How value leaks away.
And how we stop it.

After 25 years we’ve learned pretty much all there is to know about how value leaks away and how to get a better deal from suppliers. Even more importantly we understand what it takes to keep it that way. Invest 90 seconds to discover how value leaks away – and how we stop it.

Where Value is Lost

Try a more effective approach

It’s all very well cutting costs today, but wouldn’t you also rather benefit from genuine value over the long term? Our approach combines expertise, insight and state-of-the-art technology (including our online platform, OPTIMiSe) to deliver best value – today and tomorrow.

Expertise
Expertise
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Insight
Insight
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Technology
Technology

Our sector experts understand your challenges

Improving value from non-core spend is one thing, but solving the problem within your sector is what matters to you. For the best results you need people on your side who have first-hand experience of your field. That’s why we’ve teamed up with sector experts who work with our teams to help create solutions that more effectively meet the needs of sector-specific challenges.

HEALTHCARE Sir David Nicholson
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AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE Major General James Shaw
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Ian Greaves
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MANUFACTURING Harry Reilly
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OPTIMiSe drives everything

We have more than 6,000 contracts under active management for the NHS. And manging every aspect of the contract – procurements, renewals, costs and supplier performance – so that nothing falls through the cracks is an enormous challenge. We couldn’t do it without our proprietary technology platform, OPTIMiSe, that drives activity and puts everything you need to know right at your fingertips.

OPTIMiSe

They are not the kind of nameless, faceless consultants who make surface level recommendations and then leave before the real work begins. They know their stuff and can make intelligent conceptual leaps – they have more than the obvious in their repertoire. If there are savings to be had and you engage properly as a client, they will tough it out with you and deliver them.

Alison Masterman

Environment and Infrastructure General Manager

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Existing clients have already saved over £200m

For 25 years, we’ve been helping clients like you achieve sustainable long-term value from their non-core spend. We’ve helped save them more than £200m – not just by giving good advice, but by rolling up our sleeves and delivering lasting results.

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Delivering best value. Wherever you need it

Each of our clients approaches us with a different business need. That’s why we never sell a standard solution but work with you to uncover what will benefit you most – it could be a fully managed service addressing every area of spend, or a specifically designed project for a tactical strike on a pressing issue.

Contract Lifecycle
CONTRACT LIFECYCLE
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EQUIPMENT LIFECYCLE
Fully Managed Service
FULLY MANAGED SERVICE
Spend Analytics
SPEND ANALYTICS
Contract Reviews
CONTRACT REVIEWS
Sourcing Projects
SOURCING PROJECTS

A comprehensive approach to non-core spend

We don’t shy away from the hard work. Rather than just plucking the low-hanging fruit we can look at every aspect of your non-core spend. Goods and services, finance and utilities can all come under our microscope, revealing increased value today and over the long-term.

Services
SERVICES
Energy
ENERGY
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE
Finance
FINANCE
Assets
ASSETS
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FX

Sharing our insights

25 years’ squeezing the best value from non-core spend has taught us a lot. In our Insight blogs, we share what we’ve learned and how it could help you.

Effective contract management. The seven golden rules.

Lots of effort goes into the initial contract setup, but few organisations manage the ensuing contracts assiduously – leaving suppliers in the driving seat.

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Six things we have learned saving the NHS £200m

The NHS struggles to meet the needs of an ageing population on ever-tighter budgets. The task of meeting savings targets is primarily one that poorly-resourced procurement teams have been asked to meet.

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The changing face of procurement

The drive for competitive advantage has never been greater. And the role that an effective procurement strategy can play in delivering that competitive advantage is increasingly understood by the Boards of organisations, small or large.

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