Picture of Karen Edmeads

Regional Procurement Advisor (South West)

Tel: 07765 241639

Email: [email protected]

What my job role is:

Visit institutions to raise the profile of CPC frameworks. Provide procurement advice and guidance to institutions on best practice procurement principles and EU/UK procurement legislation to individuals or group of budget holders.

What I'm professionally passionate about:

Supporting and advising institutions on best procurement practices. Ensuring they are aware of EU/UK procurement legislation and the risks of infringement and how to mitigate that risk, whilst still achieving value for money contracts by utilising compliant CPC frameworks.

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

I have 20 years of procurement experience in the private sector and MCIPS qualified with extensive experience of procuring goods and services across a broad range of categories. I also had experience of compliance with EU environmental legislation which has been good grounding for gaining knowledge of EU procurement legislation and the compliance obligations impacting the FE sector.

My inspiration and motivation:

My motivation is driven from the fact that I’m a customer focussed individual who likes to help others succeed. This gives me a sense of achievement in my work.

How would I describe myself in three words?

Approachable, helpful, conscientious.