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Maistro PLC and Odesma Partner to Offer Sustainable Business Performance Improvements in Procurement

Maistro | July 26, 2018

As part of Maistro’s continued 2018 focus on growth, Maistro PLC and Odesma, UK-based management procurement consultancy, announce today…

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Maistro Sponsors Agile on the Beach 2018

Sandra Chavasse | July 11, 2018

For the second year running, Maistro is pleased to be sponsoring, Agile On The Beach 2018 taking place in Cornwall on 12-13 July…

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Raconteur’s 2018 “Future of Outsourcing” | Maistro featured in Special Report

Sandra Chavasse | May 03, 2018

Raconteur’s “Future of Outsourcing” report was released today in The Times. Mark O’Shea, Chief Technology Officer at Maistro…

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What is the Biggest Indirect Spend Management Challenge?

Johni Parker | February 13, 2018 |

When you control indirect spend more effectively, you immediately create more opportunities for savings. Even a single-digit reduction…

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5 Procurement Best Practices Helping Enterprises to Achieve Savings and Productivity Gains

Jason Finnerty | November 20, 2017

Improving productivity has been a primary focus for enterprises since before the first Model T rolled off the Ford assembly line. And while…

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What Are The Biggest Challenges Facing Procurement?

Jason Deign | April 19, 2016

Nobody said controlling indirect spend was easy. There’s plenty to worry about. But what are the other main challenges facing procurement teams…

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What Can We Learn From Starbucks’ Supply Chain Management?

David Gadsden | March 05, 2015

With over 15,000 stores globally spanning 50 countries, Starbucks has massive potential for procurement waste and inefficiency as it builds a sustainable…

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5 Global B2B Marketplaces That Can Help You Grow Your Business

David Gadsden | February 24, 2014

Are you fed up with your business being undiscovered? Online Global Marketplaces might be your solution. Many medium sized B2B companies are finding…

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Maistro’s Caroline Asquith-Turnbull invited to Judges Panel for CCR’s Credit Excellence Awards

Sandra Chavasse | July 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Caroline Asquith-Turnbull has been invited to join CCR as one of the panel of judges for the 2018 Credit Excellence…

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Maistro Sponsors Procurecon Marketing 2018 - London, UK

Steve Rowley | June 01, 2018

Maistro is proud to sponsor Procurecon Marketing 2018, the annual conference for top marketing and procurement professionals. For three days…

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GDPR - A Long Time Coming

Johni Parker | March 07, 2018

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the biggest change in the way personal data is processed since the Data Protection Act of 1998…

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Will Artificial Intelligence Steal OR Enhance Your Job?

Johni Parker | January 31, 2018 |

Whether we like it or not, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is here to stay. But is it as much of a threat to our jobs & future prospects…

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9 Essential Tips for Website Layout Design

David Gadsden | June 12, 2017

Designing the layout for a website is a lot like painting a masterpiece. The information is like the paint, and the Web is your canvas. Just as painters …

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5 Successful B2B Affiliate Marketing Programs

David Gadsden | October 12, 2015

At Maistro, we take pride in our well managed B2B affiliate program, but we’re not the only ones. Checkout these 5 other B2B affiliate programs…

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What is the Secret to McDonald’s Global Branding Success?

David Gadsden | November 05, 2014

McDonald’s is currently ranked the 6th most important brand in the world and is one of the most visited restaurants, but how does it maintain…

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Spend Matters discusses Maistro’s distinct solution to solve gaps within indirect services procurement

Maistro | July 17, 2018

Maistro’s CEO, Laurence Cook, and CTO, Mark O’Shea, met with Peter Smith and his team at Spend Matters to discuss the current environment where every area of spend is under the microscope…

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Maistro Welcomes Two New Senior Hires

Sandra Chavasse | May 16, 2018

Two new senior hires join Maistro in Q2, echoing strong growth over the past six months. Ian Cleverly joins Maistro as Chief Financial Officer…

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The Maistro Vetting System

Johni Parker | February 16, 2018 |

The question often arises to us ‘what is the Maistro Vetting System and why was it developed?’ In short, the Maistro Vetting System is the protection…

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Blur Group rebrands and changes name to Maistro PLC

Maistro | January 08, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have rebranded and changed our company name to Maistro PLC. The rebrand…

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Five Key Indicators of Procurement Fraud CPOs and Purchasing Heads Should Heed

Jason Finnerty | January 05, 2017 |

As your enterprise grows, so too will its sourcing and purchasing operations, providing a slew of often-irresistible opportunities for hard-up employees…

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11 Step Launch Marketing Plan That Works Every Time

David Gadsden | April 10, 2015

A startup’s success often comes down to its marketing, make sure that you’ve got your strategy in line with this brand or product launch framework…

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The Impact of Colour in Advertising, Marketing, and Design

David Gadsden | October 14, 2014

It turns out that colour is one of the most of exciting things in the world. Since the beginning colours have stirred our emotions. White chalk was a precious tool…

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