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Supplier diversity

Interested in Inclusivity, Advancing Women-Owned Businesses and Innovation? Come to WEConnect

As we’ve been saying lately, mid-October appears to be a very popular date for conferences this year. Another one to add to your diary is […]

WEConnect and CIPS – Two Chances To Meet Peter Smith On November 17th!

On November 17th, during the day, I'll be at the WEConnect Conference at the IBM offices on the south bank in London. In case you […]

Inclusive Procurement and the Value of Cultural Intelligence

One final post from us on the recent MSDUK conference – the event that promotes inclusive procurement (supplier diversity) in business – on the session of […]

MSDUK Conference – CPO Panel Session Gives Good Advice on Inclusive Procurement (Part 2)

Following an advisory session from the CPOs on the panel at the recent MSDUK supplier diversity conference, our esteemed procurement leaders fielded some quite pertinent […]

MSDUK Conference – CPO Panel Session Gives Good Advice on Inclusive Procurement (Part 1)

In our opinion, the most useful session of the day at last week’s MSDUK conference was the CPO panel discussion. It gave genuinely valuable takeaways […]

Inclusive Procurement/Supplier Diversity – Why Do We Need It?

Some might say our world of social tensions, of huge discrepancy between the advantaged and the less-advantaged, and divergence between the employed and the un-employed, has a […]

Ross Mandiwall of IBM – Thoughts on Supplier Diversity and MSDUK

We had the pleasure recently of speaking to Ross Mandiwall of IBM. He’s an 18-year long-term procurement professional with the firm, having worked his way […]

Denis Ford of Cummins Inc – Why Supplier Diversity Matters

We are looking forward to the MSDUK Conference and Awards event in London on September 21st-22nd, celebrating 10 years of the organisation’s existence. MSDUK is […]

MSDUK conference and awards dinner – next week

The MSDUK Conference and Awards Dinner takes place next week; October 16th at the  Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. MSDUK has played a leadership role […]

Supplier diversity – MSDUK event looks to make it happen

Earlier this month, I attended a MSDUK facilities management and office services ‘meet the buyer’ afternoon, held at the Grange Hotel, Holborn in London. MSDUK […]

Supplier Diversity – Contract Management Issues and Tips

Last week, as part of our series on supplier diversity, we looked at the core supplier selection stage of the process and how it is […]

Supplier Diversity – Making the Core Procurement Process Accessible

Last week, as part of our series on supplier diversity, we looked at how the early stages of the procurement process could disadvantage small or […]