Charity Case Study

With Banner this charity saved time, money and effort.

When Banner responded to a stationery tender from a public sector charity, we worked with the customer to meet this specific office product need, but also went beyond to help consolidate their workplace supplies and even integrate a fully managed washing machines and dishwashers service.

This helped the charity to make considerable operational improvements, reduce time-consuming non-core activities for their people and lower spend across all their workplace supplies.

With Banner they got results!


– Supply base reduced to one, saving time, money and admin

– A 23% saving on chemical costs

– Training support to all end users

– One consolidated invoice

– Fewer deliveries

– Easier supplier management for all staff

– Everyone has more time to work!


Working in partnership with people across their organisation, we helped to identify their facilities supplies, cleaning and other needs, and found out that they were dealing with seven suppliers. This meant seven different arrangements for deliveries, seven invoicing and contractual arrangements and seven suppliers for their people to order from.

Today, the charity buys everything from Banner, which has reduced their supplier base from 7 to 1. Workload, admin time and costs have all been reduced.

Workplace supplies plus a managed washing machine and dishwasher service

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When our customer asked for support on their extensive washing machine and dishwasher portfolio, our answer was yes. We set to work to find the best solution and we now provide them with a fully managed service on all washing machines and dishwashers. Our customer needed auto dosage support for these professional washing machines, so we partnered with Johnson Diversey to supply all the chemicals, dishwashing and washing products needed across the charity’s operations. This also included Banner organising training for end users across all the sites and issuing certificates to every end user.

With two schools under the organisation’s umbrella, Banner meets all their uniform requirements, with an ordering platform to make life easier for parents.

With Banner you can be happy. Here’s what our customer says: (left hand column)

Right hand column:

“Before we started working with Banner, we were using in excess of seven different suppliers. We incorporated all spend from these suppliers to provide the below categories.  Banner was successful at securing strong savings on product and soft cost on service efficiency, working with us to deliver a fully integrated e-procurement platform with a tiered approval process and consolidated monthly invoicing.

“The team at Banner have always been there to support us and through some complex projects including a large office move programme. I now make Banner my first point of call for most products. This has ranged from the usual office supplies and inks and toners to the more unusual such a pool table and an X Box One.

“Banner offer highly competitive prices with a service that truly surpasses anything we have had in the past. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”

If you would like to find out how you could make savings on your workplace consumables please get in touch with us:

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