A not-for-profit professional buying organisation owned by its Members, for its Members
LUPC - a member of Procurement England Ltd.
Our new Shared Procurement Service, Ensemble Purchasing, opens for business today (11 January) with the start of its first full-time member of staff, Kat Humphries.
This ‘first-in-sector’ collaboration offers a complete, longer-term, shared procurement service to Members and was created to address the need for professional, high-quality procurement resource within smaller institutions.
The initial participating Members are the Royal College of Music , Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music , although other Members are welcome to join in future. The service is owned and managed by its participating Members, who each have a seat on Ensemble's Board.
LUPC Director’s Andy Davies said: “We’re hugely excited about the launch of this new Shared Service, which will provide an in-house procurement resource for our smaller institutions, helping them deliver maximum value from their spend.
“Not only is this Service a first for higher education, but we’re also delighted that three music colleges are the first pioneers to be part of Ensemble, demonstrating the strength and potential of collaboration that exists in the sector.”