Professional Services 4.0

Established in 2018 the CIPS Professional Services 4.0 Specialist Knowledge Group (SKG) was brought together to enable networking and knowledge share between the next generation of procurement specialists working in the following sectors:

  • Legal
  • Financial     
  • Banking
  • Professional Services

This dynamic group offers the chance to engage with like-minded professionals, to discuss work-based challenges and an opportunity to discuss best practice to best fit your organisation.

    Welcome to the Professional Services 4.0 SKG

    The Professional services 4.0 SKG was established to offer networking and knowledge share opportunities to the mid managers who are currently working in the legal, financial, banking and professional services sector.

    Established in 2018 by the senior Professional Services SKG, the 4.0 group discusses tactical, operational and managerial challenges that affect their working roles, and discusses plausible solutions from a technology perspective and through best practice share.

    The group is open, dynamic and operates under Chatham House Rules, currently the group have space to invite new attendees who are also working at a mid management level in any of the sectors noted.

    Mission Statement
    To collectively drive innovation, develop and share best practice and shape the future of Procurement, for the benefit of its group members and the wider profession.

    Who attends the group?
    The groups is currently attended by representatives from the following organisations:

    • Freshfields
    • Pinsent Masons
    • KPMG
    • Tesco Underwriting
    • Clyde & Co
    • Clifford Chance
    • Linklaters
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers 


    Why should you join this group?

    • The group is made up of experienced industry professionals with years of operational and strategic knowledge within the Professional Services sector, willing to discuss and share best practice ideas to help support fellow procurement professionals.
    • CIPS brings the events together in conjunction with our members for an open forum of confidential discussion, to give a value add to your CIPS membership and to support and understand your work-based challenges, to help you share and find solutions.
    • We want to raise awareness of the importance of good procurement practices and how to get the most from your supply chain.
    • We would be delighted to welcome you to our group. You can express interest to join this group via CIPS contact details:

    This group is open to Affiliate and Studying CIPS members. If you would like to join this knowledge group, please contact CIPS at, advising your:

    • CIPS membership number
    • Organisation name
    • Job title

    By emailing us you are giving consent for your details to be shared with the group for engagement purposes.  A member of the group will contact you directly.

    How this SKG networks:

    With quarterly face to face meetings held across member offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle, the meetings present an opportunity to network, engage with group discussions and collaborate with the group on best practice materials and presentations, with the opportunity to participate in the Professional Services Annual Procurement Conference. 

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    The CIPS Professional Services Specialist Knowledge Group members operate daily in the Professional Services sector. With this comes the experiences and challenges of a procurement role.

    Our members aim to share good practice and guidance that has brought about solutions within their working roles. The information that members choose to share represents their passion for procurement and the desire to support like-minded professionals who may work within the sector or members from other sectors who can utilise some of the content into their own working roles.


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