Procurex Scotland will return in October 2024
Procurex Scotland connects buyers and suppliers from across Scotland’s public procurement sector – worth more than £14.5bn annually.
It’s a unique event that enables all stakeholders to learn about the latest developments shaping the future of this area – featuring extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for public sector buyers and private sector organisations alike.
Tom Arthur MSP
Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance
Tom Arthur was elected to the Scottish Parliament in May 2016 as the first ever SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South. He is a Deputy Whip and has previously served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs; the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice. He currently serves as Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance. Tom was the first MSP to be accredited as a Carer Positive Employer and led a debate in parliament to promote the initiative. He has also led debates on the impact of Brexit on the music sector and on tackling Hepatis C. Tom is also involved in Cross Party Groups on Social Enterprises, Basic Income, Culture and Consumer Protection. Born in Paisley in 1985, Tom was raised and educated in Barrhead where he attended Cross Arthurlie Primary and Barrhead High School, before going on to the University of Glasgow where he completed a BMus (hons) and MMus. After graduating, Tom worked as a freelance piano teacher and keyboardist, performing across Scotland at weddings and corporate events. Having had a longstanding interest in politics, Tom first became politically active during the 2007 Scottish Parliament Elections before joining the SNP in November 2009. He is a previous National Secretary of SNP Youth, where he modernised its constitution and represented the organisation internationally. Tom was also an election agent in the 2012 Local Government Elections, where he oversaw the election of two SNP Councillors. He lives locally with his wife and two pugs. Outside of politics, Tom enjoys reading, travel and music.
Director of National Procurement
Gordon joined NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) in December 2019 from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, where since January 2001, he has held various senior procurement roles. During this initial period in his new role, Gordon has led the national procurement response to the COVID-19 emergency and is now focusing attention on shaping National Procurement to be well placed to meet the challenges of the future. Gordon started in procurement in 1986 as a graduate trainee in food manufacturing then spent 10 years in the power industry before moving to the NHS. With a grown-up family, his cocker spaniels ensure he and his wife continue to enjoy an active outdoor life in his spare time. This includes both caravanning and sailing with his family and friends. National Procurement sits within the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities strategic business unit of NSS alongside Business Development, Health Facilities Scotland and National Specialist and Screening Services.
Chief Executive Officer
Julie Welsh is the Director of Scotland Excel, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for local government. As the organisation’s senior officer, she provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure its services are aligned to the needs of the sector. Since taking up her post in September 2014, Julie has implemented strategies to extend the range of services provided by Scotland Excel, extend the influence of the organisation in the wider public sector landscape, and secure its future as a leading shared service.
Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy and Strategy
Nikki has worked in a number of private and public sector senior procurement and programme management roles since graduating in 1990 with a BA(Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. With IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent she gained extensive experience in leading national and international procurement and system transformation programmes. Since joining the Scottish Government in 2005 she has played a key role in driving and enabling public procurement reform in Scotland, with a particular focus on building Scottish Government’s Procurement, Commercial and Project Delivery skills. An FCIPS Chartered Procurement & Supply professional, Nikki currently sits on the CIPS Foundation Steering Group and is an ex-trustee of their Global Board of Trustees. With specific interests in developing the capability of individuals, organisations, supply chains and our Procurement People of Tomorrow, Nikki also plays an active role in encouraging diversity (in all its forms) within senior procurement and supply chain roles.
Rona Dougall is a broadcaster, freelance journalist and also a popular TV presenter best known as the host of STV’s flagship current affairs programme ‘Scotland Tonight‘. The thirty minute live programme takes an in-depth look at the big news stories of the day, along with sport, politics, business, art and entertainment. Before becoming a Scottish Television anchor, Rona was Sky News Scotland correspondent for over 15 years. During that time she covered many headline stories, including the Dunblane massacre, the trial of the Lockerbie bomber at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands, the death of Princess Diana from Balmoral, the opening of the Scottish parliament and several Scottish elections. She was also part of the British Bafta award winning team which covered the terrorist attack at Glasgow airport. Off duty Rona Dougall is a mother to her two children, a keen runner and a voracious reader.
