About DragonGate

Our research and market intelligence breaks down the challenges of the UK public sector into manageable areas of business focus.

Informing Reform

The current, unprecedented challenge to Public Services requires innovative approaches now, backed up by sustainable future delivery. There are few second chances for experimentation against the backdrop of unparalleled demand and lower costs. DragonGate come in where the blue-skies strategists take off, supporting both the Public Sector and Private sector in delivering the building blocks for successful, affordable change.

Since formation in 2012 DragonGate’s evidence-based, step-by-step approach to imparting best practice understanding has empowered public sector clients to take the steps they need in making strategy a reality. From income generation models to services that cut across traditional boundaries dividing government and frontline services our responsibility is to bridge innovative plans from concept to reality.

DragonGate has also helped companies do better business with the complex, challenging needs of public service market. Our research and specialist understanding provides a level playing field for newer entrants to the sector including SMEs coming up against the “never get fired for hiring IBM” mantra.

DragonGate research and market intelligence breaks down the manifold challenges and complexity of the UK public sector into manageable areas of focus for public and private sector partners.

Through qualitative research and our deep experience and consideration of people, processes and policy, DragonGate’s project management team works with clients from both the public and private sector to: –

  • Stress test strategy and understand challenges and opportunities for delivery from a range of informed vantage points in public and commercial expertise
  • Build up delivery partnerships and the business case through stakeholder engagement
  • Design and supporting the roll out of new, innovative but realistic solutions to big challenges through our experienced panel of associates

We run exclusive, thought-provoking seminars and roundtables under the Chatham House Rule for senior public leaders from across the public sector to join the dots – to combine the intimately connected agendas that are often siloed – for transforming public services.

Our approach throughout is to work closely with our clients to provide tailored, pragmatic, mini-programme approaches which provide lasting and tangible results.

All of our work starts with an initial conversation

DGMI Testimonials

“DragonGate have worked with the Combined Authority for a number of years. Their expertise played an important role in identifying the opportunity to level up Tees Valley via civil service relocation. Plans for the establishment of Treasury North in Darlington represent a step change in ambition and we are grateful for their market insight and expertise which helped make this happen.”

Tees Valley Combined Authority

“DragonGate has been advising West Midlands Growth Company for several years on civil service relocation. Their expertise and insight on changing government priorities has helped us successfully position the West Midlands as a strategic location for continued civil service investment, including from the Department for Transport, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.”

Neil Rami, CEO, West Midlands Growth Company

“Peterborough City Council is delighted with the work Dragon Gate has done to research public sector relocation and expansion opportunities and help us develop a targeted approach to these, as a key component of the City’s Inward Investment strategy. Please pass on my thanks to your team for their professional approach and thoroughly researched analysis and recommendations.”

Dave Anderson, Development Director, Peterborough City Council

“Working with DragonGate has been a pleasure throughout. Throughout the process, their subject-matter expertise has been essential to crafting a bespoke offer and vision for Wolverhampton that leverages local strengths and aligns these with national challenges with DragonGate demonstrating an understanding of Wolverhampton’s ambition, regeneration pipeline and offer on a regional and national basis. Beyond helping us secure the relocation of 500 civil servants from MHCLG, they have been essential in further honing our offer to maximise the opportunity for government and local partners alike.”

Liam Davies, Head of City Development, City of Wolverhampton Council

DGMI Experience

Since our formation, DragonGate has worked closely with a number of high-profile clients in both public and private sectors, across myriad projects and programmes. Many of our clients are long-standing partners and their logos feature beneath: