Staff stories

The workforce at CPL Group is the cornerstone of our services and are what make us unique. Find out about what they think about working for us.

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Eve Metcalfe

Procurement Consultant

I joined Tenet Education Services in October 2020 as a full time Procurement Consultant, delivering tendering requirements across the Education sector.

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Vicky Richardson

Procurement Consultant

I joined Tenet in 2021 as an on-site Procurement Consultant in the southern team, based at a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) local to me in Suffolk.

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Luke Wood

Senior Procurement Consultant

I joined Tenet in 2014 as an Assistant Procurement Consultant. Throughout my time here I have carried out one-off tenders as well as being based on site.

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Darren Lowe

Managing Director

I joined Tenet in 2009 and have been Managing Director for the past 5 years. I have recently been appointed as the Managing Director for CPL Group.

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Karis Lucano

Procurement Consultant

I began my career with Tenet in December 2018 as a full time Procurement Consultant as a part of Tenet’s On Demand Team based in the South East. 

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Mark Pearson

Procurement Consultant

I have recently joined Tenet as a Procurement Consultant, a role which supports my work/life balance requirements, working three days per week.

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Rachel Turner

Regional Procurement Manager

I began my career with Tenet in January 2015 as a Procurement Consultant. I knew from the interview that I would be joining a great company.

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Lisa O'shea

Procurement Officer

I found a part-time role at CPC as a receptionist. After working on reception, I began working at the CPC Helpdesk before a promotion to contract officer.

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Gary Sadler

Senior Category Manager

I joined CPC as an Assistant Buyer in 2008. CPC has enjoyed rapid growth during my time with the company and has been a great place to develop my career.

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Rezia Begum

Procurement Trainee

I started at the company as a Contracts Support Service Officer Apprentice, where I received ongoing training from the CPL Group.

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Robert Lyons

Web Developer

I joined the CPC as a Web Developer after Graduating from LJMU with a 1st Class Honours degree in Computer Science. I'd I have settled in well since then.

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The CPL Group is made up of Crescent Purchasing Consortium which is a trading name of the registered charity ‘Crescent Purchasing Limited’, (England & Wales), charity number 1130461, registered company no 06774578, England. All Rights Reserved.

The Crescent Purchasing Limited wholly owns subsidiaries which include Tenet Education Services a private company limited by shares (registered company no 03049474) and Tenet Procurement Services a private company limited by shares (registered company no 10021398).

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