Partnership Network

Kennedy Scott is looking for a range of partners to work with us on both current contracts and future opportunities.

We are interested in engaging with a diverse range of partners. Currently, more than 80% of organisations with formal subcontracts from Kennedy Scott are from the third sector. All benefit from a management fee of just 15-20%, and receive robust hands-on support and best practice sharing. If you want to read more about how we work in partnership please click here

All partners benefit from our SPRITE supply chain management methodology as detailed below:

  • Sharing of information at all stages
  • Proportionate offers, payment terms and administration burden
  • Reciprocity – do unto others as you have done to you
  • Integration of services through our Circle of Support model
  • Transparent processes
  • Equitable terms and conditions

We are interested in the following types of partnership:

Strategic partnerships - we are keen to speak to organisations with whom we share strong values and performance, and possess complementary skills, infrastructure and experience to our own. We would be happy to discuss joint projects and joint bidding. Click this link to read more about how we are working with YMCA in strategic partnership to deliver the Specialist Employment Service.

End-to-end subcontractors - to deliver discrete elements of our services, or defined geographies. Current end-to-end providers include Elite SEA and Agoriad in Wales, and Momentum in Scotland.

Specialist subcontractors - bringing specific expertise and excellence in related fields. Currently, this includes the National Autistic Society and the Royal Mencap Society. In general, we tend not to reflect payment-by-results terms on our specialists, but seek to pay to integrate specialism into our delivery.

Signposting partners - complementary provision, usually paid for through other sources, with which our operations teams across the country work closely in order to offer a better, more holistic service to our clients.

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If you are interested in these types of partnerships, you can apply to become part of the KS Partnership Network here

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For any enquiries or for more information about the KS Partnership Network please email