Screen Shot 2015-05-26 at 09.44.27North East procurement consortium, NE Procurement, have added another specialist to their expanding team.

Phil Bell joins the team as Procurement and Contract Manager and brings with him a wealth of procurement experience, having played a key role in delivering the his previous company’s procurement strategy as category buyer at Coast and Country Housing.

Phil is joining the team at an exciting point in NE Procurement’s seven-year journey and recognises the huge opportunities developing as the organisation grows.

Phil said: “Having worked previously for one of NE Procurement’s member organisations and having utilised and benefited one of their frameworks, I understand the economic, environmental and political challenges that the social housing sector face.

“I now have an excellent opportunity to transfer my skills and experience to NE Procurement and create value adding relationships within the supply chain.”

Phil will be leading the renewal of the New Build framework as well as working with members to deliver efficient procurement solutions.

NE Procurement is a procurement consortium set up by a number of social housing landlords to provide members with labour, materials and services through their various frameworks which offer value for money solutions and efficiencies to the procurement process.

Rod Brasington, Chief Executive of NE Procurement said: “We are delighted to have Phil joining the team. It is a busy but very exciting time for the company and hiring new staff, particularly at managerial levels will help to further develop our fantastic offer in the North East.

“Phil also brings a wealth of experience and we are really looking forward to him settling into the team and enhancing the service we offer to our Members and Supply Chain partners alike.”

To find out more about NE Procurement please visit, email or call 0191 280 4188.