Business Training Events 2012

The following events are diarised for March 2012 ~ these events will suit the small to medium sized business to enable skills to be honed and developed in a risk free  learning environment. The Group size is kept to under 9 participants allowing the opportunity to ask questions that are focused on your business.

Our session leaders are highly experienced business people who have successfully developed businesses to improve performance and profitability.

Cost is £75 per session plus VAT

  • Better Buying -  27th March 2012 ~ 8.45 to 12.30,  to improve your approach to suppliers and gain improved Value for Money supplies.
  • Better Negotiation -  27th March ~ 13.15 to 17.00, to improve your negotiation skills to drive value to your business from cutomers and /or suppliers.
  • Better Selling - 28th March ~ 8.45 to 12.30, to improve your approach to customers to gain increased sales.
  • Better Bidding - 28th March ~ 13.15 to 17.00, to understand the tendering process and to improve your approach to bidding to increase your chance of success.

To book your place contact Sharon on 01603 401363 and she will be pleased to help.

Supplier Focused Events

Following the success of the first events, and in response to increased interest we plan to hold one supplier focused event a month, these last about 2 hours .  The events are designed to help companies who want to grow and win business from larger organisations in the public and private sectors

The next  “free” supplier events are being held in Norwich,  “Ways to Win” business and become “Bid Ready

12th March 2012 at 16:00 ~ 18:00 – refreshments provided.

Spaces are limited at our Norwich Office so best to book early

Contact Sharon on 01603 401363 to reserve a place……

Redcap Events

Redcap are developing a range of events for the procurement and supplier community to enable people on both sides of the buyer / supplier divide to conduct better business.  The initial programme will focus on Cost Reduction and how to drive it from a procurement view, so these programmes will be of interest to buyers and suppliers alike.

In addition, we are running  “How to Win Business” programme which will provide suppliers with a candid look at dealing with both public and private sector organisations.  The programme will include winning business through the tendering process.

For more infomation about these or future events do not hesitate to contact Sharon by email and she will be pleased to assist.

CIPS Student of the Year UCS West Suffolk College

Paula Jarvis Student of the Year 2011

Redcap presents the “Redcap Purchasing and Supply Trophy” to the student of the year at the prestigious graduation ceremony held in the Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds in September each year.

Previous winners were
  • Lucy Voice               2008
  • Alan Lamplough    2009
  • Katie Darcy             2010
  • Paula Jarvis             2011


East Anglia Branch CIPS Events

Our Managing Director, David is currently Chair of the CIPS East Anglia Branch. The Branch plan to hold a series of events during 2011 / 12.  For full details either contact the CIPS website or contact the Branch Secretary Lizzie Dunn.

Past Events include

October 2010

Signs, Signals and Poker Faces (A Guide to Body Language in Negotiations)

October 2010 ~ Ipswich

This is a definite date for your diaries!  It is a must for anyone in the procurement world and provides an opportunity to engage with a presenter, Jenny Radcliffe, who brings this exciting subject to life.

 November 2010


This leading event will look at sustainability in the supply chain, global influences and how a local business is managing this fundamental requirement to their business.

The event will be hosted by Archant either in Norwich

CIPFA Procurement Events

Redcap was the procurement partner of CIPFA for over 6 years, providing a range of events that have been Procurement and Commissioning focused for the public sector and members of CIPFA’s Performance Improvement Network.

The subjects reflect the needs of the public sector in these challenging times and potentially focus on effectively reducing costs and increasing efficiency in supply chains.