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Concerto heads to Bermuda!

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Concerto is delighted to announce a new contract with the Government of Bermuda to implement its property asset management solution.

Bermuda is a British Island Territory located in the North Atlantic. It has a large and diverse property portfolio, which is managed by the public Land and Buildings department within the Central Government.

With a property portfolio managed in very much the same way as here on the British mainland, the government of Bermuda selected Concerto to manage their property portfolio and bring together all property related functionality under one roof, including

  • maintaining and implementing a property asset management plan;
  • providing property and land related management services to all ministries;
  • landlord management for all Government owned properties;
  • licenses and lease management for the foreshore and seabed;
  • ensuring all properties are adequately insured;
  • providing facilities management for all buildings;
  • providing maintenance, repairs and minor renovations for all buildings.

“We are very much looking forward to working with the Government of Bermuda. The system will be set up in Bermuda Dollars and is a great fit for their requirements. We are looking forward to our first visit!”

– Project Manager, Concerto

About Concerto

Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof. It links your finance system, your project environment and you asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select the functionality they require from an array of components, which are configurable to internal processes.

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Concerto Go Live at Cornwall Council

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Concerto is pleased to Welcome Cornwall Council as the latest member of our user group.

Cornwall Council is responsible for the management of a significant property estate with a value of over £1.9 billion. Previously, their sites were managed with more than one system and in July this year, Cornwall Council issued a tender for the replacement of their existing property systems with the aim to improve the quality of data held and working practices across the property function.

Concerto was successful in its bid to provide the council with a new web based, centralised estate and property management system. This would for the first time provide the Council with access to all property data within a single system.

The project was kicked off in October and Cornwall Council and Concerto are working closely to implement the system in full. The key elements of the Concerto solution are fully integrated to act as a central hub for all of Cornwall’s property data, in all disciplines. These include:

  • Asset Management
  • Estates management
  • Capital accounting
  • Facilities Management helpdesk
  • PPM
  • Customisable Reporting and workflows

Due to the size of the project, it will be broken down into multiple phases starting with phase 1. This consists of:

  • Core site data
  • Helpdesk
  • PPM
  • Capital Accounting Reporting

The target date for phase 1 is late March/early April 2017.

So far, Concerto and Cornwall Council have conducted an onsite workshop, together with multiple WebEx calls with key decision makers at Cornwall Council in order to ascertain the more granular detail of the key deliverables. The outputs from these conferences are detailed, tracked and communicated through Concerto’s own project management portal, which the Cornwall Council project team has been introduced to.

Phase 2 onwards will be aimed towards the wider aspects of estate management such as:

• Deeds and Leases
• Case Management
• Disposals and Acquisitions
• Easements/Wayleaves
• Accounts Receivable Interfacing
• KPIs
• CAD etc.

“We are delighted to be working with Cornwall Council on this exciting project and we look forward to seeing the tangible benefits of Concerto. By offering a centralised, 360-degree management hub for all their property management needs, Cornwall will meet their aim to improve the quality of data held and working practices across the property function”

Lawrence, Concerto Project manager

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Concerto Support Services becomes part of Bellrock Group

On August 29th 2016 Concerto Support Services Limited became part of the Bellrock Group. Bellrock is one of the UKs leading Facilities Management (FM) and Property Management (PM) businesses. Established in 2000 (as SGP) and backed by Lyceum Capital since 2013 their vision is to continue to provide their clients with market leading, technology driven, FM and Property Management services.

Bellrock has sought to differentiate from their competitors by offering a technology driven range of FM and PM services. Increasing market interest and client demand led to the need for a genuinely integrated suite of software solutions that clients could use across their estate.

Concerto have developed their offering to provide the exact fit for this requirement and the potential for clients and prospects of each business to access a broader range of services.

Concerto Support services will continue to trade in its own name and use its existing office in Frodsham.

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Concerto Welcomes The Disability Trust

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Concerto is delighted to welcome The Disabilities Trust Group (DT) to its user group.

The Disabilities Trust was founded over 30 years ago and today is one of the UK’s leading national charities providing residential and day services across the UK to meet the needs of individuals with Autism and Learning Disability, Brain Injury and Physical Disability. They also provide care and support to enable living in the community and support at home.

