Home > Events > Branch Events

Branch Events

View our forthcoming branch events here

Events Terms and Conditions

CPD 2The CIPS North of Scotland Branch Committee would like to invite members and non members to attend the annual CIPS quiz night.

The format of this popular and fun evening is for teams of up to six to compete for the David West Memorial Trophy by answering questions on current affairs, history, geography, CIPS, film and TV, music and general knowledge.

Hot food will be provided during the evening.

Date: Thursday 01 June 2017
Venue: Aberdeenshire Cricket Club
Address: ABERDEEN
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 30 May 2017

CPD 2We welcome you to join us at our next event about TUPE and Procurement. The session will cover the following:

  • Provide an overview of the TUPE legislation
  • Consider the types of transfer under TUPE
  • Consider who transfers under TUPE
  • Look at TUPE in practice in procurement – as a bidder and as a contracting authority
  • Consider TUPE disputes
  • Allow an interactive question and answer format
Date: Thursday 01 June 2017
Venue: Novotel Leeds Centre
Address: LEEDS
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 30 May 2017

CPD 2The Northumbria branch would like to invite you to join them at their next event.

When you’re asked to deliver a presentation internally (to other people and teams within your organisation) or externally (to suppliers and trade organisations), how does it make you feel?

What if there was a way to de-stress presentations and make your audience attentive and wanting more? How would that now make you feel and what would it do to boost your career progression?

Well here’s a system that will show you how to deliver compelling presentations without the stress.

Date: Tuesday 06 June 2017
Venue: Newcastle Business School
Address: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 04 June 2017

CPD 2Fancy a pint? Discover the brewing magic of the award-winning Ludlow Brewery in Shropshire - Joining Ludlow's tradition of fine food and drink, Ludlow Brewing Company is a small brewery which aims to produce high quality real ale for the discerning drinker. We are capable of producing roughly one million pints annually. Why not pop in and try our delicious ales for yourself?

During the design of the brewery every opportunity was taken to ensure that an environmentally friendly and low carbon facility was established. We reclaim heat during the brewing process which is used to heat our underfloor heating, recycle rainwater, have low carbon insulation, use low energy lighting and have installed solar panels. So when you drink our beer, say ‘cheers’ to real ale with a clean conscience!

The aim of the event is to better understand the issues behind local producers being able to step up and supply into the larger supply chains whilst maintaining a focus on their environmental impact. It will also demonstrate the special factors that need to be taken into account when dealing with the beer production in the modern age.

Date: Thursday 08 June 2017
Venue: Ludlow Brewing Company Ltd
Address: LUDLOW
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £10.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 06 June 2017

CPD 2We are living through a time of unprecedented change. As traditional business struggle to adapt, Challengers and Disrupters have become the new role models finding new methods to innovate, adapt and reach customers in ways which we never knew were possible ten years ago. As we gravitate from supply chains towards ecosystems the role of the supplier has become ever more critical in shaping the present and future of your business. They are your greatest threat and your greatest opportunity.

In this session we will examine the role of the next wave of Commercial Functions in the face of these unstoppable market forces. How will you take advantage of the change? What skills will you need? What is the role of technology? What are leaders doing differently?

Learn what others have done and find out how you can better harness the power of your suppliers.

Date: Thursday 08 June 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn Shepperton
Address: SHEPPERTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 06 June 2017

CPD 2Macildowie Recruitment will be running a group session on Communication Styles, Behavioural Preferences and Training preferences.

This will be an interactive workshop where you will gain a better understanding in these areas:

  • Your own preferred communication style
  • How to quickly assess other people’s communication style(s)
  • How to manage your message so you communicate with people more effectively
  • Understanding different behavioural preferences
  • How you can use behavioural preferences to better understand; the people you work with; your stakeholder population and the people you interview to work within your business.
  •  An overview of Trainability preferences which can be used to better induct people within your team and to set people up for success when providing them with a new task or project to complete


At the end of the session you will also be given the opportunity to have Macildowie’s psychometric assessment emailed to you, so that you can better understand your own Behavioural and Training preferences.

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Venue: Rolls Royce Leisure Association
Address: DERBY
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 11 June 2017

This session wCPD 2ill start to move buyers and procurement professionals away from the traditional focus on the spend analytics to think more in terms of procurement operations analytics and combining other data sets with spend data to deliver richer, more valuable information that informs procurement and business objectives.

A light buffet will be provided

Date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Venue: Novotel Liverpool Centre
Address: LIVERPOOL
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Monday 12 June 2017

CPD 2What is cyber crime? Who is behind it? Why are they after your information? How do they do it? But, most important of all, how can you protect yourself? An insightful look at today’s hot topic, including examples of how businesses’ in the North West have been affected.

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017
Venue: The Lymm Hotel
Address: LYMM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 13 June 2017

CPD 2Today’s businesses are fraught with challenges to our decision making and often out integrity. We all want to be good at our jobs and to fulfil our potential but there are hurdles and difficulties along the way. Heather Wright from Advance Performance, will be speaking on how we can increase our personal impact and influencing skills through understanding exactly what should guide our decisions and drive our actions.

Please note this event has changed date from Tuesday 13th June to Thursday 15 June

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017
Venue: East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Address: ACCRINGTON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Tuesday 13 June 2017

CPD 2After a tour of the building where all new All Weather Lifeboats are now built, guests can settle in to hear an overview of how the RNLI is using data and procurement support to build on their pre-eminent Rescue Service to reduce drowning and help ensure ‘Everyone Goes Home Safely after a Day by the Water’.

Then, our main speaker; Sean Cheaseley of Bravo Solutions, will discuss the key drivers for “Effective Contract Management” highlighting the importance of using technology to assist in the management of the Contract Lifecycle.

As ever, there will be time for questions with both speakers, and some networking with your colleagues accompanied by light refreshments.

The RNLI bar will be open before and after the event for further opportunity to catch up with your Branch Colleagues, so take this opportunity to enjoy some sociable learning on a summer’s evening on Poole Harbour.

Date: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Venue: RNLI College
Address: POOLE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188 - Please note: Calls cost 2p per minute service charge plus your own phone provider’s access charge. Your phone provider can confirm your access charge.
Booking ends on Sunday 18 June 2017