Cost & Procurement Transformation Consultancy

Cost & Procurement Transformation Consultancy

Hawtrey Dene are a specialist cost and procurement transformation consultancy working with major global brands, SMEs, charities and the public sector.  We're people focused and believe we have a very different approach where our clients, their stakeholders and their supply chain are at the heart of all we do. We are immensely proud of the reputation we have built and the testimonials our clients are willing to provide for us; we believe that speaks volumes about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

We deliver real, measurable value for clients in cost and process transformations, ensuring we align outcomes with the objectives of the organisation and engaging effectively with internal and supplier stakeholders. Our engagements unlock significant hard (financial) and soft (process and efficiency) benefits with measurable bottom line impact that make a real difference to our clients. We thrive on the role we play to help improve profits, release client cash flow and deliver real best value across our client supply chains. Why not meet with our team for a no obligation chat (we'll bring the coffees) and find out why our clients work with us and why they're happy to tell others?

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Improving the Client P&L

Improving the Client P&L

Hawtrey Dene deliver optimised costs and procurement excellence. We are well respected specialists in procurement consulting, cost transformation, process redesign and business transformation. Everything we do is focused on improvement:, improving costs, processes, systems and outcomes. Our record stands for itself and our clients are our best advocates. We always deliver, work hard to exceed client expectations and ensure we provide the tools for sustainable, continued best practice.

We identify, challenge, manage and mitigate the risks that arise from the cost base and the supply chain of our clients across their global operations and help bring about positive, sustainable changes and measurable cost reductions. From a one off project to a cost transformation programme, from team training to insourced long term support, we flex our model to ensure we meet your objectives and we're in business to build long term, mutually rewarding partnerships.

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Proud to be Different

Proud to be Different

We've worked hard to build our reputation and we're proud to be different in our approach. Our long term relationships with clients bear testimony to the way we work and the bonds we build with stakeholders and across the supply chain. Our teams work within client organisations to deliver effective, measurable and sustainable solutions to the challenges we uncover, always ensuring that those solutions align to the wider corporate objectives.

Our work is predominantly gained from referrals and introductions; our clients, old and new, are happy to recommend our services because we deliver and do so in a way that works right across their organisation.  If you'd like to find out how we deliver best of class solutions for clients please get in touch, we're confident that you will find us refreshingly different.

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Improving Procurement for Luxury Brands

Improving Procurement for Luxury Brands

The luxury sector has a focused commitment on experience and environment, whether offline or online. We're proud to work with global luxury brands in retail and services to help them ensure their supply chains are robust and their cost base offers the optimum value at a level of service that reflects their brands. In the UK, Europe and USA we have delivered projects across diverse categories from global champagne supply to luxury shop fit, from e-commerce packaging to MRO and FM services. We understand the luxury sector and help deliver realistic improvements aligned to brand, local markets and corporate strategy.

"Hawtrey Dene were recommended to us by a colleague on another blue chip board. Their reputation is excellent and since engaging them in July 2013 we've been greatly impressed with their levels of energy and drive. The savings they are uncovering are very strong and, working with them, our stakeholders are really challenging all areas of our business."

LYNNE TURNER, ex-GLOBAL FINANCE DIRECTOR, CHRISTIES

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Real Cost Transformation for Retailers

Real Cost Transformation for Retailers

The retail sector, online and offline but particularly on the high street, is a tough environment and getting no easier. Aligning budgetary demands with corporate strategy and challenging those demands to ensure the delivery on the front line efficiently is critical as margins are squeezed and footfall fluctuates and diminishes. Ensuring your customers have a welcoming, safe and enjoyable shopping environment underpins our work in retail; questioning 'we've always done it like that' is the starting position, delivering an improved outcome with your stakeholders on board is the sign to us of a successful finish. We don't cut corners by simply cutting costs; we help transform your relationships, processes and cost profiles to achieve sustainable improvement.

"Having worked with Hawtrey Dene previously, I was happy to bring them into Debenhams. They quickly got stuck into delivering real cash savings for the business, at the same time as mapping out longer term efficiency and process improvement projects."

MATT SMITH, CFO, DEBENHAMS

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Best Value in the Public Sector

Best Value in the Public Sector

'Doing more with less' is a constant pressure in all areas, not least the public and charitable sectors where budgets are being reduced, fundraising facing acute pressures and demand for services is ever increasing. Ensuring that every penny spent is done so in an informed, measured and accountable way is critical to maximise opportunities, deliver the outcomes to support the most vulnerable in our communities and demonstrate to funding sources that the organisation is focused on measuring and controlling value.'  Hawtrey Dene have strong credentials in the public as well as the private sector. Our CEO has been an elected member for 20+ years and our teams have direct experience with central government, local government, police forces and a range of charities. Contact us to find out how we can provide support to your teams to transform costs and processes and deliver tangible value.

Data Driven Delivery

Data Driven Delivery

We love uncovering the unknown and building evidence to show how focused improvements and well delivered change can benefit a client organisation. Across both the private and public sector we're at the heart of delivering effective solutions across direct and indirect spend, helping to ensure that procurement is a focused 'business-enabler' aligned to the corporate objectives and focused on the end user, customer and stakeholders.

Using our data analytics platform and process mapping techniques we bring clarity to help clients understand the art of the possible, and build a journey plan that takes them there in a way that fits their needs and their organisation. Our assessment processes bring together the facts and figures to highlight how things are, along with a deeper diagnostic of people and processes to ensure solutions aren't pursued in isolation.

If you would like to discuss how your organisations is performing on your spend and what could be done to help you get more from it, please get in touch; it would be great to meet you.

