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 businesses 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. Barkers SME will take a small percentage of the savings made, ensuring you’re not out of pocket.
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 small percentage of the savings, 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.