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Eversheds commercial specialist named in Global Sourcing Association’s A list

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    Eversheds’ Tom Bridgford has been named in Global Sourcing Association’s (GSA) A list 2016-17 – an international list of sourcing thought leaders, influencers and practitioners, chosen by those they have inspired from across the industry.

    Bridgford, a partner and head of Eversheds’ commercial, technology and outsourcing group in Manchester, is only one of two legal experts to have been named in the list.

    The A list – which features individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the positive reputation of sourcing over the past 12 months – recognises ‘…the genuine trailblazers whose success is derived from their incredible efforts and achievements in the global sourcing industry regardless of brand, budget or organisation size’.

    Tom Bridgford said: “This is a well-respected industry accolade and I’m delighted to have been named in the A list.”

    Kerry Hallard, President of the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) and CEO of GSA UK (previously known as NOA) said: “Tom has brought and continues to bring a great deal to the sourcing industry through his impressive expertise and reputation within this field. We’re very pleased to be able to correctly acknowledge his contribution by presenting him with this well-deserved recognition.”

    Bridgford, who was a pioneer of BPO outsourcing in the 1990s, has a wide ranging practice, specialising in IT procurement, outsourcing projects, high value contractual arrangements and complex supply chain issues.

    Ranked as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500, Bridgford is described by the legal industry publication as ‘first-rate’. He has particular expertise in: technology; chemicals; financial services; hotels/leisure; logistics and warehousing.


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