Buying specialist Lynx Purchasing has been named a Super Supplier 2014 by Peach Pubs. The award was announced at the annual Peach supplier party, held at the James Figg pub in Thame, and marks the second year in a row that Lynx has won a Peach award.
Peach has built its reputation on offering high quality fresh, seasonal food with a strong focus on British sourcing. Lynx Purchasing has worked with Peach since its first pub opening 12 years ago, sourcing products based on Peach’s exacting specificationsas well as negotiating prices with a range of specialist suppliers.
With Peach now operating 16 pubs, Lynx director Rachel Dobson works closely with the chefs across the business, to help ensure that the pub menus offer the highest quality produce, while also maintaining the required margins.
Hamish Stoddart, Peach co-founder, said: “There are purchasing consultants and purchasing consultants. I know, I used to be a wholesaler dealing with many of them. Lynx provide a service bespoke to what Peach needs in order to deliver not only competitive pricing in the marketplace, but also the product and quality we aim for.
“I am regularly told by suppliers that Peach is a demanding customer. We are – we demand the best at great prices. Lynx manage to achieve this for us. Twelve years into our partnership, Rachel is part of the Peach team, helping the chefs deliver the margin we are aiming for and the great food our customers expect.”
John Pinder, managing director of Lynx Purchasing, said: “Our working relationship with Peach Pubs goes back to the earliest days of both our businesses, and we’re delighted that they have again recognised us at their annual supplier awards.
“Like many of our customers, Peach recognise the value of effective purchasing in not simply negotiating the right prices for the best products, but in continually benchmarking both quality and price in a competitive and often volatile market.”
Lynx Purchasing works with more than 2,000 businesses, offering caterers access to the best prices in the market, with no fees or contracts. Lynx customers also benefit from detailed market insight, enabling them to plan menus more effectively.
The accompanying picture shows Lynx Purchasing director Rachel Dobson with Mark Austin, head chef of The Swan, Salford, owned by Peach Pubs.