Leading South West business reaches major anniversary


Local shared service provider Delt celebrated their 5th Birthday this week

Plymouth-based Delt Shared Services celebrated the milestone on the 1st October, having first opened for trading on the same date in 2014.

Jane White, Head of Workforce and Brand at Delt, praised the company’s work ethic and achievements so far, commenting

“Delt has so much to be proud of over its 5 years in operation. We have had an incredible journey, helping many public interest organisations realise their potential and maximise their efficiency.”

Currently, the company adds £12.5 million worth of socio-economic value per annum to the county and has prevented around 300 jobs from leaving the area.

“Delt is an innovative shared services partnership across the public sector that deliver back office services, without our partners having to resort to conventional outsourcing. It is our founding principle that services are delivered locally, by local people and to the benefit the region.”

Owned in its entirety by the public sector, but operating as a private limited company, all profits generated by Delt operations are returned directly to their clients.

“Since the majority of businesses that we work with operate within the public sector, being able to contribute more than just our services to these institutions is something we’re particularly proud of.”

Delt celebrated their 5th Birthday with a private party for staff at their offices in Derriford Business Park.

“We wanted to say a huge thank you to our incredible team and to mark the occasion in a special way. It was the perfect way to cap off our first 5 years - now we can’t wait for the next 5!”

Commented Mrs White.

The anniversary coincides with this year’s growing recognition for the company, including receiving the national Workplace Wellbeing Charter award, and CEO Giles Letheren’s ‘Public Sector Director of the Year’ win at the South West 2019 Director of the Year awards back in June.

Giles, who is in his fifth year at Delt, added

“We would like to thank every person who has contributed to Delt’s success and been a part of our story. From our incredible staff to the partners and customers we work with, we’d like to express our gratitude for their hard work over the past 5 years as well as our excitement for the future.”

Before stating that the highlight of his time at Delt was

“The day when I realised that we indirectly touched the lives of almost everyone in our region, not through what we do, but the amazing things we help our partners do.”

Delt Shared Services offer a range of back office services - including IT, payroll, pensions, cyber security, print, mail and procurement. In recognition of its efforts, Delt has previously been recognised on a county level, being finalists for both Employer of the Year and Large Business of the Year at the Plymouth Business Awards in May.