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Need help with your supplier negotiations?

We plan and deliver supplier negotiations for clients.



Negotiation expertise with suppliers of Technology, Professional Services, Resourcing & Training



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Core Features

Direct action

With over 16 years experience for FTSE100 companies all over the world, we know how to deliver the best negotiated outcomes.

Saving Cash

We save you cash through commercially effective negotiation. This is of immediate value to your bottom line.

Trusted expertise

Our track record demonstrates how we can be trusted to represent prestigious clients with high value reputation in the market.

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Our Negotiation Approach is flexible



We convert your business requirements into a clear statement to ensure firms understand and shape their proposal correctly.


We engage your preferred firms and request their proposal. We also manage any Q&A they may have.


We review all proposals, summarise and evaluate with yourselves to get a clear view on relative merits


We prepare, deliver and conclude commercial negotiations, bearing in mind any key contract points too.
Simon Burke

Simon Burke


Ollie and Forbes is lead by Simon Burke, based in Edinburgh, with over 16 years of commercial negotiation experience at some of the UK’s best known companies including: British Airways,  Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal & Sun Alliance, Barclays Group, Barclays Capital, Lloyds Banking Group, InterContinental Hotels Group, National Australia Group and Clydesdale Bank.

You can learn more about us and our experience below.

just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!  You have been very resourceful in aligning North America to the Group Sourcing and assisting with our audit actions.  We appreciated your assistance.

Sharon Hsu

Director, Procurement, Lloyds Banking, North America

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Treasury Dealing Room IT support

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Helping Risk Management negotiate

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Many thanks Simon for your hard work and the excellent progress made with this. I know from experience how challenging working ‘internationally’ can be but you’ve carried this off with aplomb!

Philip Bywater

Head of International Operations, Lloyds Banking Group

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