ESPO Framework

We’re delighted to have been successfully awarded to the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) 3S Strategic HR Services Framework, helping support a wide variety of their customers to acquire the best talent at the best price.

Being 100% owned by the public sector means that any surplus they make after recovering their costs is returned to the public purse and we’re proud to be able to help them achieve that goal.

ESPO is one of the country’s largest public sector owned professional buying organisations (PBO), offering a comprehensive, one-stop shop solution of over 25,000 catalogue products and 120 frameworks to public sector organisations for over 40 years. 

ESPO is owned and governed by the consortium of six member authorities below:

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Peterborough City Council

However, they now supply to customers throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, serving every corner of the public sector and beyond. Today, their many customers include:

  • Local and Central Government including MOD
  • NHS and emergency services
  • Schools, academies and free schools based in the UK and abroad
  • Charities and housing associations
  • Selected limited companies

As a cross-sector Executive Search specialist, we have the advantage of being able to target candidates from within the public sector as well as those with complementary skills from the private or third party sectors. This can bring significant advantages to specific roles, whereby the application of other sector skills and experience deliver major benefits.

In addition, our cross-sector expertise enables us to present much wider and more diverse candidate lists to our clients, helping them deliver against Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity principles.

For further information on ESPO, please visit their website