East Sussex County Council COO Kevin Foster and Surrey County Council Strategic Director for Busines
Ellen Forster

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Surrey and East Sussex councils join forces to save £8m

Surrey and East Sussex have officially launched their partnership, called orbis, covering services that include human resources, property, procurement, finance and information technology.

The move is expected to save up to £8 million annually within four years.

Surrey’s Strategic Director for Business Services Julie Fisher said: “The public sector should be seen as one team cooperating to save money wherever possible and Orbis is all about using our collective buying power and streamlining processes to provide better, more efficient services.”

Kevin Foster, East Sussex’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is an exciting opportunity and signals the strength of East Sussex and Surrey’s relationship which gives us the confidence to launch this compelling alternative for the public sector.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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