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Insight.

Action.

Results.

/ˈɪnsʌɪt/ the capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something.

We will quickly bring valuable insight to any challenges with which you are presented in your non-pay spend or supply chain.

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Insight.

Action.

Results.

/ˈakʃ(ə)n/ the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.

We will take action to convert our recommendations into plans that can be implemented independently or with our support.

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Insight.

Action.

Results.

/rɪˈzʌlts/ things that are caused or produced by something else; a consequence or outcome.

We are driven by a desire to deliver robust, sustainable results for our clients at every stage of the relationship.

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Insight.

Action.

Results.

We will quickly bring valuable insight to any challenges with which you are presented in your non-pay spend or supply chain.

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Insight.

Action.

Results.

We will take action to convert our recommendations into plans that can be implemented independently or with our support.

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Insight.

Action.

Results.

We are driven by a desire to deliver robust, sustainable results for our clients at every stage of the relationship.

We are an independent and dynamic management consultancy with proven top-tier experience focusing on Procurement and Supply Chain operations across the Healthcare and Life Sciences sectors.

We bring top quality consulting resources to deliver real and lasting cost benefits, particularly in the most challenging and important areas of organisational spend. As a growing practice we’re only as good as our last job. We pride ourselves on always delivering high quality, pragmatic and workable strategies and solutions for our clients.

Capabilities & Offerings

We are an independent team of management consultants offering unrivalled experience and expertise in the areas of Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations specialising within Healthcare and the Life Sciences. We bring insight, action and results by delivering high value outcomes for our clients at a cost efficient level. We will always develop an approach that addresses our clients’ specific requirements drawing upon a number of capabilities.

Procurement

Collaboration Programme Management

We have unparalleled experience supporting transformation collaboration programs be they local, regional or national.  Our consultants are skilled in building the required momentum behind a project in the early stages and ensuring target benefits are realised to the benefits of multiple organisations.

Spend Analytics

We believe that successful spend analytics not only reveals hidden opportunities, but by considering the context beyond just the data we can uncover powerful insights that can inform strategic decisions and changes to sub-optimal practices.

System Enablement

Our consulting team has proven experience supporting organisations to select, implement and ultimately realize the benefits of procurement system adoption.  We firmly believe that the system is not the only answer and will work with you to make sure the people and processes are in place to harness any implementation.

Capability/Opportunity Assessment

We believe a capable procurement organisation is critical to the sustainability of savings delivered through a strategic sourcing programme. A crucial first step is to understand the strengths and weaknesses in your existing operation and prioritise areas for capability development in terms of people, process and technology.

Supply Chain

GS1 Integration

We have recent and relevant experience required to support the NHS and their supporting supply chains with the adoption of GS1, leveraging our practical understanding of GS1 from both a strategic and operational level.  We have presented on the topic at a number of events in the UK and the US, on behalf of GS1 and other organisations.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Vertical or horizontal supply chain collaboration, when properly designed and executed has the potential to improve service levels and reduce both costs and risks.

Healthcare Supply Chain Diagnostic

We offer comprehensive assessment and review of an organisation’s supply chain capability, suitability and effectiveness. Segmenting and reviewing the operational maturity is the first step in understanding how to target the opportunities that exist.

Supply Chain Transformation

Our team has a proven track record in managing organisations through complex changes to both processes and systems, ensuring that the transformation delivers the expected benefits.

Clients & References

Clients

We have worked with a range of clients to address strategic and operational problems across different industries:

References

Reference One

Reference 1 “Enabling Procurement Collaboration”

Enabling Procurement Collaboration

Akeso&Co have worked with ten leading NHS organisations to develop and implement collaborative procurement strategies across the group.

With our help, the collaboration has set up seven work streams to address all third party spend across the ten Trusts and is on target to achieve its 5 five-year savings target of £150m.

Reference Two

Reference 2 “Building a Long Term Growth Strategy”

Building a Long Term Growth Strategy

Akeso&Co is working with a multi-national Healthcare company to grow its UK business by designing an innovative commercial offering and executing a go-to-market programme on their behalf.

By drawing on best practice supply chain models, across a range of industry sectors, our team is working to deliver an innovative Healthcare supply chain solution. This will significantly reduce hidden costs to the client and use leading technology to improve efficiencies in the current materials handling process.

Reference Three

Reference 3 “Developing a new Supply Chain Proposition”

Developing a new Supply Chain Proposition

In response to the Lord Carter report “Unwarrranted variations” our team was engaged by a group of Trusts to develop a business case, exploring the benefit of setting up a collaborative pharmacy group.

The report detailed significant savings opportunities across the end to end pharmacy supply chain and represents a sizeable opportunity for the NHS as a whole.

Reference Four

Reference 4 “Writing the Case for a National Healthcare Programme”

Writing the Case for a National Healthcare Programme

Our team supported a Department of Health initiative to write multiple hospital-specific business cases as the first stage in a national programme to instill best practices from retail and other industries within healthcare operations.

