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About Us

The Purchasing Team is available to give you guidance on how to achieve "Best Value for Money" when purchasing goods and services for your Department or Faculty. We are able to offer advice on which contracts to use and we will run all tenders over 30,000 on your behalf. If you wish to discuss your purchasing requirements, then please contact one of the team to arrange for us to visit you. Please see our buyer profile for more information.


The UWE Purchasing Team won the “Outstanding Procurement Team” category at the 2011 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards in recognition of the team’s SME development activities.   

Contact Us

The Purchasing Team is located upstairs in Wallscourt House (Building 435) on the Bristol Business Park. Please follow the link for directions.

Purchasing Team

University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY

Fax: 0117 32 83985


Helen Baker Head of Procurement 0117 32 82239
Andrew Parsons Purchasing & Contracts Manager 0117 32 83959
Nick Miller Purchasing & Contracts Manager (IT) 0117 32 86409
Louise Murray Purchasing & Payments Customer Services Manager 0117 32 81635
Ani Drewery Purchasing Officer 0117 32 82227
Rosie Hale Purchasing Assistant 0117 32 86686
Sam Gipson-Owen* Purchasing Admin Assistant    

* from 7th September 2015