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Unleash the power of procurement

September 10, 2019

Procurement has a reputation as a dull and bureaucratic exercise carried out by the risk averse. This session will de-bunk this myth and highlight the key role that procurement can play in building community wealth and achieving greater economic, social and environmental value for local places and people

Book now for the following dates:

  • Tuesday 10th September 2019 – book

This session costs £100 including VAT. All sessions take place in Manchester.

The training will focus on four main themes:

  1. Introduction: Why is progressive procurement a key tool within local economic development?
  2. Theory: How do you analyse the impact of procurement spend on local economies?
  3. Practice: Where has it worked and what has its impact been?
  4. Action: How can attendees pursue this approach within their own organisations and localities?

Who is it for?

The introductory training course is for anyone who wants to unleash the procurement in their area or within their organisation. The content will be accessible for people with a range of existing knowledge and experience; there is no requirement for attendees to be procurement specialists!

We particularly encourage councillors; policy officers; data analysts; procurement officers in local government, NHS, universities, housing providers and police forces to attend.

Why attend?

Looking for inspiration and ideas for action? In this session will share our experience and present a range of approaches that have worked elsewhere. If you are interested in thinking differently about how procurement is done, then this introductory session is for you.

We work with a growing number of towns and cities to unleash the power of procurement. Over the last decade, we have supported organisations to diversify their supply chains, develop social value frameworks, change their procurement practices, communicate with suppliers, make procurement accessible, and to measure the direct and indirect impacts of procurement on local economies.

Attend this course if you want to find out more about what you can do to unleash the power of your procurement.


This session will be led by one of the following CLES team members, who each bring first hand knowledge and experience of developing and implementing community wealth building strategies in UK towns and cities.

Neil McInroy

Frances Jones

Tom Lloyd Goodwin


September 10, 2019