Regency Purchasing Group announce recruitment drive

Employment & Skills | Leisure & Tourism | South East

Leisure and hospitality procurement specialist, Regency Purchasing Group, has announced plans to hire six new procurement managers and to extend its network across eight new locations.

The move will see the company employ the largest network of procurement managers in the UK.

Headquartered in the South West, Regency Purchasing Group works with more than 3,000 leisure businesses across the UK, including golf clubs, hotels, pubs, zoos and other attractions.

The recruitment drive comes off the back of continued organic growth, which has seen the company grow by 20% during another challenging year for the leisure and hospitality industry. A range of market conditions have contributed to the company’s increase in market share. Regency is fast becoming the go-to expert for specialist procurement advice to help businesses plan for the potential impact of Brexit and general market conditions, as well as to benefit from the group’s buying power.

Regency’s Managing Director, Alex Demetriou, said: “We have seen a strong year of growth for the group resulting in this recruitment drive. We remain an agile partner in our industry and as the sectors and specialisms we cover continue to grow, so must our team. Concerns such as Brexit and the need to develop purchasing strategies have driven more businesses to seek expert advice when looking at procurement.

“We are well-placed to respond to their needs as we are not just a procurement group but also uniquely an owner-operator of leisure, restaurant and hotel businesses ourselves. This means we truly understand the procurement and operating challenges faced by our members and the need to minimise uncertainty against market conditions.”

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