Key statistics from the most recent Arvato Outsourcing Index have been featured in two pieces in The Times supplement, Raconteur.
Findings from the H1 research, which showed contracts worth £3.91 billion were signed between January and June – a 19 per cent rise year-on-year – have been used to highlight significant growth in UK outsourcing in a feature focusing on the fallout following the Brexit vote. In summary, it concluded that there is no reason to think the industry won’t continue to flourish.
Bryan Mouat, CEO, Financial Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland, commented: “The UK market remained buoyant in the first half of the year despite the political and economic uncertainty in the run up to the EU referendum. This supports the view that organisations continue to see outsourcing as an effective strategy to tackle key challenges and fluctuation in demand, but it remains to be seen if the prolonged uncertainty following the vote to leave will dampen spending in the second half of the year.”
You can view ‘Brexit could mean more offshore deals for outsourcing’ here
Separately, the local government sector was tipped for further growth in a piece entitled ‘Six trends shaping the outsourcing industry’, with findings from the Index depicting an 84 per cent year-on-year rise in the value of contracts signed by councils in the first six months of 2016.
Debra Maxwell, CEO, CRM Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland said: “The sustained growth in local government outsourcing that we’ve witnessed over the last 18 months has continued in the first half of 2016, reflecting the ongoing pressure on local authorities to adapt, innovate and transform.”
You can view ‘Six trends shaping the outsourcing industry’ here