Meet the team

The level of knowledge needed to successfully manage the procurement in any business is vast and challenging, let us take those pains away so you can concentrate on what you do best - running your business

Gary Kennedy, Director


Gary has extensive experience of working with clients in the care home, voluntary & hospitality sectors and is primarily responsible for audits, contract management and maintaining & managing ongoing client relationships. Gary's particular area of expertise lies in utility audits, contract management and tariff negotiation & compensation.

Gary has over 35 years commercial experience, primarily in commercial banking prior to establishing Lateral.

Mike Layfield, Business Development Executive


Mike joined the company in January 2013 after 37 years' experience in commercial banking working all across the north-east of England including the last 9 years of his career on Teesside. Whilst he has assisted many types of business this included specialisms in healthcare, manufacturing and professional services. Additionally through personal involvement he has considerable knowledge of the charitable/voluntary sector.

Mike understands the challenging economic conditions that businesses and charities in the region face. He is passionate about helping them save both time and money by helping them to manage their utility costs more effectively and using his commercial skills and experience to add real value to their business.

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