Gareth Spencer – Procurement Consultant/Director/Business Owner at Provictis Limited

Breandan hEaghra
17 August 2021

Q1.  Did you always want to become a consultant or did you fall into the role?

It’s a series of life changing events that eventually brought me to where I am today.  Starting out in my first role, back in 1983, as a teenager I became very confused by the business owners and skilled professionals that were mentoring me.  They had conflicting views about value and cost.  Since then the universe has taken me through many twists and turns, as I looked to understand as much as possible about the ‘real’ meaning of value, in business communities and our own personal life.  

Q2.  What makes a good consultant?

Awareness of the real issues, in both space and time, and having the means that provides the solutions to these.  Doing this in a way that enables the solution to transfer into real time practical application and support.  Giving real results ahead of providing a road map that they may or may not be able to read and use.

Q3.  Do you feel you manage yourself well or is it a case of ‘the cobbler’s shoes’?

I’m always looking to grow, in all areas of life.  As individuals we are capable of so much yet we have declining awareness of our own capabilities in these rapidly changing times. 

Q4.  Are there enough hours in your day?

Yes.  Time is invented and we all share the same space and time whilst we are here.  I set clear purpose, that enables me to use my time where it’s of most importance to me.  You should always keep in touch with your values and your purpose.  And these should never be divorced from value,  or from and what’s important to you. 

Q5.  If you could magically stop your clients from making one mistake – what would that be?

To stop monetising in the wrong way

Q6.  What do you find is the best way to market yourself?

It’s a mixed economy.  Social media.  Presenting.  Clients etc.

Q7.  What do you do to unwind?

Travel, Gym, Sorts, Body Boarding/Surfing, Art, Theatre/Cinema

Q8.  What advice would you give a starting consultant?

Build an understand of what is actually involved and then 100x that to see what it takes to succeed.  With that find the right support structure for you to personally invest in and stick with that.   

Q9.  What’s your guilty pleasure?

Crisps, Chocolate, full fat coca cola and a good movie all at the same time

Q10.  What’s your goal for next year?

I’ve started that journey, by looking to further grow my skills for delivering my message.  So that I can become even more visible, and help change the way we are able to enjoy and regard value.  Helping us to better Valuetise as Procureist for more powerful change.