2019 Construction & Engineering Awards

BUILD 2019 Construction & Engineering Awards 86 AJH Procurement Ltd: Best Construction Buying Team 2019 - South West England Thanks to the experience of its team, AJH Procurement Ltd acts as a sub-contracted buying team for developers, builders, groundworkers and other trades. We profiled the firm to find out more about the services it offers and the benefits these provide to its valued clients from across the construction industry. ithin the construction industry there are many aspects that require specialist attention, and for those companies that do not have the capabilities in-house, outsourcing can be a cost-effective, flexible and reliable option. To outsource any service effectively, companies must select the perfect partner; a friendly and approachable team with the expertise to enhance their internal operations. One company working to act as this perfect partner for clients in the construction market is AJH Procurement. This family- run business works with a range of clients, from small builders completing extensions and building companies with multiple house sites, through to large developers that build multi-million- pound mansions. Thanks to its vast client base, AJH Procurement is able to negotiate better rates with suppliers and ensure a good price for every client. With a combined annual spend of over £5 million the company can use its leverage in ways that an in-house team could not. When working with any client, AJH allocates two Buyers to work on their behalf. As a result, clients have access to a buying team that’s available five days a week year-round, without being affected by any leave such as holiday or sickness.Communication is paramount when working with an outsourced provider, and as such AJH prides itself on offering prompt support to every client via either email or phone. Together, AJH’s team has over 50 years’ experience in the construction purchasing space, and as such they can leverage this to ensure that every client receives the support and service they need, no matter how specific their request may be. The team have local and national connections across the building trade, and as such are able to obtain any product or solution no matter how niche. This expertise allows the AJH team to offer value added support to clients, including problem solving. They work to foresee any potential issues to ensure a smooth process for every client on any project. W One of the key challenges for companies using outsourced services is the lack of transparency in the costings. Many outsourced teams make commission, and as such true costs are not known until a deal is done. Working to overcome this challenge and offer clients an innovative service, AJH charges a rate over the time period that the client requires its services for, be it weekly or monthly, so businesses know exactly how much they are paying when they work with this dynamic team. What’s more, AJH do not purchase materials on their own supplier accounts and charge it back to the client as many might expect. Instead, they purchase all materials through the client’s own supplier accounts, and as such all invoices go straight to the client for ultimate transparency. Overall, working with clients throughout the UK, AJH has achieved a strong presence in the country’s construction market. Due to this success, they have recently added ‘Admin Only’ packages to their service; so not only can they provide a Buying Team to prospective clients, they can now also offer an educated and experienced Administration Team too. In the future the team hope to expand their client base and will remain committed to achieving excellence for all of them, ensuring that they know they are in safe hands when they collaborate with AJH Procurement Ltd. Company: AJH Procurement Ltd | Web Address: www.ajhprocurement.co.uk Email: [email protected] | Telephone: 07827 930333

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