"Red Herring demonstrated our options and how we could achieve sustainable best value. The report was comprehensive but clear; we were delighted with the outcome."

The office supplies market moves at a rapid pace in terms of pricing, products and innovation. For effective purchasing a rigorous benchmarking exercise is no longer a choice, but a necessity - even when you are completely satisfied with a supplier it pays to test the market.

Red Herring will carry out a comprehensive benchmarking exercise to ensure that you are receiving real value from your incumbent supplier, and that things are not out of step with other providers. This isn’t a quick visit to alternative suppliers, undertaken without knowledge or reference to your business! As part of a continuous improvement strategy, investing in benchmarking provides us with detailed insight to help improve the profitability and performance of your business.

In a dedicated team we work across functions to ensure that all aspects of the supply process are understood, captured and discussed. We then work through the benchmarking process; planning, analysis, integration and action, providing a report which highlights areas for improvement and/or opportunities. This provides you with solid data to help inform your decisions as we move through the cost reduction process.

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Proud to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society

One of our core values at Red Herring is being a business for good. This means that we raise money by donating 10% of all fees earned to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. After a recent diagnosis, this cause is close to our hearts and we are proud to support the UK’s leading MS charity that provides practical help today and the hope of a cure tomorrow for everyone living with multiple sclerosis (MS) nationwide.

Over 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It’s unpredictable, and different for everyone. It’s often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how people walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for people to work, and do the things they enjoy. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The MS Society is a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.

Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

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