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Royal Household and Royal Marsden Hospital – a right royal collection of (alleged) procurement fraud

Two recent trials highlight the continued need for focus on corruption and fraud in procurement and related areas. A former property manager at the Royal […]

Managing professional services – are you getting lamb or beef?

How do you know if your professional services provider really has the skills they say they do? It's a similar problem to that curry or kebab you buy on a Friday night. Lamb or Beef? (Or chicken.. or horse...)

Procurement fraud – make CPOs and CFOs accountable

Here’s something that really, really gets me worked up.  Madeleine Webster has been sent to prison for spending £160,000 of her employer’s money on printer […]

Lies, damned lies and procurement fraud statistics

"Fraudsters better at bypassing procurement" was the headline on the Supply Management website on Friday. They were reporting on a KPMG Fraud barometer report which […]

Bomb detector case shows procurement fraud can be fatal

A fraudster was found guilty this week after selling millions of pounds worth of "bomb detection kits" that turned out to be totally ineffective. Indeed, […]