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THE SUNDAY TIMES 100 BEST SMALL COMPANIES AWARD FOR 2017!

Portfolio Payroll Ltd have achieved 82nd in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for. For the Second time, Portfolio have ranked in the top 100 and improved their overall Best Companies Accreditation standard, which follows the elite Michelin style star rating system, increasing from 2 stars to 3. The highest possible … Continued

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New Director Appointed!

Portfolio, leading specialist recruiter’s in payroll, credit control, HR & reward and procurement, are delighted to announce the promotion of Charlotte Turner to the position of Director of Portfolio. Charlotte will be joining fellow directors Danny Done, Peter Done and Anthony Macey. Charlotte has come through the ranks at Portfolio, having started with the business … Continued

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NHSI: trusts must follow standard procurement specifications

NHS Trusts have been told to follow new standardised specifications when procuring key items to help cut costs. The executive director of NHS Improvements (NHSI), Jeremy Marlow, contacted all NHS trust chief executives to advise that NHS Supply Chain and the NHS Business Services Authority will now source the products on behalf of providers. The … Continued

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How to find interim procurement staff

Interim procurement staff can be essential to businesses undergoing a restructure or during periods of excess and challenging work. They are expected to deliver results immediately, and are not typically offered a honeymoon or “settling in” period, as they will only be at a business for a short amount of time. Companies look for experienced … Continued

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How to find interim procurement roles

Interim managers are highly skilled, experienced professionals who join a company on a temporary basis to provide additional support or expertise during challenging or changing times. In the procurement industry, interim managers usually help with the delivery of key projects, work on restructuring areas of the department and advise on key issues. They are also … Continued

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Councils fail to make savings with National Procurement Strategy

Only a quarter of councils in England have succeeded in finding procurement savings following the introduction of the National Procurement Strategy (NPS) for local government two years ago. Of the 248 councils who took part in the research, 186 of them reported no identified savings or no records of savings achieved. The National Procurement Strategy … Continued

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Hiring procurement staff for your public sector company

There are certain skills all procurement professionals are required to have, no matter what industry they are in. Buyers need to find the right products at the right price, supply chain staff have to be well organised and all procurement staff need to be innovative when looking at cost cutting measures. When hiring procurement staff … Continued

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The differences between public sector and private sector procurement

Public sector and private sector companies are very different in their nature and each have contrasting objectives and goals. While private companies largely operate to produce a profit, public companies primarily exist for the public good. This means that procurement departments in the two spheres and the day to day tasks of their staff often … Continued

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