People news from Bloom

Apr 18, 2018

Sarah MacNab has been appointed to the post of Client Services Hub Manager, responsible for the day to day management of our quick-response Hub team. Sarah joined Bloom in 2016 as a Client Services Manager, looking after north east based clients such as Newcastle City Council.  This new role recognises the contribution that Sarah has […]

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Updated Bloom compliments and complaints policy

Apr 10, 2018

At Bloom, we welcome all feedback and are keen to take any opportunity to improve our service to our clients.  We’ve updated our Complaints and Compliments Policy to ensure that we keep listening. There are several ways you can comment on your experience with Bloom and share any comments or suggestions: Compliments When you’d like […]

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Read all about it – Management consultancies don’t add any value to the NHS

Read all about it – Management consultancies don’t add any value to the NHS

Mar 29, 2018

In his latest blog, Rob Levene, Executive Director and Co-founder of Bloom, considers a recent report about the value to the NHS of management consultants. So, engaging a management consultancy in the English NHS doesn’t add any value. In fact, it’s a burden, according to a recent report. I felt sceptical when I saw that; […]

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The pilot in 2014 showed that the NEPRO solution could assist the Council to achieve our aims of supporting local business while freeing up valuable time for us to concentrate on high value strategic projects.

Abi LindsaySenior Procurement & Contracts ManagerCumbria County Council

Working with Bloom to access the NEPRO solution has ensured we realise all the expected benefits from a neutral vendor approach in procuring and managing specialist professional services. They are a true partner and are continually looking to improve the way we work and ultimately the services provided by the suppliers.

Darren KnowdChief Procurement OfficerDurham County Council

Bloom was essential in the recent hiring of a consultant for a governance project within oneSource. Through the NEPRO solution, I was able to hire a consultant within 2 weeks of posting my project requirements. I was provided with proposals from a range of experienced and relevant suppliers and received valued support from Bloom throughout the process.

Jane WestManaging DirectoroneSource

Working with Bloom means we get access to the best choice of small and large suppliers, especially supporting local Cornish Small and Medium Enterprises suppliers. Working with a dynamic and competitive supply chain gives us flexibility, greater supplier choice and access to the latest thinking. Overall that delivers better value for money for the tax payer.

Kieran ToppingService Director – Commercial ServicesCornwall Council

I chose to work with Bloom as I liked the idea of outcome-based projects. It’s so much more efficient, as it’s a compliant process without the need to go through the OJEU process as it’s still competitive. Bloom has many suppliers already available but we can add suppliers whenever we want. Having someone who can help by providing a second opinion; a neutral point of view has been valuable to us.

Ariana BeattyVFM Commercial Contract & Risk Management ManagerUniversity of Sussex

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