Our combined knowledge is impressive, our dedicated team of experts have extensive experience across your industry and a deep understanding of how your organisation works, this puts us in the unique position to act as your trusted partner.
Adam Jacobs – Executive Chairman
Adam Jacobs is founder and Executive Chairman of Bloom Procurement Services, and Executive Chairman of V4S. He is an entrepreneur with extensive professional services consulting and procurement experience. Over the last 20 years Adam has developed extensive senior level relationships across the UK public sector (Central Civil Government, MOD, NHS, local authorities) and major ‘government suppliers’. Adam has worked extensively across all parts of the UK public sector having established client experience with over 120 contracting authorities.
Lesley Kippax – Director of Consulting Services
Lesley is a commercially aware and focused senior executive with significant experience of business transformation and programme management delivery across the public sector – managing an extensive portfolio of contracts across local authorities, NHS and the police. Highly motivated with exceptional interpersonal skills, a proven ability to build strong and productive relationships. Lesley has the ability to provide both strategic and operational planning right across an organisation, leading and developing management, senior teams and third party colleagues.
Claire Cook – Business Development & Bid Manager
A proven leader in operational business support and people management with over 25 years’ experience across public and private sectors – latterly service management and delivery particularly within the health, social care and wellbeing sectors. Expertise in contract management, client relationships, business development, bid management and bid writing. Claire manages complex and high value bids from £25k to £30+m, including business and economic growth and resilience, leisure services appraisal reviews and strategic delivery partnership support. A real eye for detail and layering pragmatic solutions to achieve desired goals.
Paul Miller – Consultant
Paul is Labour Group Leader and Cabinet Member with strategic leadership responsibility for economic development, leisure, culture and tourism on Pembrokeshire County Council, one of the UK’s biggest and best known leisure and tourism destinations; he has driven major projects including the creation of an independent destination management organisation, destination management plan and provided crucial support during the COVID pandemic. Paul’s experience expands across both public and private sectors where he also leads on a range of major projects focused on regeneration, housing and transformation across the built environment; including the £250m GDV Perceval House Project in Ealing and the £100m transformation of Aylesbury Town Centre programme. His depth and breadth of experience has played a fundamental role in shaping what we offer at V4.
Ruth Roberts – Consultant
A CIPS qualified, accomplished procurement specialist, Ruth has experience across both public and private sector; she has an impressive track record of achieving cost reductions and business efficiencies conducted from in-depth reviews and analysis through to the introduction of compliant contracts and transforming processes and procedures. Building strong working relationships, Ruth focusses on project management for leisure and procurement opportunities predominantly within Northern Ireland, most recently supporting a local council to complete a competitive procurement process to refresh gyms and indoor fitness equipment across their leisure estate.
Simon Williams – Consultant
Simon has led on a vast array of multi-million pound OJEU and framework tenders across facilities management, estates and ICT. An accredited member of MCIPS and Prince 2 Practitioner, he has over 17 years experiences within local government, multi-academy trusts, school, FE and commercial sectors. Simon has a deep understanding of the supply chain process and has expert knowledge of EU directives and local government legislation.
Sarah MacNab – Category Specialist
Sarah is a highly experienced procurement professional working across both public and private sectors, leading procurement teams and professional services. She has a deep understanding of operational practices, establishing strong stakeholder relationships, and ensuring continuity of service delivery and managing quality standards across the entire operation. Sarah also heads up the social value team and is committed to embedding social value throughout our entire operation, realising our contribution and how it can be measured. Led by Sarah, we have recently been awarded the level two certificate for social value, a first for any procurement organisation.
Mike Farren – Category Specialist
Mike has extensive experience in project management, procurement, contracts and account management, having worked across various public sector organisations from local authorities, adult social care and public health to transport and property. He has led major, high value procurement projects including a £500m residential care contract, £185m extra care housing design and a £140m homecare project focussing on support living, mental health, extra care and night services. Mike also plays a key role in the strategic partnership arrangement for redesigning front line social care and health pathways with Derbyshire County Council.
Tony Armstrong – Category Specialist
Tony is a qualified Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years’ experience working across public and private sectors, he is a senior professional in quantity surveying and a hybrid contractor. He has extensive knowledge of construction, pre-construction and procurement and has led a £1.3m design and build project for Saltwell Crematorium; was commercial lead in a £12m planned preventative maintenance programme and also supported the delivery of a £5m voids programme. As well as playing key roles in construction and design strategy Tony has experience working with large clients and across the entire supplier spectrum from global to SMEs.