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Down the Procurement Pub with Oracle, 4C, CSC and Sandy Denny

Here is my old friend Lloyd Wigglesworth, having a cup of tea / glass of fizzy water with me in Waterstones bookshop, London. After a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Tradeshift, Xchanging, CCS, Craig Lardner and Wussy

Here is CIPS Past President Craig Lardner having a cup of tea with me yesterday morning - not beer for a change. Craig is looking […]

Down the Procurement Pub with NHS SBS, Xchanging, Southwest One, State of Flux and Family Rain

Daughter and partner flew off this week to New Zealand for a combination of work (science reporting), pleasure and Christmas with his parents, so we […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Wax Digital, Xchanging, PepsiCo and Alessia Cara

Here is a picture of the legendary Sigi Osagie, in the “Boardroom” within the Pitcher and Piano pub in Cornhill, just opposite the Bank of […]

Will Xchanging’s Acquirers Keep the Procurement Business? Capita Might

A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Ken Lever the CEO of Xchanging and Jim Reesing, global sales and marketing director. Lever is stepping down […]

Down the Procurement Pub (Restaurant) with the IoD, Xchanging, the Garden Bridge, Cloudbuy and Julia Holter

Had a very good lunch this week at the Institute of Directors restaurant – much better than expected, strong flavours and good combinations. However, on […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Richard Heaton, Xchanging, the Co-op, and Babymetal

I did go to the pub this week, with an old friend for a very enjoyable catch-up, but I forgot to take a picture. Our […]

Procurement Outsourcing Firm Xchanging – Releases Odd and Worrying Results

Last week, business process outsourcing firm Xchanging announced half-year results to the City (the shares are quoted on the main London market) that raised a […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Xchanging, Fabienne Lesbros, Bill Crothers and Beach House

As we enter the school holiday season in Europe, we thought it would be a quiet week. But not a bit of it! Some big […]

10 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Tail Spend – part 2

(We're delighted to have a guest article - in two parts - on our Hot Topic for June, Tail Spend Management. Here is part 2 […]

Down the Procurement Pub with ICPS, Xchanging, Hackett Group and Walking On Cars

So I’m in Cardiff for the Wales Procurement Week, and this was the scene of riotous debauchery at the International Dinner on Wednesday evening. All […]

Xchanging Acquires Spikes Cavell – Further Thoughts and Competitive Issues

Last Friday, Xchanging announced the acquisition of Spikes Cavell Ltd. (SCAL), the UK-based spend analytics provider. It is not a big acquisition in the greater […]