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 Expert  729613

Expert in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Negotiation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert originally trained as a Physicist, completing a PhD in Polymer Physics at the University of Leeds in 1987. He then joined Chemicals multinational ICI, and worked in a number of different roles including technical support, new product development, new business development, and sales before moving into procurement as Engineering Contracts Manager. Since setting up PAWA Consulting in 1998, he has worked extensively in the UK Public Sector, and in the Engineering, Chemicals and Sports industries. He conducts training in commercial skills around the world, and is an associate lecturer at the University of Bradford School of Management.

He has carried out a wide range of projects for clients including the OECD, UK public sector bodies, and private sector companies.




supply chain


supply chain management


supply management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   PhD   NMR of Polyethylene Melts - Physics   University of Leeds  
1983   BSc   Physics   University of Leeds  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to





Managing Director


He is responsible for project management and input on all consultancy programmes, and developing and delivering all training materials.

1987 to 1998




Contract Purchasing Department


Engineering Contracts Manager


He was responsible for developing international framework relationships with key engineering suppliers. Previously he had worked on development of new PET grades, and PEN polymer business, and had a variety of other roles.

Career Accomplishments:

Member of Institute of Logistics and Transport; Associate Member of Chartered institute of Purchasing & Supply.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2010   OECD   Consultant   Preparation of reports on links between world trade and innovation in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals industries
2002 to   UKTI   Consultant   gathering, analysis and reporting of ERDF and other output figures. Running of Tender evaluation processes.
2009 to 2010   NorthWest Development Agency   Consulant   Preparation of a directory of Sports Busineses, and evaluation of suitability
2010 to 2011   Centre for Process Innovation   Consultant   Evaluation of projects on printed electronics

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He developed training and mentoring programmes to assist a Housing Association in developing marketing and commercial plans
  • He advised a multinational train manufacturer on improvements to procurement and supply chain management
  • He ran supplier development and engagement programmes associated with major sporting events such as Manchester 2002
  • He evaluated the chemicals cluster in the North West and Yorkshire to assist in the formation of cluster steering groups for the regional development agencies.
  • He evaluated the supply chains and value chains of a sme manufacturer involved in polymer processing
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2011   Middle East   Training in commercial skills in a variety of midlde east countries including UAE, Bahrain, Qatar
2000 to 2011   Far East   Training in commercial skills in a variety of Far Eastern countries including Malaysia, Japan and Singapore
1994 to 1998   USA   Development of international framework contracts for engineering equipment
1990 to 1998   Europe   Provided technical support, and commercial development for polymers - particulary in Nordic and Germanic Countries.

Since 2005 have also provided training in commercial skills

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic Proficiency
German   Basic Proficiency
Spanish   Rudimentary

Market Research:
Member of Institute of Logistics and Transport

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Delivered half day to 5 day seminars in a wide range of commercial skills including purchasing, sales, negotiation, new product development, project management and marketing. Delivers courses internationally in English, including UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East and USA.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Established international engineering frameworks for equipment on behalf of ICI businesses.


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