Firebuy appoints Brewer as CEO

23 April 2007
More news

24 April 2007 | Paul Snell

Firebuy, the national purchasing organisation for the fire service, has appointed Terry Brewer as its chief executive.

Brewer has been the interim chief executive of the group, which handles purchasing and contract negotiations for England's 47 Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs), since its inception in April 2006.

He was previously head of procurement at the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), responsible for a spend of around £20 million. He had worked for LFEPA since 1986.

Last month Firebuy signed a deal with Bristol Uniforms as the preferred supplier of protective clothing. FRAs will now be able to buy the clothing from the Firebuy contract, rather than tender on their own.

Liz Barron, chairwoman of Firebuy, said: "This represents a major milestone for collaboration and is a positive example of the way the fire service will procure its major goods and services in the future. Real efficiency savings will be made via the combined purchasing leverage."

SMapr2007

LATEST
JOBS
Bristol
GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Bramwith Consulting
London
GBP50000 - GBP55000 per annum +
Bramwith Consulting
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE