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We loved CUBO Winter Conference - November 2018


by Simona Hardy 30 November 2018

Pelican supported the CUBO association as a Golden Partner at the CUBO Winter Conference which took place in Leeds from Wednesday 28th to Thursday 29th November 2018.

The Pelican team Michelle Parnham and Simona Hardy who attended the event met with many Universities and learnt about their key challenges relating to food pricing, GP margins and automated systems supporting catering operations.

The conference programme, especially the discussion panels where CUBO members directly and openly shared their challenges, pressure points, worries and best practice were extremely useful.

The event host - Leeds Beckett University - was absolutely amazing. They provided first class hospitality: great quality food, venue and entertainment.” 

Thank you CUBO and the Leeds Beckett Team for a great event. Pelican will be back next year!

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Pelican's specialism is Bespoke Professional Procurement Services and Systems, which enables Universities further enhance their catering & hospitality operation. 

Pelican has developed some successful partnerships with a number of universities and colleges including Keble CollegeUniversity of Birmingham, Queen Mary University of London,  St Hugh's College and Leeds Beckett University, to name but a few.

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Client Case Studies & Resources:

Keble College, University of Oxford: “We have achieved cost savings of 16% and suppliers are meeting our strict SLAs regarding delivery timeframes and overall quality”

St Hugh's College, University of Oxford: "Following a bespoke tender we have identified financial savings of 14%. To realise savings without impacting quality was something I wished for, and that’s what was delivered."

Queen Mary University of London: “Having immediate access to live purchasing data helps us to fully understand what is going on with our catering and hospitality operation” 

Are Framework Agreements the best solution for your University? “Our surveys show that 10% savings over frameworks can be achieved through bespoke tender contract” 

Why people love using revolutionary system Pi? “We use Pi for the bespoke management reports where we are able see spend by supplier, by site or by individual product - a great tool which helps to us to mitigate any potential risk.” 

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