CNG Business Services is part of The CNG Family of Companies, a privately owned business founded in 1971 with retail stores & property interests around the UK and abroad.
Over the years, CNG Business Services has helped thousands of business reduce their costs. We now provide cost saving strategies for three different market segments.
Cost Reduction Solutions enables small and medium sized businesses to access our cost consultants and save money across a broad range of products & services that are used in all businesses. These include insurance, business rates & utilities. Our client base spans from retailers and hoteliers through to large distribution centre owners and legal firms. We are also able to white-label our services for companies that wish to provide affinity member benefits to their customers.
Retail & Financial Solutions enables small and medium sized retailers to obtain products and services at the same low prices that the largest businesses obtain. We use the combined buying power of over 3,000 smaller businesses to negotiate the lowest possible prices and we share these benefits with all our customers. All these products help retailers to grow their revenues or to increase their cashflow at the lowest possible cost.
Corporate Outsourcing Solutions provides a wide range of outsourced services for all sizes of company, located anywhere in the world. We have a large office in Mumbai, India where we have specialist support personnel trained with numerous different skill sets.
We provide a broad range of solutions including customer & help desk services, out-of-hours support, invoice processing, telemarketing, ethnic sales & marketing, retail & brand support, telecom industry NOC support, software development and database management.
Our corporate mission statement is: “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.”
We trace the history of CNG Business Services back to 1984 when 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.
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 private equity & 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.
Meet the Team
Here are some of our team based in our Mumbai, India offices. All the team are multilingual and each member brings valuable skills to our organization.
Altaf Anwar – Business Development Manager
Altaf is based in our Mumbai, India office and supervises our sales and customer support teams He is experienced with working with UK customers in various industries and has done so for many years. He is supported 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. He is responsible for developing new and existing customer relationships, managing supplier relationships and implementing our business growth strategy.