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ECS worked with Warwickshire County Council to develop a commercial strategy, the delivery of which would support the Council in achieving critical outcomes within financial constraints.  For the full case study click here.

“ECS worked with us to create a commercial strategy for the Council. Their work really helped us develop our approach to commercial activities and focus on the areas that are most important to the people of Warwickshire. We found their combination of commercial expertise and engaging approach to be highly effective.”

Rob Powell, Strategic Director for Resources, Warwickshire County Council.

ECS were asked to help Slough Borough Council evaluate commercial options for early termination and in-sourcing of a multi-faceted outsource contract. This was necessary to allow the Council to pursue a rapid transformation programme across the whole organisation and to create savings on a like for like basis. For the full case study click here.

“Achieving this contract exit was vital for us, as a critical part of our ambitious transformation programme. The ECS team brought a depth of knowledge and experience that was invaluable in helping us get the job done.”

 

Neil Wilcox, Strategic Director of Finance and Resources, Slough Borough Council.

Salford asked ECS to create a programme of activities to help them exit a major contract and bring services in house at the expiry of a 15-year joint venture with its private sector partner. This was to be completed within 18 months prioritising the safe transfer of c450 staff, all processes, ICT, data, fleet and assets to the Council and procure additional technical consultancy services.   For the full case study click here.

“your programme and commercial advice has been invaluable in setting us off on the right track and getting us to where we are ” 

 

Nina Howells, Commercial Projects Manager, Salford City Council

ECS were asked to evaluate commercial options for two existing and long-standing trading companies. The client had concerns over companies’ governance and a recent fall in profits, despite healthy turnover. We were asked to investigate and share our findings and recommendations with the client. For the full case study click here.

“Your approach was really refreshing and helped us focus on what could be achieved with the current trading arrangements and what needed to be done to get there. The alternative option, to in-source services, was clearly articulated and ultimately helped members make a well-reasoned decision,”

 

Senior manager, London Borough Council.

ECS were asked to develop options to exit (in part) the client’s contract in respect of the call centre / customer services and debt collection operations and to create a new locally based call centre and debt collection operation with local employees either directly employed or employed in a suitable commercial vehicle owned by the Council. For the full case study click here.

“ECS were invaluable in helping us articulate and plan for alternative delivery models for critical resident facing services. They were quick to establish an excellent rapport with key stakeholders which improved both the quality and pace of the project. The team brought extensive knowledge and experience that is impossible to find in the large consultancies”

 

Senior manager , London Borough.