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Training & development

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 […]

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 Latest Thinking On Supplier Management? Find Out On September 14th in London

On September 14th in London, I will be leading the BravoSolution Real World Procurement session titled “Next Generation Supplier Management”. So I’ve been working on […]

Our Hot Topic for February Is Procurement Talent

Our Hot Topic for February is Procurement Talent. which seems a little ironic given our announcement regarding our Jobs Board, but never mind! We are […]

BravoSolution Real World Sourcing Winner – and a Seasonal Paper for you

Last night, at the Gauthier restaurant in London’s Soho, we celebrated the BravoSolution Real World Sourcing series 2014 with the leading contenders for the annual […]

The Next Level Purchasing Association – welcome to our new associate sponsors

We’re excited to announce a new Associate Sponsor for our site, and it is a first for us for several reasons. The most pleasing is […]

Procurement capability building – learning from Formula One

Our recent webinar* with GEP was focused on capability building in general, and we looked at the particular aspect of skills transfer in more detail. […]

Evaluating Bids and Tenders – last week’s BravoSolution event gets into the numbers

Last week saw the second of this year’s Real World Sourcing briefing sessions, supported by BravoSolution and with me in the hot seat.  Our topic […]

Procurement in the United Arab Emirates – Guy Allen reports

Regular readers will be aware that Guy Allen and I co-present the ‘Real World Sourcing’ series for BravoSolution. He’s just back from the first of […]

Procurement training – reach the peak with a new approach from ALPS (sorry…)

Time for an unashamed plug... my friend and colleague in the Real World Sourcing Series, Guy Allen, is launching a new venture, along with Rob […]

Procurement soft skills – harder than they sound! Kim Godwin explains

(We're delighted to have the first in a series of articles from Kim Godwin. Former CPO of Barclays Bank and Past President of CIPS, Kim […]

CIPS and Seal Software – Peter Smith live and kicking!

Two quick reminders for you. On Thursday I’m speaking at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Surrey Branch meeting, in Guildford.  the extravaganza starts […]