4C establishes new Far East business hub in Shanghai, China

4C establishes new Far East business hub in Shanghai, China  

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Shanghai, China – 12th July 2017: With its latest move into the Far East, 4C Associates – a leading European procurement consultancy specialising in cost reduction and transformation – is proactively pursuing a fresh approach to end-to end consultancy solutions. With an established reputation and experienced team of 100+ consultants in London and Amsterdam, 4C works with a variety of top …

Westminster City Council and 4C launch joint venture

Westminster City Council and 4C launch joint venture

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, March 9th 2017 Westminster City Council is partnering with International management and procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, to launch Symbiance, the first company of its kind dedicated to helping local and central Government, and public sector organisations make significant financial benefits. Over the last three years, Westminster City Council’s procurement team has contributed year-on-year savings across the Council, …

ProfitFlo becomes part of 4C

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, 08 January 2015 ProfitFlo becomes part of 4C 4C Associates The Kensington Centre 66 Hammersmith Road London, W148UD T: +44 20 7605 1600 E: costleadership@4cassociates.com www.4cassociates.com Contact: Henna Tirkkonen https://www.4cassociates.com henna.tirkkonen@4cassociates.com The board of 4C is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms on the acquisition of ProfitFlo. ProfitFlo is a specialist procurement …

4C hosts the second Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum meeting

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, October 17th 2014 4C hosts the second Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum meeting A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors, from large food and drink manufacturing companies, attended the second Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum at Vinoteca Marylebone in central London this Tuesday evening 14th October 2014. The …

4C Associates sponsors the Economist CFO Summit 2014

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4C Associates will be the Gold Sponsor at The Economist CFO Summit 2014. The CFOs’ role is evolving and becoming increasingly relevant not only strategically but also as a career destination itself when finance directors are being put in charge of areas like IT, property and logistics. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at leading procurement consultancy 4C Associates, will be leading …

The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO

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Contact: Henna Tirkkonen, henna.tirkkonen@4cassociates.com, https://www.4cassociates.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO London, March 26th 2014 The leading procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, has again sponsored this year’s most anticipated Finance Directors’ Conference, The Economist CFO Summit 2014 – The Connected CFO The Economist CFO Summit is one of Europe’s most recognised annual conferences designed especially for …

4C Associates hosts the inaugural Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum Dinner

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London, April 23rd 2014 A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors from large food and drink manufacturing companies got together to celebrate the first of a series of Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forums 2014 at the Royal Exchange in the City of London on Wednesday 21st May 2014. The Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum is a …

The Economist CFO Summit 2014: The Connected CFO

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London, March 26th 2014 The leading procurement consultancy, 4C Associates, has again sponsored this year’s most anticipated Finance Directors’ Conference, The Economist CFO Summit 2014 – The Connected CFO The Economist CFO Summit is one of Europe’s most recognised annual conferences designed especially for chief financial leaders and other leading figures from the world of finance. This year the Summit …

4C Associates sponsors the Economist CFO Summit 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION London, UK – 10th February, 2014 4C Associates will be the Gold Sponsor at The Economist CFO Summit 2014. The CFOs’ role is evolving and becoming increasingly relevant not only strategically but also as a career destination itself when finance directors are being put in charge of areas like IT, property and logistics. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at leading …

4C Associates signs procurement support contract with Maxeda DIY Group

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brussels, Belgium – 05 July 2013 4C Associates, Europe’s leading cost transformation consultancy, has announced the signing of a procurement support contract with Maxeda DIY Group for one year, the largest DIY retailer in the Benelux. “We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with a company as established and successful as Maxeda” said Edward Ainsworth, Managing …

65 per cent of CFOs select volatile prices as key risk for 2013

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London, UK – 22 February 2013: A survey carried out by 4C Associates, a leading cost transformation consultancy, has revealed that 65 per cent of finance leaders consider volatile prices the main risk for 2013. Supply and reputational risk were selected by 19 and 16 per cent of respondents. “With companies spanning across more and more territories, it is no …

4C Associates opens Brussels office

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Brussels, Belgium – 30 January 2013: 4C Associates, a leading cost transformation consultancy, has announced the opening of a Brussels office. “Our new office demonstrates 4C’s commitment to continuing to grow our business, and offering the best possible service to our European partners,” said Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at 4C Associates. “A localised offering will allow us to build on …

4C Associates Sponsors The Economist CFO Conference 2013

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London, UK – 8 January 2013: 4C Associates will once again be the Gold Sponsor at this year’s The Economist CFO Summit. The event will be held on January 22nd 2013, at The Dorchester, London. Ed Ainsworth, Managing Director at 4C Associates, will be sharing his ideas and best practice in a panel discussion on managing risk.  The keynote speech will be …

Fleet costs can be reduced by up to 10 per cent

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London, UK – 17 October 2012: 4C Associates believes that most businesses would be able to reduce their fleet costs by 5 – 10 per cent by implementing industry best practice. “With fuel prices steadily rising and businesses continuing to evolve in a volatile economic environment, fleet expenditure is a key area for our clients to cut costs,” said Craig …

4C Associates to host session at the CIPS Annual Conference 2012

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London, UK – 26 September 2012: 4C Associates will be holding a session entitled “How to Gain a Competitive Advantage through Cost Leadership” at the CIPS Annual Conference, on the 4th October 2012. “We are delighted to be a Premier Exhibition Partner at this year’s CIPS Conference and look forward to hosting our session on driving growth through cost leadership”, said …

81% of Finance Leaders single out cutting costs

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London, UK – 22 March 2012: 81% of Finance Leaders surveyed at the Economist’s CFO Summit 2012, said they believed additional savings could be made through procurement.  An additional 65% identified supply chain and logistics as key areas to cut costs. “It’s no surprise given the current economic situation that cost transformation is a real concern for finance leaders,” said …

4C acquires logistics operations firm Key3 Partners New

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London, UK, 16 January, 2012 – Key3, the consulting firm specialising in logistics operations and logistics systems improvement, has been acquired by 4C Associates, the consulting and outsource firm specialising in cost and procurement transformation. Key3 have delivered many millions of pounds of savings to blue chip organisations and bring first class expertise in delivering change in logistics operations, through a rare …

4C shortlisted for sixth CIPS Award!

