Abingdon, UK; 2nd September 2019 - OBN, the Membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, is pleased to announce a collaboration with ProcEurope Limited.

ProcEurope Limited is a European Life Science Purchasing Consortium, who offer significant discounts and deals on a range of providers including Fisher Scientific, Oxford Seating, Office Depot, EFR Travel and Utility Team. ProcEurope Limited also offers a very low cost of entry, such as a one off or monthly flat fee for service, as well as additional support on procurement.

Lee Pratley, Managing Director of ProcEurope Limited, has been in Purchasing for over 15 years within the lifesciences sector supporting Biotech and Pharma organisations by saving them a significant amount of time and costs on their supplies.

Lee is also Head of Purchasing and Membership at OBN and manages the UK Purchasing Consortium through which 100+ companies have saved more than £10 million a year on their laboratory supplies and other purchases.

Lee Pratley, Managing Director, commented "I have been managing the OBN Purchasing Consortium for over 6 years now and growing the savings year on year. I saw great potential to expand this into Europe which is why I setup ProcEurope. I very much look forward to the collaboration with OBN and growing both organisations reach ".

John Harris, CEO of OBN, commented “The collaboration with ProcEurope and the close relationship between our two organisations enables us to extend our services to continental Europe and offer OBN Membership benefits beyond the UK, whilst also leveraging considerable cost savings to firms engaging in the purchasing activities. It’s a Win:Win for all concerned”.




Purchasing enquiries:

Lee Pratley, Managing Director, ProcEurope Limited  


(0044) 7788 217 913

For more information please visit:




Rebecca Wilkes, Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator, OBN



Media enquiries:

Citigate Dewe Rogerson     

Sylvie Berrebi   


Shabnam Bashir





About OBN

OBN is the Membership organisation supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors. Our 400+ Member companies are located throughout the UK and benefit from our networking, partnering, purchasing, advising and advocacy activities.


OBN delivers four World-Quality flagships events per annum:



BioTrinity is our largest annual biopartnering and investment conference which will be held in London on 28th-29th April 2020.




BioForward is a high-quality international partnering conference providing a roadmap for R&D companies looking to achieve sustainable business growth (Birmingham, 11th October 2019).




Celebrating innovation and inspiring achievement throughout the life sciences industry (Oxford, 7th November 2019).




BioSeed is a unique platform for early-stage life sciences companies, Technology Transfer Offices (TTO’s), and Universities throughout Europe seeking equity investment from angels, High-net-worth individuals, specialist crowd-funders, and PE / VC / Pharma funders genuinely interested in seed and series A funding (London, 20th January 2020).



Further information about OBN’s tailored networking and partnering events, purchasing consortium, advice, consultancy services and advocacy activities is available on OBN’s website www.obn.org.uk