08 July 2004
Brian Ulliott has been appointed national purchasing manager for the Leonard Cheshire Foundation, a national charity for the disabled.
He is responsible for all buying, from contracts for catering and nursing staff through to the supply of specialist hoist equipment for the 130 Leonard Cheshire homes. His annual budget on goods and services is around £25 million.
"We have just done a national agreement deal for our 800 staff with a mobile phone company. Now we're looking to reduce the number of suppliers used for our agency staff, in the nursing sector in particular," said Ulliott.
Ulliott replaces Michael Hodgetts, who was promoted last September to managing director for the Leonard Cheshire Charities Buying Group.
Ulliott was previously in purchasing with Metronet Rail SSL, a Tube maintenance and infrastructure company.