I specialise in helping charities, housing, care and education clients to achieve best value, although I also have clients in other sectors. I have saved my client base over £30 million.

I work with CEO’s, Finance and Procurement teams who want:

  • Certainty that procurement decisions will deliver best value over the long term
  • Peace of mind that all overheads are under control, at no extra cost to them
  • Budget certainty and the ability to forecast business overheads
  • Extra procurement resource without extra outlay
  • Market knowledge of the best suppliers for their organisation
  • A fully comprehensive monthly service- in depth audit, implementation, invoice checking, trouble shooting, dealing with suppliers on their behalf, project management, market analysis.

I also run teams of highly competent experts and we help you and your organisation become even more successful by:

  • Providing a Strategic Cost Review at no charge
  • Providing professional procurement and processes
  • Ensuring you benefit from in -depth expertise of all overhead markets
  • Improving your purchasing power significantly
  • Ensuring free cost benchmarking to ensure you always get the best value
  • Offering to fund our fees from actual savings achieved- no risk to you

I am totally customer driven and will always go the extra mile on every project. My greatest satisfaction is seeing how I can help make a business leaner and release money for re-investment in growth and profits, and to ask clients what they have done with the funds released back to them.

Winner of Auditel Business Performer 2019 & 2017, Auditel Consultant of the Year 2008 and Auditel Outstanding Achiever 2007.

Care

With the healthcare industry challenged to become more affordable, effective and accessible in an environment of rapid change and complexity; the successful healthcare enterprise of the future must be digitally enabled, consumer centric and have a flexible operating model.

Therefore, it is essential that when selecting these new service providers, the sector has access to experts with the detailed knowledge of which suppliers can deliver these innovations at the most cost competitive price.

We recognise that it is not financially feasible to employ full-time procurement specialists across the full spectrum of goods and services you purchase. However, by engaging Auditel at the right time, independent external help that works alongside your existing operational teams, can level the playing field – ensuring you achieve the very best value for money.

Auditel have worked with many organisations in this sector over the years and have a deep understanding of their challenges and needs. Our procurement expertise can advise on the best digital technology to invest in, while unlocking cash that once identified, will be redirected back into your control.  It’s then up to you to choose how to utilise this cash, such as reinvesting it back into the company’s growth via new initiatives or new innovative services.

Charities

We understand that in the current economic climate, charities are really feeling the pinch due to cuts in central government funding and donations falling by as much as 20%. Financial health is the cornerstone on which long-term sustainability is built. For many charities, financial planning is becoming more and more difficult and their ability to deliver long-term projects is becoming less and less certain. In order to survive, these charities know that they must find ways of doing more with their available funds.

We recognise that as a charity, it is not financially feasible for you to employ full-time procurement specialists across the full spectrum of goods and services that you purchase. However, by engaging Auditel at the right time, independent external help that works alongside your existing operational teams, can level the playing field – ensuring you achieve the very best value for money.

Auditel have worked with many charities over the years and have a deep understanding of the sector’s challenges and needs. Our procurement expertise can unlock cash that once identified, will be redirected back into your control.

Housing

Many housing organisations are challenged to deliver the same or improved front line services with ever-reducing income and funding.

Auditel works with housing clients to help manage and reduce operating costs, releasing extra cash for those vital services and investment whilst developing proactive contracts. We manage the procurement process under public sector OJEU procurement rules where appropriate.

When tendering contracts, we help housing associations to consider a number of key areas, such as:

  • Devising a smart specification correctly before tendering the contract to maintain commercial tension.
  • Requesting just the right amount of innovation.
  • Ensuring an effective process to measure the bid results.
  • Where appropriate for longer term contracts, engendering a partnership approach which may involve risk sharing.

However, getting best value from your providers doesn’t stop when the contract is signed.

We ask housing associations if they have the right people to do the contract management or if they only use their operations team? The challenge is to have appropriate skilled people for managing contracts, understand cost drivers and ensure the benefits of the contract are delivered long term. Otherwise the organisation could experience further costs, suppliers could take charge and there will be a lack of visibility of true costs and service and overall weak contract management.

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Claydon Cost Management Ltd

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