1 May 2003
Recent successes look to place WYG at the heart of Local Government decision-making. The Group has secured two significant long-term framework agreements with the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and Kent County Council that will draw upon WYG’s professional consultancy services for the next five years.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has selected WYG to provide full multi-disciplinary consultancy support as part of a new Building Professional Services commission. The Consultants Panel appointment is for a period of three years, with an option to extend for up to a further two years, with the objectives of the commission being as follows:- Services to meet customers requirements providing best value solutions.
- Consistently improving standards through objective performance measurement.
- Professional Consultancy service that is flexible, responsive and capable of enhancement.
- Services developed through a committed co-operative approach.
- WYG will provide Consultancy services to various Directorates including Leisure and Education, Housing and Social Services and Environmental Services.
WYG has also successfully selected by Kent County Council to provide Professional Consultancy Services in support of its Property Core Group Activities. The company was selected for the following framework disciplines:
- Employers Agent
- Project Manager
- Building Surveyor
- Planning Supervisor
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
- Civil & Structural Engineering
- Environmental Consultancy
As the largest local authority in England, Kent County Council has an annual expenditure of £1bn and serves a population of 1.3m. The property portfolio comprises in the order of 1650 premises, ranging from educational and social services establishments to office accommodation. Over the next five years, the Council will use the framework contracts to procure a range of professional building consultancy services to support the effective, efficient and economic use of the Councils estate.
WYG prides itself on this commitment to its clients, centred on meeting their benchmarks and assisting them to fulfil their own policy objectives. This is directly compatible with the aims of the RBK and KCC. Continuing organic growth of the company is centred on repeat business from existing clients, and strategic alliance agreements help to develop this objective further. At present time, some 35% of the company’s turnover is derived from long-term strategic alliances. Repeat business represents approximately 85% of WYG's overall turnover.
Winning these framework commissions contributes towards the WYG policy of focussing on new opportunities wherein it can develop corporate relationships. They serve to increase understanding of the practical ramifications of policy changes within the Local Government, whilst adding to the Group’s repeat business portfolio.
WYG already has a strong presence in the public sector. These commissions will serve to enhance its practical commitment to directly assisting the Government.