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Coupa Inspire 2022

  • Matthew Hardaker
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Last week saw the Barkers team attend Coupa Inspire 2022 in Berlin, the global community event for customers, technology partners and industry professionals across supply chain, procurement, finance, treasury, and...

Keeping People Warm and Healthy through the Power of Networks

  • Christina Yardley
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Blackpool has more households classed as fuel poor (15.2%) than any other part of Lancashire, a startling statistic, especially when compared with the national average of 10.3% (Department for Business,...
Procurement Leadership in the Public Sector

Showing Procurement Leadership in Public Sector Procurement Projects

  • Marcus Pendlebury
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Procurement leadership. What does this mean to you and what are the qualities and attributes of a strong procurement leader? Just how easy is it to demonstrate procurement leadership within...

The Benefits Of Ethical Procurement

  • Christina Yardley
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Ethical procurement policies provide clear guidance for sourcing supplies and establishing internal and external relationships essential for daily operations and long-term growth. Today, more companies realise that providing a high-quality...
Tips for Social Value in Procurement

Top Tips for Delivering Social Value through Procurement

  • Janet Strzebrakowski
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Senior Managing Consultant at Barkers Written by Janet Strzebrakowski. Janet has over 30 years' experience in procurement across multiple (private and public sector) clients across diverse industry markets. She has...
Salaries in India are Surging. How to Mitigate Against Rising Costs

Salaries in India are Surging. How to Mitigate Against Rising Costs

  • Andy Wishart
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India’s salaries are on the rise. The Salary Budget Planning Report by Willis Towers Watson, projects salaries to increase by 9.3% in 2022, up from 8% in 2021, with the...
Call to action

Call to Action

  • Nicola Greenwood
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Nicola Greenwood Director at Greenwood Diversity My hope with this piece was to explore some personal experiences and shed some light on the female experience in corporate Procurement, finding celebration...
Women in procurement

Women in Procurement

  • Hayley Packham
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Hayley Packham Operations Director at Procurement Heads As a woman and mother who has undertaken leadership roles in male-dominated environments throughout my career, I have always been passionate about championing...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 2021 – Have Times Changed in Procurement?

  • Christina Yardley
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To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve interviewed three female senior procurement professionals to uncover what their experiences have been as a woman working within procurement, from their first roles within procurement to...
Public Procurement

Transforming Public Procurement in the UK

  • Christina Yardley
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With the Transition Period ending on 31 December 2020, the UK has taken a positive action to review potential changes in procurement, which is being described as an historic opportunity...
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