Voice Coach and
Cath Baxter is one of the UK’s leading voice coaches and a Public Speaking expert. For 14 years she was Head of Voice at Mountview, one of the top 5 drama schools in the UK, where she trained some of the UK’s best actors and musical theatre performers. Her time is now spent working with a wide range of business clients and companies, helping them to add greater impact to their communications. She has most recently delivered group training for the following organisations: Foreign Office - British Overseas Territories and Polar Directorate, Government Internal Audit Agency, Department for Education - Legal and Transactions, Home Office, Ministry of Defence, HM Treasury, HMRC, Crown Commercial Service, Health Education England, GSK – Global Supply Chain, GSK – Vaccines, NHS Improvement, Independent Office for Police Conduct, Cancer Research, Women into Leadership Conference and Ethnic Minorities into Leadership conference. Cath has a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Chief Operating Officer
David has over 30 years’ experience in managing complex supply chains in both the private and public sectors, and internationally. He is passionate about the value that the procurement and supply profession can add and has built his career developing high performing teams and being a business leader and advocate for the profession. Before joining CIPS, David was the Deputy Government Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for developing the capabilities of the procurement organisation across government and the wider public sector, with £50 billion of procurement spend under management and some 6000 procurement professionals in central government, who form the Government Commercial Function. David began his career in the public sector with the Home Office, where he became a part of the executive leadership team as the Chief Commercial Officer, managing a procurement spend of £4bn, revenue generation of nearly £2bn with a direct team of 300. Prior to joining the public sector in 2008, David had an extensive career in the private sector across multiple sectors, including technology and telecoms with Sony, Cable & Wireless, Vodafone and Orange. David has also worked with private equity and was the European Commercial Director in a leveraged buy out of Hertz from Ford, with a subsequent re-engineering of the global business and its supply chains, resulting in a successful IPO. David has lived and worked overseas, and was also a volunteer in Africa with Raleigh International, a youth development charity.
Sustainability and Strategic Portfolio Director
Joe Tilley joined the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in May 2019 as a senior civil servant. His current role as Sustainability Director is to lead the new enterprise-wide Sustainability Team to enable better outcomes for the public sector across our entire product and service offering. He is responsible for CCS' advisory offer to the whole public sector, working with the supply chain, and linking with colleagues across government to drive sustainability efforts across policy implementation, commercial, and delivery. Joe is based in Hertfordshire and also forms part of the Buildings Pillar senior leadership team with a focus on Strategic Portfolios, such as PFI hand back and transition. Joe has over 14 years’ experience across industry, private and public sector, in business development, sales, strategy and start-up leadership roles. He is a mentor to start-ups backed by Unreasonable, whose companies believe in the power of companies to drive lasting change, and have raised over £7bn in capital to bring solutions to life. He brings a passion for sustainability, technology as a force for good, and social impact. Joe believes collaboration is critical in all walks of life, between public and private sectors, and also in one's personal life and takes a keen interest in mentoring colleagues around race and social mobility.'
Director & Chair
Alistair Kerr Director & Chair of BASE Scotland. Alistair represents Scotland on BASE UK National Executive Committee. BASE network supports People living with Disabilities or are Disadvantaged in some unique way in our local communities across the UK. Utilising Sustainable Procurement legislation, Community Wealth Building & Social Value Policy drivers to transform lives of Disabled or Disadvantaged people across the UK. Alistair has held various Executive, Board & Chair positions since 2002 representing Disabled Peoples rights and advocating a Socially just society. Industry expert promoting Scottish, UK & Irish Government Sustainable Procurement ambitions, BASE National Executive Council & RI World congress, examples of high-profile annual events where Alistair is a voice for People who without such legislation would simply not have a chance to achieve individual goals & ambitions and ultimately transform their lives. Recognised by Scottish Government as a Champion of Scotland’s Supported Businesses. BASE is recognised by Scottish Government Procurement Directorates as a key stakeholder facilitating understanding of the Supported Business landscape across Scotland and beyond.
