Press Cuttings & Media

Thanks for their interest to those who have enquired about articles that feature, mention or are written by me.

I am happy to speak with journalists on business topics, especially in the procurement, facilities management, supply chain and logistics sectors.

If you are an editor or journalist in need of a quote or would like an interview or contribution please email me at john@thatconsultantbloke.com

At the time of writing all of the links on my press cuttings list are functioning, but some may require you to subscribe to the sites to obtain the full text. I’ll update this list as I track down other links.

Press Cuttings:

January 2016 saw the last edition of Facilities Management magazine and I have been very happy to have been contributing over the last three years with a monthly feature is almost every issue over that time.

September 2015 I have another title in my quick guide series on the Kindle bookshelf, this one on effective business communication.

August 2014 I am under way with a new series of features for Facilities Management magazine with case studies of things that have gone wrong in procurement projects, what we learned and what we did to make sure it didn’t happen again.

July 2014 There are now seven titles in my Quick Guide series, all available for Kindle from Amazon. Click the Buy My Books link above for details.

June 2014 My nine part series on the Procurement Cycle for Facilities Management magazine has now concluded.

November 2013 The first three short e-books in my “quick guide to” series are now out on Kindle.

November 2013 An article on avoiding supply chain scandals for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning magazine.

October 2013 The first in a series of features taking you through the Procurement Process for Facilities Management magazine

September 2013 I was quoted in the debate on the need for collaboration in an on-line article for FM World magazine

September 2013 A feature on Planning for Facilities Management magazine

July 2013 A feature on the adulterated meat scandal and the potential lessons for FM procurement in Facilities Management magazine

May 2013 An interview with me filmed at the NEC Forms User Group annual conference at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London click here

Facilities Management magazine’s December 2012 edition has a feature by me on avoiding the sort of issues that arose from the recent West Coast Mainline rail contract award process. See pages 20/21 on that issue.

LexisNexis publication Facilities Management featured an article by me in their October 2012 issue on purchasing lessons we can use from the London2012 Olympics security contract failure.

Click here for the October 2012 edition of Tomorrow’s FM Water Cooler feature where I join other industry professionals for a virtual chat: http://content.yudu.com/A1ymp8/TFMSept2012/resources/22.htm

My regular column appears in FM World around every eight weeks in the Diary feature and you can also find it in the on line edition.

The February 2012 edition of University News & Insight carried an article by me on purchasing good practice.

“I Don’t Have My Decision Making Trousers On” became available in print in April 2012.

The January 2012 issue of Football Club Business magazine features an article by me on good practice in purchasing. See pages 40/41.

I will be writing a regular column in FM World magazine’s Opinion section starting in January 2012. Read the first one here. You will also find me quoted in Nick Martindale’s article starting on page 18 of this issue.

My first eBook, “I Don’t Have My Decision Making Trousers On” was published exclusively on Kindle by Amazon in December 2011. A printed version is planned to be available during mid 2012. Click on the Buy My eBook page link above to download your copy.

FM World continue to feature my Monday Musings blog on a regular basis both on their web site and in their fortnightly magazine for facilities management professionals.

Jackie Le Poidevin, editor of LexisNexis publication Facilities Management, covered my interactive session on good practice in FM procurement with the Rising FM group in London on June 2nd and will feature that in an article for the August 2011 issue of Facilities Management.

FM World give me a kind mention in their preview of the Public Procurement Show in London, where I will be speaking on FM procurement good practice, see pages 16/17 of the 2nd June 2011 issue.

In the April 14th 2011 edition of Supply Management magazine, the CIPS journal, I helped out in the Adviser Q&A section. (Unfortunately they spelt my name incorrectly).

The March 2011 issue of Truck & Driver magazine features a tongue in cheek article by me on the life of an agency truck driver.

FM World kindly feature the Monday Musings column in the FacilitiesBlog section on their web site and in the fortnightly magazine that goes to BIFM members and other subscribers.

FM World featured the Monday Musings column of 28 June 2010 on its web front page. You’ll find the full bog on this WordPress site, but the FM World link is: http://www.fm-world.co.uk/comment/blog/could-you-recognise-a-customer-if-you-saw-one/

A feature in the 20 May 2010 issue of FM World magazine where I was quoted on the impact of purchasing in the FM sector http://www.fm-world.co.uk/features/feature-articles/fm-and-procurement/

A report in the November 2009 issue of Swindon Business News on my assisting the British Council with providing strategic purchasing training to the Jordanian Government http://swindon-business.net/index.php/2009/10/30/local-firm-to-assist-jordan-government/

A feature in the 1 September 2009 issue of FM World magazine on a Public vs Private Procurement round table debate organised by BDO Stoy Hayward at which I was one of the invited panel. http://www.fm-world.co.uk/login/?ReturnUrl=/features/roundtables/pound-for-pound/

Editorial in the 15 March 2007 issue of FM World magazine where I was quoted on the 2012 Olympic site project http://www.fm-world.co.uk/login/?ReturnUrl=/news/fm-industry-news/articles/olympics-procurement%3a-look-at-t5/

Editorial in the 25 January 2007 issue of FM World magazine where I was quoted http://www.fm-world.co.uk/login/?ReturnUrl=/news/fm-industry-news/articles/fms%2c-purchasers-need-to-cooperate/

A Day in the Life style feature on me in Romec Business magazine from 2003  http://www.romec.com/pdf/business/issue2/RB2-page14-15.pdf

At the time of writing all of these links are functioning, but some may require you to subscribe to the sites to obtain the full text. I’ll update this list as I track down other links.

Thanks to those who have enquired for their interest. I am happy to speak with journalists on business topics, especially in the procurement, facilities management, supply chain and logistics sectors.

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