Lots of effort goes into the initial contract setup, but few organisations manage the ensuing contracts assiduously – leaving suppliers in the driving seat.View
How value leaks away.
And how we stop it.
After 25 years we’ve learned pretty much all there is to know about how value leaks away and how to get a better deal from suppliers. Even more importantly we understand what it takes to keep it that way. Invest 90 seconds to discover how value leaks away – and how we stop it.
Try a more effective approach
It’s all very well cutting costs today, but wouldn’t you also rather benefit from genuine value over the long term? Our approach combines expertise, insight and state-of-the-art technology (including our online platform, OPTIMiSe) to deliver best value – today and tomorrow.
Sir David has worked in Healthcare for more than 40 years and, for almost ten years, ran the NHS. Sir David sits on our Board and advises us how best to meet the challenges of improving value in the perennially cash-strapped NHS.
I joined Lifecycle because I am passionate about making sure the NHS gets the best value for every £ it spends. The work Lifecycle do is essential, bringing their 25 years of experience to bear to reduce cost and improve value for the NHS. The £200m they have saved the NHS is testament to their skills in this most challenging of environments.
Kru is a former Partner of KPMG where until 2018, she led the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare practice in the UK. She has also served as a member of KPMG’s UK Board and chaired its Remuneration Committee. She is currently a non executive chair of Zinc Network – a privately owned communications agency and an independent member of City, University of London and a member of its Audit and Risk and Remco Committees.
Kru’s executive experience includes leading and growing consultancy practices in privately owned, FTSE 250 and global partnership organisations, where she has led complex digital and technology change and transformation programmes in the public sector. Her clients have included Governments in the UK and Sub Saharan Africa, we well as international technology and business services companies.
The challenges many other institutions face today mirror the financial and operational issues that the NHS has faced for many years. The Lifecycle approach that has been so successful in Health is exactly what we need to take on board in other sectors.
James Shaw served for 34 years in the Army, retiring as a Major General in 2005. He deployed to the Middle East on several occasions, Northern Ireland and The Balkans. He was awarded the MBE in 1986 and advanced to CBE in 2004. Since leaving the Army, he has worked in Private Equity, has his own Advisory Business and acts as a mentor to a number of aspiring young individuals.
Delivering headline savings is always good – but delivering real long-term value is the objective of any business. The Lifecycle approach delivers on both counts.
Ian joined GPE Capital Partners LLP in 2017 following a 32 year career at a major professional services firm, where he was an Audit Partner and also responsible for Sales and Marketing for the Midlands region. Ian specialises in working with owner managed and entrepreneurial businesses across a wide range of sectors and now holds non-executive director positions with a number of privately-owned companies.
If you have great expertise and great people you can clearly make a difference. But if you add innovative technology to the mix you have a platform for delivering real transformation. This is what attracted me to being involved with Lifecycle.
With over 30 years working in the sector, Dermot brings a wealth of experience from the Automotive Industry, having worked for vehicle manufacturers as well as large global Tier 1 and smaller Tier 2 suppliers. His career started in technical disciplines, after gaining an MSc in Automotive Engineering and he is a Chartered Engineer. His board-level career was firstly in commercial roles, before becoming a general manager and he has been MD or CEO of several well-respected component and system vendors.
It was clear to me that the technology and skills that Lifecycle demonstrate are absolutely applicable to, and will deliver great benefit to, the automotive sector.
Harry qualified with Deloitte and has held senior finance, sales, manufacturing and general management roles in the automotive and flooring industries. He is currently Deputy Chair at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT and acts as chair or adviser at several private companies in the UK and Canada.
Lifecycle deliver real-world results based on real insight into where and how value is lost. They don’t just pick the low hanging fruit. They work with their clients to improve value across the board.
They are not the kind of nameless, faceless consultants who make surface level recommendations and then leave before the real work begins. They know their stuff and can make intelligent conceptual leaps – they have more than the obvious in their repertoire. If there are savings to be had and you engage properly as a client, they will tough it out with you and deliver them.
Environment and Infrastructure General Manager
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Existing clients have already saved over £200m
For 25 years, we’ve been helping clients like you achieve sustainable long-term value from their non-core spend. We’ve helped save them more than £200m – not just by giving good advice, but by rolling up our sleeves and delivering lasting results.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LIFECYCLE
Delivering best value. Wherever you need it
Each of our clients approaches us with a different business need. That’s why we never sell a standard solution but work with you to uncover what will benefit you most – it could be a fully managed service addressing every area of spend, or a specifically designed project for a tactical strike on a pressing issue.
A comprehensive approach to non-core spend
We don’t shy away from the hard work. Rather than just plucking the low-hanging fruit we can look at every aspect of your non-core spend. Goods and services, finance and utilities can all come under our microscope, revealing increased value today and over the long-term.
Sharing our insights
25 years’ squeezing the best value from non-core spend has taught us a lot. In our Insight blogs, we share what we’ve learned and how it could help you.