About us

Purchasing operations are tailored to meet and exceed our client’s requirements. Everyone wants highest quality products at the most competitive prices. They turned to Partners In Purchasing to provide it.


Founded in 1998 by Diana Spellman and Nirmal Kalsey, the company is well established as the premier quality food, beverage, ingredient and catering services consultancy, sourcing 120 million meals a year on behalf of its clients.

PARTNERS IN PURCHASING (PIP) has helped to pioneer ethical, sustainable and environmental solutions and many of the suppliers we work with have been endorsed by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Freedom Foods, Red Tractor, the Soil Association and FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Group). We have been nominated and shortlisted for Footprint Forum awards for consumer engagement and supply of British produce. We seek to trace as many products as we can to their source throughout the supply chain.

PIP plays a prominent role in food industry debate and campaigns, and is an authoritative voice on food sustainability. Diana is an ambassador for Arena (the principal networking organisation in hospitality), and involved in the BHA sustainability campaign and the Sustain “Good Food on the Public Plate” and “Better NHS Food” campaigns. She is founder of roundtable group Mercury@ and a member of the Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum.

Our report on trading relationships in the farming community in key national markets was rewarded with a Highly Commended Award from the Nuffield Agricultural Trust for the quality of its research and innovation.