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    In the Driving Seat: Clare Farnworth, Director, Xemptor Consulting Limited

    When Clare Farnworth, Director, Xemptor Consulting Limited, isn’t purchasing and procuring, she can often be found on top of a hill in the Lake District.

    Clare Farnworth

    Xemptor Consulting Limited
    (Purchasing and Procurement Strategy & Operations)


    Apart from that
    A graduate member, Senior Assessor and Certification Advisory Board member for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Chair of Trustees at Furniture Matters, a charitable training, re-use and recycling organisation based in Morecambe.

    Association with NAA
    Xemptor became a member of NAA in 2011 and has been involved as a provider for Business Excellence on a number of projects involved in the development and promotion of procurement and tendering skills with other SMEs. Clare was invited to join the Board as an advisory member in 2012.

    Married to Mike (just celebrated 25 years!) with two children (now young adults) and based in Lancashire. A keen gardener and enjoys walking in the Lake District and watching good films of most genres.

    Favourite football team
    Sorry, I don’t like football. Can I choose Preston Grasshoppers?

    Musical performer


    The Secret Garden, Dances with Wolves, anything by Dan Brown

    Best motoring moment
    Off-roading in a Land Rover Discovery

    Best business advice you’ve ever received?:
    “Start the day with the task you are least looking forward to, in order to make the most of the rest of the day.”

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham