In 2007 Frankie Whelehan as a hotelier, recognised a need within his own business to further manage costs without impacting on the quality of the consumer offering. Frankie identified that greater buying power would ensure significant procurement savings for hotels nationwide.
This idea was scalable as a standalone business and would give much needed buying leverage for hotels facing the worst global economic recession since the 1920’s.
Since 2010, First Choice Purchasing have grown from representing twelve hotels to now making savings for almost eight-hundred businesses across Ireland in the hotel, residential care and hospitality sectors.
With a buying power in excess of €100 million per annum, First Choice Purchasing is Ireland’s market leader in procurement.
Our Mission is to obtain the best possible products and services at a cost that will create immediate savings for our clients. We will continue to build long term relationships with our clients and to ensure these savings are consistent.
Consistent Savings Equals Growth
Our vision is to offer our clients even greater savings on goods and services. We will achieve this by creating value through growing our collective bargaining power, technology innovation, streamlined processes and exceptional client support.
Professionalism is at the core of everything we do. This informs how we conduct business with everyone.
We are driven. One passionate company is better than twenty merely interested ones.
We invest significantly in our processes and technology. The goal of this investment is to always improve our client’s experience.
We understand that trust is a privilege. We earn trust through our actions.
We believe that effective communication is about listening, showing genuine empathy, asking the right questions and fully understanding the answers. Solutions arise from regular reviews and meaningful dialogue.
We are very proud of our past. As we continue to grow, we will always be grateful to those who made it possible. We have saved our clients €35.8m in total savings with an average of €3.5m annually.