Established in 2010 with 5 founding members as part of the Homes and Communities Procurement Efficiency Initiative (PEI), EEM now supports 87 housing providers, 4 NHS trusts, 3 police districts, 4 universities, an Academy Trust (consisting of 26 academies) and 3 likeminded procurement consortia whom we are proud to partner with.
Whilst EEM’s core area is the East Midlands, the South and Wales areas are covered by partnering with Westworks, Advantage South West and South East Consortia who have a combined membership of 67 (EEM class these as 3 members). More enquiries are being received nationally due to the efficient model which has been designed to support the Public Sector obtain the best value from a free membership. The increase in membership has resulted in the projected throughput for 2017/18 to exceed £100 million (70% increase on 2016/17) with over 100 new call off contracts signed since April 2017.
Members who have joined EEM since August 2017 include:
- Oadby and Wigson Borough Council (Aug 2017)
- Riverside (Aug 2017)
- Durham University (Aug 2017)
- Catalyst Housing (Aug 2017)
- Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (Aug 2017)
- L.E.A.D. Academy Trust (Aug 2017)
- LACE Housing (Sep 2017)
- Longhurst Group (Sep 2017)
Pete Smith, Chief Executive of EEM, said: “I am so proud of what the whole team has achieved over the last seven years, we have listened to feedback from the members and developed a transparent, efficient solution that works for the membership. Reaching 100 members, 100 new call off contracts and £100m throughput this year so far, are all massive milestones for EEM, it really is a pinch me moment.
“Linking these great milestones to the fact that over the past 3 years we have collected £58,000 for charity and a further £458,000 given as Community Donations over the past 4 years really does show that EEM are on the right track. We are proud that our smallest member with 150 homes receives the same rates as our largest member of 67,000 homes; our aim is to ensure that the Public Sector receive the best overall value. To continue the positivity, another announcement will be made in the Autumn which will be of benefit to all members who use EEM material supply chain”
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If you are a public sector organisation interested in benefiting from free EEM membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01623 729945 to find out more.
Pictured: EEM Chief Executive, Pete Smith