Our fourth year
in business got underway in September 2013 and what a year it was.
In the part of our year falling into 2013 we were kept particularly busy with opportunities from the SFA.
These included Skills Support for the Workforce; NEETS; & Skills Support for the Unemployed and we secured new contracts for various clients in East of England, the Midlands, London, the South East and South West – resulting in our various clients securing over £12 million of new business.
But it wasn’t all SFA in late 2013 we also secured contracts with London Councils, and DCLG, including Together in Service and Community Based English Language.
During this period we also provided research, partnership development and some bid submission support for various in house business development teams of existing Primes to ensure they were best placed to maximise on these opportunities as they arose.
2014 saw opportunities coming from all directions and TWP Solutions were involved in many including more SFA (including flexible fund and Work Programme Leavers), DWP New Enterprise Allowance, DWP Youth Engagement Fund, National Careers Service, JobPath Ireland, Edinburgh City Council Supported Employment, DWP Health and Disability Assessment PQQ and DCLG’s Help to Buy Agent Tenders.
We were particularly proud of those successes where we were left to do everything (rather than providing support and guidance to in house teams) in 2014 (in amongst many other wins we supported) we won the biggest Help to Buy Agent Tender
in the country for a Housing Association (worth up to £24 million); the only contract not to be retained by the incumbent provider.
Equally satisfying was securing a SFA Work Programme Leavers Contract
for a small provider who had never previously held a direct SFA contract – virtually doubling their turnover over-night.
Over the course of the year we exceeded £50 million in new contracts for a range of clients, and in the process helped them build their evidence base to get ready for the next big round of opportunities.