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With ethical Procurement Management

First

Collaborate & Listen

At Barkers we believe in the power of collaboration; our approach allows us to find solutions with our clients, not for them.  There’s no mystery as to why collaboration is so powerful. By pooling experience, skills, philosophies, and backgrounds stakeholders gain access to an inventory of human resource which otherwise remains locked.

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Second

Identify & Prioritise Risk

It can be difficult to apportion the right amount of time to every factor that contributes to a successful business venture. More so when every stakeholder involved has a different opinion as to what should be prioritised. How much time is dedicated to a risk management plan ultimately is the decision of the leaders involved, but the biggest risk of all, is neglecting to do one at all.

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Third

Develop Bespoke Solution

A one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work. At Barkers we will recommend bespoke strategies that enable you to reach your end goal in the most effective and efficient way possible. This may include one to one support or could be a digital solution. We may recommend a combination of the two. Our proposals will always include defined milestones and contain regular touch points to ensure you remain informed, involved and in control.

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Fourth

Deliver & Leave Legacy

We help organisations drive sustainable financial performance and create a legacy that extends beyond our involvement.  An enduring business cliché is that your people are your most important resource. Clichés though, often have a thread of truth running through them, and this one certainly does.  Ensuring your people can carry on the good work at the end of a project is a key priority for us, and the reason why one of our core service lines is dedicated to People.

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Why Choose Us

Specialist knowledge

At Barkers our MCIPS certified team come from a wide variety of sectors reflecting the many and varied industries within which we work, and we assign your consultant based on their skills, knowledge and experience of the sector, to ensure you directly benefit from their wealth of expertise.

 

This approach means we get to the heart of your procurement challenges quickly and offer solutions that are not only cost effective but commercially effective.

Stakeholder focused

By taking the time to truly engage with all of your stakeholders, we ensure we understand your business challenges thoroughly.

 

Through a collaborative approach and by respecting individuals at all levels of your organisation, we are able to successfully drive engagement and support for change.

A holistic approach

We’ll take a holistic approach to your business challenge. Our services cover the people, process, technology and governance aspects of procurement and supply chain functions.

 

From the outset we recognise the impact of change and we always plan and prepare for the consequences. This forward-thinking approach lessens the risk for your organisation, ensuring a smooth transition and a successful and positive outcome.

Strong, sustainable, customer focus

We work at a pace that is realistic for you and your business priorities, delivering efficiencies and improvements in ways that align to your culture and industry.

 

We strive to integrate our tools and methods into your procedures to maximise value whilst embedding sustainable change.

Ethical Procurement

We are committed to offering free professional advice to the charities we work with, both independently and at the request of our clients. 

 

To maximise our opportunity to support the creation of social value, we have also established our own social enterprise, LifeScape, a grounds maintenance business supporting groups of excluded workers – from ex-offenders to those leaving care or the armed forces – in the North-West.

A values-based culture

Strong values are embedded within our organisation. It’s one of the reasons we attract and select the very best professionals to our organisation, who our clients trust.

 

We are open and honest in our working practices and driven by a desire to make a positive and sustainable impact on your business.

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