With properties across the UK, The Trust identified the need for a Property Management System to enable The Estates & Property team to centralise all property management, including building works, maintenance, and emergency repairs ensuring statutory compliance.
As the successful supplier, Concerto will be implemented across the organisation to manage all property related activities including repairs, building works and statutory requirements.

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Concerto to support Nottinghamshire County Council’s Joint venture for property management

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As a result of changes in government funding over the last few years, Nottinghamshire County Council have sought to replace their existing model for service delivery. In September 2015 as part of the County Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS), the Council successfully embarked on a new joint venture with another publically owned company, Scape Group Ltd. The key purpose of the joint venture (known as Arc Property Services Partnership) is for:

• The provision of building design, refurbishments and operations
• Long-term sustainability
• A modern and sustainable service delivery model

“Scape is a very successful company that has achieved outstanding results in recent years. The company was selected due to its ethos and ability to compliment the council’s in house skills and resources.”

Nottinghamshire County Council has been a valued and long-standing user of the Concerto solution for the management of all operational and non-operational assets across the Council, along with the management of its capital programme. The Concerto solution is now being carried over under the umbrella of the new joint venture and will continue to play a key role in the efficient and successful management of Nottinghamshire county Council’s property portfolio.

Implementation is well under way and Care Line, the new help desk department, is now live and taking reactive maintenance calls via the Concerto help desk. Concerto are now working together with Arc on subtle developments to the Compliance module in order to streamline the solution with the Council’s internal processes and aim to go live with the Project Management module within the next month.

“We are working well with Concerto to have the Joint Venture, Arc Property Services Partnership, up and running by 1st June 2016”.

Paul Cooper, Team Manager Group Business Practice, Nottinghamshire County Council

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Stirling Council selects Concerto via G Cloud

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We are delighted to welcome Stirling Council to our user group and to our growing group of Scottish Authorities using the Concerto integrated asset management solution.

After purchasing Concerto via the Government’s Digital marketplace – G-Cloud, the team at Stirling is working together with Concerto to implement the solution across their property department

The G Cloud Digital Marketplace is proving a success for public sector organisations that wish to buy directly, speeding up their procurement by bypassing the tender process. Concerto has welcomed a number of new public sector clients who have purchased via G-Cloud in 2016, including Wiltshire Council and Stirling Council.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stirling Council to our Scottish user group and look forward to working together. Our G-Cloud listing has proven a success for both ourselves and our Public Sector clients”
Kevan Davey, Managing Directo, Concerto

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Concerto welcomes Wiltshire Council to user group

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Concerto welcomes Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council is the latest public sector organisation to procure the Concerto asset management solution via the government’s Digital Marketplace, G-Cloud.

Wiltshire Council is now working with Concerto to implement the solution across its property department to manage its diverse operational and non operational land and property assets portfolio.

“We are already well under way with the implementation process and are looking forward to a continuing positive ongoing working relationship with Wilshire”.
Lawrence, Project Manager, Concerto

Concerto offers a modern, web based and user-friendly property asset management solution. The solution acts as a central hub, bringing together all property related data under one over arching system allowing a 360 degree holistic view of the performance of all property assets.

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Concerto Hadrian’s Wall fundraising event – the 100 mile route!

hadrians-wallIn just under 8 weeks time the Concerto team will be setting off on a 100 mile cycle across the UK’s Hadrian’s Wall. Crossing the UK with a variety of challenges including hills, busy roads, grass lands and trails, all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Below is a summary of the route we will be taking. Please sponsor us via the follwing link:
Sponsor Concerto for Cancer Research Now

Day 1

Beginning in Bowness-on-solway, the team will cross the Solway Firth, subject to tidal flooding at high spring tides if there is a strong westerly wind, and then head to Carlisle. From Carlisle we will follow the very muddy river bank onto the Hadrian’s Wall National Walking Trail. After passing Low Crosby Bridge and Warwick bridge, the first real climb will begin.

