News & Events

Partnership for Procurement Event

Partnership for Procurement (P4P) are kickstarting their roadshow with a trip to Aberdeen on the 30th October. The event will be delivered jointly with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Shared Procurement Service, providing an opportunity to learn about the range of services P4P has to offer as well as the ‘refreshed’ Ready for Business third sector register. Take the opportunity to meet the P4P team through a range of workshops, Q&A sessions and networking opportunities to find out how they can benefit your organisation.

Aberdeen CRNS Forum – 18th September

This Forum will be hosted by CRNS member Instant Neighbour  at their “Home Comforts” retail venue in Aberdeen. There will be an opportunity for networking and strategic updates from CRNS and the members. There will also be the opportunity for a guided tour of the Home Comforts premises after the meeting concludes.

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Book for this Forum by emailing to reserve you place.


Thanks to everyone who attended the event at HMP Grampian.  We hope that you enjoyed it and were able to identify  opportunities to work with SPS.

Here is Rozanne McCurroch’s email address.  She and her team are very keen to develop relationships between Social Enterprises and SPS, so please get in contact with her directly.

McCurrach Rozanne

We will shortly be sending out a very short questionnaire to get feedback about the event.


John Lewis Foundation

The John Lewis Foundation was established in 2008, with the primary aim of’ supporting the communities’ where John Lewis’ suppliers operate throughout the world.

Since then, it has supported many projects, from a school for girls in India in the region where many of our handmade rugs come from, to supporting cotton farmers in growing more sustainable cotton for John Lewis products and helping to train young people in the necessary skills to see a revival of the textiles industry within the UK.

Although, in the past, the Foundation focused most of its support in overseas projects, in 2016, the Trustees decided the time was right to review this position and agreed to create a new fund specifically for use in supporting disadvantaged communities in the UK.  We have involved Partners from across the business in deciding how best to spend this money and so far, not only have we received requests directly from good causes and charities, but also through our Partners.

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