Darren Knowd MBA, (Durham) MCIPS, Head of Procurement, Sales and Business Services at Durham County Council, discusses procurement at a local government level and the importance of social value. 

In this episode, Darren and host Simon Lipscomb discuss:

  • How Darren came into the world of local government, and what drives his passion for public procurement
  • Social value – in particular, how Durham Council has used procurement to make a positive impact on the local community
  • The upcoming procurement reform bill and its potential to create a more competitive, flexible, and innovative public procurement process
  • What prompted Darren to make the decision to retire towards the end of the year 
  • His lesson on the importance of understanding your customer or end-user

Listen to the podcast below: