Risk management: Why neglecting it is one of the riskiest thing you can do

Most people would agree that planning for all eventualities when embarking on a new business venture or major contract award decision is important. Of course, it depends on the nature of the venture or contract. A merger and acquisition, for example, will require a greater degree of risk management than the purchase of a new photocopier.
David Loseby

David Loseby joins the team

Fast-growing procurement and commercial practitioners Barkers has strengthened its team with the appointment of David Loseby.

With an extensive background working with FTSE100 businesses, holding Chief Procurement Officer roles, as well as having a PhD in behavioural sciences, David joins Barkers as a partner, and is set to fuse industry experience with his academic insight.

Barkers announce 2018 social enterprise ambition

Procurement and commercial specialist Barkers, a consultancy that works with businesses to drive profitability, efficiencies and developing people, is now taking its commercial practice into the third sector with a series of initiatives aimed at both regional and national level.

The Modern Slavery Act: Compliance with one of the UK’s most ethical and moral pieces of legislation

Few words send a shudder down the spine quite like ‘slavery’. The concept of human beings treated as cattle is one we try to convince ourselves is rooted in ancient history. Regretfully, this is far from true. Slavery is very much a contemporary phenomenon. Indeed, The U.N. International Labor Organization, Walk Free, and The International Organization for Migration put the current figure of modern slaves at around 40 million. A quarter of these being children.