Virgin Media is one of the UK's leading entertainment and communications companies, consumers can get everything they need from one company for the first time. We provide the UK's only quad play of TV, broadband, phone and mobile plus the most advanced TV on demand service available, the UK's first high definition TV service and V+, our high specification personal video recorder.
Virgin Media is part of the Virgin group of companies and in fact is the largest Virgin company in the world, with c13,000 employees across the UK and a turnover of c£4bn. We have almost 10 million customers across cable, mobile and Virgin.net, and are the largest residential broadband provider in the UK, the UK’s largest mobile virtual network operator and the second largest home phone and pay TV provider.
In February 2007, we brought together ntl, Telewest, Virgin Mobile and Virgin.net to form a brand new entertainment and communications company that offers a brilliant choice of the latest products and technology, outstanding customer service and great value.
Our Group Procurement department (which is primarily based at Hook) is responsible for leading and supporting the continuous, thorough, professional and transparent reviews of the various spends we have across the Company. We engage with senior management and stakeholders across the business to support/lead the sourcing, review and supplier selection for our spends.
This encompasses set top boxes and customer/home products, network services, corporate/infrastructure services, professional services, IT & technology, telecoms, marketing, facilities management and a wide range of other goods and services.
Procurement is an infinite process with constant opportunities for commercial and service improvements. We look to our suppliers to proactively drive for improved value for money relationships, risk mitigation and transparency in our dealings.
We are very proud to say that Virgin Media Group Procurement has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) silver accreditation (in 2004 and again in 2007). We were audited on topics such as contract management, engagement with the business and supplier management. The award from the CIPS is a badge of honour for Virgin Media and a real achievement for the Procurement team as there are only 77 other companies in the world to have received CIPS accreditation.
Our aim is to become recognised as one of the leading procurement teams in the media/communications sector. We hope you find the procurement information pages useful on this site.