arvato and Sefton Council work together to achieve efficiency savings in a time of austerity
“In these times of austerity, outsourcing works only when there is a true sense of partnership. arvato’s willingness to adapt and respond to our changing priorities has been fundamental to our success. We know we’re both in it for the long term, so we tackle the challenges together.” Margaret Carney, Chief Executive, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
arvato helps Sefton Council save up to £1m in print service costs
“The programme has significantly reduced the size of the Council’s printer estate, reduced energy consumption and our carbon footprint, provided enhanced printing facilities to all users through the multi-functional devices and importantly will lead to significant financial savings through reduction in print volumes, consumables usage, and usage based charging. A comprehensive service and maintenance agreement for all devices ensures end user support and resilience across the organisation.”Margaret Rawding, Head of Corporate Finance & ICT, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
The UK public sector’s ability to tackle the deficit through increased productivity was put under the spotlight at a Westminster roundtable discussion hosted by arvato and leading political think-tank Reform.
Mark Barry, Head of Revenues at our partnership with Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, has just completed the Lakes 5 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District in preparations for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a month’s time.
Shared services are widely considered as a key strategy in generating savings for the UK public sector, but for some local authorities there are still some barriers preventing their wider adoption. John Wybrant, Key Account Director, arvato, explores the options in an article for Local Government News.
arvato’s award winning partnership with Sefton Metropolitan Council has received the Government’s sought after Customer Service Excellence standard (CSE) in recognition of its departments continued work in providing exceptional service.
In a blog for Local Government News, arvato's Head of Transformation & Change, Martin Ruane, discusses how pioneering councils are working with outsourcing partners to implement private sector best-practice and transform employee culture to drive efficiencies.
In a blog for Local Government News, Nick Wells, Senior Consultant, Public Sector, arvato UK & Ireland, comments on how local government services can be delivered online and how this transition can be achieved without excluding anyone.
The NOA (National Outsourcing Association) has just published its 2013 Outsourcing Yearbook - the UK's in-depth guide to outsourcing expertise. It's now available as an e-book and features information about and contributions from arvato.
London, 1st November 2012 – arvato UK & Ireland’s public-private-partnership with Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (Sefton) received the ‘Outsourcing Works Award for Delivering Business Value in Outsourcing’ at the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Awards, held in London on 25th October 2012.
Celebrations at arvato UK & Ireland and Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council - the public private partnership won 'Outsourcing Works - Award for Delivering Business Value in Outsourcing' at last night's National Outsourcing Association Awards
Congratulations to our award-winning public sector partnerships! At last night's IRRV (Institute of Revenues, Rating & Valuation) Performance Awards, our partnerships were awarded Silver in two categories.