Proxima

We deliver value, savings, and transformation by challenging the status quo with critical and creative perspectives, enabling our clients to reach their business goals.
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https://www.proximagroup.com/

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Procurement and supply chain consultancy Proxima was set up more than 25 years ago by Matthew Eatough, who wanted to cut the cost of supplies. He worked for his family shoemaking company and realised the impact supplier costs were making on the business.

His mission paved the way for Proxima's credo that procurement is much more than just "purchasing". Today, the company has offices across Britain and America and counts the Home Office, John Lewis, Morrisons, easyJet and Transport for London among its customers.

Proxima is an inclusive place to work and its open-door policy makes collaborating with people from all levels of the business easy. New recruits are given a career manager and a "buddy". The career manager helps to guide and support staff, as well as aid their development.

Staff are encouraged to expand their skills and learning, whether or not the training is work-related — Proxima has an X-Fund which invests in its employees’ passions. Staff are also supported to gain professional qualifications.

The company's flexible-working policy allows staff to work at times that suit their personal lives. They can also take up to four days a year volunteering leave, as a chance to give back to their community.

Mental health and wellbeing champions are always on hand to offer advice and support. The company says Team spirit and support is woven into the fabric of the business.

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My Team

92% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The charity and wellbeing committees often join together to create events, such as the Wellness Fortnight in July, when everyone was encouraged to join in wellbeing initiatives, such as a "lunch and learn" on the benefits of physical exercise, a company-wide "plank" challenge or a 24-hour team charity row.
Leadership

94% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Chief executive Gareth Evans and the board have daily leadership meetings to ensure there is clarity between them. From these daily meetings, there are regular video updates from Gareth that are posted on our company’s Workplace platform so staff can watch these video updates at a time that works best for them.
Personal Growth

98% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The X Fund is run by a committee of six employees, who manage a budget for non-essential training needs. Throughout the year, staff can submit applications to the X Fund to request funding. Paid study leave is given to attend the course.
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92% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The charity and wellbeing committees often join together to create events, such as the Wellness Fortnight in July, when everyone was encouraged to join in wellbeing initiatives, such as a "lunch and learn" on the benefits of physical exercise, a company-wide "plank" challenge or a 24-hour team charity row.
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94% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Chief executive Gareth Evans and the board have daily leadership meetings to ensure there is clarity between them. From these daily meetings, there are regular video updates from Gareth that are posted on our company’s Workplace platform so staff can watch these video updates at a time that works best for them.
Personal Growth
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98% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The X Fund is run by a committee of six employees, who manage a budget for non-essential training needs. Throughout the year, staff can submit applications to the X Fund to request funding. Paid study leave is given to attend the course.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2006
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
59% : 41%
Male : Female employee ratio
67%
Employees earning £35k+
11%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
It is a privileged position to lead the world’s premier procurement consultancy; we are a group of people who want to create exceptional stories for ourselves, our company, and our clients. Every day I am inspired by the people who work here, and it is my responsibility to create an environment that feels like home but also challenges and encourages them to achieve.

Gareth Evans, CEO - Proxima

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