Are you looking for new and innovative ways to make a bigger difference in your project delivery within your organisation?  

If you aren’t feeling creative or you’re always used to doing things one way, you might find it difficult to come up with ideas to add more value to your projects and boost your company’s profile. 

Over the next 12 months, half of respondents from our latest survey in the Productivity Puzzle whitepaper, plan to seek help from a third party for their planned projects and programmes. 


Here at Reed Professional Services, this trend is something that we are seeing more and more. The recognition that professional services can add value to projects and, ultimately, to your workforce has long been established, but when reviewing the previous data, it would seem that the scale and types of projects are requiring organisations to seek outside help. 

Organisations are now seeking help from third parties for iterations, small developments, a wider range of projects and that the realisation of the intended benefits that large scale projects have previously promised.  

The COVID-19 pandemic saw huge change not just across businesses and organisations, but globally across multiple facets of life. Are the planned projects for the coming years designed to help adapt to this monumental change, and are professional services required to help adapt to this change? The data would infer that UK organisations would agree and so demand continues to grow.  

In this blog, we’ve rounded up the key benefits why seeking help to third-party professional services can help you gain a competitive advantage and deliver your next project more quickly and efficiently:  

1. Unrivalled knowledge 

A key factor which influences third party engagement is the need for businesses to acquire specialist skills outside their area of expertise that can help make a real difference to the value of their products or services. With state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies, third parties have the capabilities, infrastructure and knowledge to make your business stand out from the crowd and superior in front of your competitors. 

 Our team has unrivalled expertise, insights and specialist training which enables us to design bespoke and cost-effective outcomes tailored to your specific needs. Working with both internal and external resources, we’ll spend time understanding the heart of your operation, your goals and the deliverables to develop solution-led project management services that are catered for you.  

2. Global talent pool

If you’re looking to expand your business and complement your existing workforce, it’s safe to say that outsourcing to third parties is the best method to achieve that through a hassle-free process. Third parties can provide you with a higher scale and flexibility, giving you access to a global talent pool and candidates with specialist knowledge within your industry.   

At RPS, we provide a wealth of experience across both public and private sectors, with over 1000 projects successfully delivered, and a talent-pool of over 2000 trusted consultants. We use the best-in-class methodologies, innovative best practices and industry-leading experts to ensure each project delivers the benefits our clients need. 

3. Faster project delivery 

A third party can help you see the bigger picture and help you deliver your project on time, in full and within your budget.  

From project inception through to delivery, we are committed to your goals, so we are here to ensure that your programmes and projects are supported by the right people using a problem-solving approach to deliver faster time-to-value.   

We’ll take the time to know and understand your business to ensure your project has a clear scope and is led by SMART objectives, as well as we will provide you with constant feedback and review of the progress to ensure the project is on track.  

4. Reduced exposure to operational risks  

When running your own business, reducing the operational costs of your enterprise are always at the forefront of your mind. Seeking help from a third party can reduce the risk of project failure and overspending through the establishment of a fixed-term price at the beginning of the project.  

 From the start, we aim to build a partnership with you, deploying the right people and tools to take away any delivery risks from your organisation.  

To request a copy of the whitepaper or to find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch with our team here. 

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