What Clients Say

Our Testimonials

Thus spoke our customers!
Lynne MorrisonHead of Commercial, Interserve
In essence, Barkers possess a unique skill of engaging people in a manner which enables them to deliver financial results for their clients whilst improving performance in what has been somewhat challenging times. I cannot recommend them highly enough and they would be my business consultants of choice every time.   “Warren and his colleagues at Barkers are trusted to always do the right thing.  This has meant on, occasions, delaying or putting at risk outcome related to payments to Barkers because it would not have been the right thing at the time for the client. The Barkers personnel engaged… demonstrated outstanding commitment and communication skills along with a professional and diligent approach.
John SharkeyHead of CIO Business Partners – United Utilities
An asset to anyone with complicated renegotiation or procurement requirements.
Zoe NicolayGroup Head of Customer - Halfords
I worked with David on a complex and high-profile project with strategic importance to the business. David brings his experience and expertise to bear in a calm and considered way that quickly inspires confidence, and ultimately delivers results. He took time to fully understand the intricacies of the project and key stakeholder requirements across a number of functions. David was adept at simplifying the complexity, as well as giving me clear options and recommendations to progress.
Matt PartridgeFinance Manager – Nomad Foods Ltd
Vaida is the most tenacious procurement person I have come across in my time with Nomad/Birdseye. She has a completely different approach which was needed after 7 years of looking after a cost base. She opened my eyes to new opportunities and ideas, and ultimately helped me deliver a significant reduction in my cost budgets.
Alan HartleyHead of Procurement and Supply Chain at Sellafield
The feedback was compelling in how well Barkers helped the team and now they feel like they own it…that is very different to anything else we’ve seen.
Darian PembertonCommercial Director – Balfour Beatty
In the short time I worked with Gill, I was on the supplier side of complex bundled service procurement project with QinetiQ. I found Gill to be extremely committed, strategic in her approach and a tough negotiator who is able to navigate through detailed and complex issues. Gill’s leadership ensured that this significant deal was closed effectively, ensuring the benefits could be realised by QinetiQ at the earliest opportunity through the creation of a long-term relationship geared to delivering continuous improvement.
Leigh-ann BathManaging Director – Containers 4 Sale UK Ltd
Nathan is one of the most professional people I have had the pleasure to deal with. A diligent, ethical, motivated and highly efficient individual who is very focused on attention to detail.
Bob ThompsonDirector of Corporate Procurement – Sungard Financial Services
Jenny is a fantastic personality, very knowledgeable and passionate about providing Clients with the best possible service. Without doubt one of the Greats in e-Sourcing and highly respected.
Mark GilchristEMEA Account Director – Avnet Technology Solutions
Susan is able to look at the big picture, understand the detail and maintain a workable balance between the two. She brought a refreshing openness to a complex multi-vendor supply relationship. I found our engagements productive and structured.
Lisa CharlesDirector of Business Services, Bolton at Home
An inspiring partnership, recognising and developing creative solutions to local social issues in the most effective way. Barkers and Bolton Family are a compelling example of people coming together from right across the community, with passion, authenticity and trust.
Ian RobinsonManaging Director - Accenture
Marc is a seasoned and professional Commercial Lead. What stands him out is his ability to view the whole picture on a medium/long term basis rather than short term “procurement” goals. He gets the best of diverse teams and drives to consensus and agreement in a manner that is engaging, fair and professional.
Dale NeedhamDirector - ZenOffice
Adam has impressed me with his attention to detail and his desire to do the best he can. It would be great to work with him on all my projects!
Derren ChamberlainSupply Chain and Business Improvement Director – BAE Systems
In terms of Procurement, Keith is the finished article. Through a combination of proven experience and relentless stakeholder management, he successfully delivers real, sustainable outcomes. I would wholeheartedly recommend Keith to any organisation looking to make a step change or simply optimise existing operations.
Dr. Sanjeev B AhujaGlobal Finance and Procurement – KMPG International
I had the opportunity of working with Adrian as part of an operational review of an Outsourcing Engagement. He was a valuable and constructive contributor in negotiations, which helped salvage an existing relationship with a supplier from what could otherwise have ended up being an expensive litigation.