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Lisa O'shea

Procurement Officer

I was brought to Salford when I was looking for a job around the Manchester area. Eventually I found a part-time role on the reception of Technology House - CPC's former place of residence. After working on reception for almost a year, it became necessary for me to find a role that better suited my eagerness for knowledge, and in October 2015 I began working at CPC’s Helpdesk.

Since beginning my studies at university, I learned to work within education as I gained a strong affinity for my fellow students. I felt that working on the CPC Helpdesk has allowed me to provide assistance to a member of staff within an institution, and by proxy that was also allowing me to help students.

Through my dedication to learning as much as I could about the company and its stakeholders, I was able to begin a new role as Junior Contracting Officer in March 2018. This position allows me access to a CIPS membership and training program, and means that I am able to make a real difference not just within the company, but also to the spending practices of CPC’s member base.

Through my CIPS exams I will learn how to run tender processes for CPC frameworks in an effective, professional and compliant manner. CPC have given me a framework whereby I can gain a career in an occupation that is highly sought after, and the grounds for learning are extensive. Alongside this I have the ongoing assistance and support of my committed colleagues which I find invaluable.

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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