Allison Ford-Langstaff joins leadership team of 4C Associates

18 October 2019 3 min. read
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European procurement consultancy 4C Associates has appointed Allison Ford-Langstaff as a partner. Specialising in cost reduction and transformation work, Ford-Langstaff sits on the firm’s senior leadership team.

Founded in 2000, 4C Associates today has over 100 consultants working from offices in the UK and the Netherlands. The consultancy helps blue chip organisations optimise their procurement and sourcing organisation, and deliver bottom line savings across spend areas. 4C Associates works for medium-sized enterprises and large corporations, including AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, Hunkemöller and WorldPay. The firm is anticipating a busy coming period, thanks to issues thrown up by Brexit, and has been investing in its operations in recent months to strengthen them ahead of that.

The latest development in this regard is the news that Allison Ford-Langstaff has joined the firm’s senior leadership team, bringing more than 20 years of commercial and consulting experience to the role. Specialising in procurement transformation, organisational design and change management, Ford-Langstaff has worked with a plethora of major organisations, including Britvic, Co-Op, Network Rail, Linde Group, GSK, Orange, Sanoma, Endemol Shine Group and Yodel.

Allison Ford-Langstaff joins leadership team of 4C Associates

Most recently, Ford-Langstaff spent six years as a Transformation Director with Future Purchasing, a boutique procurement consulting firm. At the firm, she was responsible for the Transformation and Change Management service offering.

Prior to that, she , and four years as Sourcing & SRM Director with Orange Personal Communications Services. Meanwhile, Ford-Langstaff leads Rightsource Solutions for over nine years now. Rightsource specialises in interim solutions for the SME market across a whole range of disciplines.

Speaking on the appointment, Simon Terry, CEO at 4C Associates, said, “Allison is a recognised leader in procurement and supply chain transformation across multiple sectors and we are thrilled to have her joining the senior leadership team at 4C. Here at 4C we combine the extensive knowledge and experience of our people with the latest process and technology innovations to provide our clients with transformative solutions with sustainable results and Allison’s skills and experience are a great addition to our team.” 

Other members of 4C Associates' leadership team include Rohit Moudgil, Jeremy Smith, Mark Ellis, Steve Harrison, Chris Herbert, Andrew Davidson and Gavin Bowen-Ashwin.

Earlier this year, 4C Associates was approved as a Grocery Supply Code of Practice training provider to the UK grocery trade sector. Failing to provide adequate training for staff when it comes to complying with developments could see grocers forfeit millions of pounds.