welcome to 4C

We thrive on variety, love a challenge and are passionate about helping our clients fix their problems. We combine the extensive knowledge and experience of our people with the latest process and technology innovations to provide our clients with transformative solutions with sustainable results.

our clients

our values

knowledgeable

Our teams of industry experts and seasoned procurement practitioners work together to provide clients with levels of knowledge and insight they rarely have in-house. This depth of practical experience means we know when to apply tried-and-tested solutions and when it’s time to challenge convention.

responsive

We take a personal approach to each client relationship that allows us to really hear what their business needs and understand exactly how to tailor our approach and solutions.
We move fast while remaining agile so we can respond to feedback, new ideas and changing circumstances.

collaborative

Our aim is to develop true partnerships with our clients and work closely together to grow their business.
Collaboration is also key to the effectiveness of our internal teams, whether that means coming together to resolve client issues quickly or collaborating to achieve our individual, team and company goals.

progressive

We are a forward-thinking company, always ready to adopt fresh ideas and new technologies but only if they can enhance our ability to deliver real results for our clients. Our open-mindedness extends to how we partner with each client, giving us a flexibility that ensures our solutions always meet the specific business needs.

meet our leadership team

CEO

Simon is one of the most experienced procurement services leaders in Europe. He previously led IBM’s European Operations and Supply Chain practice. He is a true thought leader and one of the UK’s premier experts in procurement. He brings strong skills in relationship building and project delivery in a range of industries.

Partner

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in procurement with a focus on savings delivery, transformation and change management. During this time he has delivered major international savings projects, transforming organisations outputs from, and approaches to, procurement in the Retail, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Public sectors. He has a particular focus on Private Equity owned organisations.

CTO

With over 15 years of experience and strong expertise in procurement technology and advanced analytics, Steve leads 4C’s development team which is focused on developing innovative software solutions to improve insight and release value from the procurement process. Steve has extensive experience in delivering sustainable cost reduction and EBITDA improvement programmes.

Director

Chris Herbert has significant experience in project management, leading procurement functions consulting engagements, with 25 years of experience of line management and consultancy across multiple business sectors. Chris has strong leadership skills and a proven track record delivering sustainable value. Chris has successfully handled spends in excess of £250m and teams across 12 countries.

Director

Andrew has 16 years experience in both direct and indirect procurement having managed high performing procurement teams delivering multi-year managed services and cost reduction programs for a range of clients including Wilko, HEMA, Age UK, United Biscuits and BG

CFO

Rohit has a wealth of experience in both logistics and consultancy, and has held several key finance positions throughout his career. In addition he has extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and is a LEAN expert. Rohit is ACCA qualified and has a MBA in Finance from Oxford Brooks University.

Partner

Mark Ellis has a wealth of knowledge and experience surrounding the procurement operating model, transformation, P2P optimisation, supplier engagement, savings delivery and managed services. With over 31 years’ experience in procurement and supply chain services in various demanding line, consultancy and project roles, in his Partner role, Mark helps drive transformational change for 4C’s clients.

Partner

A proven leader in Procurement and Supply Chain transformation with extensive experience in Telecoms, Manufacturing, Banking and Finance sectors. A recognised expert in the training & deployment of strategic category management with a real intuition for ‘what works’, layering pragmatic solutions to achieve business goals.

Director

Gavin has over 14 years of consulting experience in procurement and supply chain, specialising in transformation and cost reduction in Retail, Consumer Products and Hospitality sectors. He has lead the transformation of FTSE 100 procurement functions and delivered savings from direct and indirect spend categories, taking an end to end value chain approach to reduce cost and improve margin.

Partner

Nick leads 4C’s global life sciences procurement advisory practice. With over ten years of experience advising leading life science organisations on their most complex cost and operational challenges, Nick has a proven track record in delivering a lasting impact on ways of working and the P&L, and brings a wide range of operations and procurement experience to 4C Associates.

Director

Jamie Loder heads 4C’s private equity practice. He has worked in, with or for private equity funds for nearly twenty years and has been involved in all aspects of investment from deal sourcing, due diligence, execution and post-acquisition value creation. For the last decade Jamie has worked on value creation plans focussed on the supply chain and specifically procurement, operations and logistics mainly in European and US based manufacturing businesses.