Lukas Lehmen, Director of Holborn Community Association, tells how using VAC’s bulk purchase networks has helped save money on essential supplies.
We’ve been signed up to the various bulk-purchase networks for fifteen months now. We’re signed to gas, electric, phones, IT and insurance. It saved us hundreds of pounds and time. The savings are quite good and we haven’t had to work for it. I can say, with a degree of confidence, that we’re getting the best products at the best price. And also the manpower savings – having somebody systematically do this job is just worth gold because you know nothing is being missed and you have the additional leverage of having the joined-up purchasing power.
I don’t understand why any of my colleagues wouldn’t go for it! If you factor in insurance, actually, the savings are well above two grand. We’re saving so much time; no one here has the time to arrange all these deals.
Lukas Lehmen, Director Holborn Community Centre