Efficiency East Midlands was formed in July 2010 when the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) approached Pete Smith (now EEM Chief Executive) who was working at Nottingham City Homes at the time. The idea behind EEM was that if organisations collaborated to procure in bulk, substantial savings could be made. With 35 years Public Sector experience, Pete set up Efficiency East Midlands, starting with just 5 founding members within the East Midlands region.
Efficiency East Midlands (EEM Ltd)
EEM membership is free and members are not charged any fee to access any of the services that EEM provides. A small commission is built into the rates that EEM members pay for their goods and services and then the supplier will pass the commission to EEM, making the process extremely simple for EEM members; there are no complicated rebates.
We are now supporting the NHS and Regional Police as well as Housing Associations, Local Authorities, ALMOs, Universities and Academies. This mix brings about a membership that has vastly different stock numbers, governance arrangements, procurement strategies and investment profiles. The communities served are also quite different, ranging from major cities through to suburban and semi-rural environments.