OUR STORY SO FAR

It all began in 2017. Armed with 60 years of combined experience, we resolved to set up an alternative procurement company.

Why? We wanted to provide our clients with a service that wasn’t available in the marketplace. So we took it upon ourselves to create one. And in July 2017, Aster Commercial was born.

Today, we’re proud that our unique approach is now benefiting a wide range of businesses, from FTSE 500 global firms to small local charities.

Take a look at our projects

Our work is guided by three key principles

Meet our founders

Lucy Dow

Lucy Dow

Since taking up her first procurement role back in 2001, Lucy has carved out an impressive career working in financial services, telecoms, retail, technology and utilities.

From being her own boss to managing diverse global teams at a director level, Lucy has perfected the skills and strategies to bring people together to ultimately create amazing results. She also has a flair for solving complex business problems.

Away from Aster, Lucy enjoys taking long countryside walks with her dogs, watching most sports – and cooking for friends (glass of wine in hand).

Lucy's motto:

Tea, tattoos and Tequila!
Emily Piscopo

Emily Piscopo

Emily knows how to get the job done. This is something she’s perfected over more than two decades of success, working with global organisations in the retail, manufacturing and telecoms sectors.

Whatever the scale of the project, she is adept at carving out fresh, sustainable solutions with multiple stakeholders across the world. What’s more, she’s always supremely focused on delivering new levels of efficiency and optimisation.

Outside of work, you’ll find Emily training hard in the gym or skiing down the side of a mountain. Her less active moments usually involve food and drink, or going on adventures – globally and locally.

Emily's motto:

Don’t let fear stand in the way of your dreams.
Sarah Walters

Sarah Walters

Throughout her career in procurement, Sarah has consistently delivered and secured best value for her clients. Her commitment and drive has ensured impressive results for corporates in OEM, food manufacturing, retail and finance.

With over 20 years’ experience and a CIPS qualification under her belt, she’s highly skilled in the art of supplier relationship management. What’s more, she offers you a calm, pragmatic approach in any situation.

In her spare time, Sarah works with friends and family, using her Reiki skills to help them fulfil their potential. Like you, they’re in great hands.

Sarah’s motto:

You can manifest the life you want.