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Appointing and managing third parties can be complex and time consuming and getting it wrong can be costly and disruptive to your business. Successful relationships are based on cultural fit, trust, experience and alignment of systems and processes. From initial due diligence, to tender, negotiation and exit planning; our team provides strategic advice throughout the outsourcing cycle. Our aim is to ensure you have the right suppliers on board to support and grow your business.

  • national and international client base - Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange 100 companies, local authorities and charities.
  • 11 commercial and five employment lawyers - based in Birmingham, Nottingham and London.
  • In house and sector based experience - information and communications technology, financial services, print, security, manufacturing, facilities management, warehousing and logistics, third sector.
  • Full service solution - offshore/onshore, multi-sourcing, shared services or in-sourcing, from Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) and benchmarking to audit and exit planning.
  • Ongoing support and coaching - toolkits and guides available on exit management, benchmarking, TUPE, outsourcing and due diligence, service level agreements (SLAs), key performance indicators (KPIs) and shared services.

We offer a strategic approach to supplier appointment; contracts, KPIs and SLAs to protect you business and bottom line; long term and productive relationships.

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