First 5000 members enjoy big business benefits

| February 19, 2013

First 5000 general manager Catherine Fritz-Kalish shares the exciting new partnership between First 5000 and group buying website, B2BHive.

As you know big business enjoy many benefits because of their scale. Suppliers give them discounts, great trading terms and the very best service.

I am delighted to announce that First 5000 has partnered with B2BHive to bring you the buying power and benefits of big business.

We believe in the power of collaboration and by coming together First 5000 members will be able to take advantage of negotiated discounts on your common spend items with nationally approved suppliers.

B2BHive’s panel of suppliers provide up to 40% savings on travel, telecommunications, office supplies, professional services, cleaning, utilities, insurance and your other common spend categories.

B2BHive has agreed trading terms of 30 days and has reviewed all the terms and conditions for First 5000 members to maximise the rewards to you.

Working together B2BHive and First 5000 have also locked in service level agreements including a dedicated account manager, online ordering and payment, same day delivery, and help desk support.

B2BHive offers you best practices, benchmarks and helpful advice to ensure you get the best value for your spend.

To enjoy these benefits simply take 30 seconds and register at

When you sign up you will receive a welcome email enabling you to enjoy the buying power and benefits of big business.

B2BHive will not send daily deals or weekly specials. They simply provide you access to seamless procurement saving you time and money.

Catherine Fritz-Kalishis is the general manager of First 5000 and Global Access Partners (GAP) – a proactive and influential network which initiates high-level discussions at the cutting edge of the most pressing commercial, social and global issues of today. Catherine’s broad business experience includes coordination of a number of international initiatives for the SME unit of the OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development) at headquarters in Paris, marketing and brand management within all seven divisions of the George Weston Foods Group, and working within the TCG Group of Companies in the area of start-up incubator establishment.