It’s been a whole gloriously sunny week since SF Group, together with CIPS, hosted a networking summer BBQ on the Roof Terrace of the Library of Birmingham. This was our 4th year of partnering with CIPS to deliver an annual Midlands event that offers an unrivalled networking opportunity to all Procurement and Supply Chain professionals from divisional heads to students across this exciting business sector.

Our biggest gathering to date drew in over 150 delegates from all corners of the Midlands region, there were many familiar faces with plenty of new people to meet. After the essential summer BBQ, some of our lucky attendees secured prizes including procurement courses to a value of £2,500, a holiday voucher, Amazon Echo Spots, high street vouchers and the requisite champagne! A huge thank you to both The Procurement Academy and LittleFish who donated a selection of the awards, we know the winners were thrilled.

Hosting this evening at this superb venue with astounding views over Birmingham, our procurement team managed by Sam Kerr, once again excelled themselves as hosts and with feedback such as; “Thanks for your hard work with hosting the event last week – I thoroughly enjoyed it and I won an Echo Spot!”, “Met plenty of interesting people, and have now joined the Worcester CIPS branch as a result, so thanks and well done!” we can’t wait to do it all again next year.