Adding to our growing portfolio of clients in the procurement sector, we’ve been appointed by ESPO, the UK’s largest not-for-profit public sector purchasing organisation which manages over £1billion of public spending annually and runs over 260 EU-compliant frameworks.
Tasked by ESPO to help raise its profile in sectors including education, local government and healthcare, we devised a number of innovative campaigns highlighting the best practice and savings that can be realised from working with the professional purchasing organisation.
With an extensive product range which includes everything from stationery to classroom furniture and services such as buying insurance or hiring temporary staff, ESPO is able to drive best value for public organisations and offers sustainable business opportunities for the private firms that supply them.
Trevor Phipps, sales and marketing director, ESPO said: “Every penny counts in the public sector, so it’s essential that organisations are aware of professional purchasing organisations like ourselves and the benefits we can deliver due to the strength of our buying power.
“PR is an effective way for ESPO to tell its story and help position us as the UK’s leading authority on public sector purchasing and spending. We were extremely impressed with the campaign ideas created by Skout which highlight some of purchasing challenges facing the public sector and how we are able to address these issues.
Rob Skinner, managing director, Skout PR, said: “We’re excited to welcome ESPO to our finance, procurement and supply chain practice and are looking forward to shaping and delivering its key messages to the procurement, public sector and national press.
“The addition of ESPO to our portfolio of clients means that 2014 has got off to a cracking start for Skout. We look forward to our continuing campaign with ESPO and helping to raise awareness of its services to the public sector.
A CIPR PRide award Outstanding Small Consultancy winner in 2013, we work with organisations in the North West and throughout the UK. We offer a full portfolio of communication services including media relations, digital content and social media, customer reference programmes, thought leadership campaigns and digital marketing content. Our clients in the procurement sector also include Optimum Procurement Group and Wax Digital.