ve been enjoying over the […]

Down the Procurement Pub with HfS, Determine, Heineken and Wolf Alice

A busy week with Jason Busch, Spend Matters founder, over from the US, eWorld Procurement and Supply, meetings with various friends and acquaintances, then my […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the MCA, riskmethods, 4C and Nothing But Thieves

I had a very pleasant lunch and catch-up with Milan Panchmatia of 4C Associates this week at Covent Garden brasserie Balthazar.  Excellent service, good food, […]

Down the Procurement Pub On A Bike with Aquiire, Mr Karpie and Neck Deep

The “highlight” of my week was the day’s cycling, undertaken on Monday with Guy Allen (ex CPO, my partner in the BravoSolution Real World venture, […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Tradeshift, CIPS Awards, PR Week and Ider

This is one of those weeks where I just can’t believe it is 7 days since our last Down the Procurement Pub. And the social […]

Reading Festival – Tips for First-Time DayTrippers

So I had my first experience of Reading Festival last Friday. Something Peter looks forward to each year as much as Christmas. I’ve done a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Schools, HS2, Economies of Scale and Halsey

So this week it has been recovery from Reading Festival and a trip to Durham to visit Mother so little in the way of procurement […]

Reading Festival Sunday – Muse, OUTLYA, Breaking Benjamin, Halsey and Blossoms Amongst the Highlights

One of the beauties of Reading Festival is the sheer variety and volume of music on offer. I managed to “see” (which I define as […]

Reading Festival Saturday – Wolf Alice, Glass Animals and Cassia Star

My highlights of day 2 at Reading Festival were at the beginning and end of the day. At the beginning, we had a not-very-secret secret […]