Spend Matters 50/50: Procurement Leaders – A Provider to Know in 2015

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We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, this is our view of the 50 solution provider type organisations in the procurement industry that every senior procurement leader should be aware of and understand. The 50 To Watch are the up-and-coming firms  - those with interesting and relatively new solutions for our market. The 50 To Know are the key organisations in our industry that procurement executives need to have on their radar.

Having announced the lists, our US colleagues are now featuring each of the 100 firms in turn with an article giving an overview of each, with some headline Spend Matters thoughts on them. So on this site we will be giving you a brief extract of the US article, plus adding our own comments where we have anything useful to add from a European perspective. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t!

In the case of Procurement Leaders, the overview was written by our own Peter Smith. Here's an extract from what he had to say.

"... a very successful business, from a reputational, growth and financial perspective; a procurement networking, events, media, and research firm that has proved to be an effective competitor to all sorts of other organisations, from conference firms to the Strategy Council, and from CIPS to Spend Matters itself.

Their genius was in recognising that they did not have to be experts themselves – at least in the early days. Rather, they would provide a platform and an environment where senior procurement practitioners could learn, share knowledge, interact and enjoy very good conferences, dinners or workshops ... Whilst the firm's capability to develop original content, including magazine-type articles and research, has improved, the networking and events side of the business is probably still the strongest element."

Procurement Leaders staretd in the UK, of course, and has expanded from that base.  There isn't much else to say that is Europe specific; it is simply an organisation that does what it does very well, and is becoming an increasing force in the procurement professional services (in the widest sense) market.

You can read the review in full on our US site.

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