At the end of November, one of the runners-up of the MSDUK 2017 Innovation Challenge, award winning entrepreneur, Syed Ahmed, Managing Director of SAVORTEX was at the Ivy Leagues’ Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth in the US, attending the week long residential – “Building High Performing Minority Business” programme, having been offered a full scholarship […]
01. Media Centre
invites you to
2019 Members Forum: New Year- New Opportunities
Join us for our annual members forum as we welcome 2019 – make new resolutions, reflect on the past, and bring together our community of corporates, businesses and partners.
We have curated an afternoon of engaging conversation, insightful information and a collaborative atmosphere for our members to work together and build new connections.
Save this date for 2019 to your diary!
13:30 – Registration & Arrival Refreshments
14:00 – Welcome, 2018 report and 2019 plans at MSDUK
- Mayank Shah, CEO, MSDUK
- Ben Ngobi, Procurement Sustainability Lead, Accenture & Co-Chair, MSDUK Board of Directors
Ben Ngobi leads Accenture’s Global Procurement Sustainability, as well as its Northern Europe Supplier Inclusion & Diversity programs. Ben is responsible for the strategy to embed environmental, social and governance factors into purchasing decisions, working closely with multiple stakeholders in the company.
15:30 – Making the most of MSDUK network
Q&A with panel of successful businesses, corporate members and partners
16:00 – Engaging with Start-ups – Opportunities and challenges for Corporations
- Kathryn Molloy, Head of Innovation Services, Digital Catapult
Kathryn manages the delivery of Innovation activities, bridging the gap between corporates, start-ups, industry, government and academic partners.
16:45 – Inclusion of under-represented businesses in Public Procurement: New ‘Social Value’ contracts to revolutionise government procurement:
- Cabinet Office/ Crown Commercial Service Representative
17:15 – Closing remarks
- James Lloyd, Procurement Director, CBRE & Co-Chair, MSDUK Board of Directors
James is an experienced procurement and supply chain professional having held roles covering mature blue chip environments and greenfield procurement setups; in manufacturing, professional services and FMCG sectors; and in both publicly listed and venture capital backed companies
17:30 – Networking Reception
19:00 – Close
What can you expect by attending this workshop?
The purpose of this all day workshop is to help you, as a business leader, to feel confident when delivering a high stakes presentation to stakeholders including board members and investors. You can expect to receive feedback on your application and on the day 1-2-1 coaching.
04. News Room
We provide access to a truly global supply chain ecosystem, enabling ethnic minority businesses to network, connect, build lasting relationships, helping grow their businesses, create jobs and wealth in their communities.
Effective functioning of our network gives everyone great opportunity to learn, observe, share information, knowledge and business intelligence tools that are critical for success of any organisation, large or small.
Access to network and knowledge empowers our stakeholders to achieve success in their endeavours. Businesses find opportunities to grow and procurement organisations introduce good practices and bring competitiveness to their supply chain.