Working together: Public sector and SMEs

Wednesday 12 June

Perfect Circle invites you to an evening of networking that brings together SMEs and public sector bodies to discuss the value of working together. Hear our keynote speaker Rae Whittow-Williams from the GLA, followed by a panel discussion about procurement, capital programmes and local spend, and talk to our teams about how your business can secure some of our £70 million spend. 

With the government’s ambitions to have 33% of its procurement spend going to SMEs by 2022, it is essential that strategic suppliers to the public sector take action now to improve the indirect spend and allow communities to prosper with increased opportunities for local employers.

As a strategic supplier to the public sector, Perfect Circle is working with local businesses to make greater contributions to the government’s target and achieving Local Industrial Strategies, as well as meeting our client’s preferences for using local teams in the supply chain.

Date and location

Wednesday 12 June at 5.30pm

Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA

Speakers

Victoria Brambini
Perfect Circle

Victoria took up the MD role at Perfect Circle in January 2019. Prior to this, she spent five years at local authority owned procurement specialist Scape Group, where she was the MD of Scape Procure. She has worked both public and private sector side, shaping a wealth of built environment and business knowledge and skills.

Rae Whittow-Williams
GLA

Rae is a qualified architect with over ten years of practice experience across the realms of architecture, urbanism, research and regeneration. Rae is currently working for the GLA’s Regeneration and Economic Development team on the Good Growth by Design programme.

Mark Gowdridge
GT3 Architects

As a founding partner of GT3 Architects, Mark has helped to establish GT3 as one of leading sport and leisure practices in the UK. Mark is passionate around research and development and has helped produce some of the UK’s most innovative multi-use community projects.

Adam Smith
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Adam joined Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as Head of Capital Development October 2018. He has significant property and construction expertise with 35 years in the industry. His career includes executive roles with ASA Group in South Africa and Citex Bucknall Austin.

Huw Lewis
AML

Managing Director of AML, Huw has over 30 years’ senior director experience in the private and public sector working on asset, facilities and estates management, design, construction and procurement. He has worked in the UK and internationally, across a range of sectors.

Brendon Walsh
Brendon Walsh Associates

Brendon has extensive experience delivering complex mixed-use regeneration schemes from a 16 year career at senior level within Local Government. Brendon is retained by a number of Private Sector Developers to provide advice and guidance on housing and mixed use schemes, predominantly in London.

Keith Ashton
SPACE&PLACE

Keith is a Director of SPACE&PLACE, the UK’s biggest architectural and engineering agency focusing on using Sport, Culture and Entertainment infrastructure. S&P have offices throughout the UK and in Europe and have generated over a quarter of a billion pounds of spend through the Scape framework.

Agenda

  • 5.30pm: Arrival
  • 6.00pm: Keynote and Panel discussion
  • 6.45pm: Q&A
  • 7.00pm: Networking drinks