Saving Money Everday
We specialise in helping small and medium-sized businesses across the UK to save money everyday.
We save our clients on average 28% on water, electricity and gas
Typical savings range from 5% to 35%
Our stationery clients typically save 30%
Overheads such as utilities, legal services, business rates and stationery will form a significant amount of your outgoings. But few of us have the time to dedicate to benchmarking prices for so many services. And being a smaller organisation, it can be harder to get the best rate.
That’s where Barkers’ SME Profit Boost Model comes in. Thanks to our purchasing power, we’ll lower your everyday costs in just six weeks. It’s quick and easy to do, and completely free.
Where Can I Save
Utilities (Gas, Electricity and Water)
Personal Protective Equipment
Business Rates and Insurances
IT and Telephony
Managed Print Services
Cleaning Products and Services
How It Works
Our Profit Boost Model supports organisations like yours to save money on your everyday expenses. It’s a simple model, but one which we do well.
By using our extensive contact network of suppliers, and benefiting from our volume of orders, you can take advantage of our buying power and reduce your business overheads. You’ll just need to tell us which services you’d like us to review, provide us with some basic details, and we’ll do the rest.
We’re confident we can save you money on your bills, and because we do all the hard work, we’ll save you time too.
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Tailored To You
Because of our established procurement power in these common, everyday business expenses, we are confident we can lower the price you pay.
But if there’s a service where you’d like to decrease your outgoings, and it isn’t listed here, contact us, and we’ll see if we can better your current contract or quotes.
The process is simple and straightforward, ensuring your business makes savings as quickly as possible. Within 6 weeks you will be benefiting from a reduction in your bills, and saving money everyday.
Six Week Programme
How It Works
Select three areas of your business where you’d like to reduce your costs.
We are happy to meet with you in person and advise on the areas that would bring you the greatest savings. Because we do this every day, we know what represents a good price, and can quickly identify where you might be overpaying.
We’ll pour over the last three months of invoices, take a look at your annual spend and review your current contract. We’ll also take into account any unique requirements you might have.
Approaching our wide and varied supply base, we’ll benchmark prices, standards of delivery, contract benefits, and specific requirements you have. All negotiations will be handled by us, so you don’t have to. We’ll then come back to you with our recommendations on how you can best save money.
Typical savings range from between 5 – 35% per category, representing a significant impact on your business’s bottom line. And with the time saving you’ll make by not having to benchmark countless suppliers yourself, you can focus elsewhere on your business.
We’ll take care of moving you onto the best contract(s) for your business, providing a complete handover pack to your appropriate department to ease transition. And we’ll continue to monitor the markets on your behalf to ensure you’re always on the best deal.
It really is that simple. And what’s more, this service won’t cost you a penny. Saving Money Everyday will take a small percentage of the savings made, ensuring you’re not out of pocket.
Making A Difference
We thrive on securing the best deals for small and medium-sized enterprises like yours. We know that every pound matters. That’s why we do not charge for the service we provide
Instead, we will take a small percentage of the savings we make. And what’s more, 20% of this amount will be invested directly into our social enterprise LifeScape, which employs disadvantaged workers. That way, just by choosing us to renegotiate your everyday contracts, not only does your business benefit from reduced prices, but you’re supporting us to have a positive impact on the wider community.
Why Choose Us
Benefits of choosing us to renew your everyday contracts:
1. Improve your profits without having to grow sales
2. Secure an advantage over your competitors, who may have higher overheads for a similar service
3. Typically benefit from a saving of between 5-35% across each category, potentially saving many thousands of pounds per year
4. Gain time to focus on other priorities within your business
5. Benefit from savings without costing you a penny, the positive impact of which will be felt by your business for years
We work with a wide range of suppliers, all of whom we trust and have personally selected for their integrity, value for money, and quality of service provision.
At Saving Money Everyday, we value integrity and performance. We won’t sacrifice your service quality to save a few pence; we’ll look at the deal in its entirety and make sure you receive a quality service. During our initial discussion with you we’ll find out what matters to you, and tailor our approach accordingly.
So, if there are set criteria you have for suppliers you wish to work with, then we’ll only approach those organisations who can demonstrate they fulfil your requirements, whatever they may be.
We understand that you may be particularly loyal to an existing supplier, and may wish to continue working with them. We believe your loyalty should be rewarded. We will sensitively renegotiate a deal on your behalf, ensuring you are placed on the best contract. One which acknowledges your constancy of trade, and rewards your faithfulness to that supplier.
The only time you’ll need to spend on this is in choosing the areas of your business you’d like us to focus on, providing three months of invoices, and a copy of your contract(s). After that we do everything. We work out where you are overspending, negotiate deals on your behalf, set you up on a more competitive tariff, and continue to monitor the markets to ensure you’re always on the best deal.
Many SMEs don’t have a procurement manager, it’s often something that falls to one of the Directors, who try to fit this in around their other commitments. But if you do, that’s great. It’s likely that your Procurement Manager is managing many different spends for your business, and may benefit from an alleviation of workload, so they can focus on some of your more significant spends.
Even with a dedicated Procurement Manager, it’s also often the case, unfairly we believe, that SMEs don’t always receive the best deals from suppliers. We are happy to work with your existing team to help them reduce your business costs by benefiting from our buying power.
The more clients we work with, the more savings we can make for everyone. That’s the reason we do this. We don’t see why SMEs should be penalised for their size. As the backbone of the British economy we think you deserve better.
We do receive a commission from the suppliers for the introductions we make, but as an ethical procurement business, we dedicate 20% of this income to our social enterprise, LifeScape, which employs disadvantaged workers. The rest goes back into the business so we can reach out to more SMEs, and help more businesses save money.
We’re part of Barkers Commercial Services Ltd, an award-winning consultancy that has been providing expert procurement services to clients for many years. Barkers typically work with FTSE 250 companies, but we wanted to support SMEs to better manage their procurement functions too. So Saving Money Everyday was set up to do just that.
Barkers are an ethical procurement consultancy, an approach which has been recognised by the CIPS Supply Management Awards in 2018, and the Business in the Community Awards in 2019. Our ethical approach means we always do the right thing by our client, and the right thing by society.
What Our Clients Say
We’ve worked with organisations of all sizes across many sectors, who are benefiting from reduced overheads.
Cumbric Care, Healthcare
Saving in excess of £120,000
Cumbric Care is a group of seven nursing homes who wanted to reduce company expenditure and improve the quality of service delivered by suppliers. Previously the group operated on a ‘silo’ basis, with each nursing home purchasing independently. Ensuring that the business used their group scale to purchase was a primary focus, and the suppliers we connected with helped them save significantly.
- office consumables spend is down 23%
- managed print services spend is down 23%
- food spend is down 18%
- medical equipment spend is down 16%
- signage spend is down 15%
Not only did our team receive glowing feedback on the money saved, but the level of scrutiny placed on the recommended suppliers drastically improved service, too.