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Managing Director

Tel: 0161 974 0952

Email: p.brewer@thecpc.ac.uk

What my job role is:

I’m responsible for the overall management of CPC with the support of the CPC senior Management Team. Identifying strategies, operations and policies and understanding challenges within the FE Sector is all part of my role.

What I'm professionally passionate about:

Good, safe and effective procurement for the FE Sector regardless of procurement experience. Funds available in the education sector should be used for education and not lost through poor and ill-advised procurement.

What previous experiences I have that link in with my current role:

I’ve been in professional purchasing for 49 years working in both private industry and the public sector. I was the Purchasing Manager at the University of Salford from 1990 and began CPC in 1999 from that position. My work with the University and the North West Universities purchasing Consortium prepared me for my current role.

My inspiration and motivation:

My motivation is that I believe that CPC must and does provide a safe and cost effective route for educational establishments to the marketplace. My inspiration comes from the great feedback from customers on the services we provide inspiring me to push CPC further.

How would I describe myself in three words?

Motivated, visionary and supportive.