University’s online deal

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SHEFFIELD University has signed a three-year contract with an e-business specialist to order more of its supplies online.

The deal has been signed with Science Warehouse and aims to generate greater efficiencies and cost savings at a time of funding cuts.

The company has also signed similar deals with Leeds and York universities.

Sheffield University director of finance and resources Bob Rabone said: “This partnership makes excellent sense at every level for the university.

“It will improve support for our staff while also driving savings and improved efficiencies. We are very excited to be working with Science Warehouse who have an outstanding track record of working with leading research-intensive organisations.”