WHY

AUGMENTAS

WHY

AUGMENTAS

What does Augmentas Group offer?

Augmentas Group is an agile SME with expertise in making our clients work better, deliver better, win more work, save more money and become more profitable. A specialist organisation of talented individuals, exceptional in the entire business landscape. A management consultancy, focusing on 5 key offerings:

  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Tendering
  • Business Performance
  • People Solutions

Our story

Founder and Group Managing Director, Glenn St. John-Colgan has worked in the commercial sector for nearly 30 years – the majority of which, he has spent operating at director level within the public sector, private international organisations and consultancies.

Having previously worked as a consultant, interim manager and a Senior Civil Servant, Glenn largely found the professional services delivery method frustrating and thought the value structure of both consultancies and agencies could be better.

Being part of the traditional consultancy / interim model, Glenn would enter into his various contracts as an individual, land and complete the job, but feel rather commoditised. The agency model added little value, with limited support or engagement throughout the contract duration. The consultancy model would simply drop you in and brand you but offered little development, and the drive to increase revenue contradicted a claimed client-centric approach.

Even as an independent consultant, Glenn brought the people he worked with together, whether consultants, contractors, interims, civil servants, or employees and deliver something cohesive for his customers and the individuals. He understood the need to bring likeminded specialists together for the benefits of the outcome needed by the employer, the customer, the team.

So why do this alone? He didn’t! He set up Augmentas, finally putting in place the values structure he had been looking for in professional services delivery for so many years.

Augmentas Group is a respectfully disruptive service business, challenging the established models in all of our sectors. Our approach has been designed by wanting to enhance the engagement model from both sides of the consultancy model – the customer and the deliverer. We want to challenge the existing models, and encourage all providers in this field to re-focus on the people, and on delivery.

What makes Augmentas Group different?

At Augmentas, we want to be different. Everything we do is driven by our values. It’s important to us that our teams share the values that the business is founded on – they are what differentiate us, they are the reason for our outstanding results and customer feedback.

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Substance over style
  • Customer-centric
  • Respectfully disruptive
  • Innovative
  • Leave!

 

Augmentas legitimately operate in the interests of the customer and the associate for the long term. We reward both customer and associate for their loyalty and commitment in delivering successful outcomes. Customers receive managed value-add services and discounts over time, while associates receive continual professional development, personal development and experience rewards.
 
Augmentas breaks the agency/contractor model by being selective and thorough in identifying the more discerning associates that support our value-based approach to service delivery. We implement a two-stage pre-qualification process, with specialist experts doing the second part of interviews. The result of which is that Augmentas have a Prequalified Associate List (PAL) of all skill-types and levels. We connect our associates with each other, creating a professional network of expertise, whilst providing access to the Augmentas knowledge library, containing templates and example documents across our specialisms. The scheme is intended to build long-term, mutually successful relationships, extending our values to our associates and beyond.

Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted and finalists for the following awards

Category: Team of the Year: Central Government/ Non Departmental Body

Category: Outstanding People Development Programme

Category: Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year