Reference Five

Reference 5 “Building a Leading Practice Supply Chain”

Building a Leading Practice Supply Chain

Our Consultants have designed and modelled a new specimen collection network, so a regional pathology provider can test samples quickly and accurately and provide timely results to patients.

Testimonials

What our clients say about us

“It has been a real pleasure working with Akeso&Co. As an organisation, we have greatly benefitted from your transformational thinking and your keen insights into the possibilities regarding procurement. Our processes and functions are in a vastly better state as a direct result of your input, and you will be my first port of call if we should need consultant advice in the future”

Former Chief Executive Officer of a major NHS Foundation Trust

“This opportunity assessment is probably the best researched, composed and presented opportunity assessment that I have seen from a consultancy source in my almost three decades in the NHS. There’s a very high level of competency and understanding within the opportunity assessment which is refreshing.”

Head of Procurement of a major University Hospital

“The insight and support we have received from Akeso&Co has been a critical factor in the success of the procurement programme across the collaboration

The hard work and diligence of the Akeso&Co team in providing PMO support and their knowledge and wider experience in procurement and supply chain has been a significant advantage in mobilising such a high profile project”

Clinical Director at a major Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Where we started…to date

Our Values

We enjoy the opportunity we are given to work with our clients in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented to them in their non-pay spend, supply chain and operations.

We take pride in our analytical, fact-based and pragmatic approach and in the fact we are an independent organisation, with the sole aim of producing insights and output of the highest quality that surpasses our clients’ expectations.

We enjoy working with our clients and seeing results achieved together. We only take on work that we are confident we can deliver, and will always act with integrity and honesty.

Our Team

Chris Robson

Chris is a transformation specialist with over 15 years experience in private and public sector and consulting. Prior to starting Akeso, Chris was a Director within the public sector and a Senior Manager with Accenture. His industry experience covers everything from Automotive to Resources, Finance and Utilities, but most recently Healthcare.

Scott Healy

Scott has worked primarily within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries with stints in media, consumer goods, transport and the third sector. His focus is on supply chain management and operational performance and he has worked with a number of clients designing and supporting execution of supply chain and manufacturing strategies.

Abigail Hay

Abigail is an experienced Sourcing and Procurement Consultant specialising in procurement transformation in Public and Private Healthcare across the UK and Europe. She is experienced in supporting and delivering complex procurement transformation and cost reduction projects, with expertise in strategic sourcing, process improvement and project management.

Chris Williams

Christopher is experienced in supporting and delivering major change projects in large organisations across multiple industries. He specialises in the Public Sector and has experience in sustainable procurement, strategic sourcing, change management as well as category management and organisational transformation.

Dr. Janak Gunatilleke

Janak has 11 years healthcare experience across a variety of roles including NHS medical posts, consulting projects and the delivery of outsourced services to NHS Trusts. His areas of expertise include delivering business transformation projects, clinical stakeholder engagement and healthcare strategy.

Tom Hooper

Tom has worked with a broad range of clients across both public and private sectors. He specializes in working with clients to solve complex procurement and supply chain problems to increase efficiency and produce realizable bottom line savings. Prior to joining Akeso, Tom worked in PwC’s operations team where he helped deliver a number of global transformational projects.

Danielle Knott

Danielle is an experienced Project Manager and Operations Consultant specialising in delivering high value Technology and Fulfilment projects in the Retail, Media and Financial Services industries, and more recently within Healthcare. Prior to joining Akeso, Danielle worked for Accenture and Tesco’s Online Business.

Nina Fischer

Nina is a Senior Consultant with cross-sector experience and a particular interest in health and nutrition. She was a Strategy Consultant at EY Hamburg and part of the EY Mobility Innovation Group. Nina has worked in interdisciplinary and international teams, amongst others for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Nigeria.

David Tullett

David is a Consultant with experience in supporting supply chain, sourcing and transformation programmes across strategy and operations. He specialises in technology platforms and Procurement systems utilised within Healthcare, helping deliver change management and implementation projects.

Our Team

Chris Robson

Chris is a transformation specialist with over 15 years experience in private and public sector and consulting. Prior to starting Akeso, Chris was a Director within the public sector and a Senior Manager with Accenture. His industry experience covers everything from Automotive to Resources, Finance and Utilities, but most recently Healthcare.

Scott Healy

Scott has worked primarily within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries with stints in media, consumer goods, transport and the third sector. His focus is on supply chain management and operational performance and he has worked with a number of clients designing and supporting execution of supply chain and manufacturing strategies.

Abigail Hay

Abigail is an experienced Sourcing and Procurement Consultant specialising in procurement transformation in Public and Private Healthcare across the UK and Europe. She is experienced in supporting and delivering complex procurement transformation and cost reduction projects, with expertise in strategic sourcing, process improvement and project management.

