News Archive

The Catalyst - Spring 2019
May 07, 2019
Upping your game on Social Value - are you on the ball and making huge strides with delivering social value or struggling to make the case for including it in major bids? An interview with Donata Magrin, a social entrepreneur on a mission to enable citizens and councils to improve recycling rates and reduce contamination through the use of a new waste management app. And Procurement at a cross-roads - time to change both the professional syllabus and the way we market ourselves.
The Catalyst - Winter 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Seeking common sense on the 3Cs – commercialisation, commissioning and contract management. Ken Cole’s reaction to events at crisis hit Northamptonshire County Council. An interview with Claire Dove, the VCSE Crown Representative. An amusing look at relationship management and more.
The Catalyst - Autumn 2018
Oct 17, 2018
An interview with Paul Uppal, Small Business Commissioner on the impact of late payments to small businesses and what his office is doing to support them. Success for Newport City Homes as they save £600K on insurance and Insourcing or Outsourcing – no place for political ideology.
The Catalyst - Summer 2018
Jul 21, 2018
The Avoidance of Unintended Consequences; NPS 2018 – The launch of a living strategy; Publication reviews and new SPS guidance papers.
The Catalyst - Spring 2018
May 02, 2018
“Putting all the commentary and axe grinding to one side, what are the lessons that we should be learning from yet another spectacular failure?” Read Ken’s views on how to be better prepared for the next Carillion-like contract failure.