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August's Kudos of the Month Winner - Dave Thomas

2021/09/23

August’s Kudos of the Month Winner – Dave Thomas Today we are celebrating Dave Thomas for his incredible work over August! His dedication and work ethic shone in August, managing to accrue a total of 6 Kudos in the process! Dave is one of our Category Specialists and while he may say that he’s not... Read more

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July's Kudos of the Month Winner - Morgan Broad

2021/08/25

Today we are celebrating Morgan Broad again for her stellar efforts, incredible work ethic and dedication to customer relations again last month, accruing 10 kudos in the process! Her continued professionalism and talents for communication as well as her... Read more

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How to be Net Zero Carbon

2021/08/19

What does it mean to be Net Zero? Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. To be Net zero, we can’t add more to the atmosphere than we’re taking away. Think about it like a tyre with a... Read more

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Kudos of the year winner- Jonathan Williams

2021/08/06

Congratulations to our kudos of the year winner, Jonathan Williams A massive congratulations goes to our Kudos of the year, Jonathan Williams, earning a whopping 99 kudos and winning the top prize of £100!  Jonathan has been a Procurement Coordinator here at 2buy2 for a year and a half. He offers... Read more

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From unemployed to a valued junior developer- how I scored a dream job through the Kickstart Scheme

2021/07/29

- by Jack Long Graduating from university I graduated university with a bachelor’s in computer science from Swansea University. When the pandemic started, everything changed over the course of a day. At... Read more

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What does Kudos mean to us?

2021/07/15

What does Kudos mean to us at 2buy2? At 2buy2, we want to celebrate the hard work of our colleagues. One of the ways we wanted to do this was through an independent piece of software that grants everyone the ability to award their co-workers for their efforts. We didn’t want an arbitrary metric that... Read more

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Social Value is about to become a much more vital aspect of Contract Management, are you ready?

2021/07/13

There was a massive change to public procurement policy in Northern Ireland recently, and it is going to require significant attention in the coming months, are you prepared? Announced on July 5th... Read more

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June's 2nd Kudos of the Month Winner - Morgan Broad

2021/07/06

Today we want to celebrate the second of our two Kudos of the Month winners for June: Morgan Broad! Customer relations has been working incredibly hard this month, Morgan aided in multiple difficult tasks that the team was dealing with over June.... Read more

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June's 1st Kudos of the Month Winner - Rachel Milner

2021/07/05

Today we want to congratulate the first of two Kudos of the Month winners for June: Rachel Milner! This month, Rachel ensured our customers received maximum satisfaction through assessing their needs in a professional, empathetic, and... Read more

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What is the purpose of a Contracts Register?

2021/06/23

What is the Purpose of a Contracts Register? Many organisations do not keep track of their contracts digitally and we’ve never really understood why. They exist to make life easier, but we understand that the topic can seem overwhelming, especially if you are already juggling numerous contracts. But... Read more

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The Kickstart Scheme: Finding New Horizons in the 2buy2 Marketing Team

2021/06/11

The Kickstart scheme:Finding new horizons in the 2buy2 Marketing Team Hi, I’m Ashley Sterio and I can attest that the Kickstart Scheme is a brilliant way of helping 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit find relevant career-related jobs. To highlight how much it has impacted me so far, I want to... Read more

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Graduating Uni to finding a job in a pandemic - a Kickstart story

2021/06/11

From graduating uni to finding a job in a pandemic - a Kickstart story Graduating in a pandemic I graduated from University in July 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. The last 4 months of my degree was spent in isolation, confused without a straight road to finishing my degree ahead of me.... Read more

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May's Kudos of the Month Winner - Ben McGirr

2021/06/02

May's Kudos of the Month winner - Ben McGirr Today we want to congratulate our very own Ben McGirr for his efforts in May! Collecting a total of 10 Kudos throughout the month is quite the feat. Before we go into detail about Ben’s achievements this month, lets quickly explain how our Kudos system... Read more

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Procurement lessons from the Death Star

Procurement lessons from the Death Star

2021/05/04

Procurement Lessons from the Death Star Have you ever watched Star Wars and wondered of the Procurement Implications of designing, specifying, commissioning, and procuring a Death Star on behalf of the Imperials? The figures are mind-blowing and quite a daunting task for whomever was the poor... Read more