Chris Williams

Christopher is experienced in supporting and delivering major change projects in large organisations across multiple industries. He specialises in the Public Sector and has experience in sustainable procurement, strategic sourcing, change management as well as category management and organisational transformation.

Dr. Janak Gunatilleke

Janak has 11 years healthcare experience across a variety of roles including NHS medical posts, consulting projects and the delivery of outsourced services to NHS Trusts. His areas of expertise include delivering business transformation projects, clinical stakeholder engagement and healthcare strategy.

Tom Hooper

Tom has worked with a broad range of clients across both public and private sectors. He specializes in working with clients to solve complex procurement and supply chain problems to increase efficiency and produce realizable bottom line savings. Prior to joining Akeso, Tom worked in PwC’s operations team where he helped deliver a number of global transformational projects.

Danielle Knott

Danielle is an experienced Project Manager and Operations Consultant specialising in delivering high value Technology and Fulfilment projects in the Retail, Media and Financial Services industries, and more recently within Healthcare. Prior to joining Akeso, Danielle worked for Accenture and Tesco’s Online Business.

Nina Fischer

Nina is a Senior Consultant with cross-sector experience and a particular interest in health and nutrition. She was a Strategy Consultant at EY Hamburg and part of the EY Mobility Innovation Group. Nina has worked in interdisciplinary and international teams, amongst others for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Nigeria.

David Tullett

David is a Consultant with experience in supporting supply chain, sourcing and transformation programmes across strategy and operations. He specialises in technology platforms and Procurement systems utilised within Healthcare, helping deliver change management and implementation projects.

Akeso&Co in 100 Words

We are a focused, experienced and growing independent management consultancy. We are confident you will find our team fun, smart and dynamic. One thing our consultants have in common is proven top-tier advisory experience across a range of industries. Our focus, as we grow, is within Healthcare and Life Sciences and our core aim is to deliver real and meaningful results leaving our clients with lasting operational benefits, particularly in the most challenging and important areas of spend and operational complexity.
We take pride in an analytical, pragmatic approach and in the fact that we are an independent organisation, with the sole aim of producing insights and output of the highest quality that surpasses our clients’ expectations.

Five key things Akeso can offer you

(according to the team)

1. Responsibility

Our Directors Chris and Scott actively encourage you to take on responsibility and manage packages of work that require you to work with clients, produce deliverables and manage teams.

2. A close knit team

There is a strong social aspect to working here. We share the same office which gives you the opportunity to build really strong relationships with the people you are working with. The team is also always keen for new ideas for out of office activities!

3. The ability to make a difference

With our work being Healthcare focused and our ability to deliver tangible benefits, our projects really do make a difference.

4. Unique professional development

The approach to personal development is unique, focusing on individual needs and engaging external coaches and specialists.

5. The ability to grow and shape the business

One of the really appealing aspects of joining Akeso&Co is the opportunity to learn how to build a business. You can clearly see the results of the effort you put in and as the company grows so do you with it.

Take it from Our Team

“We hope you take a look at what our team says about the company and their experiences resonate with you. We thought we should tell you something about ourselves. We founded the company at a point where we felt tied up in big company bureaucracy rather than delivering for our clients. As individuals and as Akeso&Co team we have worked with a range of clients in the Healthcare sector. As such we feel we have had great traction as we understand their challenges and know the details of their operations that many consultancies don’t.”

– Chris and Scott – Founders

“I joined Akeso & Co just over a year ago following 4 years at a big consultancy firm that I joined after graduating. There were a lot of options on the market when I made the decision to move but what stood out to me was the type of work and people at A&C. It’s a young but very professional consultancy, and because we are smaller we are able to respond more innovatively to client/market needs. You also feel like you can have an impact over the work we do and strategic direction of the company. It’s great being based in Holborn and working with a social, friendly team.”

– Abi – Managing Consultant

“I joined Akeso & Co after spending 4 years at a ‘Big 4’  firm. With all my experience in such a large organisation, moving to a company the size of ours was a significant change in my career. Looking back, I can honestly say that my decision was correct and by moving to Akeso & Co I have been given greater opportunities to further develop my career. I would be happy to give you my perspective on a few of the differences that I have noticed between Akeso&Co and some of the larger consultancy  firms so please get in touch.”

– Tom – Principal Consultant

“Transitioning from working for multi-national corporations with thousands of employees, it’s great to be part of a close knit team. We are a small company, but we have a wealth of varied experience covering clients across the healthcare, retail, financial and automotive industries plus many more. The flexibility of the team, coupled with our tried and tested approaches, means that we can work successfully together with our clients to deliver great results, and have fun in the process too!”

– Danni – Principal Consultant

We are hiring!

As a fast-growing independent management consultancy we are looking for new team members.

We welcome applications from highly qualified candidates with sharp analytical skills and an interest in working with us.

We look forward to hearing from you! If you are interested in joining the team please contact us.

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