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Procurement solutions provider 4C and United Biscuits are shortlisted in the ‘Best Cross-Functional Team’ category in partnership with client United Biscuits. London, UK 16th June 2010- 4C Associates, a leading procurement solutions provider today announces being shortlisted for their sixth Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Excellence Award. In collaboration with their client United Biscuits, 4C have been shortlisted …

An Independent Future for 4C Associates

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Procurement company in shareholder buyout London, UK, 19 January, 2010 4C Associates, a CIPS prize-winning procurement company, today announced the completion of a shareholder buyout, led by Ed Ainsworth, a founder of the company, and Danny Rosenkranz one of the original 4C investors. Ed Ainsworth will become Managing Director and Danny Rosenkranz Chairman. The buyout includes a substantial financial injection directly …

4C Associates HobNobs with United Biscuits in Procurement Expansion

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Procurement company increases management spend contract to over £170m per annum across UK and Northern Europe London, UK– 1 December 2009: 4C Associates, a CIPS prize-winning procurement solutions company, today announces the expansion of its procurement services contract with United Biscuits, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170m per annum. This represents a significant increase of …

4C Associates launch new research in association with the Procurement Leaders Network

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Report finds that procurement is a priority, but there is a lack of understanding of what procurement does aside from just saving money London, UK– 14th May 2009: Organisations are facing a ‘credibility gap’ in procurement, due to a disconnect in the relationship between procurement and the rest of an organisation, warns 4C Associates and the Procurement Leaders Network, in …

4C Procurement outsourcing achieves 80% growth In 2008

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January 2009 4C Outsourced Procurement Services (4CO) has achieved 80% growth in 2008 with recent client wins including Cadbury, Prudential, O2 and a number of new client wins in the pipeline for announcement in the first quarter of 2009. Procurement outsourcing has captured the attention of the corporate world because of its ability to deliver a dual impact in the …

Oystercatchers gain new strategic partnership from 4C Associates

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Marketing consultancy Oystercatchers, founded by Suki Thompson and Peter Cowie have developed strategic partnership with procurement specialist, 4C Associates. The strengthened relationship enables Oystercatchers with 4C to provide clients with unrivalled advice on how to maximise their marketing spend in this challenging market place. They believe that they will be able to offer broader and more in- depth market and …

Another win for 4C Outsourced Procurement Services: Prudential

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11th November 2008 Leading procurement solutions company, 4C Associates, have been appointed to provide Prudential UK with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. This will mean that 4C’s team will be responsible for managing a significant amount of Prudential’s indirect costs across HR services, Property, Professional services, Marketing and Travel. By bringing in 4C as third party experts …

O2 Outsources £350m spend

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15th October 2008 Another great win for the 4C Outsourced Procurement Services team who have recently been appointed to provide O2 with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. 4C Associates, a leading procurement solutions company, has been appointed to provide O2 with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. The contract, awarded to 4C’s Outsourced Procurement Services …

4C wins a fifth CIPS Award

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September 2008 Thursday September 4th 2008 saw De La Rue and 4C fight off tough competition to win the Award for ‘Most Improved Purchasing Operation – Start Up’ at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Excellence Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The award was presented in the company of a record audience of …

De La Rue announce new outsourced procurement services contract with 4C

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4C Associates, a leading procurement solutions company, has been appointed to provide De La Rue with an outsourced procurement service for their indirect spend. The contract, awarded to 4C’s Outsourced Procurement Services team, forms part of De La Rue’s drive for optimising their procurement organisation. A team of procurement experts will be working full time from De La Rue’s head …

4C succeeds for the fourth time

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2nd October 2007 AstraZeneca and 4C Associates fought off tough competition to win the Award for Best use of Technology at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Excellence Awards ceremony last week. The award was presented at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, in front of a record audience of 1200 procurement professionals. It is the fourth that 4C …

Company expansion

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February 2007 4C has continued its rapid expansion by opening a new office in Warsaw to provide low cost sourcing services to global clients as well as local account management for 4C’s Polish customers. This comes only weeks after the announcement of their Shanghai office expansion and further confirms the company’s commitment to offering global procurement solutions. The addition of …

Top 3 for 4C

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December 2006 4C Associates, the procurement solutions company, was awarded a position in the top three of the 2006 Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100. The list contains the fastest growing private UK companies and ranks them by sales growth over the past three years. In 2000 joint Chief Executives, Edward Ainsworth and Peter Marson founded 4C Associates as …

Deutsche Post World Net

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December 2005 Deutsche Post World Net today completed the acquisition of U.K. logistics company Exel plc, becoming the global No. 1 in air freight, ocean freight and contract logistics. Just one month after Exel’s shareholders welcomed the offer, the company’s equity capital was transferred in its entirety to Deutsche Post World Net. The combination of the two companies creates a …