March 15, 2013
Red Nose Day celebrates its 25th anniversary today. Comic Relief has become one of the most successful charity events in the UK calendar with 2011’s effort raising a record breaking £74.3 million.
This year’s escapades should not disappoint. In just one example of what our comedians will do to get you to
give up your cash, British national treasure, Miranda Hart is doing a week of challenges despite a dodgy knee. These have so far included waxing the armpits of rugby players, singing in a girl band, and will culminate today in arranging a wedding in under eight hours. (more…)
March 14, 2013
At last night’s CIPS Annual Dinner, CIPS president Paula Gildert spoke about attending a celebration of the career of her company’s chairman, who is retiring after 25 years.
Daniel Vasella, currently chairman of pharmaceutical firm Novartis where Gildert works, was instrumental in the pharmaceutical firm’s development of a treatment for myeloid leukemia and named as one of Time magazine’s top 100 people in 2004. (more…)
November 6, 2012
The profile of procurement and supply as a career is building all the time.
CIPS CEO David Noble kicked off this year’s CIPS Annual Conference with a speech celebrating the profession’s impact on the world stage. “There is no more global a profession currently,” he said. (more…)
October 9, 2012
Congratulations to all those who clinched a CIPS Supply Management Award at the ceremony last month.
If you’re wondering what they did that was so special, read our case studies and
see pictures from the night. (more…)
June 15, 2012
The first judging debate day takes place at Supply Management Towers today and I’m very much looking forward to meeting up with the other judges to see how our assessments compare. (more…)
March 13, 2012
UK Prime Minister David Cameron isn’t ruling out quotas as a means to increase the number of female directors. Although he stressed he would rather not have to resort to them.
The PM was speaking 12 months after the publication of a government-commissioned report that found the boards of British businesses were lacking gender diversity. A year on, the latest figures indicate little improvement. (more…)
November 8, 2011
It’s hard to get people excited about governance. It grabs your attention when it goes wrong, but for the rest of the time, most of us assume it’s working just fine.
But if your governance isn’t actively supporting your organisation’s objectives then you could be missing out
on a key enabler –
and that’s why the current CIPS modernisation project is so important. (more…)