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Charities Buying Group Conference 2017

How To Save Your Charity Money

This Year's Exhibitors include:-

3rd Sector Telecom is owned by the Charities Buying Group and is operated by 2 Circles Communications (founded in 1999), whose mission is to provide a complete communications solution, for charity and NFP customers. We are passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience by getting the simple things right.

CMS are a creative marketing agency with offices in both Leeds and London. With no pretensions and no hot air, CMS produce powerful solutions that work, from a small team of talented people. CMS have been trading for over 30 years, that’s quite some longevity for a marketing agency, and only made possible by having lots of long standing clients.


European Electronique believe technology can make a difference. A leading end-to-end technology solutions provider, we offer an extensive portfolio of products and professional services – from hardware and software, IT consultancy, network design and implementation through to project management and outstanding service and support.

HRG has been meeting the needs of customers for more than 170 years, originally as a City of London insurance firm. HRG Government is dedicated to servicing the travel requirements of clients not only in Government but within the NFP sector. Great travels deals are now available to CBG members offering you true 'value for money' on all your travel needs.

KCS are a leading IT support and Cloud services company with an Ethical Business Model that provides charities with subsidised IT support, Cloud services and computing. With flexible contracts, Microsoft Certified experts and a proactive approach KCS deliver reliable IT and strategic support while reducing IT spend, both at the office and in the Cloud.

Langton London is a specialist insurance broker in the Charities and the "Not for profit sector " and is the sole approved insurance broker for the Charity Buying Group. What makes Langton London different to other insurance brokers is there previous expertise in broking and Underwriting with in there staff which gives them a good insight into how to reduce premiums NOT COVER.

Neuven Solutions are a supplier of neutral vendor services. We operate in the temporary labour arena. We combine the use of technology, with high levels of customer service, to reduce the cost of procuring labour whilst improving the supply quality. Our solution is used widely by clients in the charity sector.

Purchasing Support Services has worked alongside a number of charities of varying sizes procuring a number of categories on their behalf since 1999. Their strengths are within the area of food and housekeeping procurement.

RISO printers/copiers are unique and help reduce print costs. Using their innovative inkjet technology they incorporate many technological and environmental advantages over toner-based devices. They are the fastest cut sheet printer in the world with the lowest cost-per-colour output.

Sharp currently works with charitable organisations of all sizes across the UK, therefore we understand that cost reduction and reliability are critical. This is why Sharp offers a wide array of reliable and affordable document management, display and IT solutions, to support non-profit organisations in managing costs while enhancing productivity.

Simplify ER works with organisations to manage their employees better, by blending together the key ingredients - Employment law and HR Services. As a business, employees form a crucial part to your success or failure. Engaged employees give a sense of focus and motivation to the business/ organisation as a whole, which in turn produces bottom line results. You can achieve this by having employees who really buy in to the values of the business/ organisation and its objectives. And this is where we can help.


UA was formed following the deregulation of the energy sector in the late 1990’s. Since then, UA has grown to be the largest broker to the Charity Sector; with some 2,000 charity clients including Amnesty International, YMCA and Citizens Advice to name but a few.



vatadvice,org are here to  provide  help on VAT, which is an important aspect of your finances and it will impact every organisation in some way. There are four main areas in which they can provide help with Charity VAT and make you aware of both your obligations and any opportunities that are available to you. Charity VAT Recovery – Input VAT, Requirements for VAT registration, Property Acquisition and Development and Charity VAT – Obtaining VAT reliefs.

Whistl UK Ltd is a delivery management company providing Mail, Parcels, Doordrop Media and e-fulfilment services in the UK and internationally, handling 3.8bn items a year. In August 2017, it took over Prism DM an e-fulfilment company. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl operates from six depots across the UK and are experts in enabling brands to connect with consumers in their homes. We are market leaders in intelligent doordrop media solutions

WorkPlaceLive Hosted Desktops allow users to conveniently & securely access their desktops, with all their files, software & applications, on any internet enabled device from anywhere in the world. Since obtaining their first charity customer in 1998, they have since gone on to work with charities of all shapes and sizes, and as such, the majority of WorkPlaceLive customers are now charities and not-for-profits. Other services include cloud-based telephony and business mobile, Microsoft 365 and Azure and IT Consultancy

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