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Denise Le Gal

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Surrey on track to save more than £150m from striking better deals

Surrey County Council is on track to save local taxpayers more than £150 million since 2010 at a rate of almost £60,000 every day through striking better deals. Annual figures are set to show savings from negotiating better contracts of £14 million for the 2016/17 financial year when it ends this month. Reaching that sum … Continue reading

Deal to connect public services on course to save £3.5 million

Surrey County Council is on course to save £3.5 million after spearheading an initiative to replace scores of networks with just one. The authority handed BT a seven-year contract to create a single computer and communication system for a host of public services in Surrey and Berkshire in 2012 using cloud technology. Now Surrey has … Continue reading

County council creating apprenticeships and jobs through contracts

Firms have pledged to create 13 apprenticeships and 10 jobs for people in Surrey as part of contracts to carry out essential work for the county council. Cabinet Member for Business Services and Resident Experience Denise Le Gal today signed off plans to award separate deals to repair schools’ catering equipment and provide security services … Continue reading

Surrey signs off plans to save £50,000 on leasing vehicles

Surrey County Council has signed off plans to hire vehicles to help provide essential services for vulnerable people and save almost £50,000. Approval has been given by the council’s Cabinet for one-year contracts to be signed by three leasing companies ‐ Europcar, Scot Group and Sixt Hire ‐ that represent a £48,000 saving on the … Continue reading

Four councils sharing legal services to save £1 million a year

Plans to bring together the legal operations of four South East local authorities with the aim of generating savings of £1 million annually within three years have been signed off. Surrey County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and East and West Sussex County Councils have given the go-ahead for what is thought to be … Continue reading

Paperless billing set to save councils and businesses hundreds of thousands

Surrey and East Sussex have joined forces to launch a paperless billing service that will save the two county councils and businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. The new electronic system, which is expected to be introduced next month, cuts costs by automating most of the invoicing and payment process. Using the technology … Continue reading

Striking better deals saves more than £8 million in six months

Striking better deals has seen the county council save Surrey taxpayers more than £8 million in just six months. The money saved, which has come through negotiation work done by the council’s procurement team and staff in other services, means more than £33 million has now been saved in the last 18 months, sending the … Continue reading

Sharing services to save up to £8 million a year

Plans to bolster buying power and save millions of pounds by sharing services with East Sussex have been signed off by Surrey County Council. The Cabinet has approved a proposal to launch a joint initiative, which will: Cover teams in IT, human resources, property, procurement, finance, legal and other services Save up to £8 million … Continue reading

Downton Abbey courtroom becomes wedding venue

  Downton Abbey fans can now get married in a Surrey courtroom used in nailbiting scenes of the global TV hit. As fans wait for the period drama’s fifth series to begin this Sunday, couples can now tie the knot in the former Crown Court where the trial of valet Mr Bates was filmed in … Continue reading

Online initiative set to offer firms deals worth hundreds of millions

Deals worth hundreds of millions of pounds a year will be offered to local firms with the launch of a new online initiative. SupplytoSurrey will list contracts being offered by Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the county’s 11 boroughs and districts. The site is being spearheaded by the county council … Continue reading

Multi-million-pound Surrey regeneration plans approved

A major community regeneration project in Surrey can get started after receiving planning approval. Surrey County Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council and Raven Housing Trust will transform the Portland Drive area of Merstham with flats, shops, a youth skills centre, library, community centre and a supermarket after councillors gave the go-ahead. Surrey County Council … Continue reading

Deals worth more than £100m won from new South East online initiative

Businesses have won deals worth more than £100 million since an online initiative was launched by two South East councils. More than 80 contracts totalling £102m have been clinched after Surrey and East Sussex created the SE Shared Services website 10 months ago. The news comes after West Sussex County Council joined the initiative, which makes … Continue reading

Multi-million-pound Preston regeneration starts

Work has started on Surrey County Council’s joint project with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to regenerate the Preston area with new community facilities. It will feature a leisure centre that includes a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, a 60-station gym and sports hall, space for community activities, and a youth skills centre. Denise Le Gal, … Continue reading

County council team named best in Europe

Surrey County Council’s shared services team has been named the best in Europe by a major industry body. The county council team was praised by the The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) for putting the customer at the heart of its service, driving cost savings and increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction. The team was … Continue reading

Purchasing power creating 170 apprenticeships

Surrey County Council aims to use its purchasing power to create 170 apprenticeships. Firms are being asked to pledge to fill apprentice places as part of their bids for contracts to provide council services. The authority, which negotiates tens of millions of pounds worth of contracts each year, is also encouraging key contractors to look … Continue reading

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