Global City Futures has recently received high praise from both an NHS Trust and a local Council after securing contracts to provide programme management and development expertise.
North Bristol NHS Trust appointed Global City Futures to develop an outline and full business case for a new £50m Elective Centre, which gained national approval and will serve the area’s healthcare needs with an extra 40 beds.
Tricia Down, the Associate Director of Strategic Estate Development and Sustainable Health for North Bristol NHS Trust had this to say about working with the Global City Futures consulting team:
“They are flexible, responsible and a pleasure to work with. They have high levels of accuracy and we have confidence in whatever they produce. We received praise from NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care… and particular mention was given of the high quality of the economic and finance cases.”
The consultancy is also working with Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council to provide programme management expertise, developing business cases for their Community Services.
Richard Howroyd FCPFA, Head of Insourcing & Contract Management Finance for Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: The expertise of Global City Futures has been, and continues to be, invaluable for the success of two complex programmes. We absolutely have to get it right to ensure continuity in the provision of care services to our local community. Their engagement has provided clarity on programme progression and supported meaningful and effective options appraisals that will support systemic change.”
The consultancy, which leads on projects where sustainability and improving quality of life are at the forefront, has been growing their Exeter-based team with new staff and investment in professional development.
Elaine Anning, Operations Director and the lead consultant for Global City Futures on the two projects explains “We develop and grow the team here, building skills that bring the public sector, private investors and communities together. What once may have been a niche area is now very much the way forward – developing and managing projects that deliver positive, sustainable change.”