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Ross McCarthy

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Keystone column 58 – Economic indicators and procurement

Welcome to the Keystone Column. This week we look at three recent procurement cases that have established some important case-law suppliers should be aware of, the importance of economic indicators (especially the six month view of the economy) and how one firm is making the concept that 'money follows the patient'…
Ross McCarthy
17th February 2017
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Keystone Column 46 – Scaling business

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week's focus is on scaling business: we look at the Web Summit which has grown to a level beyond what the conference infrastructure of its first home, Dublin,…
Ross McCarthy
18th November 2016
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Consortiums – a path to growth for SMEs

We are strong advocates for business expansion through cooperative engagements like business consortiums, clusters and networks. It makes sense for businesses, particularly micro-businesses and small businesses in so many ways. The benefits of cooperation are that it allows companies to grow through an alignment of mutually beneficial interests (growing the…
Ross McCarthy
9th November 2016
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Keystone Column 39 – Reimagining Procurement

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Keystone Column containing business stories and public procurement opportunities that drive the commercial strategy of ambitious companies. This week, we look at how the HSE has been reprimanded for its procurement approach, how banks are being challenged by FinTech start-ups, a legal expert that has embarked upon…
Ross McCarthy
30th September 2016