Unlocking £1.2 billion of opportunity.

Boxwood designed and led an efficiency programme that delivered 20% cost efficiencies in an existing contract thereby securing a further £1.2 billion eight-year contract.


When National Grid challenged their supply chain partners to make a step change in performance by radically cutting costs in an already efficient operation, Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions engaged Boxwood to help. Boxwood led a joint team to design a programme around the necessary changes and ensured successful implementation of these. National Grid and Balfour Beatty staff were coached, supported and challenged to take real ownership and work collaboratively to find solutions that they would go on to deliver together. The efficiency challenge was met. More importantly, the success of the programme became a key factor in winning a tender for significant additional work with National Grid. The result was a combined total of £1.2 billion in revenue for Balfour Beatty over the next eight years.

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“Our work with Boxwood not only helped us secure more work with National Grid, we have also introduced the innovations across other contracts – benefitting our clients and making us a more competitive organisation.”Colin Kelly, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty

MCA Awards 2014 Winner: Project of the Year and Performance Improvement in the Private Sector