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Working collaboratively with leading organisations across the public and private sectors
Working collaboratively with leading organisations across the public and private sectors
The relationship with our clients is characterised by a blend of innovation and tradition. Our award-winning model provides a genuine alternative to conventional models for delivering Professional Services in the Technology Sector. Our business philosophy of wanting to do the right thing will always prevail over contractual necessity. We are understandably proud that this has led to long-standing client relationships from many leading organisations in the Private, Public and Charity Sectors.
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AAG offer a full suite of IT services, support and digital transformation services across the UK. These services include Software, hardware and technology to help organisations to transform business performance and accomplish business goals.
“Stoneseed’s PMO consultants supported the setup of our own Project Management Office, our project processes are now aligned to industry best practice, we can effectively track and manage our project data & Key Performance Indicators; and our Resource Management effectively balances demand and capacity.”
– Alexa Greaves, CEO
The SKAO is an inter-governmental organisation composed of Member States from five continents and headquartered in the UK. Its mission is to build and operate cutting-edge radio telescopes to transform our understanding of the Universe and deliver benefits to society through global collaboration and innovation.
“Working with Stoneseed gives us access to quality people, on a flexible basis, in line with our demand. We’ve previously onboarded contract resources either directly or using a third-party agency, and while most have been successful, those that weren’t incurred additional recruitment costs and delays to delivery. With Stoneseed, you pay for what you use, and we know we’re getting quality resource, giving us a level of confidence that haven’t experienced before.”
– Andrea Casson, Head of Project Management
Illingworth Research Group provides a range of patient focused clinical services to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology and medical device industries. These include mobile research nursing, patient concierge, medical photography and clinical research services. Illingworth are experts with experience across all study phases and in a diverse range of therapeutic areas. They have grown organically over our 20-year history, and now offer services in over 45 countries globally.
‘Engaging Stoneseed’s VPMO has meant we have access to not just to the project delivery team but also the structure, process and governance provided by their PMO organisation. This has enabled us to supplement out internal resource and deliver more projects in a consistent and timely manner’
– Phil Sims, CIO
British Sugar (Plc) are the leading producer of sugar for the British and Irish food and beverage markets, processing around eight million tonnes of sugar beet and producing up to 1.4 million tonnes of sugar each year. As the sole processor of the UK’s beet sugar crop, they work in partnership with over 3,000 growers and customers to deliver a world-class product that is made to the highest standards every day. Their innovative approach to manufacturing also enables the creation of a range of co-products from power generation and bioethanol, to animal feed and much more.
Morgan Sindall is the construction and infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. They deliver public and private sector projects of all sizes.
“The Construction Industry has to deal with peaks and troughs in the project cycle, Stoneseed’s Project Management as a Service model gives us the flexibility to meet this demand.”
– Tim Wade, Group Information Systems Director
KCOM helps enterprises and public-sector organisations to re-imagine and re-architect their IT and communications infrastructure to deliver easier experiences for their customers.
With best-in-class consultancy, architecture, delivery and service management, KCOM works with its customers to deliver on the promise of digital transformation, low effort customer experiences and the public cloud
“In a delivery world of fluctuating and reactive demand, the ability to draw down from a framework of high quality capable PM resources at short notice has proved invaluable to the recent successes achieved at KCOM. The Stoneseed model provides flexibility, quality resources and a supportive way of working which has enhanced our permanent pool of project delivery capability. I highly recommend the services provided by David Cotgreave and the team.”
– Jane Clayson FAPM, Former Head of Project Management
The English Institute of Sport are the country’s largest provider of sport science, medicine and technology. EIS practitioners help coaches and Performance Directors to improve the performance of their athletes by delivering services which enable them to optimise training programmes, maximise performance in competition and improve the health and wellbeing. The EIS also provides world-class performance environments and access to cutting edge innovation and research.
“Stoneseed provided perceptive insights to help us confirm the right strategic choices for the EIS. Additionally they offered us useful pointers to explore other options that they felt would add value.”
– Mark Richards, Head of Information Systems, English Institute of Sport
Domino’s Pizza Group is the UK’s leading pizza brand and has over 1100 stores across six markets, including Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.
“By using Stoneseed’s PMaaS offering to supplement our permanent staff, we are able to deliver a much broader spectrum and number of projects in a much more flexible manner.”
– Mark Wintle, Former Head of Project & Portfolio Services, Dominos
As a leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK, providing short break holidays in the forest on a year-round basis.
