COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Supply Management Forum - Private Sector will take place as scheduled on Tuesday 5 May at etc.venues Norton Folgate, London.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of CIPS) are following the current guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place as planned. Our priority during this time is the safety of our event attendees and our teams, and we will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and any potential impact on our event.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Jonathan Jones


Director of Procurement and Insurance, University of Birmingham
Jonathan Jones is Director of Procurement at the University of Birmingham and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Since joining the University in 2013, Jonathan and his team have moved the procurement operation into the top Level 5 of the Flexible Framework for Sustainable Procurement (1 of only 2 Universities in the UK), the University is also 1 of only 8 UK Universities to hold the top status (Superior) in its Procurement Maturity Assessment.

Jonathan runs a fully centralised procurement team of 45 staff at the University and manages an annual procurement spend of over £300 million. Jonathan has also previously held senior roles in the; Local Government Association, Wolverhampton and Birmingham City Council’s and the NHS. He has also spent many years as a tutor for the CIPS and taught on the MSc procurement programme for the University of Birmingham.