Efficio Appointed by Informa’s Knowledge and Networking Division for Year Long Engagement

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Efficio, the procurement specialist, has been appointed by Informa’s
Knowledge and Networking division to review, set up and embed a new
procurement function across the business, recruiting and training an
internal team who will continue to deliver efficiencies over the long
term.

Commenting on the engagement, Matt Harrison, Chief Operating Officer of
Informa’s Knowledge and Networking Division said: “The Efficio team has
impressed us from the start with their enthusiastic attitude to the
opportunities we have as a new division. Having grown quickly through
acquisition over the past few years, we can create efficiencies without
losing what makes those businesses appealing to end customers. We chose
to partner with Efficio because of their strategic vision, unrivalled
category expertise and ability to improve our existing sourcing model.”

Dappula Wijeyeratne, Principal at Efficio, who is leading the engagement
added: “Knowledge and Networking is Informa’s global conference and
training division, and as such is made up of a number of sector-specific
functions delivering similar products. By reviewing buying patterns
across the business at an operational level, it is possible to create
efficiencies without affecting the quality of the events. We will work
closely with the team, transferring skills to Informa employees so that
the new procurement function we put in place will sustain the strategic
improvements delivered in the first phase. Viewing procurement
strategically, and not simply as a unit cost improvement but as a way to
optimise what the business buys and how it makes those purchasing
decisions, can really enhance the business.”

ENDS

About Efficio

Efficio is a procurement specialist that helps its clients across the
world to achieve breakthrough results in their procurement and supply
chain functions. Our experienced team design innovative solutions and
utilise bespoke cutting edge technology to manage and transform our
client’s capability for the long term, ensuring excellent sustainable
results.

For further information about Efficio, please see: www.efficioconsulting.com

Contacts

Vetch Mahne
Lindsay Vetch / Christian Mahne
+44 (0) 20 3488
3100
efficio@vetchmahne.com
or
Georgina
Golding
+44 (0) 20 7550 5687
georgina.golding@efficioconsulting.com