14th November 2019


your partner network

Get your Digital Transformation (DX) projects and Business Transformation programmes underway quicker and more effectively.  Achieve this by tapping into the power of the borwell collaboration network - collaborationby.design.

In fact, the network uses the new ‘secret sauce’ of business - collaboration and partnership. SMEs do this instinctively and openly.  For example, prime contractors and Tier 1 suppliers have enviable well-recognised brand names.  In contrast the SMEs are relatively unknown and have the niche advantage. In essence, harnessing the specialisms within the SMEs was how this network came about.

Collaboration & Partnership

Collaboration: "the action of working with someone to produce something".

The partner businesses collaborate by first identifying and developing business opportunities in all markets, worldwide. The selected partners then provide services and products to Customers. The partners share the risk and rewards from doing so.  For Customers the outcome is a much higher success rate and a lower cost for digitally advancing their operations.

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Benefits to Customers

In order to minimise commercial complexity and administration, today’s Customers want to buy from one supplier.  In fact Customers need the services from many suppliers to ensure success. Most importantly, providing a simple trusted way for Customers to buy from a wide range of SMEs has become our number one objective.


Successes involve working on a project for the Italian MoD, where a two-person SME has been providing specialist subject matter expertise to borwell.

Another includes a UK Law Enforcement project involving a 450 strong business providing subject matter expertise, a 5-person software house and a Business Analyst from the borwell team delivering a Collaborative Environment to support modern practices in digital investigations.

A further example includes a one-person business providing Project Management support to a borwell Customer project.

Each opportunity was identified, pursued, and then a lead business bid for the work, supported by the identified partners, who then agreed a defined work share. As soon as the lead business is paid, each sub-contractor is paid by the lead business.


If your team has these qualities then consider joining our growing partner network:

  • - Willing to seek out opportunities for others
  • - Willing to win a work share rather than the lion’s share
  • - Willing to attend industry days and supplier briefings, and write up notes for circulation to the other partners
  • - UK Limited company
  • - ISO 9001 certified
  • - Cyber Essentials Scheme as a minimum
  • - Interested in helping the partner network achieve and maintain the ISO 44001 collaborative business relationship management standard
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