It’s been over two years since the UK voted to leave the EU. But beyond the exit date of 29 March 2019, little is known about the details of the Brexit agreement… Negotiations between Brussels and Whitehall are rumbling on with little sign of a breakthrough. And the longer they continue the less likely it … Continue reading Three Key Steps To Getting Brexit Ready
Not many procurement conferences include a guided tour of a nuclear facility! Be sure to check out UPMG2018, the premier conference for utility purchasing managers. Go nuclear Remember the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in 2011? As part of the international review that took place after the event, the United States instituted the “SAFER” program. … Continue reading Take the Nuclear Option at UPMG2018
Gartner named Basware a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites for the third time – but it’s not as mysterious as it seems. Read on for a demystification of the Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluation process. It’s Not Magic – It’s Basware I’m not sure why it’s called the Gartner Magic Quadrant but … Continue reading Demystifying The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Procure-to-Pay Suites
Beer, bacon supplies at risk as a national shortage of food-grade carbon dioxide (CO2) threatens a whole range of everyday consumables. Why is there a CO2 shortage in the UK? Food-grade CO2 in the UK is sourced from European ammonia plants, which usually close for maintenance in the summer months when demand for fertiliser … Continue reading Life Without Beer, Bacon and Crumpets?
Brexit is complicated and it’s very, very messy. And what happens during the next couple of years will be determined by a number of political factors… At last month’s CPO roundtable Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe based at Kings College London, spoke to us about the long-term causes of Brexit and … Continue reading Brexit: What Happens Now?
Shark Tank star, entrepreneur and talent expert Andrew Banks presented at the 2018 CPO Forum as a guest of our Premium Sponsor, American Express. Here are the highlights for this top-rated speaker. There’s no single, agreed-upon definition of what leads to career success. If you pose the question on Google, you’ll find opinions ranging from … Continue reading A Shark at the 2018 Asia-Pacific CPO Forum
Not all heroes wear capes! But surely there are few people more deserving of a superhero’s recognition than the procurement pros fighting against modern slavery day in, day out….? Last week, a heavy-hitting list of 100 modern-day abolitionists was splashed across social media following the 2018 Annual UK Top 100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index Recognition Dinner in London – … Continue reading 7 Procurious Influencers Who Are Smashing Modern Slavery