Smaller higher education institutions in London collectively spend around £200m annually on goods and services, mainly without professional procurement support. 

Selecting the right suppliers to meet their needs and managing key relationships requires professional know-how, but until now many smaller institutions haven’t been able to justify getting regular, specialist help. When acting in concert, however, the business case becomes far more compelling.

Ensemble Purchasing is a major leap forward in shared services in London’s higher education and non-profit sector. Our mission is to to help our Members achieve VfM and manage commercial risk through providing a first-class professional shared procurement service.

This is a first-in-sector partnership solution, with the opportunity for other institutions to come on board and join the service.

Current participating members are:

  • Royal College of Music;
  • Royal College of Art;
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance;
  • Royal Academy of Music;
  • Regent's University London.
  • Ravensbourne University London 
  • University of Roehampton