A brand new computer system should help the National Buying Group (NBG) achieve its ambitious targets within five years.
Executive chairman of the NBG, Allan Durning has set the group the target of achieving £1 billion per annum in turnover by 2012.
Infrastructure will be key in achieving this and so, seven months into the job, he has announced a six-figure investment in a new computer system.
This, says the Group, is its biggest ever investment and it will see its computer systems revolutionised and the information channels, both to its 69 members and to suppliers, change beyond recognition.
Speaking at the signing of the contract with software house Blue Rock Systems, Mr Durning said software is key if the NBG is to achieve its goals.
“Our systems are starting to creak now we have reached £750 million annual turnover – they need replacing if we are to achieve our goal of a billion within five years.”