Catherine Hurst BSc(Hons), CIMDip, PgDL, is an independent consultant in the contract and commercial fields. She was formerly a Commercial Manager at BAe Systems, following previous contract/commercial roles with GEC and Siemens. She has extensive practical experience of bid management, contract drafting and negotiation, contract and subcontract management as well as commercial risk management, both with UK and overseas customers and suppliers, in the private and public sectors.
She is a highly experienced trainer, having a style which brings a subject to life, creating interest and stimulating the enthusiasm of delegates. She combines academic best practice with real world experience.
She lecturers Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) diploma, levels 4, 5 & 6 at Chichester college. As well as being a member of CIPS, Catherine has a degree in Management Studies, a Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma and more recently achieved a distinction in her Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Post-grad diploma in law, winning the prize for the highest achieving student in the contract law module.
Catherine has successfully provided training to organisations across a wide variety of industries, including:
Transport / utilities / energy / construction / engineering / IT / telecons: Network Rail, ScotRail, Balfour Beatty, London Underground, Westinghouse Springfields Fuels, General Dynamics, Siemens, Metronet, Thales, ABB, Hitachi, Jungheinrich, Honeywell, PALL Europe, Senior Aerospace BWT, RES (Renewable Energy Systems), AGI, Silvertown, QinetiQ, Clyde Pumps / Weir Pumps, Scottish Power, NCOC (North Caspian Operating Company), Computacentre, CISCO, BT, United Utilities
Health / pharmaceutical / education: Nuffield Health, Surrey PCT, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Newcastle University, Exeter University
Public: Forensic Science Services, Office for National Statistics, DARA (Defence Aviation Repair Agency), Metropolitan Police
Charity: Phoenix Futures, Homegroup
This highly interactive course has been specially developed for contracts and commercial managers, focussing on a negotiation methodology specific to this challenging role.
An indepth, practical look at best practice for drafting specifications and scopes of supply. Specifically designed for all those whose knowledge is vital to providing clarity to legal obligations.
The increase of outsourcing and globalisation creates extended risk profiles for businesses. This course will bring you right up to date with best practice for supply chain risk management.
Commercial management is a crucial function that, if undertaken well, enables overall success and growth of a business. This highly-interactive summer school has been specially designed to help commercial and contracts managers excel in their demanding role.
This course will help you understand and proactively manage your contracts by applying a logical and systematic approach to enable you to anticipate risks and resolve problems before they become critical.