DealTrack Blog — David Hunt

Andrew Butt — EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year Awards finalist

Posted by David Hunt on May 11, 2018 13:12:37

We are pleased to announce that our MD Andrew Butt has been shortlisted for the EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year (2018) Midlands awards in their "Disruptor" category for its DealTrack innovation.*

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Topics: The DealTrack Story, Press Articles

Profitable business growth for suppliers to the building industry

Posted by David Hunt on July 25, 2017 08:23:00

Profitability for suppliers to the building industry — including building materials, plumbing, HVAC and electrical distributors — is often very closely dependent on the amount of rebate they can negotiate and claim.

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Lifting the lid on supplier rebates

Posted by David Hunt on April 20, 2016 11:48:23

We’re seeing more and more evidence of companies who rely on their suppliers or vendors to tell them what rebates they should claim.

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Topics: Rebate Management, Contract Management

Rebate management system “delivers value at every level” for XLVets

Posted by David Hunt on February 3, 2016 16:20:00

Founded in 2005, XLVets is one of the UK's leading veterinary groups sharing experience, knowledge and skills whilst providing economies of scale for member practices. On behalf of its members, the group establishes deals for pharmaceutical supplies and accessories with manufacturers and wholesalers. It also works alongside academic bodies and commercial research and manufacturing companies to place its members at the forefront of veterinary science.

Group statistics:

  • 49 members

  • Over 150 premises

  • More than 500 vets

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Topics: Client Stories, Industry Sector: Buying Groups, Rebate Management System

Tesco's scandal: a cautionary tale for the collaborative economy

Posted by David Hunt on January 27, 2016 11:47:00

If profit is the most important word in the business world then trust must run it a very close second. In the new collaborative economy the trust between businesses and their trading partners is key to their ability to move forward as one with transparency.

A damning report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), has today seen Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, pay the price for poor supplier rebate management, after delaying supplier payments and failing to raise accurate invoices.

Tesco’s accounting scandal has brought the importance of the collaborative economy and the consequences of falling short in collaborative business planning into focus.

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Topics: Press Articles, Industry Sector: Retail

Landmark: overrider system

Posted by David Hunt on August 17, 2014 09:34:00

Landmark Wholesale Buying Group is a major buying group that provides a centralised trading and marketing operation on behalf of its members — leading independent wholesalers. The group represents members throughout the UK and has a turnover of £1.8 billion. One of their key roles is to organise the complex process of managing member overrider payments.

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Topics: Client Stories, Industry Sector: Wholesale Distribution, Industry Sector: Buying Groups

Wolseley: Supplier rebate management

Posted by David Hunt on August 16, 2014 10:04:00

Wolseley is the world's number one distributor of heating and plumbing products to the professional market and a leading supplier of building materials.

Across two continents Wolseley are the trusted partner of contractors, construction companies, industry and governments; supplying them with the materials they need for building, remodelling and repair work. They rely on Wolseley for their boilers and their flues, their pipes and their air-conditioning units, their timber and their bricks — and much more besides.

By providing the products and services they need, when and where they need them, at competitive prices, Wolseley plays a key role in helping their customers.

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Topics: Client Stories, Industry Sector: Building Materials

The engine room of the collaborative economy

Posted by David Hunt on January 6, 2014 12:00:00

In modern business context, the phrase 'we're in this together' is no soundbite but a new way of trading, where the benefits are visible on a day-to-day basis and on the bottom lines of businesses.

In this new collaborative economy, B2B cloud software has played a key role in creating a leaner and more cohesive way of doing business to the benefit of all parties involved. B2B cloud software is more than just an enabler or a part of the machinery, it is an engine that is driving businesses forwards through an ethos of collaboration, transparency and efficiency.

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Just rewards for DCS Europe

Posted by David Hunt on December 3, 2013 09:00:00

Enable is delighted to share the success story of one of its key partner clients by highlighting a remarkable period of recognition for distributor DCS Europe.

The company has been named in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table of Britain's leading mid-market private companies with the biggest sales. DCS ranked at number 220 with sales of £148.4 million.

The business was also given prominent place in the Design Council's special report Leading Business by Design, which sought to explore the current and potential role of design in business and education in collaboration with Warwick Business School.

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Topics: Client Stories, Industry Sector: Wholesale Distribution

Watchdog safeguards the collaborative economy

Posted by David Hunt on June 28, 2013 11:47:00

Ramping up of grocers code is an inevitable step in the development of co-efficient trading.

New supermarket watchdog Christine Tacon certainly set her stall out when she announced her desire to fine retailers a percentage of their turnover for mistreating suppliers.

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Topics: Press Articles