10 November 2017 – Essentia Trading Ltd, the Healthcare Planning and Infrastructure Consultancy, has been selected for the sought-after London Procurement Partnership’s (LPP’s) Framework for Professional Services, which enables NHS organisations to use their collective buying power to purchase goods and services.

Launched in April 2006, LPP is a membership organisation that helps NHS organisations (including acute, mental health, community and primary care) to get the best value when procuring goods and services, whilst ensuring the highest quality of patient care. Its members have saved the NHS more than £1 billion through LPP since 2006. It currently saves the NHS more than £2.5m a week and is part of a wider NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership.

Essentia has been selected for LPP’s Professional Services Dynamic Purchasing System (an electronic system used by buyers for services), which combines the LPP frameworks for Construction Consultancy Services and Estates & Facilities Advisory Services. As all suppliers on the system have gone through a stringent, OJEU-compliant process, it means that NHS organisations can buy their services much faster. Essentia is also an accredited member of Construction Line, the prestigious provider of procurement and supply chain management services, which partners with LPP.

The appointment is a coup for the 60-strong Essentia team which offers expertise to healthcare, science, public and private organisations.  Essentia has an exemplary track-record in the NHS, having delivered projects for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust amongst many others.

Winning a place on the framework means that Essentia will be able to offer its core services of healthcare planning, project management, built environment consultancy and workplace transformation, estates strategy, sustainability, life cycle planning and development, programme management and property acquisition and disposals to LPP’s members.

Delighted by the news, David Philliskirk, Commercial Director at Essentia Trading Ltd, comments:

“We are the only consultancy in the UK to offer a truly integrated team of leading experts drawn from backgrounds as diverse as capital development to healthcare planning. We have shown that we can bring significant value to NHS organisations by helping them to become more efficient and effective, improving processes and patient care and helping to create a sustainable healthcare system for the future.”



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About Essentia Trading Ltd

Launched in 2013, Essentia Trading Ltd is a business wholly owned by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.  Operating as a separate limited liability company and employing over 60 people, Essentia offers consultancy in the following key areas: strategic estate development; healthcare planning; property consultancy; capital development, sustainability, technology and international projects. Essentia Trading combines business acumen with public sector values to ensure organisations become more efficient and more effective.  The majority of its profits are invested back into the NHS.