Celebrate our latest achievements and successes
Unveiling our new brand refresh
We are proud to unveil our refreshed brand identity as we embark on the next stage of our change journey
With clients across local government, health, not-for-profit and transport, we specialise in technology, digital transformation and culture change. Crucially we always place our client’s teams front and centre of any change process.
Having changed to a consultancy model in 2020, we have recently expanded the team to strengthen our Company Board and Strategic Leadership Board. Similarly we have now invested in a new brand identity, with a new website being launched in November. Our new image includes a new logo and vibrant look and feel, which showcases the people who deliver our consultancy services.
Developing our brand refresh
Our new brand identity has been inspired by the adaptability of our service offering. We tailor solutions to best fit the challenge at hand, and adapt to find the best possible routes forward for our clients. Our new visual identity captures our positive and human spirit, and the culture at Entec Si which celebrates the bringing together of skilled and talented people.
Eman Al-Hillawi, our CEO and co-founder said:
“This year has been about laying the foundations for future growth by investing in our people and strengthening our leadership team. Now we are entering our next phase of our growth plan through a stronger marketing presence that places our people at the heart of our service offer. This will be particularly visible on our new website coming soon, and through our marketing activity going forward.
“At Entec Si, we make change happen, and we make it happen for good. We pride ourselves on being a values-based company that works with clients whose purpose is to serve people and communities, and this ethos will not change as we grow.”
Time for change
Meanwhile, our Operations Director, Sarah Towers, who joined the business in January 2022, has become a Company Board member, along with co-founders Eman Al-Hillawi and Peter Marsden. Sarah’s extensive commercial experience and data driven approach to management creates a stronger team at the top level. We have also promoted 50% of our team this year, demonstrating our commitment to develop and invest in our people and deliver client excellence.
Local couple swoop star prize in Entec Si sponsored charity golf event
Two local residents celebrated winning a week in a traditional Cyprus villa thanks to our sponsorship of a recent charity event. The lucky couple from Erdington won the main prize at The Alzheimer’s Society fundraising gala dinner held at Holyfields Sports and Conference Centre in Erdington, after entering a raffle.
Mark and Jenny Newson, the recipients of the prize said:
“Winning a villa for the week in beautiful Cyprus was a huge shock, but more than that, we were delighted to support this worthwhile charity. It was incredibly generous of Entec Si to donate the prize for a fantastic event”
We not only donated the prize, but also sponsored a hole at the charity golf event earlier that day at Hatchford Brook Golf Course in Sheldon, Birmingham.
Peter Marsden, Executive Chairman added:
“Alzheimer’s affects so many lives and as a Midlands business with employees who have experienced this disease in their own families, we were proud to have the opportunity to help raise money for the charity.”
Putting employees first with Sarah Frost’s new promotion
We continue to prove our commitment to employee development with the promotion of Sarah Frost to Head of People Operations.
The position comes with a seat on the strategic leadership board, to support the development of the business’s unique person-centred ethos. With a foot in both the leadership and project delivery camps, Sarah has a unique 360-degree view of business operations. In doing so, Sarah’s promotion places our person-focused approach at the heart of all business decisions.
Sarah has a varied background in people management, beginning her career at the NEC, spending six years supporting key recruitment and distribution activities for live events staff, whilst honing her problem-solving and people management skills. Since joining our team, Sarah has been supported in her personal development and is now working towards her CIPD level 5 diploma in People Management.
Joining us in early 2020, Sarah has been responsible for:
- The end-to-end people strategy, including talent acquisition
- Resourcing and commission coordination
- People and career development
- Culture and wellbeing
This key leadership role provides strategic advice to the board on matters impacting its people and to ensure that its consultant portfolio is the right shape as the company expands, and that the voices of our workforce are properly represented.
Eman Al-Hillawi, CEO said:
“Sarah has proven to be an invaluable asset to not only the team, but also to the future development of Entec Si. Her passion for supporting her colleagues has not gone unnoticed and she will be a key driver in our mission of instilling ‘change for good’ in everything we do. “I can already see Sarah embracing her new role and we will continue to offer our undivided support on her personal development journey.”
“Working for a company like Entec Si, which places people front and centre of its business, has already been extremely rewarding for me and I’m delighted to take on this new role. The company is supporting me to develop my career and achieve new qualifications. Alongside this I’ll take an active role in shaping how our people continue their journey with the company. Having a seat on the strategic leadership board helps to ensure every aspect of the business is well-represented when making big decisions. I’m looking forward to supporting Entec Si and our team in our next development phase”.
Surgical robot project hits new milestone
Construction work to support the introduction of the highly anticipated surgical robot has been successfully delivered thanks to programme and change management expertise provided by ourselves.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust enlisted our help to introduce the state-of-the-art surgical robot at Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, initially to help finalise the business case. Following approval of the business case, we were subsequently commissioned to lead the implementation of the programme, accountable for the critical path across a number of workstreams.
