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Collaboration Within The Procurement Process; Sponsored by Prosper

Thursday, 1st October 2020 1145hrs – 1330hrs

This free to attend online event is brought to you by PROSPER – a not-for-profit strategic business consultancy who specialise in procurement, business transformation and new build.

In this webinar we’ll delve into collaborative procurement with numerous experts who’ll be sharing their experiences, their approach to collaboration, the benefits of consolidating effort to create efficiencies for organisations of all sizes and sharing best practice for mutual advantage.

Collaboration, early engagement, adopting innovative solutions, challenging the norm – these are just some of the important elements of procurement in the construction industry. In this webinar we’ll look into best practice within the sector, how we can maximise the opportunities, boost value and deliver exceptional results.

With years of expertise in a variety of different industries and sectors our panel are well positioned to give a diverse and ‘cover all bases’ overview – and the audience will have the opportunity to put their questions forward.

Speakers for this event include:

Rod Brasington,
Chief Executive
Amy Clare,
Procurement Business Partner
Russell Thompson,
Executive Director of Assets
Ian Gallagher,
Acting Assets and Development Director
  • Your Homes Newcastle – the organisation is solely owned by Newcastle City Council, set up to manage Council homes across the City. YHN are responsible for over 27,000 homes and 1,500 leasehold properties, and Ian has responsibility for investment, refurbishment, new build , repairs and more.
  • Prosper – the firm are a not-for-profit strategic business consultancy who specialise in procurement, business transformation and new build. Rod has over 30 years of commercial experience in roles across new build, retail banking and procurement sectors. He’s responsible for strategic growth for the business as it looks to develop a focused Procurement and Land Brokering Consultancy offer to become the partner of choice for social landlands and public sector organisations across the North East.
  • Karbon Homes – the firm are one of the North East’s fastest growing social housing developers and have 10 sites that they are bringing forward for development over the coming year. Recognised regionally as being one of the most reliable and responsible affordable residential organisations, they have a unique take on what needs to be done in a region that is traditionally not renowned for wealth. They are also soon to venture into the realm of Garden Village development alongside Durham County council and Amy will be sharing how they’ll deliver these successfully through procurement.
  • Thirteen Group – with a recently announced £1bn investment into new builds, retrofit and repairs the Group has a plethora of works set to take place of the coming months and years. Russell will play a key role in this and he’ll be sharing how a collaborative approach will help them achieve their goals. He’s also the Chair of the Direct Works Forum, and sits of the National Housing Federation’s national group.

Our online webinars will merge our face-to-face events with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, an exceptional panel discussion and debate, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

11:45-12:00 – Networking & Exhibition

12:00-13:00 – Main Stage – Discussion, Debate and Audience Led Q&A

13:00-13:30 – Networking & Exhibition

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online webinars…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where the webinar will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.


Just like a real event you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


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Thursday, 1st October 2020

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