Heather Frecklington at Focus Consultants
Focus Consultants has been appointed on a major
national framework to supply consultancy services in leisure, culture and
tourism, as well as asset management and delivery.
The position on the ESPO 664-17 framework will run
until April 2019 with an option to extend for a further two years until April
It means that public-sector clients, registered
charities and social housing providers in the UK can procure services from
Focus in the knowledge that the procurement process has already been carried
out in a professional manner, avoiding the need for a full tender process when
searching for suppliers – saving them time and money.
The ESPO 664-17 framework is the eighth framework that
Focus is currently appointed on.
“As well as working in the private sector, the teams
at Focus Consultants work extensively across the public sector – providing
specialist services to councils, charities and other organisations,” said Focus
partner Heather Frecklington.
“Our services are unique – ranging from funding
support, feasibility studies, commercial reviews and economic development through
to evaluations, maintenance, management and delivery, and rationalisation and
remodelling – and we have worked with a huge range of clients from
internationally known museums and high-profile UK arts organisations through to
local councils and small heritage projects.
“The appointment on the ESPO framework means that it
is easier for clients to procure our services in the field of leisure, culture
and tourism, as well as in asset management and delivery, and allows Focus, as
a company, to potentially reach out to a wider client base.
“We are delighted to have been appointed to this
framework – the eighth that we are now on – as it recognises and confirms our
skills and professional services in these areas, and is an endorsement of our
Focus Consultants is based at Phoenix Business Park,
Nottingham, and has offices in London, Leicester and Boston in Lincolnshire.
It specialises in creative approaches to securing
funding packages and delivering high quality projects across the UK. Since its
creation in 1994, Focus has helped to secure more than £953 million of grant
assistance for a range of projects and businesses across the UK and delivered
more than £1.3 billion of projects and programmes – making it one of the most
successful companies of its kind.
The firm has worked with many well-known
organisations including the V&A Museum, the Science Museum and the National
Army Museum. It is currently project managing the £44million Devonshire Quarter
redevelopment scheme in Eastbourne.
In the East Midlands, the company has played a role
in a number of high-profile projects such as the Sky Mirror in Nottingham and
the Curve in Leicester, and is involved currently in the refurbishment of the
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham and was a member of the team
redeveloping the newly re-opened Bridgford Hall near Nottingham- the first
completed project in the East Midlands to benefit from a Heritage Enterprise
ESPO (Eastern
Shires Purchasing Organisation), based in Leicestershire, is a public sector owned
organisation committed to helping customers achieve the best results by
practice in procurement, sourcing, supply chain partner support and management
and contract management. The 664-17 framework is fully compliant with UK/OJEU
procurement legislation, where all providers listed are assessed prior to being
accepted onto the framework.

For more information, please visit www.focus-consultants.com
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