driving delivery

At Difrent our opinion is simple, Digital is about People not just Technology

our businesses and services

Difrent deployment

  • A belief that recruitment is broken and we do this difrently
  • Recruiting for cultural integration
  • 3 step testing for candidate selection
  • Dedicated account managers
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Difrent delivery

  • IT & Digital Landscape assessments
  • Digital outcome delivery
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Difrent Leaders

  • Exec Coaching
  • Board level reviews
  • Organisational Re-Design
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because of our

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Difrent provided a fantastic service. They were easy to deal with and they found the ideal candidates for the job, with the minimum of hassle. A big tick in my box.

read more conor murphy Director at Smartr365
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Rachel gets things done. She builds and leads a team from the front in an inspirational way and generates great loyalty. She sets tough but achievable goals and delivers against them, knocking down organisational barriers along the way. Don't ask Rachel to deliver the status quo though - she operates best when asked to achieve the almost impossible.

read more andy williams CEO at NHS Digital
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Difrent ran the managed service at Kelway during 2012 and 2014. Steve and the team were based onsite delivered resources across Level 1-3 Engineers, Project Managers and Solution Architects within a 24hour SLA across the UK and Europe. During a 24 month period Difrent supplied over 60 heads to support end to end delivery for Kelway and their client base. The team worked tirelessly to support delivery, often round the clock and into the weekend’s, they were entirely delivery focused, highly recommended.

read more brett riley Managed Services Sales Director, Kelway
Jackie Smith

Rachel joined the board at NMC as a CTO to help us understand our IT and Digital estate better, undertake a review of our people, processes and technology and then deliver an aggressive improvement programme; stabilising our core infrastructure and enabling readiness for our business transformation programme.

During her tenure, she transformed the IT and Digital team to permanent heads rather than interims (70/30), moved our infrastructure out to the cloud achieving substantial financial savings and successfully implemented Agile throughout the business ensuring initiatives like Revalidation could achieve the results they needed to externally as the ways of working had transformed internally.

read more Jackie Smith CEO at Nursing & Midwifery Council

Difrent have provided NHS Digital with Director level resources to lead the patient facing Digital transformation programme since July 2016. Over the past two years, this team has flexed up and down to deliver outcome-based resource delivering a programme spanning Health Apps & Wearables, WIFI, Digital Identity, NHS Online, the transformation from NHS Choices to NHS.UK and award-winning widening digital participation. Difrent has a unique ability to deliver strategic resource to lead and drive outcomes and the digital skills to make these products and services a reality.

read more James Hawkins Director of Programmes - NHS Digital

Rachel is both brilliant at her job and a pleasure to work with. She is very driven to succeed and is also a great team player. As well as a strong technical understanding, she thinks outside to box to find solutions to the most complex challenges. She has a high emotional intelligence and is not afraid to tackle problems as they arise. Working with Rachel will never be dull and will always lead to things moving forward. i hope to work with her again in future.

read more Juliet Bauer CDO at NHS England

Difrent completed a fantastic piece of NHS Jobs discovery. The outcome of discovery is a really great ‘evidenced’ opportunity to make an impact and really improve the NHS Jobs service.

The Blended team was a great success with everyone work

read more Darren Curry CDO at NHS BSA

Rachel worked with The National Archives for 6-months as Interim CTO and initiated a technology transformation programme that continued after her departure. From the outset, she injected energy and enthusiasm into the technology and digital teams during a time of significant change. As a key member of the Executive Team and Board, her 'brief' was simply to provide clarity (of what we had/what we needed) and a plan to take us there. She delivered on both counts, positioning us for the future and laying the foundations for the next 12-18 months, while also implementing a number of quick wins and culture change within the team(s)

read more Jeff James CEO at The National Archives
Jane McGrath

The team at Difrent have been fantastic. We were struggling to get high-quality candidates to join our Board. We were looking for some very specific skill sets; entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, sharp business minds and finance experience with a track record of making a difference in whatever they did. We received six top-class applications that had been hand sorted by the team. They were all exceptional, and we had a real struggle to decide. We have just formally invited two amazing candidates to join us. If you are looking to recruit non-executive directors or trustees to your board, Difrent are a unique resource with direct access to the best talent around - highly recommend.


read more Jane McGrath CEO at WeCoproduce