Strategic Procurement Manager (Interim), Commercial and Procurement Shared Service
Supplier Development Programme
Strategic Procurement Manager (Interim), Commercial and Procurement Shared Service
Mark's been involved with innovation for almost the whole of his life, certainly since his teenage years when his father – a researcher, inventor and innovator [though he preferred the word ‘engineer’] – realised Mark would be a good lab rat. Mark is also one of those rare animals who’s developed long and successful track records at the highest levels of the digital and creative industries, in multiple disciplines - as a creative practitioner, as a business lead, as an economic development strategist, and latterly as the guiding force behind CivTech Scotland, the world’s first successful public-sector-focused innovation accelerator. With the ability to range from big visions to the tiniest detail, he couples strategy with successful, genuine and impactful on-the-ground effort. He graduated from St Martin’s School of Art, London and became London’s [and probably the world’s] youngest commercials editor, then its youngest commercials director, making films across the world for clients including Coca Cola, Walt Disney, Volkswagen, Ford, Unilever and Procter & Gamble. Business-wise, he first took charge of the fortunes of a start-up at the age of 22 and helped it grow into one of the most successful commercials post-production companies around. It means he’s worked in, and with, start-ups and SMEs pretty much ever since. At the same time as working in film Mark took on many other challenges. In 1996 he became the world’s first Creative Head of a Premiership football club – helping to massively increase the brand power and commercial activities of [the then fashionable] Middlesbrough AFC. He was also co-founder and creative head of radical and highly successful training company ClickHere Ltd – sold to Tanfield Plc in 2003. Mark has also sat on numerous advisory and regulatory boards at local, regional and national level, including Audiences North East, the Film and Television Skills Advisory Group, North East England [2003 – 2007], the Tees Valley Learning and Skills Council [2002 – 2006], and the Creative Industries Advisory Group Member, ONE North East [2001 – 2005]. In 2003 he took over DigitalCity in the Tees Valley, North East England: in the eleven years under his leadership it went from ‘troubled’ paper exercise to a fully-fledged and brilliantly successful creative and digital cluster initiative, acknowledged as one of the greatest projects of its type anywhere in Europe. Mark was its 'architect' and champion, and with a mission to create and maintain a vibrant, successful and self-sustaining digital and creative supercluster. It delivered everything a regeneration project should do [which they often don't], including massive company growth, hundreds of jobs, significant private sector investment and huge local economic impact. In his time there, Middlesbrough – the centre of the initiative - went from plumb bottom of over 400 areas in England to fourth place in terms of the proportion of high-growth-potential tech companies [Experian]; and in 2013 it was identified by the Financial Times as one of the UK’s digital hotspots – the only one in the UK north of Birmingham. Key partners in the DigitalCity were the region’s local authorities, and with DigitalCity actually based out of Middlesbrough Council, Mark became all too aware of the challenges and barriers faced by councils – especially those that are custodians of deprived areas. Mark’s history in tech has been a long one. The film industry has always been an early adopter, and Mark ordered some of the first non-linear editing systems for the editing company he ran back in the 1980s. At DigitalCity he started his long association with tech accelerators: there in 2009 he co-founded The Difference Engine – Europe’s first true, intensive tech accelerator, and on moving to Scotland in 2014, designed and executed Scotland’s first accelerator – the UP Accelerator. And in 2015 he was part of the team that gor CivTech off the ground. Now, some 90 or so Challenges later, it’s regarded as a singular success story, acknowledged in the Uk as the ‘gold standard’ in innovation systems, and internationally. CivTech is a key component of the Scottish Government’s transformation strategy, centred on driving daring and innovation in the Scottish public sector by collaboratively solving challenges to make people’s lives better, with an absolute focus on citizen-centred design and co-development, it pure and simple ‘tech for good’. He still walks the walk creatively and is currently developing a potentially huge cross-gender, worldwide children’s entertainment franchise - a future-based action-adventure story universe the world’s most popular sport, at its heart. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Janet Archer. And when he has time he escapes to the wonderful, rugged landscapes surrounding the city because he’s a passionate, 'double badass' [for those of you who know the Rules of Cycling], but very slow cyclist.
Head of Business Development
With a diverse background in managing a spectrum of cyber services, fostering strategic partnerships, and driving government-funded cyber security programs, Janka firmly believes that education is the cornerstone of effective defence. She has championed the use of cost-effective resources to equip businesses with essential cyber security insights to empower them to stay secure in today's digital age.
