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Marr Procurement Ltd

Marr Procurement Ltd are procurement specialist for the Care Sector

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“Many care operators today are facing more financial pressures than ever before. It is therefore imperative we offer our members a way to address such cost pressures without compromising on the quality of care. I am therefore delighted to announce that Marr Procurement, the Care Sector Procurement Specialist, has joined the National Care Forum as a new partner in 2017.” Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF 

For organisations entering into a commercial arrangement with Marr Procurement, NCF has secured a number of substantive discounts. 


Gainshare: Marr Procurement works on a gainshare arrangement where they charge a percentage of an audited saving once consumption of a good or service from a preferred supply agreement has occurred. 

This arrangement works for two years after the establishment of the agreement. However, for NCF members the gainshare period has been reduced from two years to one year. A significant material saving. 

Fixed fee: In addition, NCF have negotiated a full waiver of the fixed monthly fee. This is a permanent waiver, and of course, depending on the length of engagement can represent a significant savings of thousands of pounds, as the standard fee is £2000 per month. 

Finally, members may be interested in a brand new service that Marr Procurement has developed, which brings the benefits of procurement to organisations of all sizes. 
Their new online buying portal gives clients access to a regularly competed and managed supply base, particularly valuable if they don’t have their own procurement person or team. Marr Procurement will work with great suppliers, with the whole management and supply process independently audited by Deloitte; enabling an unexpurgated audit report to be sent to each client in relation. 

If you would like to find out more about what Marr Procurement can do for your organisation, then contact Christoph Marr on christoph.marr@marrprocurement.com 

In addition, if you wish to be connected to an NCF member already using their services then please review the testimonials on the website, and NCF can connect you directly. 

“It is a privilege to be involved with the National Care Forum. I have worked in the UK care sector for a little over 45 years and never before have I seen the kind of cost pressures that care operators are facing today. Marr Procurement is like a breath of fresh in that not only do they produce outstanding results but they are also open, honest and nice people to work with. At a time when the UK care sector is facing real financial difficulties, if there is one organisation that can help to reduce operating costs without compromising on quality or care, it’s Marr Procurement." 
Sir William Wells, Chairman, Marr Procurement



Agenda Consulting

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Successful organisations are those that maximise the capability, engagement, and commitment of their people. In the increasingly competitive and financially stretched social care services sector, the advantages of retaining good people for longer are clear. 

With over 10 years’ survey experience in the not-for-profit sector, Agenda Consulting has helped more than 100 organisations to measure the engagement of their staff and volunteers. We can provide benchmarks on key factors which influence engagement, enabling you to compare with others in your sector on those important areas. We offer: 
  • Bespoke employee and volunteer surveys, including the Social Care Employee Engagement Survey (developed in partnership with NCF and VODG)
  • Pulse, on-boarding and exit surveys
  • Social Care Reward benchmarking study, which analyses the pay and benefits packages for front-line staff in social care
  • Benchmarking studies on HR and volunteer management metrics
  • We also conduct research into the social care sector, which we share through our free webinars and blogs.
Sign up to our monthly newsletter at www.agendaconsulting.co.uk and fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

ALtura Learning

Join over 125,000 learners, 700 care providers and industry partners who are members of the global Altura Learning community. 

Altura learning shares best practice in care via high quality video based learning courses for those working in, or aspiring to work in, the health and social care sectors.

We are passionate about inspiring learners to improve their life and the quality of the lives of the people they support.

One of the many things we’ve learned over the past 20 years, is that the quality of the learning content you provide to your staff is absolutely key. It has a direct impact on the quality of the service they provide. 

Therefore, Altura learning never compromises on the quality of our video content. 

For every piece of content we create we ask ourselves - Does it Engage, Inform and Inspire?

Content is customer-focused drawing on cutting edge research, industry experts and frontline carer and customer stories globally. And all this is delivered by Altura’s multi-award winning learning management system, Bridge. 

Find out more here

Discover their learning solutions in this video :

Anthony Collins Solicitors


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Health and Social care organisations are being asked to deliver more for less and to balance increasing demands for quality services with  challenging economic circumstances. Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) acts as an expert for many leading health and social care providers, helping them to navigate this highly complex legislative and regulatory environment.

Our depth of expertise in health and social care legal practice covers numerous issues frequently faced in regulation, property, employment and governance. We can support you in many ways, including with:

  • property development projects, and the buying and selling of care homes
  • crisis management and dispute resolution
  • a range of employment issues including TUPE, pensions and National Minimum Wage
  • regulatory challenges, reputation management and CQC inspections.

At ACS our purpose is to improve lives, communities and society by working with like-minded clients who share our vision and passion. For over 40 years we have been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships.

To receive the latest e-briefings, news, events and training for the health and social care sector, sign up to our NEWSROOM service: http://newsroom.anthonycollins.com/subscribe

Apetito

Food isn’t just about nutrition, it connects people. As the leading meal provider for care homes, feeding over 15,000 residents every day, we know the importance of mealtimes.  That’s why we create meals with the balanced-nutrition, choice and quality your residents deserve. From a Sunday roast to fish on Friday, we only use the best ingredients, sustainably sourced from trusted suppliers, and prepared by talented chefs and qualified dietitians.

With over 200 delicious meals and desserts to choose from, there’s something for everyone, for all sorts of tastes, dietary needs or cultural requirements, including religious preferences. Such an appealing choice of food means you’ll be rewarded with clean plates all round.

Come and visit our stand to find out more and learn how we are more than just a food supplier but a partner who could help improve your care home’s whole dining experience.

Boots Pharmacy Care Services

We’re proud to have over 160 years’ experience of caring for our customers, and we’ve been providing a dedicated, local pharmacy service to care home residents for over 25 years. As a market leading care home medicine provider, Boots want to make it easy for you to give an effective, safe and efficient service and provide you with the tools and support required to help in the delivery of person centred care. Boots also offer Pharmacist Advice Visits, including antipsychotic medication audits, Boots Care Learning to support resident care and medication management and an eMAR solution to suit your needs.

BVS Training Ltd Description

BVS is one of the leading providers of video-based training resources for the social care sector. 

Over 80 courses are available covering all the Care Certificate subjects and more. 
All courses are available on DVD, online or as downloadable videos. CPD accredited and certificated.

C4 Multimedia

C4 Multimedia offer a full web development service including consultancy, design, development, search engine optimisation and maintenance. We pride ourselves in our ability to go above and beyond your expectations, giving you a solution that surpasses your vision, and delivers a product that enhances your business and provides return on investment.

CAF Bank

CAF Bank provides lending, banking and deposit account services for not-for-profit care providers, as well as for other UK charities and social enterprises. We are owned by a charity, driven by a social purpose and trusted by customers with over £1 billion of deposits.

Are you looking for a flexible finance partner to help you fund the purchase, build or renovation of care facilities? We offer tailored loans of between £50,000 and £5 million, repayable over 2-25 years. And our team of experienced relationship managers travel to meet every borrower, to fully understand the organisation’s aims, objectives and project proposal.

CAF Bank

CAF Bank provides lending, banking and deposit account services for not-for-profit care providers, as well as for other UK charities and social enterprises. We are owned by a charity, driven by a social purpose and trusted by customers with over £1 billion of deposits.

Are you looking for a flexible finance partner to help you fund the purchase, build or renovation of care facilities? We offer tailored loans of between £50,000 and £5 million, repayable over 2-25 years. And our team of experienced relationship managers travel to meet every borrower, to fully understand the organisation’s aims, objectives and project proposal. 

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