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Thank you and goodbye from Douglas Macbeth, Tim Cummins and the rest of the Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business course team.
DOUGLAS MACBETH: We’ve covered a lot of material in this course. You’ve had the opportunity to interact with people from around the world. We’re progressing this discussion all the time. So please take what you’ve learned from this course, build on it, build on the networks that you’ve started to create, use these people as resources to share your ideas and your thinking in the future. This is not the end of a process. This is the beginning of one that could be very significant to you and your organisations. Thanks very much.
TIM CUMMINS: Well, I think the point you’re making is a very important and powerful one. I think the environment of change that we’ve been discussing over these three weeks is going to happen. For all of us, it’s an opportunity. And for those, certainly, who are with us in this final phase as you rightly say, don’t think of this as an end, think of it as a beginning. It’s an opportunity for you to actually be an ambassador, an advocate for change within your organisation.
To really prosper, I suppose, through improvements in the way that contracting and commercial activity is undertaken to assist with the driving of better results and the rewards that brings everybody, not just in terms of financial reward, but also opportunities and possibilities of interesting and demanding career paths in this and related areas.
DOUGLAS MACBETH: So thank you again for all of your interactions with the rest of us. And it’s been fun. And I hope you enjoy the future as much as we think we’ll enjoy ours.
TIM CUMMINS: And from me too. I think we’ve covered a tremendous amount of ground, and I hope it’s inspired you to look at things and think about things in a slightly different way. Thank you so much for being with us and for all of the interactions you’ve offered and the great ideas. Just please keep them coming.

We hope that you have enjoyed your journey with us.

We would like to remind you, that whilst we will not be providing any facilitation in the comments and discussions after Sunday 4th July, you still have time, if you need it, to catch up with the course activities as they will remain online.

Thank you from all of the Contracts Management course team

Content for this course was created by:

This course was designed by Professor Douglas Macbeth (Southampton Business School, University of Southampton) and Tim Cummins (Founder and President of World Commerce & Contracting) with support from Kate Dickens (University of Southampton).

This course was produced edited by:

Kate Borthwick, and The Digital Learning and Media teams from University of Southampton.

This course would not have been possible without the support of:

  • The Civil Service: Ian Mackie, Head of Learning and Development, Commercial, Crown Commercial Service, Dave Martin, Learning Consultant, Civil Service Learning and their Civil Service colleagues Marc Bryant, Adrian Kamellard and Joshua Reddaway.

  • World Commerce & Contracting: President Tim Cummins, CEO Sally Hughes and World Commerce & Contracting board members and fellows.

  • University of Southampton Library and Legal teams.

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