The Wilkes Partnership


"A number of our office services contracts were due for renewal so it was prudent for us to test the market and ensure that we were getting the best deal. We engaged Red Herring Business Services as we had worked with Richard previously and value his experience in this area.

We commissioned Red Herring to carry out a full benchmarking review for our office supplies, print and EOS categories; and had an open mind as to whether we would switch suppliers. Red Herring assessed our usage, processes and expenditure across the categories, and provided a clear and concise report which set out our options, along with key recommendations.

It was clear that we could make substantial savings by changing provider. Although our incumbent supplier did reduce their prices considerably, as is often the way, we made the decision to change. Red Herring dealt with this process on our behalf, overseeing the smooth implementation of our new supplier including online ordering, product lines and stock levels.

We are very pleased with Red Herring’s work on this project. Their market knowledge and expertise enabled us to achieve a sustainable contract, which should deliver value over the contract term. In addition the savings achieved were very substantial - we couldn’t ask for more!

I would thoroughly recommend Red Herring to any business that wishes to reduce their office supplies expenditure."


Philip Yates
Partnership Secretary, The Wilkes Partnership

The Wilkes Partnership is a leading independent Legal 500 law firm, operating from the Midlands region.


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