Stategic Bidding Advisor
Andrew Morrison is the founder of AM Bid, a UK-leading bid consultancy. In 2022, Andrew was honoured by APMP (Association of Proposal Management Professionals) with their inaugural Global Thought Leader of the Year award. He is generous in sharing work-winning insights as evidenced by his over 120 LinkedIn Live broadcasts (Andrew has 20,000 LinkedIn followers) which have reached an audience of over 150,000 viewers. AM Bid operates in 25 different market sectors across the UK, the majority of which bid for public sector contracts. They have 85%+ bid success rates (independently audited figures). In working with bidders of all sizes from FTSE-100s to sole traders, Andrew has a unique perspective on not only what is needed for bid success but also what constitutes good procurement. Prior to his 18-year career in bidding which has included leading 5 national bid teams at British Gas, Andrew had a 12-year career in local government. In addition to his bidding qualifications, Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing and holds an MSc (with distinction) in Housing Studies from the University of Stirling.
Dean of External Engagement & Professor of Economics
Head of CIPS Business Study Centre
Ian Schollar is the Head of CIPS Business Study Centre at CIPS and has had a progressive career in procurement and commercial roles spanning over 30 years in both public and private sectors. He started his career with Mallory Batteries (Duracell) in 1983, before spending 15 years working within both central and local public sector organisations. He was responsible for procuring a diverse range of categories from breathing apparatus for fire fighters to high tech radar systems for air traffic controllers. In 1998, Ian became a Senior Advisor for Crown Agents, an International Development Agency. He was project lead on numerous capacity building projects working in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe and headed up the procurement and supply chain training at their Training Centre. Ian has worked at CIPS since 2005 and has a particular passion for professional development. Ian is a Fellow of CIPS and holds a Master’s Degree in Management, Learning and Leadership from Lancaster University Management School.
Cartels Enforcement Team Director
Dan Rawling is a Director in the Cartel Enforcement team at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Dan has worked in competition enforcement, consumer protection and economic regulation for over 15 years. At the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Dan worked on a variety of competition and consumer law investigations, including cases on payment card interchange fees and current account overdraft charges. Subsequently, Dan helped to establish and operationalise the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and spent a year at the Bank of England working on the financial stability supervision of market infrastructure. Dan was formerly Director of Policy & International at the CMA, where he led on cross-cutting policy with an emphasis on reform of the CMA’s powers and tools, and how they are used. As part of the CMA’s Covid-19 Taskforce, in 2020, Dan led the organisation’s policy response to price gouging behaviour on products like hand sanitiser, including advising the Government on options for emergency anti-profiteering legislation.
Business Development Manager
Head of Strategic Procurement
Starting his career as an apprentice in Glasgow with Barr & Stroud, Iain moved into high volume, commercial packaging for tech companies and then within the drinks industry. This led onto working as a Category Manager for OKI, covering quality and all commercial aspects of all print & packaging including branding. Iain developed his career further within Mitsubishi as Materials Manager, negotiating and procuring goods from across the globe and the management of Stores and delivery into Production. After a short period working in Ireland for a small printing company as Operations Manager, Iain returned to Scotland and worked as the Corporate Procurement Manager, with the key task of facilitating change, for Renfrewshire then South Lanarkshire Councils, over 7 years. Iain then took up the post of Head of Procurement for BT to deliver an outsourced procurement on behalf of South Tyneside Council, delivering significant benefits to the Council and the full restructure of the service. Upon completion of that 10 year contract, Iain took up the post of Head of Procurement for Police Scotland, having had the initial task to deliver change to support improvement to the service and now working to ensure the procurement service continues to add value to the benefit of the Police Officers and the public.
Senior Portfolio Specialist, ICT Services and Software Team
Debra manages the Software Value Added Reseller Services (SVARS) framework and supports the procurement of various eCommerce contracts for Scottish Government. Debra has worked in various other Procurement roles in Scottish Government and at Transport Scotland.
Commercial Capability Officer
Gregor is a Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional who leads on improving procurement, commercial and project delivery capability. He is interested in making procurement a career of choice, and enabling procurement professionals to tackle the big issues facing Scotland.
Senior Procurement Specialist
Collaborative Delivery Manager
The Collaborative Delivery Manager in Scottish Procurement who contract manages the Scottish national DPS for Requirements Reserved for Supported Businesses. This key aim of the DPS is to provide Scottish Public Sector and Third Sector Bodies (Framework Public Bodies) with a clear path for the purchase of goods and services from Supported Businesses and in doing so, support the integration of disabled and disadvantaged citizens into the mainstream workforce.
