Allan Durning: sharing knowledge and experience.

NBG trading hub goes live

Published:  29 March, 2010

DERBYSHIRE: National Buying Group LLP stepped into the future this month, as it took possession of a bespoke, multi-business, electronic trading hub.

The web-based hub allows for the constant detailed analysis of all 80 NBG partner businesses and their purchases from over 240 approved suppliers.

Executive chairman, Allan Durning, explained that NBG worked closely with IT partners Blue Rock Systems, and buying societies Unimer and NMBS, to produce one seamless platform for the evaluation of all of the NBG spend.

"Allowing our category management teams this level of information allows for much more dynamic management of our deals and our purchasing" Mr Durning said. This will help ensure our partners remain as competitive in the marketplace as they always have been."

The hub, which routes all partner invoicing information, also includes a full discussion forum and a knowledge base, enabling both suppliers and NBG staff to contribute towards a greater level of shared knowledge and experience, for the benefit of all partners and ultimately their end customers.

Glen Jewell, of Blue Rock Systems, explained that the specifications for the hub were extended several times during the course of the project, as the NBG team began to realise how much they could actually achieve."

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.