It is certain that the success of the Telefónica UK Venue Find project would not have been possible without Leanne and her team at NYS. Leanne worked extremely hard to capture specific project requirements from a demanding, but time elusive Telefónica UK project team. In all my dealings with her, she has been professional, friendly, approachable and always happy to share her knowledge. Once the Telefónica UK requirements had been captured and signed off, it was left entirely to Leanne to make sure all of the venues were vetted. Within 6 weeks after the sign off from Telefónica UK, and ahead of schedule, over 40 venues had been fully reviewed and we had our final Venue listing... Leanne and I were very keen to create a process which both Telefónica UK and the Venues would buy in to – and the key was an open competition via e-Auction to drive down price and increase savings. The auctions we ran were based on 3 requirements, and the Venues competed purely on price to gain the best rank possible for each. We achieved price reductions of around 50% across the board against starting prices - which translates into a 20% saving on our yearly spend. The business and key stakeholders are extremely pleased with the result, and are planning to run our model elsewhere within the business.