A new beginning
Beacon acquired by Sodexo subsidiary, Entegra
We’re thrilled to announce that Beacon has been acquired by Entegra a Sodexo subsidiary and leading global group procurement organisation. This move will bring together two of the leading purchasing organisations in the UK to create a one-stop sourcing solution for all your procurement requirements.
Entegra delivers industry-specific savings solutions, digital tools, advisory services, and corporate social responsibility support to help hospitality clients improve customer experiences and achieve their goals. These services will perfectly complement our 20-year heritage in supporting hotels, care and leisure facilities with our bespoke procurement solutions, covering everything from building maintenance and catering equipment, to design, professional services, and utilities.
Speaking of the acquisition Managing Director of Beacon, Paul Brown said, “From the moment we started talking to Entegra, the benefits of combining our two successful businesses just made sense. Beacon customers will now be able to leverage the power of better deals that being part of Entegra brings, and Entegra customers will benefit from the additional services Beacon can provide. At this time of crippling cost pressures having a purchasing partner that can deliver is more important than ever and we believe joining Entegra will provide real solutions for thousands of struggling businesses.”
This sentiment was echoed by Stephen Beech, UK Managing Director at Entegra who said, “We are looking forward to working with the team at Beacon to broaden our offering which will enable the faster deployment of new areas of service to benefit our clients’ businesses. Both our clients and Beacon’s will gain access to an enhanced portfolio of services to serve their needs, ultimately working to drive down cost, increase operational efficiency, and boost business performance.”
Damien Calderini, Global CEO for Entegra added, “As one of the largest food GPOs in the world, Entegra considers the UK market integral to our growth. Working with a company of Beacon’s calibre is the perfect next step to help grow and strengthen the Entegra position in the UK.”
As Beacon moves forward into the next phase of our journey, we want to reassure you that it's business as usual. Beacon retains its name and the same multi-disciplinary team you've come to know and trust - only now we have the backing of a business with over $24bn of purchasing power globally.
We're excited to continue making Beacon even better under the new ownership of Entegra, and we can't wait to update you on all the positive new developments as they happen. We also want to take this opportunity to thank our customers, supply partners, team, and our previous parent company ICH for believing in us and helping to grow Beacon into the success it is today.
Thank you for your continued support.