• Welcome to GWR Procurement

    Welcome to GWR Procurement

    We are one of the largest rail operators in the UK and run every sort of railway - long distance, regional, commuter and sleeper operations.

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Welcome to GWR Procurement

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

The aim of the GWR Procurement team is to ensure that its contracts provide excellent value for money by looking to optimise opportunities for innovation, continued improvement and economies of scale, wherever possible through both its own and other FirstGroup business units, for the provision of the various goods, services and works requirements it needs to operate an effective and efficient railway for its passengers.

Our category managers are experts in their field with in depth knowledge of the markets in which the organisation operates.

The team constantly seeks to monitor the supply base and benchmark costs against other providers to ensure the highest quality, and best value, service is provided to the business and its customers.

This is achieved by:

  • Maintaining an industry competitive procurement capability
  • Ensuring the efficiency of the procurement function and focusing on people development
  • Supporting GWR stakeholders to understand its requirements
  • Improving efficiency throughout the Purchase to Pay process
  • Managing risk.
  • Seeking innovation
  • Optimising its end to end process (contract negotiation, contract management and performance)"


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Committed to our customers

We keep our customerscat the heart of everything we do.

Dedicated to safety

Always front of mind, safety is our way of life.

Supportive of each other

We trust each other to deliver and work to help one another succeed.

Accountable for performance

Every decision matters, we do the right thing to achieve our goals.

Setting the highest standards

We want to be the best, continually seeking a better way to do things.