Mumbai, Feb 20 Hinduja Global Solutions on Sunday announced that its subsidiary HGS UK Limited has chosen by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to provide critical customer support to UK citizens for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend further. 

The partnership, having been launched earlier this week, is already underway. The contract could be worth up to £211 million (approx. ₹2,100 crore) across the term of the contract, employing over 2,000 work at home positions across the UK.

Assist in contact tracing

The UKHSA is responsible for NHS Test & Trace. This contract is meant to assist with future contact tracing needs for Covid-19 and other health security risks such as a large flu outbreak or new pandemic. 

“The advertised cost of the contract is the maximum that can be spent, and the total could be less,” HGS said in an official release.

Over the last decade, HGS has developed and grown its partnership with the UK government. This contract is one of the company’s biggest-ever win in the public sector to date.

“HGS has been successfully operating in the UK market for over 10 years. While revenues for the year ended March 2021 were approximately £67 million, in the nine months ended December 2021, HGS UK more than doubled its revenues to 87 million. Our public sector business has been a key part of this success story with some marquee clients. The significant investments we have made in strengthening our expertise in this vertical, focused sales strategy, Cloud technology, and deployment of Work@Home delivery have enhanced our presence in this demanding market. The UKHSA engagement is a fantastic addition to the UK business, both from a growth and complexity perspective,” said Partha DeSarkar, Executive Director and Group CEO, HGS.

Adam Foster, CEO, HGS Europe added, “Winning this opportunity is a credit to the past 10 years of expansion of the UK business, and the public sector expertise we’ve developed and have become recognised for.”

“Our partnership with UKHSA and the responsibility this has bestowed on HGS isn’t being taken lightly. We understand the reality of the requirement and are confident in our ability to deliver service of the utmost quality,” said Graham Brown, Chief Revenue Officer, HGS UK.