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2buy2 launches Kickstart scheme

2021/02/09

Do you know anyone between 16-24 years old and unemployed due to the recent climate? 2buy2 have decided to operate the Government Kickstart scheme to help. What is the Kickstart Scheme? In September 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the 'Kickstart... Read more

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2buy2 is 25th fastest growing company in Wales

2buy2 is 25th fastest growing company in Wales

2020/11/12

2buy2 has been recognised as the 25th fastest growing business in Wales, by Fast Growth 50. Fast Growth 50 Wales celebrates Welsh entrepreneurship by listing the 50 businesses who have shown the fastest growth every year. 2buy2 is a leading national... Read more

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Procurement specialist launches UK-wide £500m innovative solution to help education institutions manage the rising costs of cleaning and catering post COVID-19

Jonathan Morgan

2020/08/03

2buy2 already works with more than 1,000 education professionals across the UK Buying as a group or ‘aggregation’ ensures better rates for all... Read more

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Unveiling a unique service to help organisations of all types exit lockdown safely

Unveiling a unique service to help organisations of all types exit lockdown safely

2020/06/09

Here at 2buy2, we are delighted to unveil a unique service to help churches, charities, schools, healthcare providers and businesses of all types in Wales and England secure personal protective equipment (PPE) and... Read more

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Procurement firm sourcing PPE for lockdown easing

Procurement firm sourcing PPE for lockdown easing

2020/06/05

Welsh procurement specialist 2Buy2 has revealed how it is helping churches, charities, schools, healthcare and businesses in Wales and England to secure personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene and cleaning products in preparation for the... Read more

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Event: See you at the Trust Network Conference

Event: See you at the Trust Network Conference

2020/03/10

Come and meet us at the Trust Network Conference 2020 in Corby, on the 11th of March. Visit our Education Buying stand for a demo of our Contracts Register and to find out how our frameworks can save you time and help you demonstrate value for money. ... Read more

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Churches’ demand for green energy doubles

Churches’ demand for green energy doubles

2020/01/21

More and more churches are trying to tackle climate change by reducing their carbon footprint and switching to green energy. Church Buying has seen the demand for its green energy contracts double since 2016. The Big Church Switch, a green energy campaign by... Read more

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Procurement-as-a-Service launches in the education sector

Procurement-as-a-service launches in the education sector

2020/01/06

Procurement-as-a-service launches in the education sector Education Buying is a new procurement service helping to maximise spending and resources in the education sector. Launched by 2buy2, a leading UK procurement company, Education Buying delivers flexible support from dedicated procurement and service... Read more

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Church Buying launches with new procurement-as-a-service offering

Church Buying launches with new procurement-as-a-service offering

2019/11/18

Church Buying is a new purchasing service launched by leading church buying group 2buy2 to help churches and others reduce time and money spent on day-to-day purchases and their long-term planning needs. Church Buying releases... Read more

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2buy2’s success lands a rating in top Fast Growth 50 companies

2buy2’s success lands a rating in top Fast Growth 50 companies

2019/11/12

2buy2, a national procurement company, has been recognised as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in Wales, by Fast Growth 50. 2buy2, which helps education and church sector organisations secure better value for money, has also... Read more

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My work experience with 2buy2 - Jamie-Leigh

Jamie-Leigh

2019/08/07

My time at 2buy2 was spent learning about sides of marketing that I didn’t know existed from Irina, the Marketing Assistant at 2buy2. When I first began my week of work experience, I had a vague idea of what marketing was and how it was carried out, and... Read more

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The early days of 2buy2

Rob Kissick and Russell Stables

2019/08/06

2buy2’s story started with its CEO, Robert Kissick. Born in Neath, his motivation was always to add value to people's lives and the beginning of his career is strong proof of that. In 2001, he joined the World Food Programme as a Disaster Manager helping with the Mozambique flood... Read more

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2buy2 employees help with Hurricane Irma disaster

2buy2 employees help with Hurricane Irma disaster

2019/08/06

Andrew Thomas, Business Operations Manager, was asked in 2017 to go to the Caribbean Islands by 2buy2’s CEO Robert Kissick, who had previously worked with emergency response teams. Andrew accepted and was deployed in September 2017 to the Dominican... Read more

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