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What Our Clients Say

“Hawtrey Dene Group were recommended to us by a colleague on another blue chip board. Their reputation is excellent and since engaging them in July 2013 we’ve been greatly impressed with their levels of energy and drive.

“The savings they are uncovering are very strong and, working with them, our stakeholders are really challenging all areas of our business.”

Lynne Shamwana
CFO Virgin Care (ex Global Finance Director, Christie’s)

“Hawtrey Dene started managing Hovis’ indirect spend in mid-2017 where they quickly demonstrated a step change in terms of stakeholder interaction and an ability to challenge the status quo. The delivery programme has delivered savings and client satisfaction that are both sustainable and better than anticipated.

“Following this success, Hawtrey Dene were awarded a long term contract for the management of directs procurement at Hovis which is being managed with the same continued success.”

Nish Kankiwala
CEO, Hovis Limited

“The Hawtrey Dene team quickly understood our business and the commercial priorities of a co-operative society, balancing delivering low risk quick-wins with longer term strategic change, while delivering the external challenge and expertise that we needed. 

“Most importantly they adapted their ways of working to suit our stakeholders. During the engagement they delivered 25% savings and improved our profitability – helping our business to face the continuing challenges of the retail market.”

Doug Field
Joint CEO, East of England Cooperative

“Hawtrey Dene quickly and effectively demonstrated their stakeholder management skills allowing them to deliver on projects and tenders across our European businesses; ensuring that our relationships with key suppliers have never been stronger.

“Their careful focus on bench-marking data and their transparent processes helped drive confident decision making and allowed for clear, concise outcomes and achievements which added significant value alongside reduced costs.”

Edward Piket
Ex-Procurement Director, European Forecourt Retailing

“Since the appointment of Hawtrey Dene we have benefited from a more joined up approach to our procurement across the Group. This has resulted not only in substantial cost savings but an improvement in processes and trading terms with our suppliers.

“With Hawtrey Dene we get the benefit of dedicated high calibre individuals embedded into our business along with their broader professional network for specialist areas of spend.”

Richard Smothers
CFO, Greene King plc (ex CFO, Mothercare plc)

“Hawtrey Dene quickly got stuck into delivering real cash savings for Debenhams, at the same time as mapping out longer term efficiency and process improvement projects. The challenge they bring to the status quo is refreshing and their insight and experience helps our teams to think differently.

“By providing tangible benchmark data to drive decision making and working closely with internal stakeholders, supplier relationships have improved. The Hawtrey Dene team have quickly become part of the Debenhams team and continue to deliver great savings across a range of categories.”

Matt Smith
CFO, Selfridges (ex-CFO, Debenhams)

“Hawtrey Dene have handled the commercial and procurement work since 2008, bringing real professionalism to the way we manage our costs. They have achieved significant savings on our annual spend, enabling us to increase spending in areas critical to our long-term success. Their CEO, Scott Seaman-Digby, has also helped to develop innovative new ideas to help raise income and attendance at our conference.”

Lord Feldman of Elstree
Ex-Chairman of the Conservative Party

“I have found Hawtrey Dene to have a refreshing approach to negotiation. They have a true understanding of working in partnership with venues, stakeholders and other agencies, at a level that one rarely sees in the modern business world.

“I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Andrew Stokes
Director, Visit England (ex CEO, Marketing Manchester)

“They bring a wealth of knowledge and constructive challenge to managing external expenditure in both the private and public sector. It was a complete pleasure to work with Scott and the Hawtrey Dene team.”

Bob Alabaster
CPO, LGC Ltd (Ex-London Borough Head of Procurement)

“Hawtrey Dene have been a great help to Mothercare during our push to become a lower cost, efficient retailer. They identified specific savings initiatives, supported the prioritisation of the work and critically are helping build the competency and processes of the organisation to enable us to do it ourselves in the future.

“I would not hesitate in recommending them to others.”

Simon Calver
Partner at British Growth Fund, Chairman of Moo.com and ex-CEO of Mothercare plc

“Hawtrey Dene proved invaluable in assisting with the training and coaching of the Gategroup team.

“ith their guidance we unlocked substantial and sustainable cost savings.”

Roy Moed
ex-Chairman, Pourshins and Director Total Cost Management for Gategroup

“HD have a wealth of commercial Retail experience across various sectors and has an engaging, pragmatic and systematic approach. I have dealt with Scott on several projects over many years and have always been impressed by his unique ability to think outside the box and find unique and innovative solutions to challenging business problems.”

Sandy Bole
Managing Director, Simpac

Hawtrey Dene are specialists in cost transformation, procurement consulting, process redesign, procurement outsourcing and business transformation.

We identify, challenge, manage and mitigate the risks arising from the cost base, supply chain and business operations of our clients across their global operations. We operate both alongside existing procurement teams and where there is no in-house service.

We focus on people and relationships by taking a joined-up and long-term view, underpinned by an early identification of short and medium term opportunities to deliver immediate value. Our people are passionate and focused on results; along with our track record of delivery, they are what sets us apart.

We work in partnership with our clients, embedding our teams within an organisation to fully understand the priorities and objectives set and to ensure alignment with them. By building strong relationships, our teams identify and deliver significant and measureable value, with both hard and soft benefits across sectors and categories.

Hawtrey Dene add value to clients without disrupting day to day operations and we stay engaged at every step to ensure successful project delivery; right through to implementation and beyond into the initial phases of contract management. We only provide solutions that give long-term and sustainable outcomes and that create a lasting legacy of tangible improvement.

The relationships between our people and our clients last well beyond the initial engagement and we’re proud to have become a trusted partner to blue chips and household names; this is perhaps the best testament to the culture and people that make up Hawtrey Dene.

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