The team will pass though Brampton, Lanercost Old Bridge and Lanercost priory and continue the steep climb up to Banks where several substantial remains of Hadrian’s Wall and Birdoswald Roman Fort can be seen.

35 miles in and we wil pass through Gilsland, Longbyre and Greenhead into Haltwhistle where there will be a steep fast descent! Thirlwall Castle is close by and can be reached from Longbyer.

The climb continues throughBardon Mill up to Smiths Shield – where the “Stanegate” is joined.

The climb will intensify at the entrance to Vindolanda – Chesterholm – with a steep 40m 1:7 climb to Crindledykes which is the highest point of Hadrian’s Cycleway – 262 m. above sea level!

Thankfully there is then a 4 mile fast 195m descent on the “Stanegate” to Fourstones.

After passing through Hexham County Bridge and covering approximately 64 miles, the team will take a well earned over night break at Corbridge, ETA – 5.30pm (but we will see!!)

Day 2
The day begins with a long steady climb on a busy road followed by a fast descent on narrow road with sharp bends, along the north bank of the River Tyne towards the Tyne Riverside Country Park.

The team will pass through Ovingham Bridge and Hagg Bank before arriving in Newcastle Upon Tyne! The route is now shared with the Hadrian’s Wall National Walking Trail through Newcastle.

Passing through Newburn, we will continue along the river until we can follow the Quayside passing under the Tyne Bridge and onto the Millennium Bridge.

Here we will Cross Pottery Bank, through gap in stone wall and up slight hill passing gas holder (L) and follow wide path ahead over several roads and follow the blue direction signs through Willington Quay.

We will use Toucan Crossing over busy Howdon Lane, but these lights are not yet switched on!!

After crrossing a very busy Dual Carriageway, we will now take care to look for direction signs passing through an industrial area and housing.

The team will then cross River Tyne on the Shields Ferry then on leaving the ferry, we will follow signs leading along riverside promenade and through new housing until we arrive at the destination point in Arbeia – the Arbeia Roma Fort – 100 miles from the start!
– (Approx. Total of 100 miles Travelled from start) (Day 2 Approx. miles 32)

The concerto team surely deserve your sponsorship after that? It’s for Cancer Research so please dig deep!

Sponsor Concerto for Cancer Research Now

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Concerto Scottish Networking Day

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Our Scottish networking day yesterday marked the end of our User Group meetings for 2016.

Everyone enjoyed a relaxed but productive day at the Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling, spent looking at current and future developments in the Concerto solution along with sharing experiences and valuable ideas for future projects and developments.

My assessment of our networking day is that Concerto via on-line software have
demonstrated improved module functionality and software performance for Asset, Estates
Maintenance and Project Management software modules that are efficient, lean and flexible

Senior Project Manager, Renfrewshire Council

We are looking forward to another round of Networking days in 2017.

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G Cloud reaps rewards for Concerto

Concerto has recently been accepted onto the new G Cloud 7 Framework and is now available via both the existing UK G Cloud 6 and the new G-Cloud 7 Government Digital Marketplace portal. Our comprehensive listing is categorised under the SaaS category.

With inclusion onto the G-Cloud Digital Marketplace, Concerto has been able to extend its offerings within the public sector. With all necessary information available, perspective public sector clients can purchase any or all of the comprehensive Concerto software solutions directly from the Marketplace and bypass the tender process altogether.

“We are delighted with the results of our inclusion on G Cloud. We have been awarded a number of new public sector contracts over the past 12 months, and some existing clients have chosen to renew their contracts with us via the Marketplace too. This shows that it really works for both the client and supplier.”

Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto

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CONCERTO SOLUTIONS
Concerto is an integrated, highly configurable, web based software suite, which offers much more than expected from a standard Property Management and CAFM system. Acting as a central hub, Concerto brings together all property management related functionality under one roof, that can link your finance system, your project environment and your asset and operational management together to facilitate holistic, collaborative and highly efficient management of your assets. The functionality is rich and organisations can select from an array of components, which are easily configurable to their own internal practices. The advanced Concerto mobile technology is fully integrated allowing all authorised stakeholders, FM teams and contractors direct access wherever they are at no extra cost. The solution offers excellent value for money.

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