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Training and events

Performance driven procurement

Branch: Manchester & Construction NW


Jimmy Petruzzi

Learn about 'Transferable skills' * Learn to influence and improve results

Christopher Barrat

Learn about 'Think about improving your Personal attitude and how you might be seen by others'

Peter McDermott

Learn about 'Drivers for change and lessons learnt'

Who should attend

This event is open to CIPS members and non members to attend.




Programme for the day

Event registration & buffet

1.00pm -


Event start and introduction

1.15pm -


Jimmy Petruzzi "Going for Gold"

2.15pm -


Christopher Barrat " Promoting Procurement -

Getting Cinderella out of the kitchen"

3.15pm -



3.45pm -


Peter McDermott " Can we still make a difference through construction procurement?"


Event close

Speakers / Facilitators

Jimmy Petruzzi

Jimmy is a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Trainer and International performance’ Coach. He has worked in many countries with successful people including Premiership Football teams, Top Athletes, Politicians, Businesses, Entrepreneurs, TV Celebrities, Teachers and Schools, helping them to achieve peak performance in all aspects of their lives using NLP. One area were Jim has made a massive impact is in business, helping many businesses increase their productivity, confidence, motivation, profit In 2006 Jimmy received the highly commended Coaching Award for International & Domestic work. Jimmy will discuss “The Difference of being a world champion in sport and being 50th best is around 1%”

Christopher Barrat

Christopher Barrat is an established and well respected speaker, consultant and author in procurement development skills. His knowledge is based on genuine experience in the real world where he has been a sales manager as well as a corporate buyer and purchasing director. He has seen the full range of commercial activity, from small to large business interaction, and operated within a wide range of business types.

As a speaker he works in conjunction with the CIPS to deliver their ‘Masterclass’ series on Management and Leadership. He has been asked to speak four years running at the annual CIPS conference, where his seminars have always scored very highly.

He hosts both the ‘Centre for Procurement Leadership’ and the ‘Purchasing Leaders Strategic Forum’ both of which are run by CIPS to develop new thinking in the world of purchasing.

In his procurement work he has lead major change projects, set up new supplier management programs and directly trained procurement staff. The levels of activity have been both strategic and at an implementation level.

Christopher will show despite many good efforts there is still good evidence that procurement does not command the respect it should have – this presentation will give you some key insights into how to change this

Peter McDermott

Peter is responsible for the strategic development of CCI, ensuring alignment with government policy and latest research. He is a professor of construction procurement. He manages research contracts and doctoral studies concerning strategic procurement, and advises upon the impact of newer forms of procurement within the construction sector. He has worked with regional and national construction clients and policy makers in implementing change through construction procurement.

Fees information

This event is free to attend for CIPS members and non members.

Venue details

The CUBE building 113 – 115 Portland St Manchester M1 6DW

Parking @ Chorlton St, GMex/St Peters Fields or Palace NCP By foot CUBE is situated at Oxford Street end of Portland Street

21 October 2009 1:00 PM Manchester (The CUBE Building)

Peter McDermott Peter is responsible for the strategic development of CCI, ensuring alignment with government policy

Or call us on 01780 756777

Cost per person £0.00 Members / £0.00 Non-Members

Booking ends 19 October 2009 - 38 places remaining.