Our procurement team enables us to purchase efficiently, cost effectively and ethically and looks to achieve best value in all situations.

Central procurement works across the Group to target cost reduction, improve service levels and manage our supply chain, taking advantage of the combined purchasing power of the Group.

Procurement is also used to have a positive influence and to help small and local businesses to grow. We are particularly proud of the contribution being made through our Warmworks joint venture, which manages the HEEPS programme for the Scottish Government. This includes fair payment terms, free or subsidised training, ensuring the procurement process is locally accessible and encouraging innovation in our supply chain. In addition, we consider social, environmental and economic challenges when deciding what and where to buy.

We help to train over 700 people from our supply chain every year.