Capability crisis or a secret opportunity for old dogs?

11 October 2019

Do conventional career paths even exist anymore? What is the 'skills gap' referring to? And what...

What’s next for government consultancy?

1 October 2019

On the anniversary of the second Management Consultancy Framework, Proxima examines the steps...

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Brexit Report: Is it day-to-day commercial demands which will catch us out?

11 September 2019

What does Brexit mean for Government Commercial? Proxima walks through some of the main areas of uncertainty, and the efforts that have been made to prepare

Assessing ITT responses – does MEAT cut to the bone…?

16 August 2019

Proxima examines the systems currently in place for awarding public sector contracts, and asks whether there are alternative options that achieve better value 

‘Innovation does not occur without failure’: What happens when innovation and procurement come together?

9 August 2019

Procurement is uniquely placed across departments, meaning the function could be a centre for learning within organisations. Proxima explains how procurement and innovation intersect. 

Different metrics, same mechanisms: Public vs. private sector marketing

29 July 2019

Proxima examines the different approaches to advertising in the private and public sectors, and offers insight into the public sector campaigns process

The future for commercial is bright… but are we staring at the sun?

17 July 2019

Commercial teams in the public sector are taking huge strides to improve their capability and influence, but Proxima asks - do we risk being blinded by undeliverable promises and expectations?

Promoting the SME agenda in Government: An interview with a member of the SME Advisory Panel

5 July 2019

Proxima speaks with Jonathan Lewis about what progress the SME advisory panel has already made, and what remains to be done 

What does Social Value mean for the forward thinking CPO?

28 June 2019

Too often Corporate Social Responsibility is seen as a passing fad - including by those in the civil service - says Proxima. They ask: will 2019 be a step-change year?

Becoming 'Commercial': Managing public sector expenditure

19 June 2019

Managing public sector spending is so much more than just 'procurement' or 'sourcing', Proxima writes in this article, which examines the government's approach to commercial

The evolution of the procurement function in the public sector

11 June 2019

The procurement profession advises other business areas on how to spend their money more wisely. Proxima details a scale for organisations to judge their procurement journey by 

The robots (still) want your job: How to spot your next one

4 June 2019

A robot is either going to replace you, or help you to get better at your job, says Proxima. So what can you do?

Are shared values the secret behind long term value delivery?

28 May 2019

Proxima examines the concept of a shared value approach, and questions whether such an approach is viable in the long-run

Commercial Awareness Week: An interview with Marco Salzedo

20 May 2019

As we enter Commercial Awareness Week, Proxima speaks with the Government Commercial Function's director of commercial and contract management capability

Procuring with purpose: Interview with Kris Bryson of the WildHearts Group

7 May 2019

The WildHearts Group is the largest B2B social enterprise in the UK, providing solutions in consumables and document management across the UK. Proxima caught up with Kris Bryson, Partnerships...