Here’s what we’ve been up to

Meet the consultants

At Entec Si we’ve always had a strong consultancy strand. Our initial engagement with new clients often begins with a small consultancy commission. This is a great way for clients to see how we work. They can experience our approach and engage with our people before making a longer-term commitment.

What do our consultants cover?

Consultancy work consists of a wide range of areas. These can include:

  • Defining business cases
  • Developing business strategy and target operating models
  • IT strategy and health checks
  • Assessing future change programmes
  • Undertaking options appraisals

Our consultants will often have the first contact with clients. They take time to listen, learn and understand the culture and needs of clients. It’s these key skills that we bring to bear at the early stages of our engagement.

Ensuring care and collaboration

Our principal consultants will always play a lead role with clients. They support our project teams on the ground, deal with commercial arrangements and ensure that we’re delivering to the client’s expectations. At all levels our consultants maximise client engagement through the care and commitment they bring. Consequently this leads to mutual trust and positive, ongoing collaboration.

Getting ready for GDPR

Since October 2017, our Business Support Team has been working hard to ensure that we’re GDPR compliant by the critical date of 25 May 2018. Consequently, we’ve been carefully following the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidelines and regularly check their website for updates.

In particular we felt that we needed more guidance on how to deal with a data breach. As a result, Dave and Megan attended a course to increase their understanding of this area.

Planning for GDPR

A GDPR Action Plan was created to guide this project. With a clear plan and time on our side, it has been relatively easy to make progress through this complex area.

Monthly Project Boards provided opportunities for us to share, discuss and amend information audits, documents and policies. As a consequence, senior stakeholders were kept well informed of our progress.

GDPR updates have been provided to the wider Entec Si Team during monthly team meetings. The final GDPR Policy and Privacy Policy will be shared with employees at a Team Away Day in early May.

A big thank you

We’d like thank our data controllers and processors who’ve done an excellent job in keeping us informed throughout this process. We’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done and excited to be ‘GDPR ready’!

Great work Emily!

Emily Wright has been working with us for the past year as a Project Support. However, in December 2017 she took over the delivery stage of the Payments project for East Northamptonshire Council and Borough Council of Wellingborough. This was Emily’s first activity as a Project Manager.

Doing the Emily Wright thing

It goes without saying that Emily was brilliant in her first project. We especially liked her strong governance and ability to keep people to task. Similarly, we were particularly impressed by her use of PRINCE2 methodology along the way.

Emily’s been instrumental in making things happen very quickly and smoothly on this project. As you can imagine, the client was thrilled with her tenacity and enthusiasm.

This has been a fantastic opportunity for Emily to take the next step on her project management journey. Of course, the whole Entec family is very proud of you Emily, well done!


Project Management, PMO and Project Support

This is the group responsible for managing and delivering projects. Within this practice a wide range of activities are undertaken to lead and support successful project delivery.

Project Managers take responsibility for the overall delivery of a project. These will range in size and complexity and no two are ever the same. By applying our Entec Si standard, they put in place controls and governance that ensure projects are delivered well.

The PMO and Project Support Team is vital to the project teams we build. Through their role they support the Project Manager as well as the whole Project Team.

To ensure the success of a project, it’s crucial that we build the right team. Successful teams will have the correct experience, as well as time and commitment. The teams we create include our staff as well as those of our client.

Building strong relationships with clients is key to our approach. On a daily basis we demonstrate the company values that are so important to us all.

Visitor pass project takes flight

We’re pleased to announce the release of the new IDGateway visitor pass system at Birmingham Airport. It was launched using a phased rollout on Monday 4 December 2017.

Visitor pass applications

This new web-based system provides the ability to apply online for various types of visitor pass. Consequently it’s a quick and efficient way to organise applications without using paper forms. The solution also ensures that access is available on a 24/7 basis.

Praise for the project

The system was successfully released within tight timescales. This is thanks to the hard work and commitment of the whole project team. IDGateway have praised the support we provided, especially during user acceptance testing. As a result they’re keen to use our work as an example of best practice with other clients. This is something that we’re very proud about.

Working with SG Fleet

SG Fleet is a leading international solutions provider. They specialise in fleet management, leasing and salary packing services. The Australian-listed group acquired Fleet Hire and Motiva in 2016, therefore expanding their presence in the UK.

Our role

We’re managing the ICT Programme responsible for combining the systems of all three businesses. Currently we’re supporting various aspects of the migration, as well as supervising the process closely. By doing so we’re enabling their internal teams to focus on technical delivery.

Once completed, the project will help the group to fully integrate their systems. This will then expand the range of solutions that’s available to their customer base.

Working with SG Fleet

SG Fleet is based in the attractive village of Hampton-in-Arden. I’ve been working with their dynamic team for two weeks and look forward to contributing to the project’s delivery over the coming months.


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