Comensura at 20: The journey so far
Aaron Wawman

3 minutes

Comensura at 20: The journey so far

When we launched Comensura back in 2001, it was with one goal in mind: to deliver a smarter way to work for businesses with complex contingent, permanent and services procurement needs. Today, we’re delighted to be celebrating 20 years of achieving that aim.

Here’s a short video in celebration of our birthday. We asked favourite moments along the way.

To celebrate our birthday, we asked our wonderful people about their time with Comensura and what they think makes the business great - and to give us an interesting fact about themselves. Watch the video to meet the team!

Comensura at 20: the journey so far

After spotting the need for a viable alternative to traditional master vendor staffing solutions, Comensura was founded in 2001 on robust procurement, procure to pay, supply chain management, and contract management principles.

Following steady growth in the early noughties, when we established ourselves as the managed service provider of choice for UK local government, 2006 brought an exciting milestone: our expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.

Fast-forward 10 years and, with increasing numbers of private sector customers complementing our continued public sector growth, 2016 saw us arrive at another significant moment: the launch of c.net5, the most powerful version to date of our proprietary vendor management system.

Today, more than 120 customers, from councils to global corporations, trust us to manage over £700m in contingent and permanent labour and statement of work services procurement spend.

Commenting on our 20th anniversary, Comensura’s Managing Director, Hoa Ngo, said:

Comensura was created in 2001 on the belief that we could offer our customers a smarter way to work. Throughout our 20 year journey, our smarter ethos has driven our passion to remain curious and continuously innovate to ensure we evolve with market changes and the maturing needs of our customers. The fact that a number of our early-adopter customers are still with us is testimony to this. 

“Today, our obsession to deliver smarter solutions remains undimmed. Global challenges caused by the pandemic and changing attitudes to work and talent acquisition means that our neutral managed service solution, underpinned by, is now more relevant than ever. 

“Happy birthday Comensura, thank you to the brilliant Comensura family that I have the pleasure of working with, and all the Comensura pioneers who have been part of this exhilarating journey.”

We’d like to thank our customers, suppliers and partners, past and present, for their support - and we look forward to 20 more years of working with them to find a smarter way to work.

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