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4 ways to challenge change – Eliminating gender bias in the workplace

March 5th, 2021

Even in the 21st century shocking statistics demonstrate that gender bias still exists in the workplace with an expected 100 year timeframe to close the current global gender pay gap. Action is even more vital after reports that Covid-19 could reverse decades of progress made in gender equalities after a large scale of women were forced to give up work in order to manage childcare during the pandemic.

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How to support and prepare your workforce for a return to the office

March 1st, 2021

The large and sudden changes to the way we work over the past year have left mixed feelings in the workforce. How has working from home affected your employees? And how are they feeling about returning to the office once lockdown eases?

These are the kind of questions that all employers should be asking themselves and preparing a toolkit to help make this transition as easy as possible on your team.

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Futures Awarded a Digital Outcomes & Specialist 5 (DOS5) Supplier

January 26th, 2021

Futures are pleased to announce that we have been re-awarded as a Digital Supplier on the Digital Outcomes & Specialists 5 (DOS5) Framework.

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Future High Streets Funding – Is there a North South divide?

January 15th, 2021

The second round of funding from the Future High Streets Fund was released to Local Authorities across the country between Christmas and New Year, which was great news welcomed by fifteen additional councils over the Christmas break.

These local authorities now have the resource to move forward with their aspired major regeneration schemes and transform the future of their cities and towns.

Mark Carr, Senior Public Sector Consultant in Regeneration here at Futures, discusses his thoughts on news of the recent funding allocations.

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Futures are on G-Cloud 12

November 27th, 2020

We are proud to announce that we have successfully been reappointed as a supplier of cloud support services under the new G-Cloud 12 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Government Framework.

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Industries predicted to boom post Covid-19

November 17th, 2020

Coronavirus has had a huge effect on the economy, with many businesses struggling due to the financial impact that isolation and lockdown has had across the globe. However, there are some sectors that have seen a surge in profits and overall business because of the pandemic, with an increase in demand in certain industries from both a public and business perspective due to new regulations. Here are some of the industries that are predicted to continue revelling in success after the pandemic.

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Announcing Our New Charity Partnership with Leeds Mind

October 8th, 2020

This Saturday the 10th October, marks World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness and open conversation on mental health issues internationally. We are thrilled today to announce that we’ve chosen Leeds Mind as our annual partner charity. Mental Health is an issue that is relatable for all and one that is extremely important to all of us here at Futures as we work in a central people industry in such tough and uncertain times.

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Welcoming Louise, our latest addition to the Futures family as Senior Consultant in Housing

October 1st, 2020

We’re happy to give a warm welcome to Louise Simington as our new Senior Consultant in Housing. Today she’s joined our Public Sector team, bringing with her over 15 years of recruitment experience across the public sector.

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Regeneration & Economic Recovery – project resources

September 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 has both highlighted and heightened the need for change in many areas, economic development and regeneration for city centres and high streets being one of them. Local Authorities across the UK now have a huge role to play in order to support local businesses, build new visions for city centres and transform local economies to be more robust. Bridging the gap between socio-economic and physical regeneration has never been more important, and in order to happen, it requires place-based specialists to provide an agile, innovative and diverse approach.

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Build Build Build

July 7th, 2020

The government recently announced what it described as the “most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”.

New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from the regeneration of vacant and redundant buildings.

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Paving the way to future leadership: How can companies learn from COVID-19?

April 3rd, 2020

It can take a global crisis to reveal gaps within organisations across sectors and it is becoming clear that both the pace and the extent of change set throughout the Coronavirus pandemic will pave the way for the next ‘normal’. The question on the mind of many leaders is, what will normal look like once this passes? And do we have the right people in place to guide throughout a period of uncertainty in order to drive this change?

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What are the benefits of using an interim manager?

October 28th, 2019

An increasing number of businesses are moving towards using interim managers as a cost-effective solution to lead a turn-around situation or at crucial times. Interim managers can seamlessly fit into your organisation and begin performing right away, adapting to your culture and environment to deliver fast results.

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Futures goes live on DOS 4 Framework

October 1st, 2019

Futures are proud to have been accepted as an approved supplier on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS 4) framework. Operated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) this framework offers a simple and open procurement route for public sector organisations. Our Digital Transformation services are now available on DOS 4 and accessible through the Digital Marketplace.

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G-Cloud 11 success for Futures

July 25th, 2019

We are excited to announce that Futures has been successful in joining the G-Cloud 11 UK Government framework! We now offer Cloud Support for Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Systems Implementation through this portal.

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Shropshire County Council

April 17th, 2019

We played our part in helping the council go live with Liquidlogic and ContrOCC for adult’s and children’s services.  We provided some of the best implementation resources including data migration, configuration and training.  Well done Shropshire!

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Looking for new talent

April 10th, 2019

We’ve been investing in sourcing new talent for both our team in Leeds but also for our clients projects/interim requirements.  If you’re interested in the work we do please get in touch.

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Cambridgeshire County Council

March 26th, 2019

Our team of contractors successfully implemented Servelec Mosaic System for adult’s social care.  It was a long and sometimes difficult project but huge congrats to the team and the council for such a successful implementation!

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Futures on tour!

March 12th, 2019

We’re getting out and about to meet our clients and contractors.  We’ve been up and down the country, had some lovely food, quite a few drinks and of course met some great people along the way.  If we haven’t met you yet we’ll hopefully be coming to a town near you soon…

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