Senior Key Account Manager
Principal Educational Psychologist, Glasgow Educational Psychology Service
Glasgow City Council
Principal Educational Psychologist, Glasgow Educational Psychology Service
Barry is Principal Educational Psychologist for the City of Glasgow and manages a team of 44 educational psychologists. He has been an educational psychologist within Glasgow for over 30 years. Barry has a strategic remit for mental health in children and young people in Glasgow schools. He represents Education Services on the Glasgow Suicide Prevention Group and has been involved in developing suicide awareness and prevention training across all educational establishments in the city. He leads on school counselling for all 170 schools in Glasgow as well as commissioning other mental health supports for young people in Glasgow. He is currently working with GCC Corporate Procurement Unit on a wider framework for embedded mental health supports in schools involving a range of organisations. Other specialist remits include lead trainer on the All Behaviour is Communication programme, anti-bullying policy and school attendance. Barry continues to work as a practitioner psychologist.
Marketing Service & Sales Director
Sales leader Stu is responsible for several teams across Manchester and Glasgow. His remit covers Cadence Marketing, business intelligence and eProcurement products – as well as consultancy services to connect buyers and suppliers. Outside work he tries to keep up with his daughter at karate. She’s much better than him.
Senior Procurement Manager
Head of Scottish Government Procurement Services
Sustainability Account Manager
Strategic Partnership Manager
Solution Development Manager
Payment Solutions Manager
Senior Programme Executive
Chief Surveyor / Head of Property and Construction
Senior ICT Portfolio Manager
Head of Delivery
Scottish Government Procurement Pavilion
The public sector spends over £11 billion a year on goods and services across the public sector. This provides an excellent platform to work with the public, private and third sectors to “deliver procurement that improves public services for a prosperous, fairer and more sustainable Scotland.” Public procurement is a key partner and enabler to deliver Scotland’s economic strategy. We invest in our people, infrastructure and assets in a sustainable way, encourage innovation, and promote inclusive growth Legislation has re-enforced the principles of the Scottish Model of Procurement. It maintains the ethos of the public procurement reform programme – business friendly, socially responsible procurement that delivers better outcomes for Scotland. Our public procurement contracts are amongst the most accessible in the world for micro, small and medium size organisations. We are providing opportunities for Scotland’s small and medium sized enterprises and third sector organisations to benefit through public sector business both domestically and in other countries.
Scotland Excel (FW)
Scottish Government Procurement Pavilion
Scotland Excel are leaders of change. Since 2008, we have helped to establish public procurement as an effective driver for local and national economic growth and wellbeing. Our services are designed to help our members deliver sustainable services that every community needs, and realise a host of social, economic and environmental benefits from their spend. Scotland Excel also delivers change management and consultancy services as well as a number of learning and development opportunities through our Academy.
APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges)
Scottish Government Procurement Pavilion
APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) Limited is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s 62 universities and colleges. It is a private limited company, owned by its client institutions and established in response to the McClelland Report: Review of Public Procurement in Scotland, which made recommendations for public procurement reform. In response to the challenges of procurement reform, APUC aims to meet and exceed client expectations through the delivery of four client service streams: Operational Procurement – Collaborative Contracting: Managing and delivering a wide-ranging contracting plan in line with client institutions' needs, informed by an account management approach, user intelligence groups and the sector’s Procurement Strategy Group. Processes and Best Practice: Managing developments in processes, legislation and policy, disseminating best practice information and facilitating procurement training for client institutions. College Services and Capital: Providing account management services for colleges including tendering support for capital and other higher-value tenders. eSolutions: Providing ongoing support to users of eProcurement solutions. Managing information to underpin benefits tracking and reporting to Scottish Government and supporting the use of the Public Contracts Scotland portal, Scottish Procurement Information Hub and Best Practice Indicators. APUC’s core vision is "to work jointly, as one team with client institutions, to maximise the contribution that advanced procurement makes to Scotland's investment in teaching, research and knowledge transfer so that institutions can deliver more with the funds that they have available".
NHS National Services Scotland
Scottish Government Procurement Pavilion
NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides national strategic support services and expert advice to NHSScotland in order to ‘support Scotland’s health’. NSS National Procurement provides a single procurement service for NHSScotland, using years of experience in procurement in order to achieve the best results for customers and deliver maximum savings.
