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Proxima to analyse findings from major research study in online webinar session

Oct 10, 2012 7:23:00 AM

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LONDON - 10 October 2012. Proxima, a leading international provider of   procurement services, invites you to an online presentation and discussion around its recent research study, The £10 billion profit opportunity on 21 November 2012.

Date:                        Wednesday 21 November 2012
Time:                       13:00 GMT
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The research found that the nature of a business'’ cost base has changed dramatically over the last 25 years, and management practice has yet to catch up with this change.  Today, on average, labour accounts for only 12.9% of an organisation'’s revenue.  In contrast, non-labour costs account for 68.3 percent.

Its analysis of the FTSE-350'’s accounts between 2008-2011 showed that reducing non-labour costs by just one percent would produce annual an EBITDA uplift for the index of £10.5 billion annually, a 3.6 percent increase.  By contrast, the same reduction in labour costs produces an EBITDA increase of only 0.8 percent.

The research also showed that certain bellwether sectors offer greater opportunities than others.  For the construction materials, chemicals and retail sectors, profits could be boosted by 17.2 per cent, 11 per cent and 11 per cent respectively in return for a one per cent reduction in non-labour costs.  The equivalent labour cost reduction produces uplifts of 5 per cent, 0.9 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively. 

The presentation will be hosted by Richard Young, an experienced financial journalist and commentator, and Guy Strafford, Chief Client Officer of Proxima. 

The £10 billion profit opportunity webinar


Media Contact:

FTI Consulting, for Proxima

 Jamie Robertson
+44 20 7831 3113

Proxima Group

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