Peter Jones, entrepreneur and star of BBC TV show Dragon’s Den says purchasers should inspire young people. Jones, who has set up a series of enterprise academies for business-minded teenagers, says students liked hearing from business men and women with the best life stories to tell.
“Our students love these honest masterclasses because they are inspirational and personal. I would encourage the heroes of procurement to make themselves known and get out there and meet more young people. Tell them, through honest personal accounts, what it means to procure services for amazing things like, for example London 2012 – that’s a great way to make the story of procurement ‘sticky’ and engaging, in my opinion”.