Crown Commercial Service
Scottish Government Procurement Pavilion
We have a dedicated team who work closely with our strategic partners in Scotland to provide effective collaboration across the whole of the Scottish public sector and third sector and to ensure our commercial agreements meet the needs of our customers by taking account of local policy and legislation.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Stand Number: 75
CIPS, the global membership organisation for procurement and supply. With 60,000 members spanning 156 countries and offices across the world, we’re building a global network to power our profession. We lead in education and training. We provide information and tools. And we help build capability within organisations. Through all our work, we are the voice and standard.
Supplier Development Programme (SDP)
Stand Number: 45
The Supplier Development Programme (SDP) provides Scottish public bodies with dedicated resources to support local supplier bidding capabilities, increasing visibility of contract opportunities & frameworks and connecting buyers and suppliers to open up the supply chain, facilitating local Community Wealth Building. Visit sdpscotland.co.uk for more information.
The Procurement People of Tomorrow (PPoT)
Stand Number: 79
The Procurement People of Tomorrow (PPoT) programme was launched to address a recognised skills gap in both private and public sectors with a history of challenges across industry in attracting, recruiting and retaining talent. This is an opportunity to leave a sustainable legacy for the procurement profession in Scotland by working together to grow our own talent and support youth employment.
Stand Number: 48
Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
Stand Number: 40
Stand Number: 17
CivTech is a tech accelerator launched in 2016 by the Scottish Government. Its aims are simple: to create better public services for citizens while boosting Scotland’s economy by helping innovative companies launch new products with global potential. Public sector organisations bring CivTech ‘problems’ that could be solved with technology. CivTech then turn these into ‘Challenges’ and invites anyone to propose a solution. Successful applicants are given funding, intensive support and space at the CivTech Studio, where they spend four months working hand in hand with their Challenge Sponsors to build a prototype or ‘Minimum Viable Product’. For public sector organisations, CivTech offers a route to develop highly innovative products and services in a fast, efficient and safe way, using private sector systems such as open challenges and tech accelerators. In a tech world that is increasingly fast paced and ever-changing, CivTech solves the problem of ‘how to procure what you don’t know exists’. For innovator and entrepreneurs – especially those in the SME area – it offers a unique opportunity to engage with the public sector and win contracts from major organisations. It’s the chance to ‘solve a problem, build a business’. For everyone CivTech offers a great way to develop innovation in a collaborative, cost-effective and managed environment that puts the needs of the user first.
Market Engagement Hub
PASS procurement consultants present at over one hundred conferences and events each year as well as delivering in-house training and consultancy for both public and private sector clients. Our training sessions are designed to cover the legal requirements of public procurement in a non-legalistic manner, using real life examples to help simplify the rules. Thousands of organisations, public and private, have already benefited from PASS best practice tendering/procurement events and advice. Whether you work within public sector procurement or tender for public sector contracts, PASS can help you improve your efficiency and effectiveness.
Market Engagement Hub
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed scheme developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that helps businesses protect themselves against cyber attacks by providing a set of basic controls that organisations of all sizes and sectors should have in place. The certification offers a clear statement of these controls and enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more rigorous certification that involves vulnerability tests to ensure protection against basic hacking and phishing attacks
Market Engagement Hub
Tracker is the only end-to-end business development solution with the unique intelligence you need to find, bid for and win more business. With access to Europe’s largest database of opportunities and competitive insights – you can engage earlier to sell more effectively and win more business. And Tracker’s just got even better – now you can also upload opportunity documents and manage your bid responses all in the one place. Focus on winning business – not looking for it.
Market Engagement Hub
At Supply2Gov, we have one goal – to make business growth simpler for sole traders, micro and small businesses. Powered by the UK and Republic of Ireland’s largest database of public sector contract notices and awards, combined with our daily email alerts sent straight to your inbox, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find relevant opportunities as soon as they become available – giving you more time to focus on putting your bids together and growing your business. You can register for a free local area of your choice or take advantage of our flexible monthly payment options – giving you a no risk, scalable, cost effective contract alerts service option.
