• Concerto wins Blackburn with Darwen Council

    Leading project and facilities management company, Concerto, has been awarded a new contract with Blackburn with Darwen Council. The council is a corporate landlord for over 600 properties in the north west of England and has a long-term estates management agreement with Capita.

    The Concerto software will support a range of maintenance and project activities including planned preventative and reactive maintenance, supply chain management and performance monitoring, as well as project programme management and estates management, a module principally for use by the Capita team. The deployment of the mobile app for the supply chain will streamline the process and improve communication, as will the interface with the council’s finance systems for both accounts payable and receivable.

    The new contract with Blackburn with Darwen Council establishes a technology platform that creates an holistic view of the estate for the council as well as driving the estates strategy review. As part of the mobilisation plan we are consolidating functionality from a number of existing systems into our Concerto software. The goal is to create interfaces for stakeholders and improve the data and information to support day to day operations as well as strategic decision making,” said Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto.

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  • Concerto Exhibiting at the Healthcare Estates Management Conference – Salford University

    Healthcare Estates Management Conference: The future of health infrastructure

    Concerto is pleased to be attending the Healthcare Estates Management Conference at Salford University on 25th July 2017

    “Without investment in the NHS estate the Five Year Forward View cannot be delivered, the NHS estate will remain unfit for purpose and will continue to deteriorate.” – The Naylor Review

    This conference will be looking at how to get the most out of your Trust’s Estate and outcomes include:

    • An update on the progress of the Naylor review and plans for a new national body specifically for hospital estates
    • Size and cost of the NHS estate
    • Importance of asset management
    • Benefits of identifying and disposing of surplus estates
    • Success of the NHS Property Services
    • How sharing facilities can create estate optimisation
    • Importance of infrastructure investment on remaining estate
    • The importance of estates managers being open to the potential of technology to provide innovative property solutions
    • Improving service delivery and patient care
    • How to build a more sustainable NHS estate
    • Using the ‘green fund’ to help meet NHS sustainability targets
    • Innovations in healthcare technology
    • Modernising the NHS estate
    • How will the new infection prevention policies effect the management and development of healthcare estates

    Concerto will be exhibiting alongside parent company Bellrock FM – come and see us there!

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  • London Borough’s of Richmond and Wandsworth lead the way in Concerto joint working initiative

    The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames approached Concerto earlier in the year to look at replacing their existing Asset Management and CAFM solutions.

    As well as bringing this functionality under a single over-arching system, the Council proposed to maximise opportunities for shared services by sharing the Concerto system with existing user Wandsworth Borough Council.

    This move forms part of the two Council’s joint working initiative, which aims to promote more efficient and collaborative ways of working.

    We look forward to Richmond coming on board as part of this exciting initiative later this week.

    ABOUT JOINT WORKING

    Co-location and shared service opportunities result in significant reductions in the operating and running costs of the estates of many authorities, and many are now moving towards using their asset management technology to support and underpin this strategic approach.

    Budget cuts, pressure to make savings and the aim to promote more efficient and collaborative ways of working have all opened the doors to joint working in asset management.

    HOW DOES CONCERTO SUPPORT JOINT WORKING?

    Concerto’s Technical Director, Steve De Rycke offers his insight into how asset management technology can support this process…

     

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  • BARRIERS TO CHANGING YOUR SYSTEM?

    MITIGATE RISK AND MAKE EFFICIENCY SAVINGS WITH CONCERTO

    Is your organisation is considering a new asset management solution?

    If so, we would like to introduce to you the Concerto Asset Management Enterprise Solution which is currently used by over 60 Public Sector organisations across the UK. A 360 degree integrated, user-friendly web based solution with significant strengths when compared with other solutions on the market today. As a company, we understand the potential concerns around changing systems and have tried and tested, robust processes in place to make this a short and painless path to an efficient, transparent and collaborative way of working…

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  • Concerto’s Senior Trainer heads to Bermuda

    Our second lucky member of staff is on the plane to Bermuda today to deliver a 5 day training program to the staff at the Government of Bermuda.

    The government of Bermuda recently went live with Concerto, having selected to solution to manage their property portfolio and bring together all property related functionality under one roof. these functions include

    • 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.

    Concerto’s senior Trainer, Stuart will be delivering a 5 day training program to cover a number of aspects of the Concerto solution including:

    • project management
    • states management
    • sites
    • condition surveys
    • estates management
    • help desk

    The Help Desk will be going live on the 15th May.

     

     

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  • Concerto wins place on the G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace

    Concerto is pleased to announce its continued presence on the G-Cloud Framework. The latest round, G Cloud 9, is part of the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace where public sector organisations can access suppliers and procure products and services without the need for a lengthy tender process.

    Buying services through frameworks is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts. Buyers and suppliers still need to sign a contract (or ‘call-off contract’) for each service bought through a framework.

    The G Cloud Framework is an agreement between the Government and suppliers who provide cloud-based services and the Concerto Asset Management suite of web based software can be found within the Software as a Service (SaaS) category.

    We have a number of clients who have bought the Concerto solution via G-Cloud, most recently Stirling Council. The process is more efficient and direct, cutting out a lot of red tape!”
    James Heysmond, Business Development Director, Concerto

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