About the Author

Ken Cole
SPS Consultancy

Ken Cole has worked in senior positions in both the public and private sectors and was one of the founding Directors of SPS in 2001. He recently completed a three year secondment as Director of the London Centre of Excellence. Ken has thrilled many public and private audiences with his incisive analysis, robust delivery and his belief in 'telling it as it is'. His blog is a regular commentary of the improvement and efficiency agenda.

Make sure you pay a frequent visit to find out Ken's latest thoughts on the workings of government, the latest policy initiatives and much more...

Recent Blog Posts...

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Aug 30, 2012
Smoke and Mirrors in Whitehall!
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Collaboration at its best
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May 25, 2012
Latest Procurement Card Scare
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Mar 06, 2012
I wandered lonely as a Cloud
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Feb 03, 2012

Blogging and Tweeting - what next?

Jun 11, 2010


Things are moving very rapidly in the world of public sector procurement. There is now urgency in many places to make things happen quickly and for procurement teams to look at producing double digit cashable savings rather than the silly 2% and 3% requested of them in recent years.

This has created a need to find a fast mechanism to get stories, information and messages to a broad audience, including our many customers, associates and friends. The website and blog have been traditionally the way to do this. However, after a very detailed look and analysis by a leading corporate communications expert, I am convinced that Twitter offers a better route. Like many, I have always taken the view that this was for attention seekers and people with a highly inflated ego. However, looking closer it is also a superb mechanism for getting targeted messages to people very quickly.

So here it is. If you are already on Twitter and want to hear more on procurement, particularly in the UK public sector, from yours truly then start following spsken. If you are not on Twitter and want to join go to:


Set yourself up with a name and password and get tweeting

 I will still be ‘telling it as it is’ but also commenting on the news each day. The SPS website will also be updated to support the latest in communications techniques.


Hi Ken     So you're Twitter address is http://twitter.com/spsken    Liking the 'New Twitter'
05/10/2010 12:09

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