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An Ethical Approach to Procurement for Commodities in Growing MATs

Wednesday 17th November – 12:20pm – 1:05pm

Are you attending the Schools & Academies Show on Wednesday 17 November?  

If so, be sure not to miss Pelican’s lunchtime roundtable – an ideal way to catch up on the latest in procurement for Multi-Academy Trusts and share your experiences. 

Jerry Meldrum
Jerry Meldrum

Jerry Meldrum, Education Lead at Pelican Procurement will share practical tips and guide discussion covering: 

• Common areas of risk in spending from rapid growth & mergers 

• Benefits of tendering vs frameworks in commodity purchasing 

• The true cost of procurement management 

• How technology and procurement can work hand in hand 

• When to consider outsourcing 

Book your place

You can sign up now via this link

If you can’t make the roundtable but would like to speak to us at the event on Wednesday or arrange a meeting at your school – please contact Jerry on 07786 737 055 or email him at to put a time in the diary. 

Jerry Meldrum Bio

Jerry has been working in and with educational establishments for over a decade, providing expertise and sharing industry best practices with school business leaders in areas of finance, operations and income management activities.

Jerry joined Pelican Procurement Services in 2018, as Education Lead, assisting the business in delivering services that best support the current education market needs.

Jerry’s main area of specialism is supporting MATs and schools with procurement centralisation and implementation of fully-managed supply chains that meet the needs of each school, delivering the best value and ultimately ensuring compliance with public procurement.

With a keen interest in Special Educational Needs and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, borne from a degree in psychology, Jerry compliments his professional work as a chair of governors for Woodfield School, an SEN secondary in Brent, as well as a trustee sitting on the Finance and Resource committee for Compass Learning Partnership. Jerry is also active in music education and supports the outreach work of “The Bach Choir” which aims to bring music and choral education to inner-city schools in London’s tri-borough area.

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