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Leics firm secures major NHS Consult 18 framework appointment

Leading Leicester-based property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard has secured a four-year appointment to deliver a range of services to the healthcare and wider public sector through the NHS SBS Consult 18 framework.

The NHS Shared Business Services framework – a vehicle which provides business support services to the NHS and public sector across the country – will see Pick Everard building on its expertise in the management consultancy market, providing advisory and consultancy services.

Nicola Thompson of Pick Everard

Dr Nicola Thompson, national director at Pick Everard said: “The NHS is a treasured British institution celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and we’re extremely proud and excited to have been appointed to its new Shared Business Services framework. Under the NHS banner, clients in the healthcare and public sectors can be assured of a robust procurement solution from trusted suppliers.

The Consult 18 framework – valued at between £20m and £50m – has been divided into 10 lots that cover a range of consultancy services to support healthcare and public sector organisations, from GP practices to major public authorities.

Pick Everard will be delivering a number of services for three different lots, with services including: strategy development, management support, capital asset delivery, complex projects and change management.

“Pick Everard tendered for this framework as a route for access to the management consultancy market. As a new discipline within advisory services, this long-term partnership with the NHS SBS will allow us to open new doors and also provides a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow the management consultancy discipline,” continued Nicola.

Rod Burton of Pick Everard

Rod Burton, partner at Pick Everard added: “The rapid, sustainable growth Pick Everard has experienced over the past five years – along with our focus on quality, high levels of service and technical excellence – has been delivered on the back of major appointments such as this one.

“Being a multi-disciplinary consultancy allows us to deliver a wide variety of services across a range of different sectors and I’m looking forward to seeing our management consultancy services offering growing over the next four years and beyond. The Pick Everard team has worked hard to develop tailor-made delivery approaches for each contract, which has put us in the best position possible to meet the complex needs of different organisations.”

Pick Everard employs more than 450 staff across its 11 UK offices, providing a range of project, cost and design consultancy services.