Welcome to Augmentas Group! We are a team of experienced specialists committed to providing better value and quality services to and from the public sector.
As a business, we primarily do two things, we buy for the government, and we help others to sell to government.
With our expertise and commitment, we strive to make a positive impact on the public sector and the communities it serves.
Consulting with a difference
We provide a unique consulting service that combines the best of a consultancy business and an agency.
We challenge established models and prioritise social value, as evidenced by our membership in the National Social Value Task Force and the APMP Social Value Group.
Our goal is to provide experienced specialist support to government departments who need extra capacity. We also enable suppliers to improve their ability to bid for and deliver government contracts.
Think of us as ‘build-in’ expertise for your existing teams, with specialists in procurement, tendering, contract and supply chain management, cost reduction, risk mitigation and beyond.
At Augmentas, we want to be different.
Everything we do is driven by our values, and it’s important to us that our teams share the vision on which the business was founded.
Dependability: Trust us to always deliver on our promises.
Integrity: You can count on us to do the right thing, every time.
Innovation: We’re constantly pushing the envelope to find new and better ways of doing things.
Customer focus: Your satisfaction is our top priority.
Sustainability: We’re committed to creating a better future for both our business and the planet.
Social responsibility: We take our role in society seriously and strive to make a positive impact.
The Augmentas Group Team
Glenn St. John-Colgan FIoD MCIPS, Founder & Managing Director
Founder and Group Managing Director, Glenn has worked in the commercial sector for more than 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.
In 2004, he founded Augmentas Group and created a team with decades of experience within government procurement and contract management. He wanted to help drive better supplier performance, supplier social value and accountability, boost efficiency and reintroduce value for money, while improving the retained skillset within the civil service.
Mike Coveney, Director Business Performance
Mike Coveney, Director Business Performance, joined Augmentas shortly after its inception and is responsible for Augmentas’ commercial offerings.
At Augmentas, Mike works with organisations to recognise which tenders they will be most successful with, completing bid submissions as well as helping businesses with required organisational change and improved business strategy for contract fulfilment.
He started his career as an engineering officer in the Army and has subsequently worked as a consultant and senior leader in both large and small businesses. Mike is a chartered engineer and project manager with over 30 years of experience leading others in a wide variety of organisations.
Daniele Anzano, Business Analyst
Daniele is studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Management. He has recently completed a year-long placement with Augmentas Group from July 2021. Daniele has agreed to continue to work with us part-time during his final year at university. Daniele performs detailed requirements analysis, documents processes, and investigates all business needs in order to provide solid foundations for continued growth. He has a natural analytical way of thinking and is able to take on challenging projects and provide information in an ordered, digestible way.
Marta Ayling, Augmentas Associate
Marta has over 20 years’ experience working within project management, procurement, supply chain management, risk management and navigating commercial operations. Marta has delivered technical writing and project management expertise for Augmentas Group, including for Adecco to deliver the 2021 Census on behalf of the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Anne Doheny, Augmentas Associate
Anne is a Service Management professional with over 20 years’ experience working on small and large projects and programmes in the public and private sectors. Recent experience includes advising and assuring the implementation of a contact centre in the private sector and designing a service model as part of a central government programme. Her experience includes all the ITIL disciplines, examples are Operating Model, Organisational Design, TUPE, Service Transition, Service Design / Architect and commercial compliance and effective reviews.
Sara Hollingsbee, Augmentas Associate
Sara Hollingsbee is renowned for her work in corporate transformation and change projects, leading fast-paced commercial work streams in large outsourcing, insourcing and separation programmes and for influencing corporate strategy in complex and sensitive environments. Sara’s assured expertise and integrity has been most demonstrable in security services (including capacity building and cyber-security), where she has led on developing government commercial strategies globally and optimising efficiency, while succeeding in leading commercial roles at the Metropolitan Police, Network Rail, The Post Office, Nest, The Home Office and The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Georgie Judd, Marketing Manager
Georgie studied Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish & Italian) at university and proceeded to work in marketing for the travel industry. Before joining Augmentas Group in early 2022, she had lived and worked in France, Italy and Spain and managed several marketing projects. Today, Georgie is responsible for managing Augmentas Group’s marketing initiatives, including content production, strategy and planning. She thrives on creating quality material to achieve desired outcomes for Augmentas Group, partners and clients.
Michelle McMahon, Augmentas Associate
Michelle is an experienced commercial and procurement advisor, creating and delivering commercial and procurement strategies over the last 20 years for organisations as diverse as the UK Space Agency, Lloyds Banking Group, FLAG Telecom, Metropolitan Police, Post Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
Shaun Moore, Augmentas Associate
Shaun ably drives value from the supply chain and hands those savings back to the client. Shaun is a dynamic, committed and results-driven professional. Currently he is working for H.M.G in the public sector, and has previously spent 20 years in the defence, aerospace, and security industries alongside the M.O.D within the UK working with blue chip FTSE 100 & 250 organisations.
