what is procurement

Procurement: What it is and how it can benefit your business

There comes points in a person’s life where they discover something new and quickly wonder how they ever managed without it. Take, for example, the plastic tabs on the top of juice cartons. After years of struggling to tear an opening into the stubborn, thick material, spilling the liquid, swearing loudly, all before hacking at the corners with scissors or a knife, some bright spark had the idea to just put a tab on the top. And there it was. A way of doing something that was so frustrating for so long, was suddenly effortless.

Punctual payments

Punctual Payments: Why paying suppliers on-time creates more value than you think

Arguably, one of the most frustrating things about acquiring services from any supplier, is arranging for them to be paid. For some businesses, having to remunerate another organisation for services provided is such a bind, they delay payment for as long as is practicably possible before the legal letters start arriving.

GDPR – don’t miss the commercial opportunity

GDPR: Don’t miss the commercial opportunity 

Since the Data Protection Act 1998 became enforceable, data protection has been serious business. The Act celebrates its 20th birthday with early retirement, replaced as it will be by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).