Welcome to The Procurement Group
A procurement management firm for UK businesses since 2003.
Dependable & reliable costs management for your business.
For over 20 years we’ve been the premier one stop shop for support & advice on all aspects of managing UK business costs using the very best procurement management & cost reduction techniques.
This is business costs Cost Reduction done like you’d do it yourself.
As the top procurement management provider in London, we understand the importance of offering our clients a full suite of services when it comes to managing your indirect business costs as part of your very own, bespoke & unique to you, Cost Reduction programme.
Starting with a thorough understanding & analysis of all your current business costs arrangements, progressing to tendering, contract negotiation, implementation, supplier management and bill validation – our procurement management process will undertake the most detailed & comprehensive analysis of your current arrangements available, providing the basis for a sound Cost Reduction partnership and freeing up you and your teams time to focus on your key business drivers.
Get in touch today to find out how our procurement management process can help you and your team deliver your individually tailored Cost Reduction programme
Cost Reduction & Spend Optimisation
Our goal is to ensure that you get the best “bang for your buck” by utilising the very best procurement management technicques to deliver a Cost Reduction programme for your business costs.
By leveraging our extensive supplier relationships combined with thorough analysis of your current contractual arrangements and ideal operational “wish list” we will ensure that your business costs Cost Reduction project is a success – delivering the very best value for money to your business now, and going forward.
Sustainable, long term, delivered Cost Reduction of your business costs.
In contract supplier management is an often overlooked part of procurement management & Cost Reduction programmes for business costs in particular.
By viewing all of our relationships as partnerships we ensure that your supply partners are treated fairly and perform to the SLAs that your operations team require. Throughout the term of our engagement.
Let us use best practice procurement management techniques to manage your business costs suppliers as part of your business costs Cost Reduction programme so that you and your team can focus on the big issues in your business.
What do our clients say?
- 100% confirmed we deliver value for money,
- 85% rate our value proposition as excellent or very good
- 95% would happily recommend us to other Finance Directors
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Procurement Management Blog
The UK has the 43rd fastest broadband in the world and is 6th out of the 7 G7 countries with only Italy being slower.
That said, Europe is still by far and away the fastest. All 29 countries measured in Western Europe were in the top half of the table, countries in the region taking eight of the top ten spots in the world for internet speed. The regional average speed of 90.56Mbps makes it the fastest of the 13 global regions overall.
The data was derived from over 1.1 billion speed tests taken in the 12 months up to 30 June 2021 and spanning 224 countries.
It’s clear that the signs were there for all to see if a recent article from px Group is to be believed.
They should know as they operate a number of assets that feed in to the National Grid and claim that there were no fewer than 6 margin calls from National Grid – times when forecasted half hourly supply will not meet forecasted demand – in the winter of 20/21 vs 2 total in the whole period from 2011-2019!
Sure, we’ve been caught in a perfect storm now as i) the weather has meant a lack of wind supply at the same time as ii) Asia has increased it’s requirement for gas while emerging from the pandemic and iii) UK gas storage is at an all time low.
That said these issues haven’t suddenly occurred. They’ve been creeping us on for months if not years so were the warning signs there and was it possible for producers & providers to have taken action sooner?