Four ways eProcurement can help your business in the UK

Here, Daniel Ball explains some of the benefits that eProcurement can bring to growing businesses in the UK.


Procurement for start-ups: how to make it work?

In this article, we explore the relationship between start-ups and procurement departments, the gate-keepers between large enterprises and its providers.

Human Resources

What the UK can learn from Ireland when it comes to procurement skills development

The UK can learn a lesson from Ireland in procurement skills development, according to recruitment firm, 1st Executive.


5 steps to procurement nirvana

Getting your procurement process to function like a well-oiled machine takes five major steps. Wax Digital's Daniel Ball writes.


Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover with smarter procurement procedures, according to research from Tungsten Network.


Government could save £10bn a year by improving procurement – Report

Lack of commercial skills in the civil service may stand in the way of the government's visionary plan for digital procurement, according to think-tank.

Financial Management

How can your business take advantage of the government’s SME procurement pledge?

How can you maximise your chances of winning government procurement contracts? Top tips for SMEs on bidding and tendering.


The changing face of British entrepreneurialism

Confused.com and Buddi founder Sara Murray sits down with GrowthBusiness to discuss the changing business climate during her career and why the government should be opening up the process of public sector contract procurement.


Procurement: do you sell around them, or with them?

David Freedman, associate director at behavioural change consultancy Huthwaite International, looks at how best to approach the issue of procurement and the people that pull the strings.

Growth Planning

Securing government contracts

The Glover review contains proposals to make it easier for growing companies to win government contracts. Mark Bailey, partner at law firm Speechly Bircham, asks if it will make a difference.


Procurement bias against SMEs

Private sector businesses believe that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are ‘less competitive’ than their larger counterparts, according to a survey from telecoms groups BT Business and Cisco.

Growth Planning

How to win public sector contracts

Winning a contract to supply central or local government can be a great way to grow your business and enhance your reputation. But be warned: it's a lot easier said than done.