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Andrew Forzani Jets In As New Procurement Commander At UK Ministry Of Defence

Andrew Forzani has been appointed the new Ministry of Defence Chief Commercial Officer. He takes over from Steve Morgan, who we believe is retiring. Morgan […]

Down the Procurement Pub With CIPS, Laura Forzani, and The Big Moon

This is me and old friend, Alan Thomson, who has spent the last few years teaching negotiating (mainly to sales people) with the Gap Partnership […]

Is HR Stopping Procurement Recruiting The Right People?

Through August, we’re going to be running some of our “greatest hits” from what is almost seven years of Spend Matters UK/Europe.  We’ll keep bringing […]

Department of Health Scores Top Drugs Man As Commercial Supremo

Last week the UK Department of Health appointed its first ever Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Oldfield. We described the job here when it was advertised […]

We’re All (Not) Going On Our Summer Holidays

The school holidays are now under way across the UK, and parents in their millions are celebrating with unfettered joy the prospect of six weeks […]

New Challenges for Alex Kleiner – European Boss Leaves Coupa After “Six Great Years”

The Coupa story will no doubt make a decent business book one day, describing how Rob Bernshteyn and his team took the firm from tiny […]

CIPS / Hays Procurement Salary Survey – Good News (Generally) For Professionals

When I spoke at the CIPS Cambridge and Peterborough Branch event recently, William Warren from recruitment firm Hays was also on the agenda, talking about […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the PM, Guy Allen, Hugh Barrett and Kacy Hill

Now we are into July, it is officially the holiday season. So to get you into the mood, two procurement friends who are doing something […]

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 […]

Wedgbury Departs HTE – and Some Interesting “No-Bids” for Health Procurement Contracts

We mentioned last Friday that Jonathan Wedgbury has left the Midlands-based HealthTrust Europe (HTE), one of the largest collaborative procurement bodies in the UK health […]

Retaining Procurement Talent – Lessons From Spurs

Regular readers know that anything can set us off with a thought or idea about procurement that seems worth discussing. In this case – and […]