PDMS is pleased to announce that Managing Director, Chris Gledhill, has become a member of the techUK’s Central Government Council.

The Council consists of representatives from 15 techUK member companies. TechUk represents the UK technology sector, championing technology-led growth to build a globally competitive, innovative and sustainable UK economy. 

The Central Government Council brings together senior leaders from tech companies, large and small, engaged in digital public services delivery and transformation.  The Council’s vision is “easy, accessible and affordable public services enabled by tech that supports all users to improve the lives of citizens”.   The Council plays a key role in promoting better engagement between the tech sector and Government - delivering a diverse engagement programme with central Government departments.

The Council’s agenda for the coming year will focus on promoting innovation to Government Agencies and, in particular, taking forward the recommendations in techUK’s recently published report “Procuring the Smarter State”. This report sets out how procurement can act as a tool for Government to deliver its ambition vision for the future of public service and use public sector procurement to help foster innovation in the supplier community.

Chris and other members of the senior management team at PDMS will be attending regular Council meetings, contributing to thought leadership activity and promoting the work of the Council. 

Chris commented, “I’m delighted to contribute to the efforts of the Council to help drive transformation through technology on the basis of better outcomes for everyone. I’m passionate about promoting SME’s and strongly believe that money spent with local suppliers is not just a cost, but an investment in the capacity, skills and future of a world class industry in the UK”.