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Edward James

Acting Deputy Director, Head of Procurement
Department of Health & Social Care

Ed has worked in public sector procurement since 2006. He started his career working in an NHS Trust where he spent 6 years working in procurement and supporting the turnaround team when the Trust was placed in special measures. While in the post, Ed completed a Master’s in Business Strategy and Procurement Management at Birmingham University.

Ed moved to NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) working in the Estates and Facilities work stream in 2012. He quickly became responsible for the work stream, expanding its scope to include professional services and various dynamic purchasing systems to LPPs members and other public sector organisations. While at LPP Ed completed a Master’s in Public Procurement Law & Policy at Nottingham University and was awarded FCIPS based on his work on dynamic purchasing systems and SME inclusion.

Ed now works at the Department of Health and Social Care as Deputy Director/ Head of Procurement, responsible for the procurement spend of the Department. His team are responsible for NHS terms and conditions and the CPE portal. He sits as the commercial approver on the ‘Financial Approvals Panel’ who review business cases for the Department and its arms-length bodies. Ed is the SME champion and outsourcing champion for the Department representing health within Cabinet Office.

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I worked with Convenzis, primarily Dan, for the first time this year, putting together a bespoke online event for IBM. He has always been so responsive and accommodating. The team always remained professional and helpful – despite the many demands from our side! They were very keen for us to maximise on the investment and revisit those attendees who had not committed to follow ups.
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In view of the recent NHS Oncology Conference organised by CONVENZIS which was sponsored by Pascoe Healthcare Ltd, CONVENZIS exhibited professionalism through credible organisation, invitation of delegates/respectable Speakers and general conduct of the entire conference. This has also shown that CONVENZIS is a great partner in business which is fundamental to ROI of partnering Companies even in the wake of the pandemic.

Pascoe Healthcare

“We’ve worked with the Convenzis team for several years and their events are a regular occurrence for us. Not only is the content always extremely topical, but the speakers are always excellent and the support from the team ahead of and during the events is exceptional. The team are incredibly receptive to feedback and always goes above and beyond – a real pleasure to work with!”

eConsult

“It has been a pleasure to work with Matt and Dan for the past few events. Everything has always run smoothly and we’ve always managed to gather a large number of interested parties due to the events they have hosted.

They are also very helpful and timely in their responses, which has made working with them very easy “

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139

Virtual Conferences Held

65679

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61939

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543

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