2018 – 2019 Success & Future Growth

Continued growth thanks to the support of our customers and candidates, the financial year ending March 2019 was a successful and significant one for Value Match. Over the year we saw our business continue to develop, increasing the number, type and variety of clients we support and expanding the services we offer.

In 2018 – 2019 we supported a record number of private sector organisations’ successful bids into the public sector, winning places on contracts and frameworks in services as diverse as cleaning services, recruitment, ICT hardware, call centre management, construction, dental services and various cloud solutions and medical devices looking to break into the NHS and wider public sector.

Our Executive Search Recruitment team have placed a record number of specialist resources for roles in procurement, supply chain, project, programme and bid management, often at very short notice to meet urgent client requirements. For one private sector client we were able to place a number of security cleared (SC), specialist interim resources on-site within 3 working days of receiving the job description/requirement.

Throughout the year we successfully delivered a range of Procurement Readiness (Tender Development) and Bid Writing training events both outright and with some of our key partners. These events were designed and led by proven practitioners with exceptional track records of successful delivery in procurement and bid management. Feedback from both clients and attendees has been extremely positive with several events being repeated to meet additional demand and plans to expand our offerings into the next financial year.

To continue to develop a strong and sustainable business, Value Match has increased its investment in people, processes and systems. Since launching in 2013 Value Match has demonstrated year on year growth and developed a nationwide network of experts in all areas of procurement, eCommerce and bid management.

Highlighted Success for 2018 – 2019

Value Match have seen a record-breaking year for the organisation, with some eye-catching statistics, which has seen us deliver:

  • 106.25% increase in Interims placed and engaged with clients
  • 800% increase in helping our clients find the best talent for permanent roles
  • 154% increase in number of days of bid writing and bid review support provided
  • 55.56% increase in bids we have supported overall
  • 30-50% reduction on agency spend for hiring interims and permanent candidates consistently achieved

Future Developments

Executive Search Recruitment – Building upon several successful relationships Value Match will continue to provide a Managed Service for specialist procurement resourcing for both the public and private sector. Providing all resource requirements, whether interim, fixed term or permanent, gives clients the increased flexibility and responsiveness required to meet their operational needs at exceptional value. We aim to be fully embedded into your organisation so that Value Match becomes a true extension of your team and take full responsibility for your recruitment function, reducing pressure on internal resources, keeping recruitment activity high and driving down cost and time of recruitment.

Bid Management Support – We aim to further develop our bid/tender writing and bid management training capability, introducing additional courses across and for access to both the private and public sector. For those in the public sector ensuring there is a compliant route to obtain such services also via the Crown Commercial Service Digital Marketplace

We look to further strengthen our Value Match team and add to our Executive Search and Bid Support teams to ensure we continue to provide a highly responsive, agile and expert team to meet further growth opportunities especially in several niche service areas.

Comments for 2019

“The 2019 – 2020 Financial Year is going to be a big test for everyone involved at Value Match to ensure we continue to deliver results for our growing and varied customer base. We are looking forward to the year ahead and have some exciting plans in the pipeline to help strengthen our routes to supply and show our commitment to providing the best service possible to both our candidates and customers.” David Shields, Director