Laura is a highly experienced, engaging and knowledgeable trainer & presenter based in Birmingham & specialises in the fields of Procurement, Negotiation, Body Language, and Influencing. With a background in public and private sector procurement, Laura has trained in excess of 2500+ professionals in these areas across the UK and globally for many multinational organisations.
Laura travels across the world to attend training with top industry experts in order to bring this knowledge back into her workshops for the benefit of our students Having received many accolades over the course of her career on her engaging style and innovative approaches to learning, Laura is immensely proud to be the first UK based certified trainer of the Science of People and is passionate about the scientific background of the theory she teaches in body language.
Barry Russell MCIPS
Barry’s distinguished & noteworthy career has been spent working overseeing the privatisation, cultural and change strategies, as well as the regeneration of the coal, steel, automotive, manufacturing and textiles industries.
Barry is passionate about Procurement and this shines through his training, he has also had 5 years’ experience as a lecturer for in Further Education involving the development of materials for lessons pertaining to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, external examinations and the delivery of several modules for Business Management Degrees.
Barry is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Institute for Learning (IFL), as well as being a UKAS Qualified Mechanical Technician.
Jack Fielding MCIPS
MCIPS qualified, Purchasing Manager with over ten years Domestic and International Buying experience within the FMCG and Manufacturing sector. Most recently taken up the Purchasing Manager role within a well established leisure organisation responsible for over £20m worth of Engineering spend.
Experienced in commodity purchases as well as other aspects of direct and indirect procurement spend responsible for sourcing a number of services including HR and logistics services. Overseen a number of successful change management projects within each business which accumulated over £10m cost savings.
Key skills are Project and Contract Management and Continuous cost saving initiatives.
Dave Dearing MCIPS
Dave has worked in the manufacturing industry for over twenty years in a range of management roles including purchasing, supply management and operations management.
Before moving into full time education, Dave gained experience working in both further educational colleges and universities delivering a wide range of professional and degree level courses. Dave is also a Principal Marker, Assessment Author and Senior Examiner and has gained many years’ experience both setting and marking exam papers for a range of exam boards.
Having achieved MCIPS and delivering CIPS programmes for over 20 years, Dave is a strong advocate of the professional support and adaptive teaching skills required, as well as the commitment needed to undertake these qualifications.
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