Herefordshire Council was informed on Thursday 27 February that Mike Dearing, managing director of Hoople Ltd is to leave the organisation in June to take up a new role.
Hoople was formed in April 2011, as the council’s strategic partner for back office services and has since grown its customer base to provide services to a number of organisations, including local private companies, health organisations, schools and academies.
As announced on 23 January 2014, the council has been working closely with Hoople over the past few months to identify ways to achieve substantial savings from the £6million spent annually. This work will continue with the planned savings being delivered through focusing on essential back office support and efficiency improvements across all services currently provided by Hoople.
Councillor Philip Price, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: “We would like to thank Mike for his commitment over the last two and a half years to establish Hoople as a significant service provider in the county. He has worked with both the council and the Hoople board to grow its customer base and deliver significant savings to Herefordshire Council.
“We wish him the best of luck in his new role and for the future.
“I look forward to working with the Hoople board to successfully manage the transition period and see the company continue to go from strength to strength.”