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Bill Price, Procurement Specialist

Whether Re-organising, Re-structuring or Targeting a Specific Project or Temping/Interim work within your Buying Program Bill Price has the experience to help to contribute to your business.With a wealth of knowledge gained whilst Senior Buyer at Poundland Ltd for 12+ years and Buying Director at Hootys Ltd for 4+ years, as well as with Trade Show attendances: 30 years at the NEC Autumn & Spring Fairs buying a massive range of product.   
   
In addition to this, 19 years at GLEE for Gardening & Outdoor Leisure, 19 years at Canton Fair in China and the TOTAL Far East Buying Experience, as well as many years in India Sourcing and Developing products.
 
Furthermore, 10 years worth of European Trade Fairs, majoring on Food & Drink Categories at ISM in Cologne and PLMA in Amsterdam.

Category Expertise

Stationery:
Pens, pencils, crayons, pencil cases, novelty stationery, notebooks, drawing pads, seasonal stationery, diaries, calendars & ‘Back to School’ promotions.

Pet care:
Dog beds, cat blankets, cages, housing, dog activity, training and control, cat playful toys & wild-bird fun feeders.

Gardening:
Early season seed trays, seeds, bulbs, plants, planters, hanging baskets, mini greenhouses, end of season tidy up, pruners, rakes & gloves.

Food & Drink from around the world:
Biscuits, savoury, snacking, juice drinks and compote / purees, sweets and treats, lollies to seasonal – Easter, Halloween, Christmas sweets and chocolate novelties.

Partyware:
Dress-up / party fun to Party Tableware – plates, cups, bowls, cutlery to candles, wrap, tags & bags.

Christmas:
Complete Seasonal Range………. from Xmas Trees, Baubles, Lights, Foil Decorations, & Novelties to Xmas Paper, Cards, Gift Bows & Gift Tags.

General Housewares, Kitchenwares, DIY / Hardwares and Tools

I have known Bill Price for many years, as he has been a customer of mine at various companies that I have worked for. During that time I have always found Bill to be a most honourable man, who’s word is his bond – without doubt someone that any prospective employer of Bill’s could rely upon, and trust in. Bill would be an asset to any employer, I am sure.”

Andy Wilson,
UK Sales, Koopman International B.V.


Dear Bill, I was delighted with the results of our recent inquiry to you to source and research a new product that we wished to introduce into our business.
Because of the nature of this particular product a lot of time and effort had to be invested to ensure we found the right factory and you accomplished this superbly.
Simply put when under resourced as we were you were the buyer, buying manager and decision maker all rolled up into one, with your experience and knowledge of the Far East your talents were put to good use as you were able to accomplish in weeks what would have taken us months to achieve.
Well done and many thanks for your help.
Martin Bramley
MD (Eurowrap Ltd)


It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. William Maitland Price.

Bill joined our company on a consultancy basis in May 2011to assist in product sourcing for various different projects.

I was impressed from the outset with Bill’s product knowledge, sourcing and in-depth research, along with other work performed that was invaluable to our Division.

I would not hesitate to recommend Bill for future opportunities.

Anthony Balkin
Managing Director,
AB Housewares