Supplier payments

Accounts Payable is responsible for making payments to suppliers and the payment of expenses to external visitors to the University.

Please note: Please ensure that you have an official University purchase order number before you provide goods or services to the University. You must quote the purchase order on the invoice in order to be paid. Invoices without valid order numbers will cause significant delays in payment or may have been from an unauthorised source (including from external to the University).

Invoices and statements should be emailed to in pdf format. All payment queries should be emailed to

Alternatively, invoices can be posted to: Accounts Payable, Finance Department, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY. Emailing of invoices and statements is preferred. 

The Accounts Payable Team will respond to your queries within 48 hours.

Please note:

  • We are currently unable to offer e-invoicing.
  • Supply chain finance is not available to suppliers.
  • UWE Bristol does not deduct sums from payments as a charge for remaining on a suppliers list.
  • UWE Bristol is not a member of a payment code.

The Accounts Payable Team

Role Name Telephone number Email
Accounts Payable Supervisor Rachel Griffiths +44 (0)117 32 82755
Accounts Payable Assistant Alex Childs +44 (0)117 32 83816
Accounts Payable Assistant Andrea Freke +44 (0)117 32 82549
Accounts Payable Assistant Omar Nowak Fearon +44 (0)117 32 83817
Purchasing and Payments Manager Louise Murray +44 (0)117 32 81635

Payment terms

The University’s standard payment terms are 30 days from date of a correctly rendered invoice. Invoices are paid weekly via BACS.

Payment statistics from 1 August 2017 to 31 January 2018:

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Visitors expenses

If you wish to claim expenses you must complete a Visitors Expenses Claim form. The claimant is responsible for completing the form. An authorised signature must be obtained from the relevant Faculty/Department before submitting the form to Accounts Payable. Please be aware that pages 1 and 2 are on separate worksheets.

Please ensure all information, including receipts, is provided to prevent your claim being returned.

Expense allowances are in line with the University’s staff allowances for subsistence and mileage. Visitor’s expenses are paid weekly via BACS.

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