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Pete Smith

Meet the Team - Pete

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

I have a trade background with 35 years’ Public Sector experience, I was Head of Procurement for Nottingham City Homes until 2010 when the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) asked me to form a Procurement Consortia in the East Midlands – and EEM was born. I’m passionate about driving savings for the public sector and supporting communities through the grant programme created by EEM.

pete@eem.org.uk
01246 395605

REBECCA DERMODY-SIMMONS

Rebecca 20th Feb for Website

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

I’ve worked in Public Sector procurement for 18 years, prior to starting at EEM in April 2014 I was at Nottingham City Homes. My role at EEM involves managing all aspects of procurement for our Members including the creation of frameworks and undertaking mini competitions. I see the main aim of my role as building better relationships with our members and contractors, enabling us to create frameworks that deliver best value and greater efficiencies.

rebecca@eem.org.uk
01246 395603

LOUISA PAYNE

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

My background is Project and Contract management in the public sector since 2010 and I was thrilled to join EEM in March 2015 as a Projects Officer. This role involved me working closely with members to provide ongoing management support with new and existing projects. I look forward to keeping up this continued and valuable support as part of my new role as Operations Manager.

louisa@eem.org.uk
01246 395603

AMY WHEATLEY

Amy Feb 2018 Web

PROCUREMENT OFFICER

I was very pleased to join EEM in November 2015 as Procurement Officer. My role is to undertake mini competitions and establish frameworks that our members can procure from, to ensure they achieve best value and greater efficiencies.

amy@eem.org.uk
01246 395607

Alex Branson

Alex for website2

PROCUREMENT OFFICER

I was elated to become a member of the EEM team on 5th March 2018 as Procurement Officer, where I will be responsible for undertaking mini competitions and establishing frameworks that our members can procure from, ensuring they achieve best value and greater efficiencies.

My background is a mix of procurement, finance and data analysis so I am confident that my experience and skill set will aid me in my new and rewarding role and future career with such a professional and dedicated team.

alex@eem.org.uk
01246 395611

ROWENA JONES

Rowena Feb 2018 Web

SENIOR DATA ANALYST

I joined EEM as Data Officer in February 2016 and am very happy to have been welcomed into a professional and dedicated team. My role is to maintain the Pricebook, carry out benchmarking and pricing exercises and help members to quote for items and achieve best value for money. It’s quite a different sector than I’m used to – my background is in data analysis, but I hope this will help to look at spend analysis and ad hoc Excel based jobs as required.

rowena@eem.org.uk
01246 395604

SOPHIA COX

Sophia

EVENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

I joined the team in September 2014 and I am now in my 3rd role at EEM as Events and Communications Officer.
My focus now is to keep EEM Members informed of upcoming opportunities and spread the news of various projects that our Members are completing through EEM and the fantastic community work that takes place as a result of the EEM Community Donations.

sophia@eem.org.uk
01246 395608

CANDICE KERN

Candice For Website Apr 2019

ADMIN AND ACCOUNTS OFFICER

I am thrilled to be part of such a passionate and focused team. My role is to maintain accounts and payments and to assist with contract and framework development, as well as other administration duties.

candice@eem.org.uk
01246 395606

BROGAN BULLIMORE

Meet the Team - Brogan2

PROCUREMENT OFFICER

I joined EEM in November 2016 and started as the Procurement Administration Apprentice during this time I gained vast knowledge in the Procurement process and working within the Public Sector. This was a great step from my previous role within retail management.

As of December 2017, I completed my Apprenticeship with the East Midlands Chamber, and I am very excited for my future as a part of the EEM Team.

brogan@eem.org.uk
01246 395601

KULRAJ SINGH JOHAL

Kulraj Feb 18 Web

DATA OFFICER

I joined the team in January 2018 when I embarked upon an apprenticeship programme through the East Midlands Chamber.

I am now a Data Officer working alongside Senior Data Analyst, Rowena Jones, undertaking benchmarking activities and spend reports for EEM members.

kulraj@eem.org.uk
01246 395604

Roxy Kern

Roxy for Website - Apr 2019

PROJECTS ADMIN APPRENTICE

I joined EEM in April 2018 as a Projects Apprentice through the East Midlands Chamber and am thrilled to have progressed to be a Projects Officer. I have an extensive background in customer service and these skills, as well as those gained as an apprentice, help me to ensure good working relations between a Member and Contractor and ultimately aid in achieving a project’s success.

roxy@eem.org.uk
01246 395612

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