The London Clinic has selected Arkphire UK as its technology infrastructure partner in a deal worth £50 million over seven years.

Dublin IT company Arkphire has secured an initial £50m seven-year contract with The London Clinic to be its IT transformation partner.

The seven-year deal with see Arkphire deliver IT outsourcing and ensure continuous and sustainable improvements in all aspects of IT.

The London Clinic is the UK’s largest independent charitable hospital operating across seven sites on and around London’s renowned medical district, Harley Street.

It has a pioneering cancer treatment centre in the form of its Duchess of Devonshire Wing, which is at the forefront of advancing healthcare.

Current innovations include offering advanced diagnostic scanning through the latest MRI technology, use of adaptive radiotherapy for bladder cancer and the use of hydrogel spacers to minimise the side effects of prostate cancer radiation therapy.

“Arkphire have demonstrated real technical capability and a depth of insight about The London Clinic that gives us the belief that they’re the best people to support our ambitious digital transformation plans”

This partnership with Arkphire UK will underpin The London Clinic’s aims to innovate its technology and digital capabilities, reinforcing the charity’s purpose of advancing healthcare, while ensuring the hospital remains competitive in the private healthcare marketplace.

“The decision to progress with outsourcing core IT infrastructure services to Arkphire UK came down to trust,” said James Maunder, CIO of The London Clinic.

“Arkphire have demonstrated real technical capability and a depth of insight about The London Clinic that gives us the belief that they’re the best people to support our ambitious digital transformation plans.

“This contract is a game-changer for The London Clinic. I’m confident in Arkphire’s ability to innovate the service and to work in partnership with The London Clinic’s Information Technology team in delivering the strategic needs of the business,” he added.

Arkphire and The London Clinic have built a strong relationship over the last five years, with a proven track record of delivery, along with an ability to respond rapidly to a changing and evolving environment.

“This contract is a game-changer for The London Clinic”

The expectation is that this solid foundation will continue to develop, enabling both organisations to meet their critical long-term objectives.

Jimmy Dalton, CFO at Arkphire said; “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with The London Clinic and to be enabling their business transformation efforts. We are very proud to be delivering core services to a frontline provider of outstanding healthcare.”

Late last year, Arkphire acquired Trilogy Technologies to create the largest and fastest growing Irish headquartered IT procurement and IT managed services business.

Following this acquisition, the newly enlarged group became the largest and fastest growing Irish headquartered IT procurement and IT managed services business with combined revenues close to €150m and employing 220 people.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 7 August, 2020

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