Keynote Agenda


Welcome Address

09.55 -10.00

Sarah Heaney

TV Presenter

Opening Keynote Address

10.00 - 10.10

Gordon Beattie

NHS National Services Scotland
Director of National Procurement

Ministerial Address

10.10 - 10.20

Fiona Hyslop MSP

Scottish Parliament
Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

Building Our Long-Lasting Partnership with NHS Scotland

10.25 - 10.35

Robin Randall

Tradebe UK
CEO Environmental Services

This presentation will cover the following points:

  • Tradebe Introduction
  • Working with NHS Scotland & 10yr Contract
  • Bellshill Facility Mobilisation
  • Recruitment
  • Future Benefits

Keynote Presentation

10.40 - 10.50

Katie Sillars

Bidfood
Supplier & Business Development Manager for Scotland

Bidfood is a supplier to NHS Scotland and we are proud to deliver Service Excellence for our customers.

Our keynote presentation will discuss:

• Fair working practices (real living wage, modern apprenticeships, youth employment)
• Community benefits
• Sustainability
• Sourcing Locally


Supported Businesses - the Benefit to Scotland

10.55 - 11.05

Alistair Kerr

The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE Scotland)
Director & Chair

This presentation will focus on the economic recovery and how utilizing Sustainable Procurement Duty helps to bring disabled people into sustainable jobs.


Live Panel Q&A (Morning Speakers)

11.05 - 11.15


Best Practices Inventory Management 

11.15 - 11.30

James Minards

GHX UK Ltd
Country Sales Manager UK & Ireland

This presentation will focus on proven methods to deliver measurable improvements.


Alpha Solway supporting NHS Scotland

11.30 - 11.40

Steven Binnie

Alpha Solway
Managing Director

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Intro to Alpha Solway
  • How we are working with the NHS
  • Alpha Solway’s exploits and future plans
  • Case studies charity work

Keynote Presentation

11.45 - 11.55

David Leven

Scottish Enterprise
Head of High Value Manufacturing

Keynote Presentation

12.00 - 12.10

Paul Hornby

NHS National Services Scotland
Head of Strategic Sourcing & Commercial

Live Panel Q&A (Afternoon Speakers)

12.10 - 12.25


Ministerial Address

12.25 - 12.35

Ivan McKee MSP

Scottish Parliament
Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation

*Agendas subject to change