A rare astronomical event is currently taking place and we have witnessed its impact on North Sea tides during the last few days, peaking on Saturday. The event is of special interest to SpringTide – because we refer to its effects in the name of our company. Every month, when there is a new moon […]
With all the attention on the red carpet at the Oscars, it’s not only a question of who is wearing what; it also begs the question who is earning what? Charlize Theron has recently been reported as demanding equal pay in Hollywood. According to the New York Post, after emails were leaked she discovered her male […]
Would you like to be a better negotiator? Whether it’s for work or in everyday life, everybody negotiates, so being able to win is essential! Take this quick quiz to find out what your natural negotiation style is, and we’ll give you some handy tips on how you can use your style to win your next negotiation.
What an honour it was to be asked to take part at Warwickshire College, Rugby for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy negotiation challenge and also being a ‘dragon’ hearing the student pitches. The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy was set up by Peter Jones, CBE, entrepreneur and star of ‘Dragon’s Den’, with a view to encouraging […]
Having worked with hundreds of clients, managed well over a billion dollars in spend and executed a few thousand events over the years; when I joined SpringTide I was pretty sure that I knew a lot – more than most within the sourcing industry even. I know when it’s best to take a collaborative approach […]
The owners of Mr Kipling Cakes are reacting to a drop in sales by demanding their suppliers pay an annual charge to remain working with them. Find out more about their approach and if there might be a better alternative.
“Negotiation is the DNA of business” as Lord Sugar pointed out this week on BBC One’s The Apprentice. And he’s right. In business, negotiation is essential to creating the the biggest profit margins, which ultimately leads to the success of a company. Negotiation can either create a deal where both parties are happy and want to move forward, […]
One of my first meetings as a consultant was with a gentleman who is a leader of a manufacturing company that primarily made metal screws. I was introduced to this person via the president of a chamber of commerce (a warm introduction) who I was networking with, and thought to myself that this gentleman is going to truly […]
It really is an exciting time for SpringTide! Two highly significant and truly international wins in the space of one week! The first is a commission to assess technology platforms and provide support with the operation of a major tender for a national transport and infrastructure operator in the Middle East. The second is to develop […]
SpringTide designed and implemented an Ariba eSourcing platform for a $16.4 billion Global Bio-Pharmaceutical Company. The platform has since successfully executed billions of dollars worth of Sourcing Events. The Challenge The Bio-Pharmaceutical Company employed SpringTide to implement a Procurement technology platform and provide support to ensure a successful roll-out over the entire global operation. Our Solution SpringTide developed […]