Beacon to begin trading under the Entegra name
From 1 September, Beacon Purchasing, the procurement services provider, will begin trading under the Entegra brand, its parent company and global food group purchasing organisation (GPO).
Beacon was acquired by Entegra on 30 September 2022, a move which brought together two of the UK’s leading purchasing organisations to provide a stronger, wider offering under one company. Beacon’s long history of providing bespoke procurement services in categories such as beverages, linen, FF&E, professional services and utilities, combined with Entegra’s data-powered and digitally enabled solutions, offers businesses within the hospitality, leisure, and healthcare sectors access to a comprehensive one-stop solution structured to cater to their every procurement need.
Stephen Beech, UK Managing Director at Entegra, said, "This evolution marks a significant milestone in our mission to deliver an unparalleled full-service procurement solution to our clients. Our expanded offering empowers us to serve our clients with even greater speed, efficiency, and effectiveness and enables innovative projects and service areas to be developed that will bring tangible benefits to our clients’ business."
Paul Brown, Beacon Managing Director, added, "This move presents an exciting opportunity for existing Beacon customers, as they will continue to receive the tailored advisory services they trust but with the alignment of the two businesses they will be able to tap into an unmatched level of cross-category expertise, digital solutions and operational support."
Existing and new Entegra and Beacon customers benefit from greater resources, expertise and purchasing power across all sectors. The acquisition enabled both businesses to capitalise on their combined strength to offer an enhanced service offering, which includes savings and purchasing programmes, operational advisory services, central billing, supply chain analytics, CSR and eProcurement platforms.
Entegra was established by Sodexo in 1999 to help businesses with food facilities to buy more efficiently.