Our Company

As purchasing specialists, Lynx Purchasing has been saving hospitality businesses money for over two decades.

Helping customers solve problems is where we make the most difference

Lynx Purchasing has worked with the independent hospitality and care home sector since 2003. We are specialists who help operators create a competitive advantage through better buying. We can’t solve all of your problems but we do understand them and use our expertise and experience to help your business succeed.

Our nationwide team of expert buyers develop bespoke purchasing plans for customers because we know that every business is different. Customers trust us and the long-term partnerships we have with leading UK suppliers to get them the best quality products, the best prices and the best service.

We work with more than 60 category leading suppliers in the hospitality and catering industries. These include wholesalers, specialist fresh food suppliers, catering equipment providers, utilities and specialist service providers. There’s choice and quality in every supply category – and we’re always looking at new options.

Our customers include hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, catering companies and care homes. Their needs may differ but delivering quality and value is what keeps their own customers’ satisfied and we help them do that with profitable margins. 


At Lynx, we work with integrity putting value above price. Our business model is transparent and straightforward. We operate a lean structure with no head office costs. There’s no cost to you. You’ll keep 100% of savings from working with us. Our own income comes from our suppliers who pay us. 

The Lynx Team

We think it’s our people who make all the difference and another reason Lynx Purchasing stands out from the crowd.


Everyone of us has worked in the food and catering industry so we know the challenges involved and what it’s like to run a hospitality business. We have decades of buying experience between us and real experts in product categories, menu support and development, supply chain, hospitality management and price negotiation. 


We believe in a partnership approach that puts people before processes. That means face-to -face meetings with us and with our suppliers – and calls as well as emails. 


Find out who’s who at Lynx here.

John Pinder

John Pinder


John Pinder, chairman of Lynx Purchasing, has been supplying to and working in the hospitality and care sector for over 50 years. 

Before starting Lynx Purchasing with our sales director Howard Pearson back in 2003, John worked in the wholesale sector running national and regional businesses and has a wealth of knowledge across the industry. 

Never worked with a purchasing company before? Give us a call and let us talk you through the process and the benefits. If you’d like to give it a try, you can start with a single product category where a supplier has been letting you down on service or quality or where a contract is due for renewal. Call us on 01325 710143 – or arrange a call.

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