“Center Parcs made the decision to move away from our traditional IT services provider due to poor service and a lack of flexibility. Their model means that Stoneseed have been able to provide the flexibility we require. We have become more dynamic and flexible as a result.”
– Head of IT, Center Parcs
Specialist supplier of pre-owned Microsoft software to private and public sector organisations across the UK and Europe.
“Value Licensing reached out to Stoneseed to provide PMaaS to deliver projects within the business. This allowed us to keep the team focused on the day to day business activities and saving our customers money. Stoneseed’s engagement model, rate card, and highly skilled friendly project people were a pleasure to work with as part of the team.”
– David Hubbard – Deputy Managing Director
The UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time (fractional) CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors. They are completely independent and work with mid-market clients on a long term basis.
“Our CTOs and CIOs are often leading complex programmes for our clients, but don’t want or need full time project management resources to run the individual projects. Stoneseed has consistently provided well qualified and skilled Project Managers to lead our projects and they are our go-to company for part-time project managers and other project related resources.”
– Steve Clarke, Co – founder and Director
With 1,500 employees caring for more than 150,000 patients a year, Healthcare at Home are one of the UK’s leading providers of home healthcare services.
“Project Management as a Service from Stoneseed allows us to deal with peaks and troughs in the project lifecycle, PMaaS gives us the flexibility to meet this demand.”
– Gary Long, Former CIO/IT Director – Healthcare at Home
Loughborough University is one of Britain’s leading universities. A combination of world class research, enterprising outlook, unparalleled sporting achievement and excellent students gives rise to something that is truly special and distinctive among the UK’s universities.
“With Stoneseed’s PMaaS model we can utilise our demand for Project Managers and Business Analysts as and when the project requires them, rather than a fixed 5 day week working pattern”
– Mike Domokos – Project Portfolio Manager
Merlin Entertainments is the largest European entertainments company operating in Europe. Merlin runs 118 attractions in 24 countries across four continents.
“Stoneseed’s Client-side model is perfectly aligned to Merlin; our projects are managed to time, cost and quality and designed to fit our business requirements.”
– Previous CIO, Merlin Entertainments Group
Leeds Building Society is the 5th biggest building society in the UK and is proudly a mutual society.
“By supplementing our own internal resources with the Stoneseed Project Management as a Service model, we are able to react quickly to any increased demand and avoid delay in mobilising a project.”
– Martin Rhodes, Head of Corporate Transformation at Leeds Building Society
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a public research university in Nottingham, England. Its roots go back to 1843 with the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design, which still exists within the university today. It is the 9th largest university in the UK (out of 169) with 35,785 students split over five different campuses.
Howdens Joinery is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products from local stock.
“Stoneseed are consistently able to keep pace with and fulfil our often, short notice requirements by providing us with highly skilled and personable project people and supported by a strong back office (PMO) function.”
– Paul Harris, Head of Programme Delivery at Howdens Joinery Co
Action for Children (AfC) is a UK charity which was founded in London in 1869 by Thomas Bowman Stephenson who established their first “Children’s Home”. Today, the charity provides a number of services across the UK, including adoption, schools, residential homes, fostering, education and children’s centres, to more than 300,000 children, families and young people.
AfC supports and speaks up for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. With 5,000 workers and more than 400 locations across the UK.
“Stoneseed’s consultancy identified those areas where process efficiencies would lead to people efficiencies, and also identified areas where due to changes in the business, additional resources were anticipated and when they could be met at no extra cost – improving both our Service Delivery effectiveness, but also maximising our resource utilisation and ensuring cost savings.”
– Alan Crawford, Former Action for Children CIO
SIV – Sheffield International Venues benefited from Stoneseed’s IT Advisory and Vendor Management Services.
“The advice and services provided by Stoneseed enabled us to develop a solution design that met our organisational needs. Stoneseed worked on our behalf with vendors to ensure complete governance during both the selection & implementation processes. The end result is that we now have a functional environment that has enhanced the end-user experience.”
– Mike Cook, Former ICT Manager, SCT, Sheffield International Venues
Mencap is a Non-profit Organisation that is passionate about changing the world for everyone with a learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a Learning disability, and their families and carers.
Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) was set up in 2012 to support and sponsor Church of England Academies and other schools in Bradford on behalf of the Diocese of Leeds. They work with schools to provide a network of support and challenge, so they can achieve their vision of improved outcomes and results for children and young people.
Darlington Building Society is a UK building society, which has its head office in Darlington, County Durham, England. It is a member of the Building Societies Association.
