Meet the Tutors
Laura Taylor is an experienced Corporate Trainer based near Manchester in the United Kingdom who specialises in areas such as body language, procurement and influencing. Having a background in public and private sector procurement, Laura has trained over 2500+ professionals in these areas within the UK and globally for many multi-national organisations. Laura travels across the world to attend training with top experts in order to bring this knowledge back into her trainings. 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.
Barry Russell’s’ 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 has also had 5 years’ experience as a lecturer for Leeds City College in Further Education involving the development of materials for lessons pertaining to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), external examinations and the delivery of several modules for Business Management Degrees. Barry is also a member of both the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply – CIPS and the Institute for Learning – IFL as well as being a UKAS qualified Mechanical Technician.
Victoria Vincent is a passionate procurement professional working in the Aerospace, Security and Steel industries. Having started her early career in stock control and operations, Vickie could really see how buying it right is an organisations best chance to start every project off in the right way and create the maximum opportunity to add value. Vickie has over ten years’ experience working for different organisations in procurement roles with her last major role being a Purchasing Manager in a multinational, managing over €100M and an international team. Her key skills are project management, relationship management and negotiation.
Dave Dearing 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 into education, Dave has gained experience working in both FE Colleges and Universities delivering a wide range of professional and degree 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 completed the MCIPS as well as delivering CIPS 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.
John Bellamy is a Procurement Professional based near Liverpool with over fifteen years’ experience in multinational organisations across Aerospace, Retail and Automotive sectors. John has travelled extensively in Procurement training roles, both delivering Procurement competencies to off-shore Procurement teams and implementing category strategies on a global scale. In his capacity as a Champion for Business Ethics, John has extensive experience in adapting and delivering workshops that ensure teams develop an appreciation for sound business ethics, regardless of geographical location.
Annette Pettman has worked in procurement for over 20 years and started her career as a development technologist working in a Textile Dyeing and Finishing company supplying customers such as Marks & Spencer’s. From here she moved into the Automotive sector where she established and managed an Automotive testing laboratory with a team of people to manage as well as overseeing operation and supply chain functions as well as being involved in global companies managing diverse cultural and operational environments. Annette has also worked in the Aerospace industry as a supply chain Director and Managing Director. Having achieved MCIPS, CMI, APM and NLP she now teaches CIPS at levels 4, 5 & 6 in parallel to leading the Commercial and Procurement function of a successful 6th Form Public Sector College in her home town.