Procurement with Purpose

Catch Up Video View Session

Matthew Brown – Councillor, Preston City Council

Sara Lawton – Director, Rise Construction Framework

Walter Menteth – Lead Consultant Architect

  • Economics
  • Disruption
  • Place & Society

Tradionally, procurement has focused on value for money – but times, they are a-changin’…

A quiet revolution has been taking place in the world of procurement. Now, more and more Local Authorities and businesses are switching on to a process that gives back to the community and supports local economies.

Building community wealth and keeping supply chains local has been a vote winner for Preston, but is procurement with purpose the best way forward for cash-strapped councils to look after their communities?


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