For 25 years, we’ve helped organisations identify, deliver and manage savings across their third-party spend. For instance, we’ve delivered more than £150m in savings for the NHS in England, one of the toughest procurement landscapes. Now working with private sector companies in Automotive, Private Equity, Manufacturing and commercial organisations, we have a team of more than 40 procurement experts and support staff with a single purpose – to drive down third-party spend to deliver savings and competitive advantage.
We’re not a conventional consulting business. We won’t charge a fortune for telling you what to do, then disappear. If we think there are savings, we’ll make them happen. In our business, we believe actions speak louder than words.
We never forget it’s your money, so we always make sure it’s always your decision. Every recommendation we make comes with a detailed online proposal and the ability for all stakeholders to Accept, Reject or Request More Information.
Every client has full access to myOPTIMiSe, our online portal. We use it to make sure everything is recorded, and that things get done on time. For you, it means complete transparency. Every conversation with a supplier or your staff, every quote, every contract is just a click away.
In addition to our experienced management team, we have a team of 40 procurement experts and support staff ready to deliver procurement savings.
Our Founder and CEO, Peter has overseen the company’s transformation from the UK’s first dedicated leasing consultancy in 1989, to a business of 50 people that has saved the NHS over £150M and which now has ambitious plans to move into new areas and new sectors. A keen and (very) competitive sportsman, Peter still pulls rank to make sure he is selected up-front for the Lifecycle football team. He has recently published a book, ‘Cycling down the Street’, about his various bike rides across Europe, and is keen to tell just about anyone that it is available from Amazon in hard copy and download.
As our Director of Finance and HR, no two days are the same for Erin. As one of our longest standing members of staff, Erin’s wealth of experience ensures both our finances and our team are well looked after. Never far from her HP12C or the employee handbook, Erin is kept very busy. Life at home is no different with two active young sons. When Erin does find a spare moment she can be found running or keeping fit.
Our IT Director, Simon and his team of 7 are responsible for developing and supporting our OPTIMiSe systems, used both to support our clients and to manage our entire business. No pressure there then, Simon! Having spent some of his early career working in Japan, Simon is an avowed Japanophile. Thankfully, however, we are yet to see his kimono.
Neil is our Operations Director and has responsibility for ensuring we deliver an excellent service to our clients. Outside of work he enjoys keeping active by playing five-a-side football, squash and walking in the Oxfordshire countryside. Neil is also an Oxford United supporter, which isn’t as relaxing!
Our Commercial Director, Jon is responsible for service delivery across all our divisions. Having been with the company for more than 15 years, and worked across all of our services, he is perfectly positioned to do this. We asked Jon about hobbies but, with two young boys, Jon has his hands full!
Following years of working for the business as a consultant, including the original launch over 25 years ago, Mike has joined the company as Marketing Director. Outside work, Mike loves reading, playing snooker and eating out. And, since sending him to doggie Boot Camp recently, he also enjoys walking his (almost obedient) dog.
Former Chief Executive of NHS England, Sir David has joined the board as a non-executive director. He brings unparalleled experience of the NHS and advises us on how best to meet the changing needs of the NHS to grow the business into new areas.
The first Director General of the National Crime Agency, Keith was once our most senior police officer. Now a partner with GPE Capital Partners, Keith advises us on public sector markets as we plan the migration of our services outside the NHS to the broader public sector.
James has joined the board to represent GPE Capital Partners, our investors and new partner. A qualified accountant, James has been instrumental in the restructuring the business and is focussed on helping us grow into new sectors and new markets.
We were sorry to see James leave in 2008, but thrilled he has re-joined us from one of the Big Four consulting firms having built up ten years’ experience in procurement consultancy. James has a wealth of experience in leading procurement, supply chain and cost reduction initiatives – both internationally and across the UK. James now leads our Private Sector unit.
To find out how we can help identify, deliver and manage procurement savings, call James Drury, Associate Director, on 01865 340800.
Lifecycle Management Group Ltd
Tel: 01865 340 800
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