Michaela Barr

Purchasing Manager

Michaela has been Contego’s Purchasing Manager since 2019, moving from outside of PPE, from within a large corporate environment, to become a key player in the this family-owned business.

She said: “Ensuring the smooth running of the Purchasing Department is not a small task, but one that I thoroughly enjoy due to the variety we see on a daily basis. Contego has all the tools and recourse to compete in this very capitative marketplace, whilst being a fantastic organisation to work for and work alongside.

“No one is a number and everyone’s needs are considered, from both an employee and customer perspective. The flexibility we have to meet our customer needs is driven by the fact that we are constantly reminded that this is why customers choose us and why customers stay with us.”

The product range that Contego offers is ever changing and it is a real challenge to ensure that our product offering is relevant and meets the needs of the diverse customer range. With Michaela’s vast experience in procurement and project management, backed up by the strong team she has behind her, Contego manages to consistently develop their own brand WEARMASTER®, whilst continuing to offer over 50,000 product lines.

What Our Clients Say

“Worked with our vision, and went beyond the extra mile finding us safety boot options that met our required standard for impact protection across the bridge of the foot… and within budget."

"Options on how end users could order were fab too, for my company at the time the people that needed the boots did not have access to PCs so forcing online ordering (as some suppliers do) just couldn’t work, like I said – found what worked for us.”

“Contego changed my world… They came in cheaper, better quality, SO MUCH FASTER… Nathan’s team are all about what works for you, took all the pain away.

Anita Cutts, former Purchasing Manager for Bradford Building Supplies."

“I rarely bother recommending people because I worry about consistency, but they were consistently ACE!”

“Very helpful and knowledgeable, the staff at Contego always deliver, even at short notice. Nothing seems too hard for them. Their collaborative, partnering approach to working with us ensures we get the very best products at the best prices.”

“I just wanted to say if I had my own company, Julie Hopkins, our account manager would defo be a part of it…..excellent service & feedback ….a massive asset to Contego!”

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