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CPD 2Worcester and Hereford Branch would like to invite you to a Factory tour of the Westons Cider to better understand the production process and supply chain issues involved with this industry which is so important to the region. Following the tour there will be cider tasting and a presentation by David Coombes from the Logistics Job Shop and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics. Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

The aim of the event is to better understand the issues behind local producers being able to step up and supply into the larger supply chains. It will also demonstrate the special factors that need to be taken into account when dealing with the cider production in the Hereford and Worcester areas.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Venue: H Weston & Sons Limited
Address: LEDBURY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £20.83 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

Our latest branch event offers two sessions on sustainable procurement, and supply chain sustainability, from Jimmy Brannigan, Co-founder of NETpositive Futures Ltd, and Dale Turner, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Skanska UK PLC

First Session - NETpositive Procurement
Jimmy Brannigan will discuss how NETpositive is rapidly gaining popularity as an approach to sustainability. This first session will consider implications for sustainable procurement offering examples from organisations and purchasing consortia.

The innovative new NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool will also be showcased and we will share the University of Manchester's story as the first institution in the country to utilise this brand new tool. Hearing how they are trying to meet their ambitious social responsibility targets at the same time as supporting their suppliers is not to be missed!

Second Session - Procurement, Audit & Governance - a winners story
Dale Turner will discuss Skanska, and who were part of the Supply Chain Sustainability School development team which consisted of rivalling major construction companies who wanted to achieve consistency, raised standards and enable their supply chain partners to become upskilled in sustainable practices – the Sustainability School founders shared input, standardising their approach and costs.

The initiative won Skanska and the team ‘Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility’ at the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2013.

Dale will demonstrate how the winning bid came about, what benefits it has brought the industry, Skanska’s involvement and the development of the school and its principles.

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Venue: The Lymm Hotel
Address: LYMM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

The AGM program will consists of following major events:

  • Declaration of the result of the election for CIPS Bangladesh Branch committee;
  • Welcoming the newly elected members of CIPS Bangladesh Branch committee;
  • Brief presentation of the activities so far carried out by the present Steering Committee;
  • General discussion between the members of different grades


To book your place on this event please email Mir Mehbubur Rahman mirmehbub@yahoo.com

Date: Saturday 01 November 2014
Venue: BRAC Centre Inn
Address: DHAKA
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on
Booking ends on Thursday 30 October 2014

CPD 2Have your say in Kent is a roundup of the Branch’s activities during 2014 and a look forward to 2015, the Branch Committee cordially invites you to participate in this event.

This event offers you the opportunity to “Have your Say” on past and present events, network with other like-minded people and promote best practice within the Procurement and Purchasing Functions.

In addition we will also be having a short presentation on personality types and how recognising an individual’s personality type can help during negotiations.

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Venue: Oakwood House Hotel
Address: MAIDSTONE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 09 November 2014

CPD 2For our November branch event commodity experts from Rexam Plc will explain the market risks faced by the company with particular focus on energy and their key commodity, aluminium.

Rexam's Commodity Risk Director and her team will explain:

  • Why Rexam hedges and how they do it
  • Factors that determine what type of hedging Rexam chooses
  • Issues with hedge accounting
  • What issues Rexam faces - contracts & customers
  • Current & future issues with non - commodity costs
  • Ultilities commodity pricing
  • Centralisation of energy hedging in Europe


Rexam is a world leading supplier of beverage cans and the largest buyer of aluminium in the world.  Rexam produces 62 billion cans a year across the globe, for customers including Coke, Pepsi, Carlsberg and Red Bull.

Date: Wednesday 12 November 2014
Venue: Rexam BCE
Address: LUTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Monday 10 November 2014