Making an even bigger impact
You all know by now, I’m an ambitious person and we’re an ambitious change company. We’ve always been looking to grow for the sole purpose of having the scale and breadth of skills to support the total transformation of public services.
We’re proud of our track record of achievement and results, with over a decade of experience working in the public sector and health, which has led to the rapid growth of our team. With this growth came the ability for FutureGov to do more for our clients and our team. Not just bigger projects, but ones that were profoundly different in scope and scale to anything we’d done before.
We’re keen to keep this momentum going.
“The organizations that we build must be models of the world we want to create.” — Umair Haque
In The Panoply Group, we’ve found a conscious company with a deep-rooted purpose. With a deep respect for The Panoply’s ambition and a strong cultural fit, we believe that their leadership team is doing business in the same way that we do business – fast-moving, highly aligned companies with no overbearing top down command and control, addressing the challenges of today with integrity and focus on the long term.
We’re proud to be a trusted partner to the sector and want to keep it that way. Matched with The Panoply’s commercial strategy, capability and mission, together we will access new opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. Joining the likes of Manifesto, Notbinary, GreenShootLabs, Questers and Bene Agere, we’ll help build the future, while retaining what makes us unique.
“FutureGov in every way reflects our own ethos, as a digitally native company built for the demands of the 21st century. It has built its reputation in the health and public sector thanks to countless projects with local authorities and other government bodies creating 21st-century citizen services in areas as diverse as housing, transport, children’s and adults social care and health. We’re excited by the opportunities that this opens up to all of our Group companies” — Neal Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer of The Panoply
What will change?
As with anything, some things will change, but we’re fortunate much will remain the same as we grow into our new family. We’ll continue working closely with our existing clients and nothing will change on a day-to-day delivery basis. We’ll continue to approach each new opportunity with the same militant optimism and commitment to working together, because we believe everyone has value to contribute.
I will continue my role as CEO of FutureGov and take on the additional role of Managing Director, Health and Public Services for The Panoply. I’m excited about my extended role in the Group, which will allow me to work closely with our partners to offer more and different skills, breadth and depth, particularly around tech.
FutureGov will remain largely autonomous within the Group, with Chairman Peter Martin, Managing Director Matt Skinner, Chief Operating Officer Susan Murphy and myself continuing the serve on the board, with the addition of Sarah Vickers, Chief of Staff from The Panoply, joining as a non-executive director.
As part of the move, as they move off our board we’re proud to have repaid the faith and investment that our key investors, Surrey County Council and Nesta, have shown in us over the past five years, delivering a significant return on their investment for further public service delivery and social impact.
And as many of you will know, I can’t thank Carrie enough for her support along the journey. While no longer on the FutureGov Board, I’m so pleased Carrie will be coming with us, now as a shareholder of The Panoply as a sign of her continued commitment to our mission.
How we do things is as important to us and our partners as what we do. Our aim continues to be making a real difference; designing public services for the 21st century and transforming organisations to make an even bigger impact. We’ll continue investing in becoming a model for what we believe 21st-century organisations should be by developing our FutureGov Experience offer.
We’ll continue to invest in our culture and our team, who will have new opportunities to collaborate with a wider group of organisations and disciplines. Broadening our scope will have a real benefit for our team who want to learn and do more, with long-term career development and succession opportunities.
An opportunity like this to accelerate our impact is very rare. Every day, I am astounded at how far this company has come, in the incredible people we have and the amazing work we’re doing. Accessing new skills, experience and knowledge from the wider group will immediately propel us into a stronger position. One where we can support our clients across health and government at a scale we’ve not yet been able to.
I’m excited to embark on this next chapter of FutureGov.