Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will see GE Healthcares UK consultancy arm, formerly Performance Solutions UK, become GE Healthcare Finnamore, expanding its employee base to 70, many of whom are former clinicians, engineers and management consultants. The new firm will be led by John Deverill, formerly Managing Director of Finnamore. GE Healthcare Finnamore will be focused on partnering with NHS and other UK health and social care providers to help them improve operational efficiency, clinical outcomes and patient experience. The company will offer strategic consulting capabilities across integrated care, performance transformation, organizational development, finance and change management. Finnamore brings award winning expertise and relationships built over 20 years of operating in the UK market, to complement GE Healthcares existing consultancy expertise and UK client base. John Deverill, Managing Principal, GE Healthcare Finnamore said: This brings Finnamore together with one of the worlds leading healthcare companies, both with a shared vision to improve health and well-being and to support the development of patient-focused, integrated care. We are creating an organization that can grow and broaden its capabilities to help the NHS and other health and social care providers to improve their financial, operational and clinical performance on a sustainable basis using consultancy, technology, data analytics, and capital. The acquisition is part of GE Healthcares strategy to help healthcare providers navigate some of their most complex challenges in a climate of increased budgetary pressures as chronic disease incidence increases amongst an ageing population. Karl Blight, GE Healthcares General Manager in UK, said: GE Healthcare is investing in advisory capabilities as part of the companys objective to become a true strategic partner to our customers. GE Healthcare Finnamores consultants bring a real depth of expertise to help our UK customers address many of the efficiency challenges they face day to day. Andy Ward, former head of Performance Solutions UK, who will now lead GE Healthcares consultancy work across Northern Europe while continuing to advise the UK team during the integration period, explained: NHS England recently cited a potential 30 billion funding gap by 2020-21 if services continue to be delivered in the same way. We are well positioned to help combat that, drawing from GEs heritage of performance improvement and operational management, and Finnamores experience of quality delivery in the UK. This acquisition increases our scale and expertise to help our customers optimize capacity and ensure that patients are cared for and treated as efficiently and effectively as possible. GE Healthcare Finnamore will be based in London, close to GE Healthcares global HQ in Amersham. GE Healthcare has UK facilities in Amersham, Cardiff, Hatfield and Stevenage. Related Links Every day, hundreds of individuals and companies choose WebWire to distribute their news. WebWire places your news within numerous highly trafficked websites, generating leads and publicity.
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Flourishing healthcare specialist is on the move (From Romsey Advertiser)
Search: Flourishing healthcare specialist is on the move 11:20am Tuesday 11th February 2014 in Hampshire Business Appoint Group founder Simon Berry, lead recruitment consultant Erin Banner and Russell Mogridge, the business space director at commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard A HEALTHCARE recruitment specialist founded in a Hampshire living room just four years ago has relocated to larger premises due to expansion. Appoint Group sources nursing professionals for private sector clients across UK, from general and psychiatric hospitals, nursing and care homes to paediatrics and GP surgeries. In a deal through commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard, the ten-strong company signed a five-year lease on a 3,200 sq ft office at three-storey Burlington House near Eastleigh . Appoint Group, owned and run by managing director Simon Berry, moved from Solent Business Centre, opposite Southampton docks, after outgrowing space. Burlington House is one of six buildings at Botleigh Grange Office Campus, Hedge End . The quoting rent for Appoint was 18 per square foot, equivalent to 57,600 a year. Hughes Ellard represented Burlington House landlord Highcross, a property fund manager specialising in property investment and development opportunities in the UK. Russell Mogridge, the director of business space at Hughes Ellard, which has offices in Southampton and Fareham , said: Appoint Group is another example of a successful Hampshire firm, having started from humble roots. Burlington House, which is fully occupied, will serve well the needs of Appoint.” He added: Botleigh Grange Office Campus continues to attract high-calibre companies because of the excellent standard of grade A accommodation, the landscaped setting and the proximity of the M27 motorway (junction 7). Other occupiers at Burlington House are State Securities, which provides asset finance solutions for businesses, legal firm Clarke Willmott, and Gleeds, the international management and construction consultants. Simon, a career recruitment consultant who graduated in business from Southampton Solent University , said: Appoint Group was founded from humble beginnings before the hiring of staff quickly meant relocation to Solent Business Centre after just a year. Demand for our services is such that there are now ten of us and, with plans to increase the team by at least 50 per cent every year, Burlington House matches our future expansion requirements. It is also an exceptionally smart and professional campus where we will be proud to host our clients. He added: The healthcare sector is dependent on particularly detailed and complicated legislation, especially surrounding recruitment and the introduction of new staff.