2gether Support Solutions was formed in April 2018 as a new, wholly owned subsidiary company of one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust established the company to reflect its strategic aim to secure strong vibrant core facilities and support services for the long term, having signed a 25 year contract with 2gether. Recognising that these services would be best delivered in a new service model, a private independent trading company was formed, and who would build on the existing service model whilst developing opportunities for greater service provision in the future.
The Trust has formed the company with social values at its core, ensuring that patients, staff and the local community benefit from the way the company operates. As a social values organisation, 2gether will engage with the social enterprise networks within Kent. Whilst the company remains 100% publicly owned with the Trust being its only shareholder, it does deliver commercial services to third parties and will build on this in coming years.
What We Are All About
We are a solution oriented company providing excellent facilities management services to our customers. Underpinning this approach we have a set of core values by which we deliver our services.
We play a role in supporting local communities, staff and clinical care and we are developing a social values aspect to our business plans, recognising how this can enhance the company’s sustainability and vitality.
Our three Social values areas of strategic priority are:
- Training and employment opportunities;
- Supply chain opportunities for local companies;
- and Social responsibilities and community engagement.
Hospitals Where Services Are Provided
Our core customer, East Kent Hospitals, manages five hospitals over 210,000sqm of estate at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Buckland Hospital in Dover, Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone and the Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury.
Meet The Team
Non-executive Director in Common
Director of Facilities Solutions
Associate Director of Commercial Solutions
Associate Director of Procurement & Managed Equipment Services
Assistant Director of Strategic Estates