• Strategy Development

    Creating actionable plans to meet core objectives

  • Value Delivery

    Realising tangible results quickly and efficiently

  • Operational Transformation

    Delivering a step change in performance

  • Managed Services

    Sustaining the step change in performance

We deliver insight action results

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.

Akeso & Co as part of the NHS Supply Chain Future Operating Model

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.

Strategy Development

Creating actionable plans to meet core objectives

We work with clients to deliver actionable and sustainable strategies.  We provide a detailed assessment of value chains and capabilities to identify realistic savings opportunities and respective realisation roadmaps that don’t impact on service or quality. We draw on our extensive experience and robust analytical and optimisation tools to quantify benefits and compare clients to best practice. We develop business cases to gain management commitment for planning and management frameworks for organisational change.

  • Value Chain Analytics
  • Capability Assessment
  • Opportunity Assessment
  • Business Case Development
  • Systems Strategy

Value Delivery

Realising tangible results quickly and efficiently

We transform procurement organisations into value-creating strategic partners. Besides tactical cost reductions we drive contract efficiency through our rigourous strategic sourcing methodology. We identify clients inventory management requirements, select the best value solutions and implement them without placing existing operations at risk. We ensure that clients are equipped with best in class processes and capabilities to drive maximum value from the end-to-end process and we upskill the clients throughout the programme in the process and approach taken. Our ongoing value delivery process is supported by our structured Programme Management.

  • Tactical Cost Reduction
  • Complex Strategic Sourcing
  • Value Chain & Inventory Optimisation
  • Training & Capability Development
  • Programme Management Office

Operational Transformation

Delivering a step change in performance

We benchmark organisational performance to improve and implement clients’ organisational strategies. We  support them in transforming their core clinical and non-clinical functions and operations to prepare for growth, embrace change and maximize operational efficiency.

  • Clinical Service Transformation
  • Non-Clinical Service Transformation
  • Supply Chain & Network Transformation
  • Post Merger Integration & Collaborative Transformation

Managed Services

Sustaining the step change in performance

We have a range of solutions to ensure that savings are locked in to organisations.  Our innovative procurement managed service enables clients to achieve more value from their procurement department. In addition, our range of tracking and business performance tools enable clients to better manage their cost base.

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Clients & References

We have worked with a range of blue chip Healthcare clients at all stages of the Healthcare, Pharmacy and Lifesciences Value Chains. Our clients include over 30 of the 50 largest NHS Trusts in England, who have engaged us on an individual and collaborative basis, a number of leading Private Hospital Groups, a collaboration of Diagnostic and Pathology Service providers and a number of manufacturers and service providers who supply into the sector.

We have included a sample of brief case studies below to give you a flavor of our capabilities and recent work. Please get in touch directly (contact details below) if you are interested in knowing more about how we could help you.


What our clients say about us

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

Chief Executive Officer of a leading NHS Teaching Trust

“This paper is probably the best researched, composed and presented paper 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 paper which is refreshing.”

WYAAT Regional Pharmacy Supply Chain Collaboration, Project Board Member

“Akeso&Co have structured and established a well-developed programme of efficiency savings. The project supported the Essentia response to the Carter review, allowing Essentia to deliver savings and make qualitative improvements within the hard FM service, which had previously not been delivered”

Director of Engineering, Essentia / Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHSFT

“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”

Programme Director, Shelford Group Procurement Programme

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&Co, 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.

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.

Janet Millerd

Janet is a qualified accountant with over 10 years of experience working in dynamic growing SME companies and has a proven track record of building efficient and effective Finance and back office functions in successful consulting companies. Prior to joining Akeso&Co, Janet worked as Head of Finance and Operations for Baringa Partners.

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. Christopher is an associate of Akeso&Co.

Magdalena Borgedahl

Magdalena is a Principal Consultant experienced in international Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation, Strategy and Business Development as well as Finance and Performance Management. Prior to joining Akeso&Co, Magdalena worked with the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, Efficio Consulting and EY Advisory’s Performance Improvement team.

Owen Thomas

Owen is an experienced supply chain consultant who has successfully delivered for a number of clients across retail, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. His primary focus has been supply chain strategy, inventory optimisation and profitability improvement. Owen has helped more than 30 organisations utilise their supply chain to drive bottom line improvements.

Nina Fischer

Nina is a Business Development Manager 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.

Jamie Scoular

Jamie is a Principal Consultant with industry experience in clinical transformation, Medical Devices, Commercial Analytics and Clinical Engagement. He has knowledge in most surgery disciplines and extensive knowledge of medical devices used within hospital trusts. Prior to Akeso&Co, Jamie worked for Ethicon, Johnson and Johnson in a range of sales and development roles.

Kiran Ghataorhe

Kiran is an experienced consultant who has primarily worked within the Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors, focusing on operational performance and supply chain analysis. She spent two years in KPMG’s Financial Management practice working on financial process modelling, global manufacturing and supply chain, and operating model transformations.

Mike Richards

Mike is a Consultant who primarily has experience within Sourcing and Procurement. He has worked with both public and private sector clients and specializes in data analytics. Before joining Akeso&Co, Mike worked with Accenture where he helped transform the Sourcing and Procurement department of a global media company.

Matt Sands

Matt is a Junior Consultant who has years of experience working within the manufacturing industry. He applies a valuable skill set to his team projects and the Healthcare Consulting Industry, having performed in a variety of successful roles for a top tier global engineering and scientific technology company, Renishaw plc, including Product Marketing, Production and Design & Development.

Jacob Cross

Jacob is a Junior Consultant who brings a fresh outlook to the company. His functional expertise of risk management and operational efficiency are based on his years placement at Nomura plc where he was a key member of the Risk & Control Middle Office. He is now transferring these skills to the Healthcare Consulting Industry.

Olivia Jeffery

Olivia is a Junior Consultant with industrial experience in pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. Prior to joining Akeso & Co Olivia worked for RB formulating and developing innovative new solutions for global, market-leading healthcare brands. Her passion for innovation, analytical background and broad industrial experience brings to the team a unique and valuable insight in to the healthcare industry.

Dr. Débora Salvado

Débora is a Business Analyst who has years of experience working within the Healthcare sector. She has extensive technical knowledge in Medical Physics, Engineering and Data Analysis. Prior to joining Akeso&Co, she collaborated with a European consortium in the development of a novel medical imaging system. Her expertise across disciplines brings valuable insight to both the Consulting and Managed Services teams.

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&Co 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 six months ago following 2 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. I also feel like I 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.”

– Kiran – Consultant

“With only having previous experience in large organisations, joining Akeso & Co was a huge decision for me. Looking back, it was certainly the best decision for my personal and professional development as a consultant. I’ve gained hands on experience from day one and the variety of personalities makes a sound and enjoyable atmosphere in the office and outside of work. From an early stage, I’ve been given real responsibility and provided significant input into real life projects, an opportunity I believe that I would not have been given elsewhere. Joining Akeso & Co has really given me the opportunity to enjoy a work life balance here in London and I look forward to continue working with such a dynamic team.”

– Jake – Junior 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!”

– Magda – 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.

If you are interested in joining the team please click here for more details. We look forward to hearing from you!

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For Akeso&Co Consulting Services in London please call 020 3011 1381

For NHS Supply Chain in Warrington please call 01925 692028

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Our London Office:

Akeso & Company Limited
21 Bloomsbury Way
WC1A 2TH London

Our Warrington Office:

Akeso & Company Limited
Wilderspool Park Greenalls Avenue
WA4 6HL Stockton Heath