Oscar Reeves, Commercial Intern
Oscar is a student of BA (Hons) Economics and Management at university, he has taken a placement year working at Augmentas Group in order to gain real-life exposure to business consulting and grow his knowledge to enable him to determine his desired career. In addition to this, it is an excellent learning curve for young graduates and students while meeting new people and making connections in the professional world.
Jeff Richards, Managing Consultant
Jeff’s background is technology procurement and commercial management, with 10+ years in the civil service and 15 years in the Private sector. Offering a rare mix of being technologically aware and having the capability to hold his ground in any sector. Some of Jeff’s work includes the 2021 Census with Adecco which is ongoing, including document reviews, bid reviews and process support. Prior to this he ran a project for the Blue Cross, which focused on GDPR process and diagrams. Overall, he specialises in private sector bidding support, ad hoc document review, and support in key meetings.
Julian Wathen, Augmentas Associate
Julian is a business development, work winning and transformation professional with 12 years’ experience of leading, winning and mobilising Public Sector tenders/contracts. Prior to his commercial career, he served in the British Army in frontline armoured units, on operational deployments, and in MOD Defence Policy. He specialises in working with Private Sector organisations to win Public Sector contracts, especially for Crown Commercial Service (CCS) tenders. His sector expertise covers Central and Local Government, Defence, Education, Blue Light services, logistics and utilities. His tender expertise covers leading large scale, multi-service/site tenders, solutioneering and transforming performance within a coherent bid lead/management process.
Derek Wells, Augmentas Associate
Derek is a highly experienced Master PMO Planner, with a consistent track record of successful project and programme delivery across a variety of sectors with renowned private and public sector organisations. His services include Portfolio, Programme and Project Planning & Management for large-scale multi-component transformation initiatives. Derek was brought in to Augmentas’s team to create the project plan in a bid for Adecco (UK) Ltd, recruiting, training, pay and support of a c. 30k-strong field force to support the 2021 England & Wales Census.
David Williams, Augmentas Associate
David is a commercial/procurement professional with over 20 years of experience in public and private sectors. He specialises in working on large programmes advising on procurement processes and commercial aspects of contracts. He has in depth experience of public procurement and has run competitive dialogues and other complex procedures for the likes of Transport for London, Met Police, Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.
Graham Wray, Augmentas Associate
Graham is a hands-on Commercial/Procurement practitioner with extensive experience (30+ years) in the public and private sectors. He specialises in working on large, complex procurements but in also supporting transformation of commercial teams during times of restructuring or upskilling. He has lead or being heavily involved in some high profile projects with demonstrable success with procurements that have stood up to extensive scrutiny (e.g. the new passport). Experienced in the majority of procedures he paved the way for the use of CPN’s in the Home Office and as well as significant terms with FCDO, CO (CCS), DHSC (now UKHSA) and the NHS.
Recognising Our Extended Network of Contributors
In addition to the talented team featured above, we are fortunate to have many other amazing alumni members & partners who contribute to our success. This access means that our knowledge is extensive and continues to grow across numerous, varied industries.
Our commitment to Social Value
We are passionate about supporting the social value agenda and work hard to embed its principles into everything we do, whether promoting the development of sustainable business models or encouraging thoughtful ways of working and living.
Augmentas Group Alumni
Augmentas is selective and thorough in identifying discerning staff and associates that support our values-based approach to service delivery. We implement a two-stage pre-qualification process and use specialist experts for our second stage interviews. As a result, Augmentas maintains a Prequalified Associate List (PAL) of specialists who can offer a tested broad range of skills at all levels.
We help our associates network creating a professional matrix of expertise. At the same time, we offer access to our knowledge library, which contains templates and example documents drawn from the full spectrum of specialisms.
Working with Augmentas
Our group of alumni has differentiated itself from the rest of the interim and contractor market.
Our Strategic Partnerships
We have also developed strategic partnerships which enable us to offer the best level of service to our customers.
• The Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP), a global organisation consisting of over 10,000 professionals and an extensive body of knowledge to improve our profession.
• The Social Value portal, a service to assist both buyers and bidders to develop appropriate requirements and measures for sustainability and social value.
• The IASME Consortium is a leading organisation that specialises in cyber security standards. Our partnership with the IASME Consortium helps our clients achieve their cyber security accreditation objectives.
• We have established a partnership with the University of Portsmouth to provide paid internships within our organisation. This partnership allows us to offer practical experience to students while benefiting from their fresh perspectives and innovative ideas.
Awards & Certifications
Our Charity Of the Year
Each year we support a charity chosen by our Alumni and colleagues, and we are pleased to announce that this year we are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.
Right now, one in four people living with cancer in the UK feel that they just ‘can’t afford life’. Make a donation today and whatever you give will go directly towards funding Macmillan Cancer Support.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK’s leading Cancer support charities, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.
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