M2 Appointed to Agreement for Print Audit Services by Joint Collaboration Between Government Procurement Service, YPO and ESPO


Manchester, UK – 27 March 2012M2, the UK’s leading independent managed print IT services company, today announced that it has been appointed to the Government Procurement Service, YPO and ESPO agreement for print audit services nationally.


M2 will now offer a tiered range of audit consultancy services for any government body helping them to assess their current print environment. The consultancy includes physical audit of sites, electronic auditing of volumes, IT infrastructure assessment as well as environmental impact auditing.


The findings of the audit will allow government bodies to have full transparency and understanding of their current situation and aid recommendations on how to maximise value for money going forward including minimising environmental impact from such future decisions.


John Taylor,  CEO at M2 explained, “The government’s efforts to drive up standards in procurement and to make it easier for public sector departments to deliver high quality, cost-effective services is a perfect fit for M2. We pride ourselves on our independent consultative approach with customers. Our business is built on more than 20 years experience reviewing customers’ needs and technical requirements and making honest, sophisticated recommendations based on a structured audit and review process.”


M2 now offers compliant print audit agreements for all public bodies including central government, local authorities, higher and further education, the NHS, police, fire and rescue.


John continued, “Print costs are increasing despite volumes being flat or declining due to end user behavior aspects as well as colour proliferation. At a time of material budget constraint and reduction, the public sector needs a way to assess their print environment and identify more effective ways of managing print. This involves a clear understanding of the current situation, the creation of a print strategy and policy and effective change management to implement it. This makes a structured audit consultancy critical to determine the improvement path.”


For further information, contact M2 on 0845 263 7262 and ask for David Knowles.


About M2
M2 is the UK’s leading Independent managed print IT services company. Offering a proactively managed ranged of office print strategies, infrastructures and document processes, M2 helps organisations’ reduce office print costs, waste and risk. Through a consultative audit and assessment process, M2 provides organisations’ with a customised best practice solution that benefits from the company’s vendor agnostic approach. The company’s professional account management teams helps secure sustained benefits and provides a continuous improvement programme.


M2 provides all its own expert resources including engineering break-fix services to IT consultancy and support services. M2 provides a national UK service and specialises in the mid to large corporate market. Customers include Atkins, LSBU, Kings, Manchester Airport, Moorcrofts, Westwood College and Shoosmiths. For more information visit www.m2.uk.com.