Office supplies business wins £1.8m dental group contract



Supplies business ACS Office has secured a £1.8m contract with a dental group.

Headquartered in Cheltenham, Portman Dental Care currently has in excess of 200 dental practices across the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland caring for more than 800,000 patients.

Baildon-based ACS Office is supplying the company’s practices in the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland with office supplies, electronic office supplies, janitorial and catering supplies, and furniture.

Andrew Jones, Portman Dental Care head of procurement, said: “We appointed ACS Office following a highly competitive tender process comprising a detailed written submission and an e-auction.

“From the start of them becoming our supplier of choice, we have been highly impressed with the adaptable, responsive and forward-thinking way the ACS Office team operates.

“They have built strong relationships with our procurement team and we are enjoying further developing our highly productive working partnership with them.”

ACS Office is part of the ACS Group, which employs close to 130 people and has a turnover of £26m. Other ACS Group customers include Lloyds Pharmacy, Vertu Motors, Dixons Academies Trust, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

The group is aiming to double its turnover to £50m by 2026

ACS Office contracts manager Ben Townend added: “Portman Dental Care is an ambitious and growing business, so we are very pleased to be able to play our part in enabling its continued expansion.

“We have worked in close partnership with the procurement team from the off, integrating with Portman Dental Care’s specific internal procurement system and process needs. We are now building upon those solid foundations as our relationship deepens.”

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