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Oakleigh Consulting & Peapod Consulting have agreed partnership terms to enable the two companies to work together with the OGC S-CAT Service Framework to deliver Information Security Services to public sector organisations.

The combination of Oakleigh and Peapod serves public sector organisations well. Oakleigh is a well known provider of management consultancy services to a wide cross section of bodies from across Central Government, NHS, Local Authorities, Education and Housing Associations. Peapod has consulted with the same elements of the Public Sector on a wide variety of Information Security initiatives.

"At present many in the public sector do not see best practice Information Security as fundamental to secure electronic delivery and effective joined-up government. By teaming up with Oakleigh we are able to educate more of the sector about the need to put ‘Security First’", commented Chris Durnan, Managing Director or Peapod (UK). "We not only gain access to transact business via S-CAT but also to partner with Oakleigh on projects where we can increase awareness of Information Security Best Practice. Our business is supported by a team of experienced CHECK, CLAS and PRINCE2 practitioners with the right credentials to support most agencies."

Bob Lamb, S-CAT Manager for Oakleigh Consulting added, "we are fast becoming a total services provider with a number of significant Consortium members. Peapod will enable us to deliver a greater breadth of service to our clients."

The addition of Peapod to Oakleigh’s S-CAT Consortium will provide access via the catalogue to a host of new services including:

* CHECK Level Green Security Penetration & Application Testing

* BS7799 and CLAS-based Security Consulting Services including gap analysis, risk assessment and infrastructure security review.

* Messaging Security Audit & Review

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About Peapod Consulting

Peapod UK is a leading Information Security Solutions provider, with over 10 years experience and is now synonymous with providing business focused information security consulting services to a large number of public and private sector organisations, including many Police and Local Government organisations.

Through our detailed understanding of various security software and hardware solutions, our professional services division has developed a high level of expertise and has a track record of delivering high quality testing services.

This enables Peapod to be the security partner of choice for many of our customers and provides them with the ability to grow and develop their business with confidence.

A team of BS7799 lead auditors, PRINCE 2 Project Managers and a group of highly accredited technical consultants support the consulting team.

About Oakleigh Consulting

Oakleigh has an enviable record of success. We have quadrupled revenues in the last three years and have been recognised by the Sunday Times ARM Fast Track 100 as one of the top 100 fastest growing unquoted companies and have been listed in their Tech Track 100 for the third year running.

Since our formation, we have grown rapidly, and our 2003-2004 figures show our turnover to be £9 million as a result of having delivered outstanding value to clients. These clients recognise our pragmatic, results-oriented service.

Our forté is change management; from programme and project management to people-driven change. Our reputation is founded on a close and successful working relationship with clients to execute their business strategies. A substantial proportion of our turnover is repeat business.

All of our consultants are senior professionals who have worked extensively for large organisations within both the public and private sectors.

Oakleigh has a strategy of building long term relations with our clients in a reciprocal culture of openness, honesty and integrity. Our clients recognise the benefits of working in partnership with a company which provides a high quality of service at a more competitive rate.

We have a strong presence in government (both local and central), health, education, housing and we are building our position in financial services and utilities. We have the capability to deliver high value added services on a cost effective basis, irrespective of the size of the assignment. This is further enhanced through our partnerships with other organisations which helps us to offer skills across a broad range of business requirements.


Chris Durnan, Peapod (UK)
020 8606 7168

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