An established business transformation consultancy based in the North East

We are Optiv8

We are Optiv8 and are here to support your business transformation! With over 25 years’ experience across many organisations including both public and private sector (including Local Government, Utilities, Construction and Blue Light Services), Education, Housing, Logistics and more! We have the knowledge and tools to guide you through your change journey.

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Our Services

Business Transformation & Benefits realisation is at the heart of what we do, but what does that mean to you and your organisation and how can we help?

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Vision and Strategy Creation

Once we have engaged with you, your employees and stakeholders we will clearly and concisely bring together and demonstrate your needs/wants, how to achieve them and most importantly how to measure they’ve been achieved. 

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Accelerated Investigation & Analysis

We will quickly understand your past and present by using a bespoke investigation approach, tailored to your organisation. We will shape the working future for your people using process and technology with innovative transformation stories and vivid inspiring visuals.


Transformation Delivery

We will support your existing programme / project management capabilities, adding immediate business value, learning valuable lessons & rapidly refining your delivery processes.

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Skills and Talent Development

Change offers little value unless it is embraced by your people. Whether you need coaching on how to deliver change itself or help creating a how to guide for a new system or way of working, our clear and concise development sessions ensure your employees are excited, enthused and thrive in the new working environment.

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Partnership Working

You can’t solve the puzzle if you don’t have all the pieces – with our experience and extended network of subject matter experts – we can help you find the resource to complete the picture. Whether you need us to support you through your entire end-to-end transformation journey, or simply require some advice and guidance during particular stages of your change, we would be more than happy to tailor our services to your exact needs.

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Why choose us?

For an optimistic approach to your organisational change choose ‘Optiv8’. Change can be complex, but it never needs to be complicated. By focusing on the most important part of any organisation, its people, we can support you to make the right decisions about the direction your business can take to develop staff, streamline processes and utilise technology – this may include demonstrating what’s new on the market, but from experience we have often found organisations already have access to functionality, but are not maximising it to its full potential. We call this ‘Delivering Optimisation through Innovation’.

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What people say about us?

Don’t just take our word for it, here is some feedback from some of our fabulous clients:

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Optiv8 lead our analysis during our finance transformation programme in 2021/22 eliciting detailed requirements for our suite of web applications. After seeing those through to end user testing and sign off they designed and delivered comprehensive training packages to aid system roll out, including live training sessions, interactive videos and other learning material. I’d work with them again in a heartbeat.

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Without Joanne, it is really true to say, the
implementation of our online booking process would never have happened, she took on the task, looked at the details, dotted every ‘I’ and crossed every ‘T’. She identified the right colleagues we needed to work with and drove that forward to success. Joanne is skilled at supporting people, encouraging them to have confidence, giving them the tools, they need to complete tasks and appreciating their contribution. She faces every challenge with a can-do attitude, even when there was a lot of change and the team found it nerve wracking – she totally got it and supported the team through it giving them more confidence to do their best. Joanne’s forward planning and organisational skills are second to none, if I could bottle those skills and sell them on, I would make a fortune!

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Simon was able to forge a great working relationship between internal IT, Business Stakeholders and External Suppliers gaining trust and buy in through his can-do attitude and perseverance. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon and found him to be incredibly knowledgeable, dependable and trustworthy.

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Joanne has boundless enthusiasm and positivity for working together… she is always extremely approachable, helpful and professional, working with partners from different sectors in a creative and responsive way. For those of us from outside of the Local Authority, knowing that there will be a friendly voice and a helpful response every time we get in touch is extremely valuable.

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We can’t wait to hear from you!