Our People

Through our people and relationships, we apply our procurement expertise to enhance the value created in our communities and environment

The team at Value Match is dedicated to providing exceptional service to our customers, building a sustainable business whilst maximising our positive impact on communities and the environment.  We believe working collaboratively across private and public sectors and Civil Society we can enhance the impact of procurement and deliver improved public services and responsible outcomes that benefits all stakeholders.

Brian Martin

Brian
Marketing Manager

Brian
Marketing Manager

Brian has extensive private sector experience in building marketing and communication strategies with a focus on building a digital presence across multiple platforms. Brian leads our marketing and communication approach and has been instrumental in helping develop our brand, propositions, and a broad set of tools to help us communicate more effectively with our stakeholders and communities. Brian is leading on the development of The Library.
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Cassim
Assistant Procurement Manager

Cassim
Assistant Procurement Manager

Cassim is a pragmatic Supply Chain professional with an extensive background in the private sector, having previously worked for Unilever. He possesses comprehensive understanding of procurement, planning, manufacturing, acquiring skills such as vendor management, problem solving, and project management. Cassims education includes a degree in Mechanical/ Mechatronics Systems from the University of Melbourne (Australia) with additional exposure to subjects such as Philosophy, Psychology, Finance, and Music. His diverse knowledge and practical experience make him a dynamic and innovative professional. Cassim is committed towards driving positive change, embracing emerging trends and promoting sustainable practices.
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Dan
Assistant Procurement Manager

Dan
Assistant Procurement Consultant

Dan has a proven track record of effectively working with law enforcement agencies, central government departments, and local authorities within the public sector. His comprehensive understanding of contract management, procurement, and supply chain processes allows him to offer our customers sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Drawing from his experience in building strong relationships with suppliers and buyers, Dan is working with our customers to improve their procurement outcomes.
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Eleanor
Consultant

Eleanor
Consultant

Eleanor is a graduate with honours from Cardiff University and is currently studying her Masters in Psychology. Eleanor’s role within the Value Match team will be collecting critical feedback for our brand new procurement courses. Eleanor will also be expanding the Value Match Network and be improving customer and candidate engagement.
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Emily Stewart

Emily
Senior Procurement Manager

Emily
Senior Procurement Manager

Emily is a qualified procurement professional with extensive operational and management experience across the public and private sectors, with responsibility for delivering procurement services across Central Government, Local Government, Education and NHS. Emily is a Procurement Manager at Value Match currently using her strong customer focus and procurement skills to help customers shape their requirements to best meet their needs and support them achieving value for money.
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Euan
Supplier Manager

Euan
Supplier Manager

Euan has developed varied experience within the field of human rights and modern slavery due diligence, having previously worked with STOP THE TRAFFIK and the Mekong Club. He has provided practical solutions for the hospitality, manufacturing, tech, and financial sectors across Asia-Pacific and Europe. Across his clients, he has conducted research into modern slavery and human rights risks in various jurisdictions and sectors, providing him a keen eye for uncovering driving factors for exploitation and solutions to them.

Beyond his Value Match responsibilities, Euan strives to help youth gain experience and opportunities for careers in sustainability through his work with the United Nations Association Youth Platform. He has also co-founded the Sustainability Networking Platform, an interdisciplinary forum for sustainability practitioners with a special emphasis on accessibility for youth.
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Goran
Senior Procurement Manager

Goran
Senior Procurement Manager

Goran is an experienced procurement professional with extensive operational and managerial expertise within local government and the public sector. Goran has worked extensively within the public sector to implement change, create and manage processes, advise stakeholders, lead on projects and manage contracts to ensure the delivery and improvement of services. In his role as Senior Procurement Manager at Value Match, Goran manages public sector procurement on behalf of our customers by utilising his commercial, customer-focused, and project management skills.
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Helen
Finance Manager

Helen
Finance Manager

Helen has extensive private sector experience. Helen is a qualified accountant and joins the team to manage the Value Match accounts. Helen will be supporting the resourcing team managing candidate and customer requirements with a focus on their values.
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Jennifer
Relationship Manager

Jennifer
Relationship Manager

Jennifer has considerable experience in the private sector within the IT and manufacturing industries, spanning over 17 years. She specialises in cultivating robust client relationships and enhancing customer satisfaction. Excelling in driving the adoption of products and services, implementing strategic initiatives, and analysing data for continuous improvement, Jennifer is a dedicated professional committed to driving long-term customer success.
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Jo Parkes-Newton

Jo
Co-Founder

Jo
Co-Founder

Jo originated the Value Match concept because of her procurement leadership of major public sector projects. A qualified barrister, Jo established her own consultancy company in 2008. Jo specialises in construction and regeneration programmes and thrives in strategically complex, stakeholder rich environments, leading several competitive dialogue processes. Jo powers the development and application of the Value Match Method and using sustainable procurement to create economic, social and environmental benefits. Jo is a member of the KDC Trustees Board, a workstream lead for the Contract for Change programme and member of the How Do Companies Act Steering Group.
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Karyn
Senior Procurement Manager

