Back to events
Date Time Location
5th October 2022 10:30 - 12:00 Online

We’re calling this group ‘Commercial’ to reflect the drivers from the Government to behave more commercially and the need to link university strategies to deliver the greatest value - going beyond the bounds of procurement to include whole university initiatives and activities.  The group is an opportunity to look to the future and to better understand the strategic drivers shaping our commercial activities.


This group is for strategic commercial leaders in finance, procurement and contract management including, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors of Finance and Procurement Directors, and those who have responsibility for driving organisational strategies such as directors of estates and sustainability.

In our last session in June, we looked at the challenges of strategic planning and commercial risk management and agreed that at our next session we would spend time planning for future sessions.

In October's meeting through an interactive and discussion-focused format, attendees will consider:
  • The format and content of our meetings
  • Any issues the group would like to focus on in future sessions.


To join this session please email SUMS Associate Linda Crotty at who will send you further information and joining instructions.

Follow-up from March's session on sustainability

Our March session focused on sustainability.  You can find ideas for kick-starting a whole systems approach to sustainability from our speaker Dr Louise Ellis, former Director of Sustainability at the University of Leeds and current Trustee and Director at the EAUC, here.