So this week we launched a revamped Avenue UK website, received notice that we have been selected as finalists in the Bromley Business Awards (once again for innovation in procurement) and one of the UK’s leading banks has introduced the Purchasing Group service to one of their fast growing business banking clients.
All in all an eventful week….!
The website is much cleaner and easier to navigate; a great thanks once again to the talented Glen Wisbey (16cDesigns), his creativity and patience….yes, definitely his patience in putting up with me!
It has also enabled us to introduce the newest member of out team, The Cost Crusader. This superhero will, using his range of exotic superpowers, have a pivotal role to play in bringing to light examples of excessive cost, rogue contracts and dodgy supplier practice.
The nomination for the Bromley Business Awards “Business Innovation Award” is testament to the innovative nature of the Purchasing Group service which is growing all the time, both in clients, services covered and reputation. We have attended the judging day and now have to wait until the evening of the 16th October to see if we have managed to win. I can’t wait!
The introduction by that UK bank to one of their clients is a fantastic milestone for the Purchasing Group service. In essence this bank sees the Purchasing Group service as a free ‘added value service’ that they can offer their clients. This is something we think can be easily repeated by other firms and is certainly something we shall be exploring in the coming months.