STAND NUMBER: D1054
The Buying Club
We provide advice and guidance across a broad range of areas, with technical category expertise in: catering, cleaning, managed ICT solutions, maintenance, HR & payroll, energy, professional services, insurance, facilities management, construction, energy, admin supplies, technology kit, furniture, and learning resources.
We started out by procuring outsourced services for schools, desperate to save money and to stop being ripped off by unscrupulous suppliers. Over the past ten years we have saved schools millions of pounds, which they use to pay for teachers and learning resources as school budgets are squeezed. The Buying Club is now used by colleges, councils and central government, where public sector procurement compliance is fundamental.
Our people are qualified procurement specialists and customer relationship managers - chosen as much for their thinking and relationship qualities, as their technical expertise. They develop the buying strategy that suits each customer`s needs, which is usually targeted to achieving the same or better quality for less money. As an example, some of our procurement exercises have seen savings of over £400,000 for catering services - without compromising on food quality.
As we expand in to new areas and markets, we grow the team with like-minded and committed people who bring knowledge of category procurement and management to reflect the new demands and challenges. We are constantly learning and adapting - never at our customers` risk, but to be able to always offer the right advice and best service.
0845 257 7050