Alun Parfitt, Operations Director at Regional Enterprise (Ltd)

Take ten with Alun Parfitt, Operations director at Regional Enterprise (Re) Ltd

Re is a joint venture between Capita and the London Borough of Barnet. It was set up in 2013 to improve and deliver a range property, development and regulatory services to local authorities and commercial organisations.
Tell us about your role at Capita Local Public Services?

As the Operations Director for the exciting and innovative joint venture with the London Borough of Barnet, I oversee the commissioning and delivery of the development and regulatory services that have been outsourced. The contracts success is predicated on commercialising the transferred services to achieve a guaranteed level of income back to the council.

What is your biggest success or proudest moment at Capita?

Leading the negotiations to wind up a 10 year joint venture partnership that transferred a business of 90 people back to Capita securing their ongoing employment and Capita’s regional presence. It was particularly satisfying as this was the company that I transferred into Capita from as a senior engineer.

If you could describe Capita in three words, what would it be?

Innovative, challenging, tenacious

What do you like most about your role?

My role allows me to appreciate and learn about a wide variety of professional disciplines. There is always a new challenge around the corner that I have to adapt both my approach and skills to meet.

Tell us something people might not know about Capita Local Public Services?

Re, Capita Local Public Services' joint venture with the London Borough of Barnet, runs a highly profitable and successful cemetery and crematorium service with a bereavement charter Gold Standard Service.

Over to you…
When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Outside half for the Wales Rugby team

What do you do in your spare time?

I have a 2ft 6inch black labradoodle that takes of lot of walking, so I spend most of my spare time walking around the hills at home.

If you had to eat just one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

A big one! After all it is a meal for life.

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Never be afraid to make mistakes but always learn from them.

Tell us something people might not know about you

I learnt to ski at an early age and had the privilege of spending the day skiing between the French and Italian Alps with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards as my guide before he became famous.

Capita and the London Borough of Barnet in partnership

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Working with Capita has given us the expertise to successfully deliver this complex transformation against ambitious timescales, which is future proofing our finance service and delivering further opportunities for services

John Hooton, Chief Executive, London Borough of Barnet

Entrust making a difference to children, young people and schools

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The Council and Capita have created a joint venture brimming with innovative ideas and practical solutions and, four years on, there are real results and positive feedback from both schools and parents. At a time when school budgets are in the spotlight, Entrust is a ground-breaking move that is making a true difference to children and young people – and delivering long-term economic and financial benefits.

John Tradewell Director of strategy, governance and change, Staffordshire County Council

Mobile working devices for highways

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With over 5 million square miles of road and 3.5 million square miles of footpaths, the London Borough of Barnet is the second largest of the London Boroughs.

London Borough of Barnet