SME Procurement

Bespoke solutions delivered by experienced Procurement practitioners to address real challenges

Getting procurement right matters. And for SMEs, optimising your procurement processes to guarantee the greatest cost reductions and the largest return on investment will have an immediate impact. 

In most SMEs, procurement functions are small in size, procurement performed by one individual or a handful of team members juggling multiple priorities. Time is limited and demands are high. And with increasing priorities putting pressures on procurement teams with limited resources, solutions need to be found. 

At Barkers our SME Optimisation solution is perfectly tailored to the SME market. As an SME ourselves, we understand the pressures the organisation (and its people) are under. And we’re here to help. We’ve created two solutions depending on your area of focus and the size of the organisation and the market you operate in. 

SME Procurement Savings

Solution for organisations with:

A turnover below £100 million
One individual or a handful of individuals procuring for the business
A primary focus of cost reduction.

SME Procurement as a Service

Solution for organisations with:

A turnover between £100 million and £1 billion
A small procurement team
A primary focus of improving processes and increasing efficiencies.

Not sure which solution is right for you? Speak to our team for an informal chat to help you decide on the route that’s right for your business.

Why Choose Us

Tailored Support

Our solutions are tailored to your organisation, whether you wish to engage in cost reduction practice or embark on a full procurement transformation. Put simply, we will act upon your unique requirements. This approach enables us to tackle priority areas for your business that will offer greatest ROI.

Speed of Service

We understand that in an SME you’re often juggling multiple priorities and need a service that can fit with the pace of your organisation. Our experienced team are swift to assess your business needs and can implement a strategy tailored to your business at pace.

Depth of Understanding

Our team is comprised of procurement specialists who have a proven track record of delivering exceptional outcomes for small – medium-sized organisations. They have the depth of knowledge to secure the greatest gains quickly and also for the long-term success of your business.

Value Add

We aim to support your long-term ambitions whilst also delivering on your short-term priorities. We add value through supporting with wider priorities, such as ESG and social value, helping your procurement team to think ethically and sustainably in their procurement practice.

Award Winning Support

We’re a multiple award-winning procurement consultancy with recognition from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, Business in the Community (BiTC), Coupa and Social Value Portal.

Demonstrable Results

We have a proven track record of delivering positive returns within short timeframes, showcasing our ability to make immediate impacts. This impressive history of achievement underscores our capacity to create lasting legacies of success.


Achieve your business ambitions with Barkers.

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