Why are small consultancies better than large ones? We been successfully appointed onto two Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) Frameworks – Prosper’s Design & Consultancy Services DPS & NHS’s London Procurement Partnership Building Surveying DPS
In both cases, Chawton Hill applied under the Small to Medium Enterprise category but found ourselves competing against much larger, national corporations for tenders. Here’s why small consultancies are better, at least according to us!
We have built our business on the particular expertise of our founders and team members. In particular, we believe Chawton Hill is the UK’s leading specialist in designing & delivering Ambulance Make Ready Centres for the NHS. Having this specialist expertise, built over many years helps us deliver a more efficient program. We have a system of continual application of lessons learned in the specialist field. This is something we’ve found larger organisations find hard to match as they tend towards broader, horizontal experience.
Flexibility, Speed & Price
The old saying is there are three types of service, Good, Cheap & Fast but you can only pick two!
- Good & Cheap but it won’t be Fast
- Fast & Good but it won’t be Cheap
- Cheap & Fast but it won’t be Good
We have a shorter learning curve in our areas of specialisation, less bureaucracy & lower overheads. As a result, we can offer ‘fast & good’ at a competitive price. We simply don’t have the need or capacity for excessive administration so work at an efficient pace, preferring a call to clarify an issue rather than deal with complex paperwork and unnecessary meetings.
Rather than initially seeing a director at the pitch, then handed over to more junior managers, our senior team are hands on across all projects. Every project is important to us and every client is treated as such.
Being a smaller team means more consistent communication, less bureaucracy and closer attention to detail. Our clients often find it’s this precision of management by a passionate, close knit team that makes the difference between a good project and an outstanding one.
Please contact David Edwards on 01372 360663 if you would like to discuss your next building project and receive the kind of service and expertise our bigger competitors often struggle to deliver.