Birmingham consultancy joins government framework to simplify cloud-based services

From left to right (back row) Callum Crockett, Alex Robbins, Anthony Speed, Matt Drinkwater and (front row) Eve Featherstone, Michelle O’Rourke, Jennifer Washbrook

Birmingham consultancy Woodrow Mercer has been named as a G-Cloud 11 Consulting partner on an initial 12-month basis, with the option to extend the agreement by a further 12 months.

The Birmingham agency was founded in 2012 with the vision of “developing an ethical staffing company that goes above and beyond for its staff and customers”.

Since then it has opened an office in London in 2014, which houses its technology division and in 2016 launched a Leeds office and Finance division and today has 50 staff specialising across ten sectors.

The G-Cloud 11 framework, which is open to businesses of all sizes, is an agreement between the government and suppliers to simplify the deployment of cloud-based services, including hosting, software and support.

Dan Ostrowski, managing director and founder of Woodrow Mercer, said: “Woodrow Mercer is a leading consulting partner in the technology sector and our status as G-Cloud 11 supplier will be instrumental in the growth of our business.

“Buying through frameworks is faster and cheaper than agreeing individual procurement contracts and our services will be much more streamlined for clients as a result.”

According to the Crown Commercial Service, the G-Cloud framework has facilitated more than £4.7bn in sales since its inception in 2013 and has more than 4,200 suppliers on-board.

G-Cloud 11 removes the need for a company to run a full-scale procurement process each time it needs to access new cloud-based services.

Woodrow Mercer said the main benefit of its new status as a G-Cloud 11 consulting partner, would be its breadth of experience across all types of cloud services projects and the agency’s ability to quickly make a difference to customers of all sizes.