On Monday 19 June Barkers won the Partner Connect Spartan award at Coupa Software’s flagship business spend management event in London, Coupa Inspire 2023. The award recognises one rising star within the Coupa partner ecosystem — one whose perseverance, demonstration of Coupa’s core values, and commitment to collaboration are unmatched.
Matthew Hardaker, Delivery Director at Barkers said “We have worked extremely hard over the last eighteen months to develop our practice with a fantastic market proposition, a track record of delivery and client advocates, but most importantly, we have a team of highly skilled Coupa Software and procurement practitioners. We work collaboratively with Coupa and enjoy great working relationships that help us to deliver outstanding implementations for our clients. We love what we do. We have the opportunity to help clients transform their business and that is hugely rewarding in itself; to receive the recognition from Coupa Software is the icing on the cake.”
Barkers are an approved Coupa Implementation partner, supporting SME and mid-tier markets in the UK and Ireland to transform their business using Coupa’s world class, market-leading spend management technology. The cloud-based technology enables clients to not only increase their efficiencies and improve their bottom line, but also motivates and empowers their procurement functions to have a greater impact on their organisation’s profitability. With Barkers as their implementation partner, clients also have the opportunity to generate further sustainable value through Barkers’ procurement maturity assessments. Matthew Hardaker explains:
“As a procurement consultancy, the added-value we can offer clients is to provide a holistic review of their procurement function, recommending solutions that offer long-term value and are synergistic with their organisation’s strategic objectives. It makes for a powerful and successful combination.”
The Barkers team have been in attendance at Inspire 2023 for the duration of the event and have spoken extensively with delegates seeking a solution to their spend management concerns. With an agenda covering topics including ESG, finance and risk, delegates have been inspired by keynote speeches from British astronaut Tim Peake and senior leaders from the fields of treasury, finance and procurement.