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SUMS Consulting is a division of Southern Universities Management Services (SUMS). SUMS is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (2732244), incorporated on 17 July 1992 and registered as a charity on 18 November 1994 (1042175).


SUMS VAT registration number:  798 3933 58


Registered office: University of Reading, Science and Technology Centre, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6BZ.


SUMS is owned by its Members who are the principal beneficiaries of its services. 

SUMS has two operating divisions: SUMS Consulting and Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC):  www.supc.ac.uk/ 

Southern Universities Management Services is governed by a Management Committee of directors appointed by Members; they includes one appointed to represent SUPC.  The members of the Management Committee are also charity trustees for the purposes of charity law.

Our Freedom of Information Statement can be found below:


Freedom of Information Statement


Our Directors Reports and Financial Statements can be found below:

Directors Report and Financial Statement 2015
Directors Report and Financial Statement 2014
Directors Report and Financial Statement 2013
Directors Report and Financial Statement 2012
Directors Report and Financial Statement 2011