St Helena Hospice
"Novo-K completed a SMARTcheck review for St Helena Hospice of our current procurement approach and buying habits. The process combined guided self-assessment, a review of our spend data and a really useful site visit where the Novo-K team met with key people in the charity. The SMARTreport that they produced was very clear, relevant and well-structured using their easily understandable SMARTprocurement model. The whole process encouraged us to reflect on our current arrangements and priorities, and prompted us to really focus on opportunities and quick-wins that we’d been missing. The recommendations were all practical and achievable, and we appreciated the way these were RAG rated to make developing an action plan that much easier. All in all the support we received was excellent value for money and will undoubtedly help us realise a decent return on this modest investment" Mark Jarman-Howe, Chief Executive
“Kavita Cooper is a pleasure to work with. Her enthusiasm for the role effective procurement can play in releasing resources for charities to better achieve their mission is infectious. Kavita’s broad commercial experience combined with her great insight into the third sector make her a valued and valuable partner.” Mark Jarman-Howe, Chief Executive
Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer
"Novo K helped us get to the root of our IT issues. As a charity dedicated to supporting men and their families affected by male specific cancers, it’s imperative that we have reliable IT systems so that we can communicate with supporters, healthcare professionals and cancer patients. Novo K communicated efficiently with our suppliers, providing a step by step report of their findings and offered tailor-made solutions to suit our organisation’s needs." Rebecca Porta, CEO Orchid
We had the pleasure of meeting Phil Perkins of Oxfam at our EXPOSED!?! event in Reading. Here is what Phil had to say about the event:
"I'd recommend attending similar events on data security and risk from suppliers because it gives you an opportunity to learn from an expert on a subject of interest and share best practice experience with your peers in other organisations..."
"Novo-K is helping COATS to drive down the cost of maintaining goods and services where being a smaller organisation can make developing strong supplier relationships harder to achieve."
The Clare Foundation
"Kavita and her team are really approachable and happy to discuss procurement at all levels. So even if this is an area you dont specialise in you are made to feel comfortable and are able to lean about a diverse area in laymans terms."
The Sourcing Team
"Kavita and Novo-K were employed by my charity Livability when I was Procurement Lead there. I have no hesitation in recommending Kavita for any role that she feels that is appropriate for her. I found Kavita to be knowledgeable in her role of consultant advisor, adding this to her verve and intelligence the project she was employed to assist in was concluded to acclaim and success. She and her company were diligent and timely with responses to questions and statements too. I would employ Kavita in any project in the 3rd Sector that requires expetise and experience in the procurement function." Ian Kirsch, Procurement Manager, The Abbeyfield Society
CGL - change, grow, live
In September 2017 we run two workshops at eWorld: Procurement & Supply sharing our #SMARtprocurement model, how collaboration within organisations can make a difference and our tools/templates "I found the Novo-K workshop at eWorld very helpful. I am already using some of the tools they shared to promote procurement within my organisation" Jenny Pearmund; Procurement Category Manager