CNG Business Services is a fast-growing marketing company focused on the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) market. We enable smaller businesses to buy quality products and services from suppliers at the same low prices that the largest businesses obtain.
Our mission statement: "CNG Business Services is committed to enabling all businesses in today's increasingly competitive marketplace to become more efficient by either reducing their costs or finding ways to increase their revenue. We believe that all businesses, regardless of size, should have access to the most favourable terms from first-rate suppliers. And we use the combined purchasing power of many businesses to ensure that this is the case."
CNG Business Services is part of The CNG Family of Companies, a successful family owned business founded in 1971 with retail stores & property interests around the country. As we are a family owned business, we understand the financial challenges that many of you face on a daily basis in your company.
CNG Business Services' aim is to save your business money. We use our significant economies of scale to negotiate lower prices for goods & services from many leading national suppliers, helping you compete more effectively and directly improve your bottom line. All the products & services we supply are at prices significantly below those that an individual business could obtain. With CNG Business Services, you can negotiate like a multinational.
Any business can benefit from CNG Business Services. From hotels to hospitals, newsagents to nail bars, accountants to actuaries, cafes to colleges, we have over 3,000 customers in a wide variety of industries, all of whom have saved money because of us.
Word of mouth has fuelled our growth. In 1984, our sister company Capital News Group started helping a handful of retailers obtain preferential rates on ice-cream. The word soon spread and we were referred to thousands of retailers each of whom we helped obtain preferential terms, at no cost to them.
CNG Business Services' has now assumed this side of Capital News Group's operations and has expanded both the supplier and customer bases. We are now able to answer the many requests that Capital News Group has had to apply its bulk purchasing power to other products and services.
CNG Business Services' management and advisors are highly respected and combine many years of retail, finance, small business and entrepreneurial acumen, along with a healthy dose of social responsibility. Together, these skills have enabled the company to recognise a market opportunity and negotiate highly competitive rates from suppliers, which we in turn pass on to you.meet the team
Sanjeev C. Patel ? Managing Director
Sanjeev was a banker with Citigroup in London before he moved to Los Angeles where he studied for his MBA, with emphasis on Entrepreneurship and Real Estate at the Anderson School at UCLA. He then worked for Bond Companies, a real estate finance & development company in Santa Monica before coming back to the UK to launch CNG Business Services, CNG Polska, Thrive News and oversee the transformation of Capital News Group into The CNG Family of Companies. Sanjeev oversees our marketing, advertising and PR strategies.
Ken Bradley ? Finance & Technology Manager
Ken qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Nottingham and then joined Coopers & Lybrand in their computer audit department where he developed in depth knowledge of various computer systems and programming languages. Since then Ken has worked mainly in the retail industry, applying his finance and technology skills there and he has been an integral part of The CNG Family of Companies team since 2001. He is responsible for the finance and technology side of the business.
Shirley Hewitt ? Accounts Manager
Shirley brings extensive accounts experience from various food, leisure & tourism companies, both in the UK and Spain. Shirley joined us in 2009 and is responsible for managing our various supplier accounts and assists Ken with our financial reporting.
Janeen Walker ? Invoicing Coordinator
Janeen ran her own accounting company in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa for several years before she moved to the UK. Here Janeen worked in an accounts and active role for two assisted living agencies before joining our team in 2002.
Fiona Fernandes & Vinita Machado ? Sales & Business Development Associates
Fiona and Vinita are based in our Mumbai, India office and provide sales and customer support to all our customers. They are experienced with working with UK customers in various industries. And they are aided by a number of colleagues with expertise in numerous South Asian languages who are on hand to ensure we can provide support to all our customers. Fiona & Vinita are responsible for developing new and existing customer relationships, managing supplier relationships and implementing our business growth strategy. They also prepare our regular newsletters.