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Augmentas February Newsletter

Mar 7, 2019

Welcome to the first monthly Augmentas newsletter. We are just a couple of months into 2019 and there is already so much to talk about. Whether celebrating success and the power of our network at our recent Alumni event, or getting new services off the ground, we are pleased to always have something exciting going…

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Glenn St John-Colgan Appointed Chairman of Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch of Institute of Directors

Glenn St John-Colgan Appointed Chairman of Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch of Institute of Directors

Mar 4, 2019

Augmentas Group is pleased to announce that our Managing Director Glenn St John-Colgan has been appointed as the new Chairman for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD). His tenure will last three years. Glenn brings considerable experience to the role, versed as he is in international commercial activity,…

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Flex Appeal

Flex Appeal

Feb 19, 2019

I recently attended a networking lunch during which the topic of our so-called ‘gig economy’ came up. I must confess to a bias on this subject, Augmentas Group thrives because of interim managers and the flexibility they want and offer us. I was certain that this style of ‘freelance’ work was on the rise and…

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I Belong Here

Nov 9, 2018

After 7 years as a professional engineer in the military and 5 years as a director of a service manufacturing business, I needed to earn some extra money to pay for some medical treatment for my wife.  So, hesitantly, I applied to join one of the top 6 management consultancy firms. Despite the extra money,…

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A Management Consultancy … but not as you know it

Sep 20, 2018

Have you ever struggled to find the right management consultancy to partner with? If you have, you are not alone, and with the Government and Public Sector accounting for 25% of all bought consultancy in 2017, a modest growth on the previous year’s figure, there is no doubt that ours is an industry on the…

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Helpful Tips to win Public Sector Work

Sep 27, 2017

Public Sector tendering can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! Five helpful hints to help you win more work: 1. Read the question carefully: government has many stakeholders so there may be nuance in it, intended or otherwise. 2. Read the evaluation criteria carefully: which aspects of each question will be specifically evaluated;…

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Portal Administration Guidance – Sound Like Fun?

Aug 21, 2017

After searching, identifying, researching and qualifying that the potential tender is a genuine and achievable opportunity for your business: Register and sign into the portal that the contract is being procured through. Your company information will be needed for this step, including both Company Registration and VAT number, but most importantly the contact name and…

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Could you sell more to the public sector?

Aug 7, 2017

The public sector has a growing remit to buy from SMEs and perceive that there are many advantages to doing so.  SMEs tend to be more innovative, less hampered by non-value adding overhead and more agile than larger corporates.    Furthermore, public sector buyers are increasingly required to break down tenders into smaller “lots” so that…

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Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) – What exactly is TUPE?

Jun 8, 2017

TUPE refers to the “Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006” as amended by the “Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014”. The TUPE rules apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for transfers to a new employer. TUPE…

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Understand Tendering? Help is at Hand…….

Jun 7, 2017

Definition – Meaning of Tender To invite bids for a project, or to accept a formal offer. Tender usually refers to the process whereby governments invite bids for large projects that must be submitted within a finite deadline. The Tender process – A Quick Beginners Guide to Terminology and Process Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) This is a selection process to…

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