"Achieved more for us over a 6 month period than the management team had in six years."Andrew Crankshaw; Non-exec Director, Sunleigh Plc.
"You can trust these guys will do exactly what they say."Paul Christmas; Barclays.
"As well as saving us money on office products, utilities and telephone charges, they recovered thousands of pounds from our electricity supplier who had overcharged us for years."Stuart Marks; Carringworth Ltd
The two founding directors of Black Bear Group started working together in 1999 whilst saving a medium sized UK manufacturing company from administration. Forming their own company in 2001 and working with a number of banks and financial institutions they continued to provide vital turnaround services and solutions to a wide range of businesses in the UK. There was one common issue in all of these businesses; that they were paying far too much for common day to day and general overhead products/services. There were two reasons for this 1) there was generally no one person responsible for these spend categories and 2) no one knew the real cost and therefore how much they should be paying.
In 2008 Black Bear Group was formed as a cost reduction consultancy which in 2010 became a buying group focusing on small, medium sized enterprises and schools.
Our focus is simple, to give schools and small to medium sized businesses the opportunity to thrive by providing the tools and resources that are generally only available to larger enterprises. We do this through the buying group - combining the purchasing power of all the members to leverage savings generally available to large companies, and by providing a wide range of additional services that smaller enterprises do not generally have access to but need at an affordable cost.