About Us

Professional Procurement with Principles

Barkers is a multi-award-winning procurement consultancy offering specialist procurement and supply services across a variety of industries and sectors.   

Our client-focused procurement services range from cost transformation projects to complex procurement transformations and contract lifecycle management. We’re also the official partner to Coupa for the SME and mid-tier market providing award-winning cost-effective, time efficient digital procurement solutions for clients to harness. 

With a focus on establishing strong relationships and empowering organisations, Barkers is committed to delivering sustainable and long-term value to its clients. 

Barkers’ strong values are embedded throughout the organisation; our aim is to deliver significant and enduring worth to clients and beyond. We’re committed to supporting social value within communities as well as doing our part to protect the planet; we’ve earned Silver Status as a Carbon Literate Organisation from the Carbon Literacy Project and are a carbon neutral business.

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Why Choose Us

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Our team of experts have many years’ experience working within procurement to ensure you receive the very best consultancy service. They are highly qualified, personable and results driven.

VALUES FOCUSED

We reinvest company profits into the creation of social value in the communities in which we live and work. We support our clients to do the same, because making a difference matters.

SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD

We have a track record for delivery encompassing strategy, operations, technology and development of people and culture. Together they make for powerful, effective change.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING

We’re proud to have been awarded Gold Status by Consultancy.UK, Silver Carbon Literate Organisation by the Carbon Literacy Project, and are award winners at 2023 Coupa Inspire, the 2021 National Social Value Awards, the 2019 Business in The Community (BiTC) awards and the 2018 CIPS awards.

DEMONSTRABLE RESULTS

At Barkers, we know we can positively impact returns in short timescales all whilst focusing on business sustainability and ensuring your team are fully equipped to take the next steps.

LEADERS IN THE FIELD

We consistently lead the development of standards in the organisations that we support. Our team sit on numerous advisory boards to spearhead the way in professional procurement practice.

Our Awards

Spartan Award Winners

Recognised as a rising star within the Coupa partner ecosystem – one whose perseverance, commitment and collaboration are unmatched.

Silver level Carbon Literate Organisation

Recognised as an organisation that demonstrates our commitment to carbon literacy and maintaining a low carbon culture.

Gold UK Procurement Consultancy

Recognised as leading the way in procurement consultancy based on procurement capabilities, reputation, and more.

Social Value in Action

Our aim is to deliver £2m in social value every year. 

In addition to developing our Social Enterprise, Lifescape, the Barkers team are committed to offering free professional advice to the charities we work with, both independently and at the request of clients such as the Bolton Family, where our involvement has extended to offering pro bono, commercial advice to its members. 

Barkers’ Director Warren Kozera sits on the Bolton Family board, and together with a colleague, has dedicated over 250 days of commercial insight and support to the Bolton Family. 

Director Warren Ward sits on the board of the Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network offering commercial advice and insight. He’s also a Non Executive Director at Jobs, Friends and Houses, which is changing the landscape of addiction recovery programs in Blackpool. 

It is estimated that over £2m in savings have been created for charities and social enterprises through the pro-bono procurement advisory services Barkers provide.

Warren LifeScape

Carbon Literate Organisation

We’re delighted to announce that we are a silver carbon literate organisation and we are a carbon neutral company.

We have earned recognition from the Carbon Literacy Project as a business committed to carbon literacy and maintaining a low carbon culture, gaining silver status as a Carbon Literate Organisation. Each year we undertake an assessment to understand our carbon footprint by comprehensively tracking our carbon emissions. Working with Positive Planet last year we made the decision to offset our carbon emissions by 150% with 1,1320 trees being planted globally to achieve this. Our permanent team are now Carbon Literacy trained and we are working with Positive Planet to learn more ways in which we can further impact our planet in a positive way.

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