Travelling to events around the country and meeting with huge numbers of dedicated and passionate public sector professionals and suppliers is one of the best parts of my role at CCS. Last week myself and colleagues had the opportunity to meet with hundreds of such people at the Procurex North in Manchester.
I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who came to our stand or listened to one of our sessions, it was great to meet so many people.
In the main conference theatre our Chief Executive Malcolm Harrison spoke and outlined four key areas that he views as being key to CCS’ future success. These include a move towards digital procurement services, which is where the Crown Marketplace provides so many opportunities; a focus on collaborating with the wider public sector to ensure we can offer them the most value when procuring common goods and services; investing in the skills and talent of our people and continuing to support SMEs through public spending. If you missed Malcolm at Procurex North, here are the presentation slides.
We also hosted a dedicated CCS showcase theatre and stand, where my colleagues presented on a range of topics:
- What we’ve learnt and how we are changing – Nick Caton, Head of Wider Public Sector, Crown Commercial Service
- No more excuses for not moving to cloud – Chris Short, Crown Commercial Service & Steve Hall, CEO Crown Hosting Data Centres, Ark Data Centres
- Procurement policy update – Francesca Livesey, Policy and Public Sector, Crown Commercial Service
- Making bidding easier – Andie Brookes, Crown Commercial Service
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