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Welcome Break demands that value for money is achieved on all its purchases. Therefore, purchasing is carried out only by suitably qualified teams.

For the key purchases in the business, such as high spend commodities and items requiring the highest integrity – beverages, fish, or items of a strategic nature, capital and software, long term trading relations are established with key suppliers. Periodic tendering, auctioning, value analysis and cost engineering will all be used, as appropriate, to ensure that value for money is secured. Post tender negotiation will also be used.

Purchasing Process

Our purchasing process is developed by the Procurement Team, assisted and supported by the whole business, this is reviewed periodically to ensure that it matches the needs of the business in an ever changing environment.

Purchasing and its suppliers focus on three business drivers:

Improve Service Efficiency

Emphasis on service level agreements and key performance indicators.

Utilising the benefits of technology.

Ensure environmental impact is minimised as a result of our activity.

Bringing new and innovative products and ideas to Welcome Break.

Revenue growth

Assist with brand development and new concepts.

Joint promotions of products and services which complement Welcome Break brands.

Identify opportunities.

Reduce Costs

Review supplier categorisation – local, regional and national agreements.

Focus on stripping out cost through value engineering.

Rationalise our supplier base.

Streamline our logistics and distribution channels.

Suppliers are targeted on their delivery of the above requirements.

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