Helping to build a robot
Our responsibilities included coordinating the build works, recruitment and training, finances, clinical operations and communication efforts, as well as the digital elements needed to support the installation of the robot. With the operating theatre now complete, we have handed the stabilisation phase back over to the Trust.
Providing a blended team of specialist consultants and working across all stakeholder groups, has ensured a holistic overview of the entire programme, keeping each of the various elements on track.
Providing a better patient experience
Surgeons will use the Da Vinci surgical system to initially perform urology procedures on prostate cancer patients. Robot-assisted surgery is less invasive surgery, so this change will result in a better patient experience, with shorter stays in hospital, less pain and quicker recovery times for patients with prostate cancer – the most common form of cancer in men.
The refurbishment work included renovating and reinforcing the theatre floor to take the weight of the new robot as well as upgrading the ventilation system to cater for its additional functionality. Senior clinicians aim to begin providing robot-assisted surgery at the Alexandra Hospital later this year.
Julie Smith, senior consultant, comments:
“Entec Si’s experience of understanding the complexities of managing change within healthcare environments has meant the successful construction of the new operating theatre ready for the robot. Not only has this been an inspiring project to oversee, but one that is incredibly important to the community in which it will serve. Understanding the importance of improving patient outcomes has been the thread that has kept this entire project so innovative, emotive and focused.
“Being able to add value to an already highly competent team remains the unique gem in Entec Si’s crown and I’m proud to hand over the programme to the Trust for the final stabilisation phase in a healthy position.”
Mr Steve Goodyear MD FRCS, Divisional Director (Surgery) of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, adds:
“Entec Si has been invaluable in the delivery of this project, helping us to demonstrate our commitment to providing the best experience for our patients. Its consultants have been fully engaged, committed and brought energy to this complex project, and we are incredibly grateful for their support. The successful delivery of the project will not only mean better care for patients but also help to make the Trust an even more attractive place to work and train clinical staff across a wide range of specialities.”
2022 set to be a year of growth following framework wins
After achieving steady growth in 2021, we’re preparing for an even more successful 2022 after celebrating two major public sector framework wins and a door-opening partnership.
After a rigorous tender process, we have been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 12 framework. This helps UK public sector organisations to find and buy cloud computing services. It’s exciting news that boosts our prospects for the coming year, and we will hold the place until September 2022. However, it doesn’t stop there.
We have also partnered with Softcat, an IT infrastructure and services provider. The partnership will grant us access to 39 public sector-focused frameworks. This includes Consult 18, which provides the NHS and other public sector authorities with a simple and compliant method to purchase consultancy services.
These wins have led to a number of new client commissions including the National Lottery Fund and Harborough District Council.
Eman Al-Hillawi, CEO, commented:
Being selected to be part of these frameworks is testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to strengthen the reach of our services. It will enable public sector organisations to benefit from our expertise more easily. Similarly, this achievement will enhance our growth prospects as we head into 2022.
To learn more about how we can support organisations in the public sector, contact us here.
Helping a local charity garden to thrive
Our team recently got their gardening gloves on in an effort to rejuvenate the garden of a local charity.
18 of our team members volunteered their green fingers in October, giving the Kings Heath gardens of Thrive Birmingham a much-needed facelift. As well as the usual gardening activities of weeding and jet-washing, we also helped to build wheelchair ramps, repaint wheelchair-accessible planters, and cleared the overgrown pathways to improve accessibility for those with special educational needs.
Thrive supports people with varying physical, learning, and mental health needs with therapeutic gardening and horticultural programmes. Their garden provides a peaceful place for those who need it most to relax and take some time to themselves, or to connect with others. In what has been a challenging period for everyone, this has become more important than ever.
Alexandra Bailey, client and garden manager at Thrive Birmingham said of Entec Si:
“Having a group of such enthusiastic and hardworking people in the Thrive gardens for a day makes such a difference. We were able to set them working on projects around the garden that we just haven’t had the time or resources to address up until now. The team from Entec Si came with bags of energy and positivity and were a joy to work with.”
Earlier this year, 25 of our team took part in a virtual 981-mile John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) challenge for Thrive. Overall, an impressive £1,300 was raised for this incredible charity, ensuring it can continue its vital work with vulnerable people.
Anna Lane, one of our senior consultants, said:
“Thrive Birmingham’s ethos around using nature to enhance people’s wellbeing completely aligns with our own. This was the first time that our team has been able to come together to support the charity since the pandemic and was a real reminder of what we can achieve as a team. We’re big believers in giving back to our local community and we hope that our day’s work will make it easier for those who need it most to enjoy this beautiful outdoor space.”
To find out more about how you can support Thrive, visit here.
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