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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 […]

Melinda Johnson at the HCSA Conference – the Health Commercial Adventure!

At last week’s HCSA conference, Melinda Johnson gave us an update on her first year as Commercial Director at the Department of Health and Social […]

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 Four Faces of Procurement – 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 […]

Interview with Malcolm Harrison, CIPS New CEO (Part 3 – Future of Procurement)

In part 1 of our interview with the relatively new CIPS CEO, Malcolm Harrison, we looked at a number of issues, including the commercial focus […]

Interview with Malcolm Harrison, CIPS New CEO (Part 2 – Governance)

In part 1  of our interview with the relatively new CIPS CEO, Malcolm Harrison, we looked at a number of issues, including the commercial focus […]

Interview with Malcolm Harrison, CIPS New CEO (Part 1 – Commercial)

Malcolm Harrison took over as CEO for CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) in the summer, and he promised an interview with us […]

Jenny Draper Joins Spend Matters UK Team – Major Focus On SolutionMap

Here at Spend Matters Towers, the nerve centre of the sprawling media empire that dominates the world of procurement news, analysis, opinion and scurrilous gossip, […]

David Shields Is Back … Bloom Bags Public Procurement Big-Hitter

We met up for the first time in several years with David Shields last week. Earlier this decade, he was the Managing Director of Government […]

Leadership Is Best Demonstrated In Times Of Crisis – Discuss

What makes a good, even a great leader? I know, I know, you’ve seen thousands of articles about this topic and most of them were […]

Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Malcom Harrison, who will take over as the new Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) chief executive […]

Exclusive! Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 1)

Following the news that Malcolm Harrison is to leave his post as chief executive of the government central procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS), to […]