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More Savings with Material Matters

Material Matters are continuing to increase their client base. They have conducted a number of different club benchmarking reviews recently and produced some exceptional results. Paul Mould a Director of Material Matters Ltd explains:

“All of our customers are genuinely amazed by our buying power and the fact that we are able to improve on prices in a very real manner. There is no cost or obligation for the review and we are finding every golf facility can make some real savings. We will also advise clubs on their purchasing, even if there is nothing for us to gain in the short term, as we are committed to serving the best interests of golf operators for many years to come.”

Ken Heathcote, General Manager at Studley Wood Golf Club said:

“We have been very happy with the quality of service that Material Matters have provided us.  We feel that they work in complete partnership with us and take us hand in hand through our purchasing.  We have been amazed at the savings.  We can see a positive long term relationship with Paul and his growing team.”

Chris Lomas is Secretary at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey. He made the following observation:

“We have worked with Material Matters for all of our Clubhouse supplies for over a year now. Their buying power has helped us to make some great savings across the board.  They work tirelessly for you behind the scenes, preparing and presenting quotes and are happy to take the often tedious paperwork off your hands. I look forward to continued savings in the next year with Material Matters, as we still have more avenues to explore.”

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Material Matters fast out of the blocks in 2012

The news on how much of a difference Material Matters can make to golf clubs with cost savings has spread so fast that they have kicked off 2012 with the launch of four new representatives. The Midlands, West Country,Outer London & Kent and the South Downs will all now have their own regional manager on the ground. Paul Mould Founder and Director  of Material Matters explains:

“We form such a close working partnership with our members. We work together in terms of analysis, planning and implementation of cost savings across the whole of their purchasing needs; it is essential that we have experienced and quality people on the ground to support the clubs. When we started in 2010, Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey soon became our heartland, but we quickly expanded our geography. It is crucial that we are now able to deliver the same high level of hands-on assistance from the Midlands, right across to the South. Now we need to find good people to work with, who can deal with the large number of clubs that have been approaching us from across the UK.

”Material Matter’s appointment as the UKGCOA’s Official Purchasing Partner, along with a steady flow of recommendations and referrals, has provided Material Matters with opportunities as far flung as Scotland, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Cornwall, Suffolk, and beyond.”

Simon Trundle, head of clubhouse expenditure for Material Matters has a very clear view on the latest expansion. “From the very beginning, we have focussed on levels of actual trading with our members, in order for us to provide an effective and benefit- driven service. By operating in this way, we will always be so much more than just a list of preferred suppliers. We set our targets on saving an 18-hole golf club in excess of £20,000 per year. In order to deliver that level of benefit we have to be constantly on hand, developing solutions and strategies for every aspect of how the club is managing and developing their business.

”Just for good order Material Matters are also on the move – they are moving into new offices at the prestigious Windlesham Golf Club, in Berkshire. Paul is delighted with the new move:“

What an amazing operation for us. A fantastic location, which puts us slap bang in the middle of a busy and thriving golf business, so we can live and breathe the daily needs of a club even more. The move gives us the opportunity to have almost a shop window for what is possible in purchasing terms and the location is ideal from a travel and logistics point of view. Trust, flexibility and accountability have been our bi-words from day one, and the new offices and regional representation are key parts in that continuing mission. Our aim is to be golf’s purchasing partner of choice, and with well on the way to 200 clubs already purchasing with us, we will build the support to ensure success for our partners and suppliers.”

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