So, there's £175 billion being spent every year in the UK's public sector, by hundreds of different buying departments of different types, sizes, ability and in different places around the country. There are tens of thousands of framework deals to choose from - varying in quality, they are difficult to access and not always that relevant to the needs of the purchaser. That’s OK, 'UK plc' always muddles through with some great practices and some rubbish ones – we’ll be fine. Fine that is until budgets are cut by 25% accompanied by the challenge to deliver the same or more service. Two opposing forces or 'tectonic plates', gliding into each other, that looks like a potential earthquake to me.
Rain, gloom, doom. No, cant, wont. Recession, crunch, grind. Losses, cuts, retrenchment. Don't forget, you cant save yourself rich. If people are fed up, they perform down and if they are revved up, they perform up. My focus is, as ever - to push upwards and onwards. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. We are not doomed, this situation is just different.