David has a wealth of knowledge of end-to-end sourcing and supply processes, built over a career that began at British Aerospace nearly 30 years ago. CIPS-qualified, he’s worked with organisations in numerous sectors, helping them treat ethical sourcing as a core business issue that delivers real bottom-line value.
Co-founder David brings all of his experience to our Ethical Leadership and Sourcing services. His expertise enables our clients to develop their strategic thinking around ethical and sustainable sourcing, so that it seamlessly integrates into their wider organisational objectives.
Andy’s expertise in developing and reinventing supply chains is built on a successful executive career in global account management, sales and supply chain management. Over 26 years, he has managed relationships and created strategic alliances on a global scale, resulting in lower costs, faster times to market and greater efficiencies.
Andy’s sector expertise is widespread: on top of 15 years in electronics manufacturing, he has worked in defence, retail, pharmaceuticals, financial services, media and outsourcing. With an MSc in Materials Management, he has been the driving force of our Supply Chain and Supplier Development expertise since co-founding SP Sourcing in 2007.
SP Sourcing helped us understand our customer needs on product and also our ethical and technical standards. They worked with us to change our working practices and trained our management and workforce to develop our knowledge in many aspects of business. We now make a consistent level of profit and have reduced our costs to our customer over the last 18 months.
Our business is extremely complex, diverse products, business units and personalities. SP Sourcing quickly understood our model and were able to effect change in a very short period of time. They supported my team, developed their capability beyond where we could have envisaged and have given us the confidence to further create and develop our business processes in line with the vision they helped us create.
Prior to this engagement our business suffered from consultancy fatigue, haemorrhaging cost with little to show in results. Our partnership with SP Sourcing has been the total opposite. We have realised a turnaround in bottom line contribution and our time to market performance is significantly higher than ever before. In fact with the work we have carried out jointly we now have access to new markets with a robust and profitable commercial model.
Working with SP Sourcing has allowed us to reach the forefront of our Global Sourcing market. The SP team worked at board level delivering strategic vision, managing integration and implementation of a full programme of global sourcing and ethical trading, which not only delivered significant bottom line results but created a fully compliant and developing supply chain.