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Client: De Montfort University
Location: Leicester, UK
Consultant: Matthew Needham
Sector: Higher Education
Disciplines: Leadership, Corporate Finance,Procurement, Project Management, Business Process Analysis and Re-engineering
Challenge: Lead Finance Team and Devise and Implement new finance strategy.
Results:

Delivered De Montfort University’s £110,000,000 5.375% public Bond issue for redemption in 2042. Historic deal for the sector and the University.

Improved Cash from operating activities by £5m, reduced debtor days by 16 and reengineered management reporting.

Client: DHL/NHS Supply Chain
Location: Derbyshire, UK
Consultant: Matthew Needham
Sector: Healthcare/Distribution and logistics
Disciplines: Project Management, Business Process Re-engineering
Challenge:
To validate key controls and processes around the supplier rebates processes.Solution:Identified areas for improvement to the control environment and led implementation of change programme. Results:Converted balance sheet provision into invoiced sales, improving cash position by c£2m and created an accounting policy and process which incentivised faster raising of invoices and improved management information.“I gave Matthew a brief on the role, the tools and the contacts to get the job done and off he went. He liaised with all levels in the organisation comfortably; he rolled his sleeves up when required and he advised where necessary. He delivered the project on time and to my expectations. He was always professional, very process focused, well structured and organised and a pleasure to have in the organisation. I would not hesitate to engage Matthew on future assignments. Louise Miller – Finance Director NHS Supply Chain
Client: The University of Hull
Location: Hull, UK
Consultant: Matthew Needham
Sector: Higher Education
Disciplines: Project Management, Business Process Analysis, Procurement
Challenge: Identify areas for cost improvement, lead and champion change and transform business processes. Results:
Ongoing support.

 

Client: BT Openreach
Location: London, UK
Consultant: Matthew Needham
Sector: Telecommunications
Disciplines: Business Partner, Planning and Control
Challenge:
Provide interim finance support to the Chief Information Officer, integrating planning processes of Openreach and BT Design.Results:Delivered £40m of cash savings from co-ordinating capital investments. Integrated planning processes between Openreach and BT Design, enabling transparent understanding of the cost base.“Matthew was instrumental in driving improved financial performance of the CIO function leading to substantial cost savings and reductions in investment expenditure. Working across lines of business, helped integrate the planning processes of Openreach and BT Design. Matthew is very personable and helped me enormously on joining the team Peter Nicholls Finance Director, BT Openreach
Client: University of Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, UK
Consultant: Matthew Needham
Sector: Higher Education
Disciplines: Leadership, Procurement, Project Management, Business Process Analysis and Re-engineering
Challenge: Lead Value For Money Programme for University of Lincoln to deliver £1m of sustainable cost savings.Results:

Re-engineered purchase to pay processes, centralised invoice processing, developing procurement strategy and policy and recruited a new procurement team. Identifying and delivering £1.5m of savings. Additionally requested to lead finance team, reducing time taken to issue management accounts by 80%.

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