Sandra has been an examiner with both CIM and CIPS for a number of years. She has also lectured on a part-time basis for over 20 years on a range of professional business courses.
In addition, Sandra is a part-time university lecturer at both undergraduate and post graduate level. Sandra has worked extensively in both the public and the private sectors in both marketing and procurement roles.
Janet is an accomplished and result-oriented professional with more than 38 years’ of experience in controlling all aspects of Global procurement, supply chain management, purchasing, and business development whilst working for over 3 decades in both Private and Public sector Senior Procurement roles, giving her a wealth of hands on, operational and strategical experience. Having been the Procurement Director for almost 10 years in her own Limited Consultancy business, Janet has vast experience in all the key topics covered in CIPS such as Supplier relationship, negotiation, ethics to name but a few.
Janet has lectured at Derby University and held training events for CIPS programmes. She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a recognised ability to lead, motivate, and empower students, colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
Janet is passionate about Purchasing and helping all her students pass their examinations in order to achieve their goals and progress in their career path. Lecturing and delivering the content in an understandable and meaningful manner is as a key skill of Janet’s. She has held her MCIPS for many years following which she proudly achieved her MSc Masters in Procurement at Glamorgan University. She is now working towards achieving her FCIPS the highest leadership award in CIPS.
Sharon Croome has been an independent Commercial Consultant since 2015 after spending 27 years in the UK defence industry. During her career she has worked for the UK MoD and major defence prime contractors within the UK including Augusta Westland, where she was closely involved in the Apache programme and the complex ITAR-based supply chain involved, Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems, where she was involved in long-term, large value, complex integrated support programmes for military aircraft engines and warship platforms respectively.
A Fellow of CIPS, an accredited member of IACCM, most recently has seen her undertake consultancy and independent subject matter expert roles assisting UK MoD and DE&S clients with procurement strategies, supplier/customer contract drafting & advice, and other associated commercial activity.
Sharon undertakes consultancy and independent subject matter expert roles assisting UK MoD and DE&S clients with procurement strategies, supplier/customer contract drafting & advice, and other associated commercial activity. As a senior manager in the latter stages of her career Sharon has also been used to providing in-house staff training (Commercial Awareness training, EU & MoD Procurement processes training, etc) and is now putting that experience to good use by providing DE&S with specific commercial training under their Commercial Professionalisation Programme as well as delivering CIPS and IACCM professional certification courses.
David has been an experienced contracts and procurement practitioner for over 30 years. In terms of procurement, he started with British Gas where he let and carried out contract management on a whole range of projects. In particular, he worked on the Rough Enhancement and Interconnector Pipeline Oil and Gas projects. The total value of contract he dealt with being 30million pound. David then had a range of procurement and consultancy positions in Local Government and the Fire Service. One highlight being that he worked for the IDeA as Principal Procurement Consultant advising local authorities to improve its procurement practices in line with the National Procurement Strategy and the Gershon agenda. He has also worked for a number of year for Fire Buy, the national procurement service of the Fire Service, placing a number of high profile framework agreements.
Over the past few years, David has been in the short term consultancy for the North Somerset Council. Wiltshire Council, University of Bath, NHS, Leicester City Council.
David gained his MCIPS qualification in 1991 by the examination route and became a qualified teacher with the City and Guilds 7307 qualification in 1998 and has taught a range of procurement programmes at UK College and developed and delivered contract management programmes throughout the world. He is an expert in the public sector sustainable procurement and developed an e-learning module ‘Passport to Procurement’. David is PRINCE Foundation qualified and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a former examiner.