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Why Procurement Needs Representation in the Boardroom

by Hawtrey Dene

For many businesses the focus of activity has been on indirect spend areas: manufacture, selling, design to name a few. In essence the majority of businesses are inherently predisposed to concentrating on output rather than spend. Obviously in this is important, since these areas determine the success of a business model, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Time With Mark Newton-Jones, CEO, Mothercare Plc

by Hawtrey Dene

Sowing the Seed sat down with Mark Newton-Jones, CEO at Mothercare Plc, to discuss merchandise and non-merchandise procurement, how a car seat is “proving a point to the consumers” and how he has seen the retail business change, during his 30 year career that started on the shop floor at 12 years old. Sowing the Seed: […]

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Time with Simon Biltcliffe, CEO, Webmart Ltd

by Hawtrey Dene

Following the Sowing the Seed event at the House of Commons on Monday 22nd February, they sat down with guest speaker Simon Biltcliffe, CEO, Webmart Ltd, to discuss Marxist Capitalism, working out what your ‘Enough’ is and the secret to creating a long lasting, successful award winning business. Sowing the Seed: You were the guest […]

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Executive Assistant Dinner

by Elizabeth McDowell

If there was an award for the job title that struggled accurately to reflect the duties of the person holding it, ‘Executive Assistant’ would surely win.  In today’s businesses, EAs are an indispensable force providing essential support to Directors and Managers way beyond the secretarial tasks their job titles were borne out of. Here at […]

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