QP completes management line-up

6 January 2005
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06 January 2005 | Cara Whitehouse

Purchasing consultancy QP Group is set to complete its new management team this month when the last of three key people joins from rival Capgemini.

Purchasing consultancy QP Group is set to complete its new management team this month when the last of three key people joins from rival Capgemini.

Caroline Booth joins QP to lead its solutions development and business development in several new areas, including utilities and the public sector.

Booth was previously vice-president at Capgemini, where she led the supply chain management practice.

Denis Kenny joined as QP's managing director at the end of November. At Capgemini, he was head of process consulting.

He brought with him Stewart Hosford, who was appointed e-solutions director after leading Capgemini's e-sourcing service.

Kenny told SM: "The primary objective of the new team is to accelerate the growth of the business through new sectors and new solutions.

"We plan to double our number of consultants within the next two years."

Among the innovations the management trio have developed is tax-effective purchasing.

Kenny said companies could pay less corporation tax if they established their purchasing headquarters in lower-tax countries such as Ireland, Belgium or Switzerland.

"Purchasers can deliver significant benefits only to lose them to the taxman," he said. "Tax-efficient purchasing can halve the amount of tax paid on benefits delivered by the function."

QP will kick off a recruitment campaign this month.



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