02 October 2003
Alistair Cameron and Peter Mudd have been appointed corporate procurement officers at South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council in a move to set up a best-practice advisory service.
Cameron was previously with Nottinghamshire County Council as a senior purchasing officer at County Supplies, a catalogue trading unit of the council.
Mudd was at Kier Sheffield, a partnership with Sheffield City Council, where he was procurement and supplies manager.
South Tyneside's new corporate procurement unit will help to review partnering arrangements, offer advice on best practice and also provide training and support when needed.
The unit will also help to develop the council's procurement strategy and e-government plans.
Both Cameron and Mudd report to the strategic procurement manager, and a third officer will be appointed in 2004.