In addition to my my previous work in the UK MoD, I have worked for Westland Helicopters (now Leonardo), Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, QinetiQ and Babcock Maritime as a Commercial Manager. Since creating the company I have provided consultancy to SEA Ltd, themselves an established Defence and Security Consultancy firm in the UK, into Niteworks as a Commercial SME on a variety of UK defence projects. I am an Associate Consultant with BMT Defence Services Ltd working with DE&S, an Associate with Explosive Learning Solutions Ltd providing commercial training into the Business Skills College / Defence Academy as part of the DE&S Commercial Professionalisation Programme, and also with Thales UK providing consultancy and procurement/supply chain expertise with respect to strategic outsourcing. I am also a direct Associate Trainer for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and also work with DPSS Ltd to deliver the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) qualifications.
DE&S Commercial Professionalisation Programme - Trainer
As Commercial Subject Matter Expert (SME), I am responsible for the delivery of specific commercial and procurement courses for the UK MoD.
Surface Ships Maritime Mission System
As a Commercial "Independent and Trusted Expert", I am responsible for helping the DE&S team implement the commercial and procurement strategy focusing on Open Systems Architecture.
Defence Contracts Experts Ltd was established in mid 2015 and is owned and run by Sharon Croome BA(Hons), FCIPS, IACCM-CCME. Based in Gloucestershire I can provide Consultancy support across the UK and internationally as required
Defence Contracts Experts Ltd are keen to offer procurement, commercial and contracts management expertise into large and complex acquisition and development programmes within the UK and international Defence industry.
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