TUCO provide fully compliant framework agreements for members to access with nearly 200 suppliers to choose from.  We are delighted to also report that the barriers to entry, which many large buying agencies suffer from, that were removed some years ago are now bearing fruit with over 75% of TUCO suppliers classified as a micro, small or medium enterprise. 

Quality assurance is equally important as value for money and members can be assured that TUCO suppliers have been through a rigorous approval process.  TUCO works closely with STS who are industry leading food safety specialists. It is mandatory that TUCO food and drink suppliers have at least 3rd party STS accreditation. This covers TUCO’s due diligence.

STS also deliver high-risk audits for agreements which are considered to be Sandwiches, Milk & Dairy, Fruit & Vegetables and Meat & Poultry. The auditors check that high risk products are delivered at the correct temperature, the products are to the correct specification and are labelled and packaged correctly.

Jane Eve

Jane Eve

Head of Contracts

MCIPS Chartered

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0161 713 3424


Jane has worked for TUCO for the past 11 years. One of the main priorities of the role involves compliance, ensuring that members can be confident that all TUCO Frameworks are legally compliant. The role also involves managing and developing the procurement team, engaging with members and suppliers in order to gain a better understanding of their business.

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Hannah Myton-Wright

Category Manager

CIPS - Level 6

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0161 713 3422


Hannah joined as Purchasing Assistant and was promoted to Category Manager in 2015. She manages the Milk & Bread, Catering Light & Heavy Equipment, Fresh Seafood, Innovative Food Concepts & Alcohol frameworks, attends North East & Midlands Regional meetings and is always looking for new ways to deliver value. As TUCO’s MSC Champion, she continues to build awareness of the Chain of Custody scheme.

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Kim Ashley

Category Manager

MCIPS Chartered

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0161 713 3429


Kim has worked within the procurement of food and associated products since 2003. Experienced in both public and private sectors, EU legislation and leading edge procurement techniques, Kim joins the organisation bringing a wealth of experience. Kim manages the Sandwich, Meat & Poultry and KEMs Frameworks as well as having responsibility for investigating Franchising, Kitchen Deep Cleaning and attending the South West regional meetings.

 

Mandy Johnston

Category Manager

MCIPS

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0161 713 3427


Having spent six years as Procurement Officer for the University of Central Lancashire, Mandy joined TUCO at the beginning of 2014. Mandy currently attends the North West Regional meeting and manages Soft Drinks, Vending and DIPCHEM.  Having taught sustainable Procurement, Mandy now maintains each area of sustainability within the office and attends the Sustainability Group meetings.

 
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Nicola Mellor

Category Manager

MCIPS

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0161 713 3426


Nicola is an expert in EU procurement law and has extensive experience operating in both the public and private sectors. Nicola currently attends the Scottish and South East regional TUCO meetings and manages the Frozen, Sandwiches, Hot Beverages and Recruitment frameworks.

 
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Carys Hopcyn

Contracts Executive

CIPS - Level 4

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0161 820 1012


Carys liaises with category managers to take care of further competitions for our members.

 
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Connor McNicholas

Contracts Assistant

CIPS - Level 4

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0161 820 8017


Providing administrative support to the contracting team in the management and promotion of TUCO’s framework agreements.

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