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Darren Lowe

Managing Director

I joined Tenet in 2009 having previously worked in an FE College as a Procurement Manager. My new role with Tenet allowed me to grow as a Procurement Professional and share my knowledge with many other education establishments.

I joined Tenet as a Procurement Manager with responsibility for line managing a small team who were supporting our managed procurement customers in the North of England. The quantity of customers expanded as did the team, and with this came the opportunity to take on a Director's position. Working alongside the Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director, and two other Operations Directors I became a Board member.

In 2016 the Managing Director took the decision to semi-retire and I was appointed into the role of Managing Director at Tenet.

Changing jobs is always a gamble and the move to Tenet has proven to have been an excellent career choice for me. I became part of an energetic, pro-active team where everyone’s contribution matters. I also became part of a supportive and professional Group Leadership Team, in a business that is people orientated and focused of delivering the excellent customer service. 

In 2021 the opportunity to apply for the Group Managing Director position became available, following the existing Managing Director’s decision to retire. I was delighted to be chosen for the role, so my career progression continues within the Group.  I consider it a privilege to be part of the CPL Group team and my hope is to continue the amazing journey that the CPL Group has taken over the past 20 years.  

Great Place to Work Certified May 2021 - May 2022


Great Place to Work UK 2021


Great Place to Work for Women 2023


Great Place to Work for Wellbeing 2022


Cyber Essentials Certified


5.0 Star rating on Glassdoor

Office telephone: +44 (0)800 066 2188
Office email: info@cpl.group
Our address: Procurement House, Unit 23, Leslie Hough Way, Salford, M6 6AJ, UK

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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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