Gate One

Leading digital and business transformation consultancy.

Welcome to Gate One

Gate One is a leading digital and business transformation consultancy. We work with the leaders of some of the world’s most interesting, innovative and influential organisations to conceive and deliver the big ideas that will bring about meaningful and lasting change.

Positioning one of Europe’s largest airlines for future growth

A major European airline was facing increasing competition and organisational complexity after years of rapid expansion. They needed to reset their enterprise-wide target operating model (TOM) to support future growth and deliver significant changes to corporate governance and key head office functions. Gate One delivered a new TOM centred on four key pillars: digital and data, customer focus, network strength and cost efficiency, with strategies and cross-functional teams created for each pillar. Behavioural change focused on removing silos and promoting greater cross-functional collaboration and decision-making. The overall result was a leaner, more competitive organisation with business leaders and HR teams benefiting from a legacy of transformational skills.

Key strategic transformation partner to a multinational FTSE 100 life sciences company

Gate One has worked with a global life sciences company for over five years, delivering successful business and patient outcomes in support of their strategic priorities. We have worked on several critical transformations across the company in M&A, global change and cost reduction, finance transformation, digital, HR and Brexit planning. We are currently supporting the client on a major M&A transformation, with commensurate delivery complexity and risk. As integration partner of choice, Gate One is providing a mix of expert integration professionals, functional leads and change specialists. Working within a joint client team enables us to demonstrate our deep understanding of client cultures and values, while providing a consistent and joined-up approach across the complex integration.

Increasing client confidence in high-profile programme delivery

A leading UK media organisation required multiple programme health-check reviews to assess confidence in the deliverability of their critical programmes. Gate One was engaged to provide independent expertise and assurance that plans, policies and technical implementation were achievable, with clearly managed risks. We explored the subject matter and stakeholder environment, providing visibility of an early hypothesis for further investigation. This was quickly followed by tangible insights and actionable recommendations. We partnered with delivery teams to address findings from the review, building greater resilience and flexibility through contingency fall-back planning and increasing client confidence in programme deliverability.

Trusted transformation partner to a FTSE 100 hospitality company

Gate One has worked with a premier UK hospitality company as a strategic transformation partner, delivering critical programmes such as target operating model IT design, portfolio management, retail strategy and Brexit planning. We recently worked with our client to prepare one of its most notable brands for sale in a landmark deal. The business being sold had to be separated out from its parent company as a fully standalone entity in a tight timescale. We worked with the client to make changes to the shared internal functions; separate a supplier base of hundreds of companies; separate estates; and agree commercial terms for ongoing transitional services. The businesses were separated in just four months and the sale successfully completed.

Supporting the NHS in improving frontline services to patients

Gate One worked across the NHS to support strategic changes that improve frontline services to patients. Our work included reconfiguring how hospital services are structured to deliver the best clinical outcomes for patients; helping acute hospital trusts to develop new clinical partnerships to share risk, pool expertise and deliver better services more efficiently; and working with health and care leaders to develop new system-wide approaches and deliver new integrated care systems to join up primary, community, acute and mental health services. We also worked with healthcare providers to transform their ways of working and culture to empower frontline staff in high-pressure roles.
Investment Banking

Leading a global payments financial crime transformation initiative

A global investment bank required a major regulatory financial crime remediation programme with aggressive timescales and a pan-global transformation of payment messages. Gate One led the design and implementation of the programme to scrub and validate client data, taking a hands-on approach. We set up a robust yet agile transformation programme of payments messages and drove delivery, issue resolution and strategic decision-making at pace. Together with our client, we delivered a best-in-class payments compliance capability.

Leading the 5G revolution

An English county council wanted to become a leader in 5G to drive more productive outcomes for its people and the wider county. It set up a consortium of partners to promote research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G within the UK. Gate One drove the initial experimentation phase to scale innovation and manage and evaluate the testbed rollout. The result was successful rollout of the UK’s first testbed, a landmark step for the creation of smart factories in the UK, a potential 2% productivity gains in factories which, extrapolated to a national level, will be hugely beneficial for UK manufacturing. Following this work, we are now an adviser on the Digital Catapult UK5G working group.