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Simplifying complexity in the public sector 

The government and associated agencies, constantly seek to deliver better public services and to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of citizens, businesses and communities.

Their challenge is to deliver these efficiently and inclusively. Every individual in an audience needs to be supported to understand how to use and interact with the service to get the help they need.

Every one of our 170 experts is passionate about helping our clients to achieve their business objectives. Typically, these objectives involve gaining deeper insights to enable decision making, choosing the most suitable technology, optimising communications in print and digital channels and creating engaging content, and doing all of this while generating significant savings.

We are keen to speak to decision-makers and influencers across Central and Local Government and the wider public sector.

Three reasons public sector organisations choose CDS

Experience and understanding

The public sector is in our DNA. In 1994 CDS was spun off from the Benefits Agency under the government's Market Testing initiative.  Many of our staff are ex-civil servants, with decades of experience and expertise under their belts.

Today we offer the perfect blend of private and public sector expertise. Importantly, we have empathy with and understanding of the challenges you face every day.

80% of our revenue as a business comes from work we do with the public sector.

We are experts in working with government data and delivering communications through the systems you use, internally and externally. You would probably be surprised by how far-reaching the impact of our work is in the UK. Get in touch to find out more.

Proven capability

We have a 99.8% customer satisfaction rating based on our Customer Experience Forms.

We are trusted to get the job done and to solve the most challenging problems for our clients.

Do you have a particular project in mind? Get in touch with us, and we’ll share the lessons we’ve learnt from our most relevant case studies. Involve us early in your process so that we can use our experience and expertise to avoid some of the more common pitfalls in going to market.

Our ISO and internationally recognised certifications offer procurement professionals the confidence that they are dealing with a company they can trust with proven and robust credentials.

Easy procurement

We are on numerous frameworks enabling public sector buyers to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively procure our services.

Our bid team are expert at writing responses that help procurement professionals easily understand our capabilities and the ways we will meet the requirement.

We have more information about the available CCS, NHS, DOS and G-Cloud frameworks on our procurement routes page.

Get in touch to explore the opportunities to work with CDS to make a positive difference.

Client Testimonials

What our clients say about us

"Middlesex University has partnered with CDS for several years, during which time the print provision at the University has been transformed. CDS strive for continuous improvement and demonstrate professionalism at all times to ensure the University receives the best value for money solution for all our print requirements."

Sam JacksonHead of Procurement, Insurance and Contract Management, Middlesex University London

“We're making the civil service more efficient and cutting waste; as a result we have properties both owned and rented that we need to do more with. Not only will this website help to save government money but local economies will see new opportunities, jobs and growth as new life is brought into empty and under-used properties.”

Chloe Smith, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)Cabinet Office Government Property Unit

“I have come to view CDS as a useful virtual addition to our in-house team, with expertise I can quickly call on when a new challenge emerges or when we need to top up on capacity and when we are developing digital marketing solutions.”

Stephen Arnold, Head of Clean Air ZoneBirmingham City Council

“CDS will provide expertise, help and guidance to drive savings and the necessary insight to move the MOD toward digital solutions where appropriate. We are extremely pleased to be working with CDS again."

Aidan O'MaraDefence Commercial, MOD

“CDS have been an integral part of the ResilienceDirect service from inception to the latest changes. Supporting the UK's Resilience Community to enable collaboration. An awesome partner and helping to keep the UK safe.

Luana Avagliano, Head of ResilienceDirectCabinet Office
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