Ron founded BiP Solutions in 1984 to publish the UK’s first directory of public sector contract opportunities, Contrax Weekly.
Prior to this he had a successful career in the motor and cleaning trades. He was CEO of the company from its creation, before becoming Executive Chairman during a business restructure in May 2012. Ron is also an accomplished writer on procurement issues and a speaker and presenter at conferences nationally and internationally. He now focuses on the strategic direction of the company and its expansion into new markets.LinkedIn
Simon joined BiP in 1998 and has worked in a variety of roles with a particular focus on growing and developing BiP’s Events and Exhibitions portfolio. Following a period as Sales & Marketing Director, he moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer of the BI Division in May 2012 and was appointed CEO of the business in May 2016.
As CEO, Simon has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational success of the organisation, is a member of the Executive Board and chairs both the Operational and Steering Boards.LinkedIn
Grahame joined the business in 2003 as Production Director with responsibility for the multi-disciplined media and production department, including Content, Research and Distribution. Prior to that, he worked in various senior editorial and publishing roles for the media company EMAP plc.
Grahame was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the BI Division in May 2012 and became Sales & Marketing Director in May 2016 with overall responsibility for driving revenues through our private and public sector sales, marketing and events teams.
In January 2017, Grahame was appointed Managing Director of the Media and Marketing Solutions division of the BiP Group. In this role he assumed overall responsibility for two of BiP Group’s recent acquisitions – Pro Mark Media and Ingenium – as well as BiP Solutions’ events and training portfolio.
Following a restructure of BiP Group in April 2018, Grahame was appointed Sales and Marketing Director for the Business Intelligence and Public Sector business units.
Linda joined the business in 2011 as Finance Director, bringing with her a proven track record of managing finance functions in the UK and overseas, including with NCR Corporation and the AIM -listed Maxima. She moved to the role of Chief Financial Officer in May 2012 and in May 2016 was appointed to the position of Group Finance Director, with responsibility for the Group Portfolio.
Linda’s remit includes developing strategies for future growth, including acquisitions.
Gus joined BiP in 2014 as Head of Media with a responsibility for growing exhibition and sponsorship revenues while developing a portfolio of client-facing buyer/ supplier procurement events across the UK. Under his aegis, P4H (now the leading healthcare procurement event), P4H Scotland, Eunis 2015 Conference, UK Infrastructure Show, Procurex Ireland and GO Awards Ireland have all been successfully added to the BiP events portfolio, joining the regional Procurex events, the well-established DPRTE defence sector brand and the various national GO Awards.
Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Before taking retirement, Jim worked at SSE plc from 1995 until Dec 2016.
In total, Jim was on the Executive Committee at SSE for nearly 15 years. During his time at the organisation he worked in a variety of roles, including General Manager of the Metering Business, Group HR Director. In his last three years at the company he managed the Enterprise B2B division of SSE.
On top of this experience, Jim was on the Board of Scotia Gas Networks from its formation in 2005 until 2016.
Since December 2016 Jim has concentrated on selected non-executive director and advisory roles and selected consultancy assignments.
Alan is a Senior Executive at Cenkos Securities plc’s Scottish office. His areas of specialty include Energy and Technology and he is also a Non-Executive Director of Thistle Pub Co II plc and Thistle Pub Co III plc. He has advised many companies, from both the UK and abroad, on flotation and other aspects of the various UK stock markets. His particular focus at BiP Solutions is to help guide the company through the financial aspects of its continued development.
Duncan has over 40 years’ experience in public sector and civil service management and procurement, operating at chief executive level for 16 of those years. He established and was CEO of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency between 2000 and 2006. He is a past President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the Health Care Supply Association and is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from both Government Opportunities (GO) and the Health Care Supply Association. He also received the Swinbank Medal from CIPS.
Les joined BiP Solutions’ Strategic Advisory Board in June 2015 following seven years as the most senior procurement professional in the Ministry of Defence. Les has 40 years’ experience in business. He rose to a senior position in British Coal’s supply department followed by senior acquisition and board positions in banking, oil & gas, rail, renewable power and central government. In 1995 he was elected the youngest ever President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).