MinuteBuyer in €1.2m Musgrave deal

6 Apr 2005

Corporate telecoms provider MinuteBuyer has won a €1.2m contract to provide the Musgrave Group, which has some 648 SuperValu and Centra stores countrywide, with a range of telecoms services.

Under the deal MinuteBuyer will provide Musgrave with an independent brokerage and consultancy services under which it will negotiate the best rates from various national and international telecoms providers.

Under the consultancy aspect of the deal, MinuteBuyer will provide Musgrave with independent advice on its telecoms requirements and deliver management reports that will allow Musgrave to make important decisions about future telecoms requirements.

“First and foremost this partnership will reduce Musgrave’s fixed-line telecom bills by 30pc,” commented Brendan Moran, CEO of MinuteBuyer. “But Musgrave will also benefit from our consultancy services, including telecom audits, invoice verification and the provision of essential management information.”

Established in 1999 MinuteBuyer specialises in reducing its corporate clients’ telecoms bills by 30pc on average. Clients include Deloitte, Anglo Irish Bank, Toyota, United Drug and Iona Technologies.

With some 648 stores countrywide, Musgrave hold 24pc of the grocery market in the Republic of Ireland and 10pc of the market in Northern Ireland. The company also manages the country’s biggest cash-and-carry operation.

Tim Hoban, finance director of Musgrave, said: “MinuteBuyer demonstrated clearly where we would be making significant savings and savings are crucial to our business.
This gives us an important business advantage and positively affects our bottom line.”

By John Kennedy