Expertise : Business Supplies & Services

Auditel manages the full spectrum of business supplies and services

When it comes to managing costs many businesses focus on the major expenditures such as energy or communications, but often neglect the smaller ‘incidental’ overheads.

From office supplies, stationery and print through to freight, warehousing or waste management every business will incur a long tail of other cost categories. Left unchecked, these costs can fall through the cracks, however once you start adding them together, you’ll be surprised how they begin to stack up.

Complacency costs

Decisions on purchasing relatively inexpensive items, such as consumables, are often left at a relatively low level, and often remain the responsibility of staff rather than the FD or purchasing department. Organisations are also less inclined to monitor this spend.

An Expert View

Decisions on purchasing relatively inexpensive items, such as consumables, are often left at a relatively low level. We spoke to our consultants about how Auditel can help in this situation.

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Rouse Partners

“Simon has provided sound advice and comprehensive research that could not realistically have been done in house – or if it was, it would have taken up a considerable amount of management time. He is an invaluable resource to analyse our costs, deliver savings and we really value the on-going relationship that we have firmly established. Not only have our overheads been reduced, we are confident that our costs are being monitored on an on-going basis, which gives increased confidence to settle bills safe in the knowledge that they are accurate and have been scrutinised. In short, we view Simon as part of the team.” Neil Relph, Managing Partner, Rouse Partners Read on →

£500 Average staff stationery spend
10 million Tonnes of packaging produced every year

Facts and figures from the sector ...

Where can cost savings be made with the "long-tail" of business supply costs? We asked our network for some of their top cost cutting ideas ...