Who We are?


Spiral Purchasing was set up in 2003 with the aim to provide all types of businesses throughout the UK with professional and practical advice on their purchasing.

The Spiral team consists of people experienced at senior level in purchasing, finance, cost management and general business consultancy.  Spiral executives have operated successfully in large multi-national corporations and have run their own businesses.

Spiral has helped businesses from single site retail operations through to PLC’s with multiple sites in all aspects of their purchasing.

The Spiral Head Office is located in Bolton with further offices to be found throughout the country.


Mel Williams - Spiral Group

Mel Williams


Before setting up Spiral Group Purchasing, Mel had run a successful franchise with Expenses Reduction Analysts (ERA), becoming their Franchisee of the Year in 2002.

Mel has been responsible for the building of Spiral’s expertise in assisting trade associations such as the Retail Motor Industry and the British Independent Retailers Association, to create and run their membership benefit programmes.

Mel also has built a specialism in the utility sector working closely with multi-site clients in all aspects of their energy usage.

Andy McCorquodale - Spiral Group

Andy McCorquodale


As with Mel, prior to establishing the company Andy had also successfully run a franchise for Expense Reduction Analysts, working at board level with large corporate enterprises, including Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, and Transco, to highlight six figure savings in basic overhead areas.

Within Spiral Andy has worked extensively within the legal sector working with over 400 legal firms in controlling their cost base. He was responsible for setting up and running the Cost Controller Buying Group for the Connect2Law network, and similar buying groups for Quality Solicitors, 360 Legal, and Darbys.

Andy is responsible for Business Development and Marketing within Spiral.

Mike Crawshaw - Spiral Group

Mike Crawshaw


Mike joined Spiral in 2014 helping give Spiral a presence in the South East.

Mike has a wealth of experience in the licensed and hospitality industry having worked for Scottish and Newcastle PLC in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles for 16 years and latterly for Pelican Buying Company Ltd for 11 years as National Sales Manager and Business Development Controller.

Since joining Spiral has brought on board numerous key accounts and has developed an expertise in the care sector through working closely with a number of large care home groups. 

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