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.

Our key milestones

2gether is pleased to announce it’s new Vision, Mission and Values (VMV) for the company.
The Vision is simple:
Always delivering brilliant support solutions and facilities management for our customers.
In addition, we have created a new set of Mission statements which set the operating framework for our business, and which will help us achieve our Vision.
Pillars of Excellence:

 

 

Lastly, we have developed a set of Values to align with the new Vision and Mission, and which will help create the working culture we all want. The new Values were designed to enable happy, productive working relationships and they are:
Our new 2gether Values are based around positive personal and working relationships and the behaviours all our employees and teams can enjoy.

Social Values

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.

 

Modern Slavery 2020

Modern Slavery 2021

Modern Slavery 2023

Gender Pay Gap Report 2019

Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

Gender Pay Gap Report 2023

 

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.