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CPD 2Richard took up his year-long tenure at the start of November 2015 and began his career as a stock controller with the Wolseley Group and is now CEO of Crestwood UK and Asia. He worked his way through the ranks of lower, middle and senior management, held main board directorships and was the youngest serving director of a public Danish manufacturing company at the age of 30. He has experience in a variety of sectors including retail, distribution, wholesale and manufacturing working for both private and public companies.

The key elements of the president’s theme are:

  • training and development, to gain skills & continuing professional development
  • a thorough understanding of corporate objectives and participation in setting own aligned objectives
  • commitment to ambitious but deliverable targets that push you out of your comfort zone; confidence in your ability to deliver;
  • proactively making the highest level of management aware of what you intend to deliver before you deliver it in order to be seen as a strategic enabler;
  • delivering on your promise to generate results that can be relied upon; share success and recognition for the added value procurement brings;
  • creating tangible value to enable procurement to sit at the heart of your business.

Richard, himself is an entrepreneur having set up his own company in 2000, also urges the profession to “harness their inner entrepreneur. He said: “The same attributes that make a good entrepreneur are of tremendous value in-house’.

 

Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Venue: Vivergo Fuels
Address: HESSLE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2Our ability to build strong relationships with the business and to influence key stakeholders; enhances our impact within the organisation and can help us to establish Procurement as a trusted business partner.

Based on time-tested principles, this event will explore how you can become more influential, both internally with your key stakeholders across the business and with other key relationships that you manage.

In this session, you will learn how to:

 

  • Develop your business partnering skills.
  • Define the attributes and qualities of key individuals of influence.
  • Learn and apply principles for influencing the behaviours and attitudes of key stakeholders.
  • Enhance your personal influence and impact within the organisation.
Please note CIPS members can earn CPD hours for attending this event.
Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Venue: Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel
Address: HATFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Online bookings for this event have now ended. To secure a place, please call a member of the customer response team on 01780 756777

CPD 2William Grant and Sons Distillers Limited (Grants) owns many known brands such as Glenfiddich , Balvennie, Tullamore , Benadictine, Drambuie, Reyka Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin and many more.

The bottling Plant at Bellshill is a key strategic installation in this fast growing business. The plant is state of the art as you would expect to support its prestigious brands.

This is an opportunity for CIPS members to have a ‘refreshing’ evening in the company of friends (old and new) while learning a bit about the spirit industry and the range of Procurement requirements which underpin the business.

The event will consist of a plant tour and culminate with an opportunity to nose the whisky. Those driving will be able to obtain samples to enjoy at home.

The procurement team at Grants look forward to welcoming you, please book fast as places will be limited. 

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Venue: Wm Grant and Sons Distillers Limited
Address: BELLSHILL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 26 September 2016

CPD 2Our September event looks at the art of negotiation from a different angle. Understanding human instincts and behaviour can help us all deliver better results for the business.

The human brain consists of an ancient “emotional” brain and a much newer “thinking” brain. Tom Flatau from Teamworking International considers the latest up-to-the-minute research in the fields of neuroscience and positive psychology and looks at how a neuro-scientific approach can be a powerful tool, helping us understand the important part our emotions play in negotiations and decision making, and how we apply rationale to the end result.

The event looks in-depth at the fundamentals of negotiation, and promises to leave you with a fundamentally altered perspective - one that endures and creates positive change in terms of both achievement and satisfaction for all involved in the negotiation.

The presenter, Tom Flatau, works internationally with business owners and key decision makers in major blue chip companies including HSBC, Unilever, Emirates, Siemens and the BBC.

Please view further information on the event and speaker

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Venue: A T Kearney Limited
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 26 September 2016

CPD 2There has a been a change to the topic for this event and Peter Nugent, will now discuss Brexit, how the people have spoken, the Norwegian model and possible alternative for the United Kingdom outside the European Union.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Venue: Park Inn
Address: TELFORD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 27 September 2016

CPD 2Stephen Lovatt, from Neil Fuller Associates will be joining us to talk about negotiation, focusing on some of the overlooked aspects such as Conditioning, Anchoring, Framing and Psychological Gains

Date: Tuesday 04 October 2016
Venue: The Street Cafe, New Redland Building, S Block
Address: BRISTOL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 02 October 2016

CPD 2This event will provide a negotiation talk by Stephen Lovatt from Neil Fuller Associates, focusing on some of the overlooked aspects such as Conditioning, Anchoring, Framing and Psychological Gains. 

Date: Wednesday 05 October 2016
Venue: Novotel London Wembley
Address: WEMBLEY, LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 03 October 2016

CPD 2The Swiss branch of CIPS cordially invites you to our latest event in Zurich about Women in Procurement. Procurement is playing an increasingly important role in public and private organizations and the topic of gender balance is climbing the agenda for enterprises wanting optimal talent mixes.

During the event 3 outstanding speakers will share their experience and knowledge on the topic of women, diversity and inclusion and relevance to the procurement profession – we encourage lively participation and best practice exchange.

Following the presentations and discussions there will be refreshments and snacks, i.e. plenty of opportunity for networking. Join us, learn about the status of women in procurement across the International and Swiss procurement and supply chain community.

Date: Wednesday 05 October 2016
Venue: Swiss Re Academy
Address: ZURICH
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £25.00 per person
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Booking ends on Monday 03 October 2016

CPD 2Aberdeen Harbour Extension Project considers the current activities of Aberdeen Harbour and the challenges faced by Aberdeen Harbour Board. This is followed by an explanation of the benefits that could be achieved from the potential expansion of the harbour into Nigg Bay and the likely timescales for delivery if progressed.

Colin Parker (Chief Executive) and Alistair MacKenzie (Chairman) of Aberdeen Harbour Board will present on this topic.

Date: Thursday 06 October 2016
Venue: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club
Address: ABERDEEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 04 October 2016

CPD 2Alex Chidley-Uttley, Events Manager from Tanners Wines Ltd, will provide a unique insight into the strategic sourcing and supply chain of wine.

With a broad taste in wine, she’s likely to enjoy a ripe Italian red with her favourite pesto & spinach pasta or ‘something gritty & a little naughty’ like a St Estèphe if the occasion demands. Alex is sure to be persuading you to give Pinotage another try too!

You have the opportunity to taste and discuss the sourcing strategy of 6 wines!

Alex looks forward to welcoming you to this very special and interesting event.

Date: Friday 07 October 2016
Venue: Tanners Wines Ltd
Address: SHREWSBURY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £12.50 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Wednesday 05 October 2016