GK Transformation are pleased to announce that their business support services, including VFM Benchmarking, PFI Contract Reviews, Compliance Auditing and Market Testing have been awarded approval and a placed on the Health Trust Europe, Consultancy and Advisory Services, Framework (HTE).

A Reflection of 2016 from the GK Group

The new year is upon us, which means it is time for me to reflect upon another year at GK Group 

We have seen a high level of uncertainty in the market in 2016, as businesses and organisations waited to see which way votes would go, then delaying decision making whilst they waited to see how things would unfold. As it transpires, not a lot has changed and it is going to take some time for real change to kick in, so we’ve now seen most clients adopt a “business as usual” approach. But, in uncertain times, you need to be stepping up your organisational efficiencies and putting your business in the strongest possible position to offer market protection and commercial resilience.

Three Major NHS Trusts Reverse Outsourcing Contracts - What Went Wrong?

It has recently been announced that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is cancelling its 5-Year TFM outsourcing contract with Carillion after only 2 years of it being operational and bringing services back in-house. They are the latest Trust to do this, following two other similar failed outsourcing contracts: Interserve at nearby Leicester and Sodexo at Brighton. Is there something fundamentally wrong with the concept of outsourcing or was it just badly procured and implemented in these instances?

GK Group Rise to the Challenge and achieve Certification to the new ISO 2015 Standard Following a successful External Audit of the Quality and Environmental Management Systems within the GK Group; the Business and Organisational Efficiency advisors, based in Brighton, have become one of the first of its kind to be recommended by DNVGL for boththe ISO 9001:2015(Quality Management Systems) and 14001:2015(Environmental Management Systems) Certification.

Efficiency & the Carter Review by Charles Simmons

 

GK Transformation's Director, Charles Simmons, presented his thoughts on maximising efficiency, in light of the Carter Review at the first University & Healthcare Estates and Innovation Conference. Hosted by the University of Birmingham, the launch of this event aimed to bring together Estates Directors from the NHS & University sectors respectively. The conference designed with a supporting exhibition to promote and facilitate collaboration of professionals from two adjacent industries.

PFI Contractual and Performance Issues? GK Transformation can help.

GK Transformation are delighted to announce that we have been appointed NHS specialist advisors to support Local Partnerships on the National Framework Agreement for PFI Consultancy Services issued by NHS London Procurement Partnership in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

The GK Group offsets 19 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide!

The GK Group incorporating GK Transformation (GKT) and Low Carbon Europe (LCE) have taken the initiative in offsetting our carbon (Co2) emissions as part of our on-going commitment to minimizing our impact on the environment, working towards a sustainable future and improved sustainable business processes.

GK Transformation has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 8 Framework. G-Cloud is a digital market place away from a simple catalogue of services. It provides the public sector a single place to find what it needs for its projects.

 

GK Transformation Partners With Local Partnership

GK Transformation are delighted to announce that we have been appointed NHS specialist advisors to support Local Partnerships on the National Framework Agreement for PFI Consultancy Services issued by NHS London Procurement Partnership in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

Facing the Wrong Way

Since December 2015, all NHS Trusts have been sent their individual NHS Estates And Facilities Dashboard 2014-15, which has been produced by a team at the Department of Health as part of their Performance Efficiency Programme. This one page report brings together data from existing systems, including ERIC and PLACE in a kaleidoscopic presentation that rivals the graphics used during an Election Night Special.

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Market Testing: Getting It Right

OK – you’ve decided that you’re going to market test one or more of your FM services (if you’re not sure that this is the right thing to do – and it may not be - then go back and have another look at Part 1 of this series). How do you ensure a successful outcome?

GK Group Appoints David Dumigan as FD

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Dumigan as Group Finance Director of Green & Kassab Holdings Ltd, incorporating GK Transformation and Low Carbon Europe, with effect from 1 May 2016. David will be based at the Group's head office in Brighton.