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Confessions of a Cycling Virgin – Portsmouth to Bournemouth On a Bike in the Wind

Don't drink too much Elvis Juice at the Brewdog pub off Oxford Street, is the moral of today's story. Because that way you might end […]

Down the Procurement Chippy With New Health Supremo, a Pub Debate, Cricket and James Vincent McMorrow

I know I go on about Lincoln and the best pub in the world (the Strugglers Inn) but the Burton Road Chippy just 400 yards […]

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 […]

Down The Procurement Pub with LUPC, Consultants, Lady Aurelia and Let’s Eat Grandma

Here is another scene from the LUPC/SUPC university procurement customer conference event this week, with Gerald Dickens, the great author’s great-great grandson, performing at the […]

What Do Americans Know About Football? A Surprising Answer From Public Spend Forum

We’ve written a couple of articles about the Leicester City miracle, but as the team received the Championship Trophy on Saturday, it came as a […]

The War For Procurement Talent – Why Not Learn From Leicester City?

Please don’t switch off if you don’t like football – we promise not to make this too obtuse or geeky. But we’ve been wondering for […]

Buying Professional Services – How Did FIFA Engage Platini?

Having co-written that huge international best seller*, Buying Professional Services, published in 2010 by the Economist Books, the world of consulting and related industries continues […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Cloudbuy, women’s rugby, dodgy charities and Vampire Weekend

Down the procurement golf club this week, with my first round for about 8 years. Should I take it up again? I don’t know. It […]

Buying Corporate Hospitality – what is a good price? The World Cup causes pricing chaos

We wrote recently about the economic effect of England's early exit from the World Cup. What no-one really expected was that we would be eliminated before the […]

Do we perform better when we’re relaxed or nervous – a World Cup related thought

Do people perform better when they're somewhat anxious or nervous? Or are they likely to be more effective when they're more relaxed? That's a question […]