Quickline lightning-fast broadband connections to their customers. Wherever they are, and whatever they do online.
They use the latest tech to bring broadband to rural areas to help those who might not get online otherwise. They go where other providers don’t, with the fastest speeds possible.
Connected Places Catapult, provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel. They connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research to spark innovation and grow new markets. Connected Places Catapult run technology demonstrators and SME accelerators to scale new solutions that drive growth, spread prosperity, and eliminate carbon.
AAT is the Association of Accounting Technicians, the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians.
We develop finance qualifications that ensure businesses can draw upon skilled people, fully equipped to meet its challenges head-on. As part of the AAT community, our nearly 124,000 members and students belong to an inclusive association of accountancy professionals around the world.
RVT Group (formerly Rentavent) provide specialist equipment, via hire or contract-sale, to control on-site health hazards and maintain a productive work environment. The RVT Group specialise in the monitoring and control of noise, dust, fumes, exhaust, ventilation, and climate.
The British Land Company plc is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. The firm became a real estate investment trust when REITs were introduced in the UK in January 2007. It is headquartered in London, England.
Sodexo provides a diverse range of services to large business and public sector clients. Their solutions include food and catering, facilities management, property and technical services, benefits and rewards and home care services. These solutions improve the quality of life for the people and communities that they serve.
Sterling Pharma Solutions has over 50 years’ experience serving the global pharmaceutical industry. With facilities in Dudley, Northumberland and Deeside, Wales in the UK, as well the US their state-of-the-art facilities, proprietary technologies and experienced people are among the best in the industry. They have a proven track record in the supply of chemistry and analytical services across the entire product lifecycle, from grams to tonnes, from pre-clinical to commercial supply.
Migrant Help Ltd is a United Kingdom-based national charity that has been supporting vulnerable migrants since 1963. The charity operated from 10 offices across the United Kingdom, providing advice, guidance and support to asylum seekers, refugees and victims of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading.
“The simplicity of the rate card and commercial model for PMaaS allows for easy budgeting of my portfolio costs.”
– Michael Euston – Former Head of Change – Close Brothers
Innospec Ltd is a global specialty chemicals company with manufacturing plants, research centers and additional facilities in twenty-three countries. The company provides chemicals, additives and formulations for markets including agrochemicals, construction, fuel, home care, metal extraction, oilfield, personal care, and polymers and waxes.
AB Mauri is a global business devoted to the baking industry. They have a long heritage of supplying a high quality portfolio of products to those preferred distributors which service the artisanal bakery sector.
A UK -based tech firm specialising in mission-critical solutions, creating secure, intelligent and connected control room and fleet technologies that help organisations protect and preserve society.
“Not all of our projects require resources 5 days per week; having a ‘part time’ PM has helped control our costs.”
– Mike Isherwood, Managing Director
One in every five cars sold in the UK is made by Volkswagen Group. Operating out of Milton Keynes, Volkswagen Group UK sells approximately 500,000 vehicles a year, holding a market share of almost 20%.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. The European number one in Big Data, Cybersecurity, High Performance Computing and Digital Workplace, The Group provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions. Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors.
Gatwick Airport is a major international and commercial airport within the UK and works in collaboration with many other organisations to deliver a high quality service to passengers.
Midland Heart is a leading housing organisation, delivering homes and services across the Midlands that enable people to live independently.
“PMaaS gives us access to people, tools and processes as and when we need them.”
– Marc Slack, IT Director
Edmond Shipway is a multi disciplinary Construction Consultancy, dealing with over £600m of construction activity per annum and delivering a Director-led bespoke service on every project.
GuestTek™ is a global leader in broadband technology and interactive solutions for the hospitality industry. With operations reaching 85 countries and serving more than 3900 hotels.
De Montfort University (DMU) is one of the fastest-growing universities in the UK. Based in the city of Leicester, it is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education.
Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, provides travellers around the globe with extraordinary vacations at an exceptional value. The company’s portfolio of global cruise line brands make up the world’s largest cruise company with a fleet of 102 ships visiting more than 700 ports around the world.
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
The Chamber is the leading business organisation in the East Midlands. With a growing membership, it is the second largest chamber of commerce in the country offering Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services.
Courtaulds is a leading brand manufacturer of fabric, clothing, artificial fibres, and chemicals. Brands include Berlei, Gossard, Aristoc, Pretty Polly and Elbeo.
“Multi-sourcing sounded like something I was already doing, until I understood the business benefits from outsourcing it.”
– Bill Jarman, CIO