About us

Shaped by public sector insight NEPO's procurement solutions are the result of extensive consultation with the public sector, suppliers and end users, so that we deliver positive outcomes for the communities we serve.


- Construction
- Energy
- Facilities Management
- Financial Services
- Fleet
- Food
- IT
- Professional Services
- Social Care

Our 70+ solutions are available for use by UK public sector organisations via a free of charge associate membership scheme. 

View our solutions here

Our History Established in 1976, NEPO works in partnership with North East local authorities and the wider public sector to ensure public sector spending delivers value and drives positive outcomes.

Doing business with us We procure a wide range of goods and services which means our procurement solutions feature suppliers of all shapes and sizes, from SMEs to large multinationals.

From October 2022, NEPO and the North East local authorities launched Open, a new e-procurement platform.  

Open will replace the NEPO Portal as the place to do business with NEPO and the twelve North East local authorities.

NEPO will be the first public sector organisation to use Open to run a competitive opportunity. Following a phased implementation in 2023, all North East local authorities will be using Open to buy goods, works and services.

Register today at www.open-uk.org

NEPO also supports businesses in improving their tendering skills via the NEPO Business Club programme of free training. 

Visit the supplier section of our website to find out more.

Meet the team

Nicola Shelley

Managing Director

Steven Sinclair

Procurement & Commercial Director

Michelle Armstrong

Procurement Coordinator

Marie Bartup

Procurement Coordinator

Scott Bell

Data & Systems Officer

Andrea Cellini

Procurement Coordinator

Matilda Charles

Business Admin Apprentice

Emanuela Codara

Open Customer Services Coordinator

Joanne Emery

Intelligence & Performance Specialist

Olu Fafure

Open Customer Services Coordinator

Marie Forster

Energy Lead

Adam Gallagher

Procurement Coordinator

Phil Hancock

NEPRO Relationships & Partnerships Specialist

Simon Hanson

Economic Development & Policy Manager

Lily Hogarth

Business Admin Apprentice

Carly Ivers

Procurement Coordinator

Graham Kelly

Open Product Owner

Laura Kyle

Energy Specialist

Keith Lamb

Social Value & Supplier Coordinator

Joanne Leask

Procurement Manager

Sarah Marshall

Data & Systems Officer

Nick McDonald

Procurement Coordinator

Michael Murray


Alia Nabi

Communications & Marketing Officer

Jenny Robins

Communications Specialist

Adam Smith

Head of Commercial & Technology

Joy Stafford

Solution Performance Coordinator

Carl Telford

Professional Services Lead

Callum Thompson

Solution Performance Coordinator

Faustina Tolosa

Intelligence & Performance Specialist

Jane Turner

Construction Lead

Ged Underwood

Business & Finance Officer

Bethany Wake

Procurement Coordinator

Stephanie Westgarth

Procurement Coordinator

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You can also view our complaints and compliments policy  to find out how we respond to feedback.