Strategic procurement excellence


About Future Purchasing

World Leaders in Category Management

Future Purchasing is a specialist procurement transformation and improvement consultancy. Based in the UK, with more than 80 experts worldwide, we have a 19-year track record of designing and implementing procurement change.

We own the world’s largest and most targeted benchmark data on key success factors that deliver exceptional Category Management outcomes.

Expert Procurement Consultants

Future Purchasing are experts in the business-wide implementation of category management, supplier relationship management, negotiation procurement transformation and business alignment.

We transfer skills and learning best practice so our clients become experts in category strategy, implementation and stakeholder engagement. This is achieved via our end to end customisable toolkit that shifts the mindset and develops the capability of individuals and teams from board level to category managers.

Future Purchasing own the world’s largest and most targeted benchmark data on the key success factors that deliver exceptional category management outcomes.​ As a result we know what good looks like and our clients benefit from the fact that we continually refresh our approach based on these insights.​

Future Purchasing use our procurement experience and research to help clients build a customised roadmap to transform Category Management performance.​18+ years of experience operating and consulting.​ Our team balance strategic and tactical impact operating from board level to category manager.

We excel in shifting mind-sets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice.​ All validated through 90+ client implementations.​

Over 19 years we have completed more than 150 procurement projects in 12 sectors across 25 countries.

Why Future Purchasing?

Everyone in the Future Purchasing team is a procurement expert with a minimum of 15 years line and consulting experience. They excel in shifting mindsets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice.

Our team of experts understand the difference between training, mentoring, coaching and consulting, adopts a flexible approach to applying each technique. All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in large, complex organizations.

We have a practical implementation focus and are known for our good rapport with procurement teams and stakeholders; this allows us to build support, understand concerns and keep momentum.

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Speed of action

Organizations need a diagnostic with a ‘light touch’ where all stakeholder interactions are well planned, structured and time input minimized.

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A practical approach

We combine expert and highly practical inputs, frameworks, tools and diagnostic insights, while emphasizing a positive and energetic commitment to action.

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Flexible working

We strike the required balance between a tough challenge to entrenched thinking and a generally supportive approach to addressing challenges and opportunities.

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A focus on change management

A sustainable procurement transformation requires a robust change management approach; we make this central to each programme.

Speech marks

We looked at several major consultancies and chose Future Purchasing because of the excellent quality and customer service levels of the people in the team. The Transformation team built a vision for us that inspired our Executive Management Group, and we embarked on a 3-year programme of change. Future Purchasing were ambitious for us and strove to accommodate cultural and Business Unit differences to secure ongoing and sustainable results. The team blended the delivery of Programme Management frameworks and processes with coaching and mentoring of internal team members with skill, operating at all levels within the organisation. Most importantly I felt Future Purchasing cared deeply about the outcome, as if they were a member of the internal team. This is what I felt sets them apart.

Chief Financial Officer, European Media Company

Our Procurement Experts

As procurement management consultants we mobilise outstanding project teams. They excel in shifting mind-sets, developing capability, engaging stakeholders and role modelling best practice. They understand the difference between training, mentoring and coaching and adopt a flexible approach to applying each technique.

All our consultants are adept at dealing with the challenges of embedding learning in   large, complex organisations

The project team who works with you to develop your company’s or organisation’s particular learning pathway will include tutors who will lead the delivery. This cohesive approach ensures 360 visibility through the stages of design, delivery, and reflective feedback.

Future Purchasing Leadership Team

Mark Webb

Mark Webb

Managing Director

Mark Bassington

Mark Bassington


Emma Nussey

Emma Nussey

Director of People & Culture

Simon Brown

Simon Brown


Mark Hubbard

Mark Hubbard


Ian Basford

Ian Basford

Client Engagement

Leandé Fergie

Leandé Fergie

Marketing Director