Computacenter is a leading independent technology partner, trusted by large corporate and public sector organisations. We help our customers to Source, Transform and Manage their technology infrastructure, to deliver digital transformation, enabling people and their business. We are a trusted technology partner to Scottish Government - find us on Scottish Procurement - Technology, Peripherals and Infrastructure Framework - Lot 1 or contact us email@example.com
Stand Number: 61
Service Graphics are the UK’s leading brand for the production of large-format graphics and display solutions. We create visual experiences that connect people with brands. Our teams specialise in Exhibitions, Events, Museums, Luxury Brands, Retail, Sports and Property delivering stand-out graphics that engage audiences, visitors and customers alike
Stand Number: 24
Founded in Valenciennes in 1926, the Lyreco group has since become an international force, providing workplace solutions to businesses across the globe. With more than 90 years’ experience, we pride ourselves on being an award-winning, socially and environmentally responsible company. We offer a range of over 11,000 catalogue stocked products in the UK across 21 categories, including office stationery, office machines and equipment, signage and identification, and more. Our extended product range includes a further 30,000 products. Delivering straight to you, Lyreco can provide you with everything you need at work regardless of whether your workplace is an office, a home, a warehouse or a building site. We don’t want to be just another supplier: by working with us we help our customers see the results that they value for their businesses and their local community. Lyreco are your sustainable workplace solutions partner.
Stand Number: 26
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APS Group (FW)
Stand Number: 39
At APS, we make more possible. But what does that mean for you? It means innovation. Taking a fresh, creative, efficient approach to your communications, helping you engage your audience. It means value. Tackling challenges head on and providing excellence at every step – through hard-won insights, strategy, and seamless end-to-end delivery. And it means impact. We help brands work harder, bringing them to life beautifully across print, digital and physical spaces – with clear, quantifiable results.
Stand Number: 32
HP Inc. is a technology company that believes one thoughtful idea has the power to change the world. Its product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions helps bring these ideas to life. HP has forged a strong partnership with the Scottish Government during delivery of our Frameworks since 2016. We continue to grow our relationship, creating a lasting legacy across Scotland.
Stand Number: 25
Softcat plc (LSE:SCT) are a leading IT infrastructure provider and a FTSE 250 listed company. Accredited on many national frameworks, we provide UK&I Public Sector organisations with workplace, datacentre, networking and security solutions combined with all the services required to design, deliver and support these on-premise or in the cloud. Softcat are passionate about outstanding employee satisfaction and world-class customer service – both of which inspire a flexible, friendly approach to business.
SCC UK Holdings Limited
Stand Number: 59
As Scotland transforms with the times, maintaining public services whist designing and transforming delivery methods, that have the citizen experience at the heart of everything can be challenging and SCC remain committed to providing our customers with impartial advice and digital services that strengthen and protect our nation. For decades, SCC has diligently helped to keep the country progressing. Everyone from civil servants and Police to Educators and Healthcare professional depend upon our digital workplace, cyber security and cloud credentials to streamline services, transform operations and deliver meaningful value. SCC simplifies complexity to reinforce the backbone of public sector services. Our capabilities include: • Digital Workplace – better connect your people and bridge skills gaps to improve collaboration, productivity and meet your sustainability targets. • Cyber Security – keep data safe on-prem or in the cloud and protect your organisation from digital disruption. • Cloud Services – get the most out of modern technology to realise savings and reinvent your department. At Procurex Scotland SCC will be teaming up with Cisco to showcase how we can support organisations to modernise legacy IT and network infrastructure using an “as a service” model to support sustainability efforts, have predictable costs and be part of the circular economy. Privately owned operating out of 65+ locations in the UK, France, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam, SCC delivers limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors. SCC is trusted to discover, design, supply, implement, manage, and optimise IT that supports the police, national security, healthcare, education, central and local government through enduring partnership, driven by curiosity and inspired by innovation. www.scc.com
Stand Number: 37
Since 2003, Academia has been a leading provider of IT solutions and services for Education, Public Sector and Business in the UK. We go beyond technology, we focus on achieving success with modern, economical and environmentally friendly solutions and sustainable managed services – because our team of over 220 members believe in the power of making a positive impact. We’re deeply committed to sustainability in all aspects of our business and operations.
Stand Number: 20
Enable Works is the largest specialist provider of employability, skills and training services in Scotland, supporting over 5,500 people every year to learn skills for work. Their specialist Equity, Diversity and Inclusion consultancy service partners with thousands of employers each year, supporting them to create inclusive workplaces, where people can thrive.
Stand Number: 42
We support the Social Housing sector by partnering with Registered Providers and Public Sector organisations to create bespoke solutions for materials supply that helps them to efficiently maintain and develop their housing stock. Pop by our stand and speak to our friendly team about what JPS can offer and hear more about our AVAIL App and Solution platform.