There was strong delegate interest at the joint stand ran by Capita Procurement Solutions (CPS) and Oxygen Finance Ltd (Oxygen) at the Scotland Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) conference, held in Glasgow in late March this year.
Attending the CIPFA Scotland Conference were delegates from across local and central Scottish Government, as well as representatives from the third sector.
Delegates from a diverse range of public sector organisations were able to talk to the Oxygen and CPS representatives in between workshop sessions, with many follow up appointments being requested during the two days.
In addition to the stand, Oxygen Chief Executive, Roberto Moretti, was invited to present the Oxygen Finance Early Payment Solution to the Chief Finance Officer’s Forum, a well-attended forum held prior to the main conference. Anne Ryans, Interim Director of Finance for Oldham Council, and client of the Oxygen Early Payment programme, was also in attendance and able to demonstrate, not only the financial benefits of the programme, but also the qualitative benefits, such as a more motivated work force and tighter, more efficient, financial and procurement processes.
Reflecting on the conference, Simon Whittle, Oxygen’s Client Services Director, commented;
“As a fast growing company with many clients within the public sector, the Scotland CIPFA Conference provided us with a superb opportunity to build relationships with the Scottish public sector, especially having recently signed contracts with Aberdeen City Council to enable them to enjoy the benefits of the Oxygen Early Payment programme.”
“The feeling from ourselves and our partners at Capita was one of having started a very positive journey as we build on the contacts made and look to establish long term relationships and partnerships with many of the conference attendees.”
The partnership between CPS and Oxygen is one of a programme of partnership arrangements, with a variety of complementary organisations, to develop and deploy Early Payment Solutions for any organisation that may benefit from paying their suppliers early. These could be both within the public and private sectors.
If you would like to discover more about how an Early Payment Solution can benefit your organisation, the conference handout is available for download here.