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We are proud to announce that Pelican is providing purchasing and procurement services to The Clink Restaurants. The Clink operates fine dining establishments in prisons in Sutton and Cardiff and has now opened it's third restaurant in HMP Brixton, London.

The Clink has partnered with Pelican to generate financial savings and operational efficiencies across its organisation, which will help towards its overall goal of opening 10 training facilities and projects by 2017.

By partnering with Pelican, The Clink was able to undertake a full audit of its suppliers and identify those able to fully support The Clink’s brand ethos of buying seasonal British food from local suppliers, sustainably sourced wherever possible.  

The Clink has also taken advantage of Pelican’s Central Billing service, which consolidates all supplier invoices into one centralised invoice each month. This has enabled The Clink to reinvest money that would otherwise have been spent on accounts staff back into the core focus of the organisation, reducing reoffending through training.

Chris Moore, Chief Executive of The Clink Charity said:

“I was looking for a purchasing partner and Pelican was recommended to me. I was very impressed not only with their approach to our charity, but also of their understanding of what we do. With the aim of having 10 sites by 2017, any money we are able to save can be reinvested into our growth plans and so working with Pelican supports this.”

Benefits of working with Pelican

“There are multiple benefits of working with Pelican; they look at our best interests, audit suppliers, offer purchasing recommendations, and centrally manage our entire supplier invoicing process. A key challenge of growing the business is that I don’t want a huge head-office accounts function, as I would prefer to invest money into frontline training staff who can change people’s lives and give prisoners the skills they need to readjust back into society. Working with Pelican means my supplier invoicing is centrally managed, saving a great deal of operational time, effort and budget.”

In addition to centralised invoice management, Pelican also supports The Clink in managing its supply chain, providing a cloud-based portal – Pelican Pi – that delivers complete purchasing visibility and budget control to The Clink’s management team.

Shabaz Mohammed, Managing Director of Pelican Procurement Services said:“Transparency is vitally important to The Clink. As a charity, it’s important that it controls its costs and has complete visibility of where its money is being spent. Our partnership enables them to not only take greater control of their supplier relationships, but delivers the simplicity and transparency needed in managing its purchasing expenditure. This ultimately enables them to concentrate on their core activity, which is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry. We are proud to be supporting this organisation.”

For more information regarding Pelican’s range of procurement services, telephone 01252 705 222 or email 

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