Insight and Opinion

Inprova Group chair receives an OBE in New Year Honours

The philanthropist and business tycoon became chair of Cheshire-based outsourced procurement services company Inprova Group following its launch in April 2015.

Five ways to manage your energy costs

Does it make you seethe to read about the £780m of 3rd quarter profits declared this week by oil giant BP?* Or do you simply shrug and accept the figures with a sense of resignation, thinking your own business’ energy bills may be sky high but there’s not a lot you can do about them, and you should just concentrate on ensuring your own business is successful?

Better buying: what businesses can learn from the public sector

It’s easy to find examples of inefficiency in both the private and public sectors. But plenty of businesses may not realise that they could significantly improve their bottom line by adopting some best practices already used by many public sector organisations.

Inprova Group finance team win the North West Finance Team of the year award

The Inprova Group finance team won the “Finance Team of the Year” at the North West Finance Awards last night.

Inprova acquires award-winning energy consultancy

Cheshire-based procurement outsourcing service company Inprova Group has bought UES Energy to further expand its energy services offer.

Positive procurement: smarter, not harder

It’s easy for larger businesses to call the shots when it comes to setting payment and other terms with suppliers. And buyers – whose performance is often measured on the impact of their procurement on the business bottom line – will naturally work hard to secure the best possible price and terms from suppliers new and old.

Inprova acquires two business energy brokers

Inprova is delighted to announce that it has bought two non-domestic energy brokers, energyTEAM and ENER-G Procurement.

Mears boss appointed as chair of new procurement business

Bob Holt, who drove the expansion and stock market flotation of property repairs giant Mears Group plc, has been appointed as chair of Inprova Group.