Assured transformation and digital delivery


Austerity measures have created challenges for all government departments, public sector providers and healthcare organisations alike. Faced with the challenge of delivering more value while keeping costs low.

Austerity measures

The increased scale of change within the constrained spending environments is challenges for public sector organisations. There is a need to focus on value for money and reduced contingencies on major transformation programmes.

Digital advancements

Technology and digital improvements provide the opportunity to modernise the way in which services are delivered, improving processes and ensuring a high-quality service at every touchpoint of the customer journey.

Future state operating models

Creating relevant commercial and procurement structures that will deliver value for money and frontline empowerment.


We are passionate deliverers who will work shoulder-to-shoulder with your organisation to reduce costs, deliver service optimisation and quality outcomes. We work with our clients to deliver a triple aim – more with less; better. This requires changes to how we deliver agile digital change, structure and commission organisations, and assure programmes.

Digital Transformation

Supporting public bodies to develop user engagement through discovery to delivery (alpha/beta). We draw inspiration from the GDS and LGDSS principles – bringing an outcomes-focused digital-by-design mentality centred around the user.


Making Strategy Happen

We will work with you to deliver complex programmes at pace, we provide effective portfolio development and prioritisation, assurance and health checks built around the right level of challenge and support. Our team are experienced across the full SOC through FBC journey.


Target Operating Model

We design, deliver and sustain innovative operating models aligned to the need of users, frontline colleagues and your overall strategy. We focus on quality and outcome optimisation, which sustainably drives out real costs.


People Change

Ensure that your employees, suppliers and users are engaged and effective during transformation. Focussing on effective orientation strategies that drive our coordinated provision and access.



Counties across England are under immense pressure to do more with less. One of the significant pressure points that is felt across all counties each year is the continued rising cost of providing adequate and appropriate transportation services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Gate One has created a free to use dashboard below in order to support the strategy setting and budgetary allocation processes for counties within England. Please feel free to click through the dashboard, select your county and your peers, and contact Nick Kennell to discuss the latest analysis and to find out how Gate One can support you further.



We are privileged to be working with some of the UK’s largest and most public sector bodies on their complex change programmes. You can read some of them here.

Leading the 5G revolution

An English county council wanted to become a leader in 5G to drive more productive outcomes for its people and the wider county.

Creating a vision at the heart of the education sector

Market volatility and the need to deliver a greater student experience leaves many higher education establishments facing an uncertain future.

Facilitating the organisational transformation of a global, public sector service provider

Overcoming uncertain revenue and changing market conditions by an operating model transformation and profitable diversification into new markets.


Our team of experts regularly shares their insights about the things that matter in the public sector. You can read some of them here.

28th April 2020

How COVID-19 is creating a victim’s crisis

The coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown is creating multiple challenges for the UK justice sector.
24th February 2020

Local authorities managing a perfect storm when it comes to home-to-school SEND travel

Analysis on home-to-school transport for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
17th May 2019

How to make Violence Reduction Units a success

As Police and Crime Commissioners and Mayors consider how best to tackle serious violence, we outline how to make Violence…


Nick Kennell
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Nick leads our public sector, health and strategy teams at Gate One. He is a trusted adviser for c-suite and senior clients. Nick is passionate about working on the things that matter most in delivering improved, sustainable care to patients. He has worked across the health sector to help rebalance programmes in favour of empowering teams to deliver lasting benefit and improved quality.

18 February 2020Strategy development and operating model blueprintFollowing a new leadership team and staff changes, Gate One was engaged to develop and re-focus a strategy for HealthcareUK...
16 April 2019A tough pill to swallow - patient care will only improve if patients expect lessThe NHS Long-Term Plan emphasises the move of care away from hospital settings....
23 July 2018Shaping our legacy in healthGate One is proud to support TEDxNHS 2018...
24 May 2018The health sector financial improvement mythSwitch attention from the catch to the throw...
24 October 2017Trust the TrustHospital performance will only have a chance to recover when stakeholders get together. #TrusttheTrustNHS...
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Anna Sherriff
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Anna has over ten years of experience working on some of the most complex change programmes across the public sector and beyond. Anna works with clients to bring their strategy to life, designing and delivering innovative operating models, taking advantage of new trends in digital technology, analytics and getting the best from talent. Using techniques such as crowdsourcing and ethnographic research, she has worked across central and local government to support clients to transform their digital service to make it easier for vulnerable adults to get the right support at the right time.
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Rob Bradshaw
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Rob has over a decade of experience leading business transformation in the public sector. He began his career in local government and the civil service before moving into consulting where he has worked across healthcare, local and central government. Rob has an accomplished background in designing and implementing new service models to include digital, analytics and organisational design. He effectively translates business intent into strategic initiatives to deliver effective and lasting changes. Rob is passionate about making public services work better for those who rely on them most.

24 February 2020Local authorities managing a perfect storm when it comes to home-to-school SEND travelAnalysis on home-to-school transport for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)...
Rob Bradshaw
Grace Blundell
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Grace has over six years of business transformation experience and a strong track record in strategic design and programme delivery in complex operational and asset-intensive environments. She has worked in both the public and private sector; working closely with senior leaders in organisations including NHS England, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Bank of England, BT, GE and HS2 Rail.

24 May 2020Digital innovation for delivering social housing repairsA successful Tier 1 repair and maintenance provider for social housing wanted to explore a more innovative digital marketplace model...
10 September 2018We are all empowered to shape our NHSGrace Blundell attended this year's TEDxNHS event, based on 'Shaping our Legacy'....
26 January 2018Winter: the accidental emergencyShifting from fire fighting to sustainable solutions: supporting the move to Accountable Care Systems...
Grace Blundell

If you would like to speak to Gate One about how we can support you with your transformation journey please contact Nick Kennell, public sector lead, on