Subway purchasing body hails UK supply partners

Mike Attwood, purchasing and supply chain director, EIPC

The company that facilitates the specification of catering equipment on behalf of Subway UK franchisees has hailed its latest annual European Supplier Conference a roaring success.

European Independent Purchasing Company Limited (EIPC), which is a non-profit making organisation that delivers financial and service benefits to franchisees through volume purchasing and pan-European supply chains, held this year’s event at the Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor.

The company is responsible for procuring food, packaging, kitchen equipment, utilities and services for more than 4,800 Subway stores across Europe.

More than 280 representatives from supplier and partner organisations across Europe attended the two-day event, which provided an opportunity to hear from the Subway brand and EIPC senior management on the brand’s performance in 2015, from both a European and global perspective.

The event also afforded the chance to hear about key initiatives that the organisation is working on as part of the Subway’s growth plans across Europe and the opportunities this presents for suppliers in the future, while an evening gala dinner and awards ceremony saw the leading suppliers crowned.

Mike Attwood, purchasing and supply chain director at EIPC (main picture), said: “We would like to applaud all our winners, and indeed all our suppliers, for their hard work and commitment, which is so important to the ongoing growth and success of the Subway brand and its franchisees.”

Bryan Griffiths, CEO at EIPC, added: “Our annual European Supplier Conference is an excellent opportunity for our supplier network to meet, share best practise and learn about the future plans of EIPC and the Subway brand.”

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