Procurement Courses

Modern Slavery Act and Ethical Procurement

For Procurement delegates looking for an extra edge in business performance. 

Central London,  Off site or in house ?

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We have faced your challenges and found solutions

  • specialists in People and Procurement
  • understand how companies work
  • strong track record of success


Why this course is different 

This 1-Day workshop provides an introduction to help attendees think about MSA and ethical  purchasing in a more systematic way and to approach it increasingly as a controlled process. This seminar takes delegates through key elements of the Act  as they affect businesses, in particular those obligated to make supply chain disclosures. It is perfectly possible to remain within the requirements of the MSA without taking on additional  supply chain burdens. This course demonstrates that the approach to be adopted is simply good supply chain management, with additional practical auditing measures.

  • Learn MSA professional best practice approaches to buying goods and services
  • Manage the risks and issues in the supply chain,
  • Gain knowledge that reduces business operating risks and maximises benefits

Why you should attend

For all businesses external third-party (supplier) MSA is a key risk driver.

It can also represent a dynamic opportunity to uncover competitive advantage. Business buying entails a range of risks. It is important to be aware of the risks encountered and have in place processes and procedures that effectively manage them. Risk awareness helps in managing risk. This course will guide you through the underlying realities of procurement and evaluate your own practices in the light of good purchasing management.

An insight into MSA buying skills and buyer-seller interactions. When it is helpful to formally “Tender” a requirement and more effective to seek priced proposals and negotiate

At the end of the course attendees will have a greater insight into commercial purchasing, and will be better able to assess their purchasing maturity. The course materials provide a helpful bench-mark on good MSA practice and may be useful to compare with what you currently use.

Attendees will feel confident about engaging with the market, engaging with sales personnel and leveraging their purchasing power.

Who should attend?

For all functions that interact with Procurement.

Anyone whose job entails spending money with third party suppliers, and the task of ‘purchasing’, will benefit.

Finance personnel, middle ranking managers who are often budget-holders, internal auditors, in-house engineers.

Staff who are involved in purchasing tasks will benefit, and this seminar will provide a helpful basis for their on-going development.

Key areas covered

areas to be covered in the program

Introduction to MSA

  • Structure and resources
  • MSA in context
  • Strategy and tactics

Essential tools and Governance

  • Polices and compliance
  • Section 54
  • Supply chain transparency
  • Process
  • Tendering and benchmarking
  • Risk assessment and materiality

Business engagement

  • Attestation and audit
  • Sponsors and stakeholders
  • Joint objectives setting
  • Definition of requirements and specifications
  • Proportionality

Results and benefits

  • Reporting
  • Roadmaps
  • Contract and supplier management

Case studies, exercises and interactive workshops are used to illustrate the important considerations when working with MSA

What some of our clients say about us:

Isabel Coma – Fort Life Science/ Pharmaceutical R&D Project Manager at GlaxoSmithKline

“Stephen combines deep knowledge and long experience. His executive course had the right contents illustrated with the real life experience of a great professional.”

Janice Allen – Project Lead at Highways England

“Steve engaged every one with his insight into procurement using real examples of working with national and global organisations. Steve was charismatic and a joy to listen too. We were impressed with his integrity. He is a real role model and an ambassador for Procurement. “

Duration of Course

  • 2 Days (14 hours)
  • Public course attendance
    • refreshments included
    • travel, meals and accommodation not included
  • In-house course (max 10 delegates)


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