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A Seat at the Top Table – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

The Merger – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

Identifying Talent – Strictly and The Apprentice Highlight Opportunities

We’ve always enjoyed trying to draw useful procurement and business lessons from popular culture, sport or other unusual sources, so today, let’s look at what […]

The Four Faces of Procurement – Spend Matters Top Papers

In the run up to Christmas and my passing over the Spend Matters UK/Europe reins, we’re going to feature some of the briefing papers I’ve […]

Exclusive! CIPS Has Not Appointed a President – Role To Be Reviewed

CIPS has decided not to appoint a new President – for the moment anyway. In what appears at first to be a surprising move, the […]

NHS News – Major Challenge on Medicines Procurement And More

While I was away last week, a couple of interesting NHS procurement stories hit the press. We wrote about the problems at social care provider […]

NHS Procurement Review – A Rather Odd Consulting Approach?

I’ve agreed to Chair the “Future of Procurement in the NHS” conference (more details via that link) in Manchester in December. I’ll try and help […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Rain, the NHS, Andy Davies and Maisie Peters

Well, I made it, my two days and 110 miles of cycling went well, although weather was foul on Monday, constant rain, and the “highlight” […]

Jenny Draper Joins Spend Matters UK Team – Major Focus On SolutionMap

Here at Spend Matters Towers, the nerve centre of the sprawling media empire that dominates the world of procurement news, analysis, opinion and scurrilous gossip, […]

Crown Commercial Service Annual Report – CEO Signs Off

Another recent government announcement (amongst the end of term rush) we were slow to pick up on was the Crown Commercial Service Annual Report and […]

The Future of Procurement – Part 2, What Needs To Change Now?

We welcome another two-part guest post on our summer hot topic of the Future of Procurement – this is from Alan Haynes, and yesterday he […]

Overblown Claims From CIPS – Top Procurement Pros List Cannot Be “Definitive”

The current edition of Supply Management, the CIPS magazine, is a strong one, with an interesting piece on storytelling, and a good (if unchallenging) interview […]