Our associate business model enables us to meet the needs of organisations for an increasingly flexible workforce.  More and more, our clients look for the rapid and flexible creation of teams (both real and virtual) to perform a specific time-bound function.  With access to our wide skills base, they can readily deploy the correct combination of experience and abilities to get the job done.

We offer a range of skill and task-based associates – handling anything from simple, accurate data entry and cleansing, to expert project leadership and PMO architecture; from technology and security specialists to highly-experienced C-level individuals.  Whether you need to fill a short-term role, or have a longer-term interim engagement in mind, we will assign an associate who is closely matched to your purpose, known to us personally and retained by us based on their performance and proven abilities.


Access to specialist skills and experience
An external independent viewpoint
An augmented management team
Backfill for medium/long term absences
The ability to design a bespoke team
People who inspire and build momentum

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In building a partner network in the UK associated with its Printless service, our French client knew they would need a simple but comprehensive contract structure and content: a partnering Master Services Agreement with individual Customer Engagement Schedules, and back-to-back terms to enable partners to contract the service with their clients as well as a preliminary agreement of partnering ‘intent’, or Heads of Agreement.
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Transforming CEVA’s Outsourcing Model

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Steve Pye

+44 (0)7712 050604 stephen.pye@acertassociates.com