Karyn
Senior Procurement Manager

Karyn is a qualified procurement professional with extensive experience in both the private and public sector. She has had responsibility for delivering on key strategic requirements, social value and delivering change within the local government and  wider education sector.  Karyn always places the customer at the centre of her focus and will strive to achieve value for money on all procurement activity, whilst ensuring savings and social value are sustainable. Karyn’s broad range of professional experiences will help to enhance her role as a Senior Procurement Manager at Value Match and allow to her to deliver a strong service commitment to our customers’ recognising their individual requirements at every opportunity.  
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Naz
Assist. Head of Supplier Services

Naz
Assist. Head of Supplier Services

Naz has primarily worked in the public sector across local government, Councils and Community Organisations, including delivery of a wide range of projects across procurement, regulatory, policy development, inclusion and training whilst building key stakeholder relationships. Naz has also led on various Grant funding Projects including Covid 19 Business Support Grants, Public Consultations and business growth applications within local council. Naz has placed himself in a strategic position for liaising with and connecting people and organisations. With experience working on Projects with a vast array of Regulatory, Business Support and Local Authority teams including Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Department for Work & Pensions, Business Growth Hub, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licencing, Greater Manchester Police & Fire Service and many local business support organisations, Naz consistently strives to drive positive outcomes and exceed expectations.
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Rose
Resourcing Consultant

Rose
Resourcing Consultant

Rose is a talent acquisition specialist with 10 years experience. Rose has worked across a diverse range of industries including Aviation, Construction, Engineering, Healthcare, Oil and Gas. Rose’s experience comes from her international career having worked in Qatar, Dubai, Philippines, and the UK.

As a member of the Resourcing Team, Rose will be connecting customers with the unique Value Match candidate database, finding exceptional resources to meet customers' requirements.
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Rosie
Junior Sustainability, Diversity & Social Impact Consultant

Rosie
Junior Sustainability, Diversity & Social Impact Consultant

Rosie joins the team as an intern, supporting our Sustainability, Diversity, and Social Impact service line. She is presently pursuing a degree in Geography at Loughborough University, where she is on track to achieve a First-Class Honour result. Alongside her core studies, Rosie has completed an Open University course on Sustainability, supplementing her academic journey.

Beyond her academic achievements, Rosie's is actively involved with various charities such as Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research UK, underscoring her commitment to making a positive impact on her community.
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Stu
Head of Resourcing

Stu
Head of Resourcing

Stu is an experienced recruitment professional with over 20 years’ in the recruitment industry. During which time he has successfully resourced across a broad range of industries including technical, engineering, sustainability, professional services, project management and senior level recruitment. His background covers permanent, contract and temporary recruitment in both the UK and Europe and has worked in both the public and private sectors. He is passionate about finding the best possible candidates for the customers he recruits for and has successfully built his career on his ability to find market leading candidates in skill-short, competitive industries.  Stu’s focus within Value Match is to lead the Resourcing team to build on their success to date and provide industry leading resourcing solutions for clients throughout the UK.

Zoe
Assistant Procurement Manager

Zoe
Assistant Procurement Manager

Zoe is a skilled procurement professional with a foundation in private sector procurement. Her expertise centers on procurement in the industries of construction and fashion, supported by a first-class degree in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. Zoe's broad range of experiences has greatly influenced her perspective, and serving as an Assistant Procurement Manager at Value Match, Zoe uses this to her advantage, employing adaptability, tenacity and resilience to effectively address our customers' challenges, delivering enhanced value for money.
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Leadership Team

David Shields

David
Co-Founder

David
Co-Founder

David brought the Value Match concept to fruition because of his extensive experience of developing and implementing market, organisational and functional strategies aligned to values and goals. David works at a senior executive level across public, private, and civil society. David has proven ability to deliver stretching targets while managing significant cultural change, not least demonstrated by his roles managing transformational change for the US Federal Government and as Managing Director of the UK ‘s Government Procurement Service. David is a NED of Social Value UK and is leading work within the Contract for Change programme focusing upon increasing the economic, social and environmental impact delivered through procurement.
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Laura
Director of Supplier Services

Laura
Director of Supplier Services

Laura is an MCIPS certified procurement expert with over 18 years of experience in procurement, project management and category management across public and private sectors, including a decade in leadership roles within the NHS. Laura has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in delivering high quality healthcare services. She has honed her skills in procurement, transformation, and delivery to consistently exceed expectations and drive successful outcomes. She works collaboratively with stakeholders to increase economic, social, and environmental impact through procurement, focusing on sustainability, diversity, and social impact within the procurement lifecycle.
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Lindsay Rosul

Lindsay
CEO / Director of Procurement Services

Lindsay
CEO / Director of Procurement Services

Lindsay has worked extensively within the public sector, delivering solutions for Local Government, NHS, Education and Central Government. An experienced procurement professional, Lindsay has designed and managed procurement shared services and account management in the private sector. Lindsay leads on service delivery across the organisation, coordinating our resources and systems to ensure all customers and candidates receive exceptional service. Lindsay is a co-workstream lead for the Contract for Change programme.
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