In a key deal, The Global Procurement Group (GPG) appoints office supplies giant Lyreco. Lyreco is one of the largest suppliers of office products in Europe.
GPG, which recently announced a UK business pipeline of £57 billion, is the leader in innovative perpetual revenue streams for suppliers, buyers and consultancy practices. The deal gives GPG’s clients access to top quality office systems with guaranteed levels of service quality. It also gives immediate bottom line benefits to both buyers and suppliers.
GPG manages the supply of over 30 classes of non-core products and services. This is done through its unique electronic procurement trading platform g-APEx. GPG’s methodology offers buyers top quality services from leading edge suppliers.
Lyreco national account manager Matt Poulston says: “Lyreco is delighted to be working with GPG as its nominated supply partner in order to identify and implement new opportunities within the UK sector. GPG’s unique approach will be a great benefit to Lyreco in terms of utilising GPG affiliate relationships with senior contacts within prospective accounts.”
Lyreco UK is a fully owned subsidiary of Lyreco SA, a family owned office supplies group with operations throughout the world. The company has centralised operations in Telford, Shropshire along with distribution centres throughout the UK.
George Edwards, Group CEO, says: “GPG is very pleased that Lyreco is joining our group of suppliers. It comes at a time when GPG is reporting a current pipeline of £50 billion from the UK market. We hope to significantly contribute to Lyreco market strategy by effectively doubling customer facing personnel through our affiliated consultants”
For all further details please contact:
Jonathan Beckerlegge, GPG Group Chief Financial Officer
Direct line: 01904 466361
Mobile: 07860 252 007
Bob Reynolds, Public Relations Adviser
Mobile: 07886 751 118
Note to editors
Lyreco has achieved outstanding organic growth within the sector increasing sales during the last ten years. The key to Lyreco’s success has been in strong continual investments in infrastructure and employee development. Lyreco has both the largest sales force and own vehicle fleet in the UK industry. Lyreco also has an extensive awards and accreditations list including:
• National Sales Awards Winners 2003, 2004 & 2005
• Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
• ISO 9001 (2000) Accreditation since 1993
• ISO 14001 Accreditation since 1998
• Investor In People
• British Office Supplies & Services Federation Winner
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