The decision to bring in external lobbying firepower reflects Capgemini’s desire to forge closer links with government, according to Quintus MD Chris Guyver.
‘The company wants to build an understanding of the Brown administration and government policy over the next 12 to 18 months,’ he said. ‘We will be helping to establish relationships with key political advisers.’
Capgemini is Europe’s largest IT consulting services company and has worked widely within the UK public sector. Current projects include the Aspire change management programme for HM Revenue & Customs, although it is understood that Quintus will have no involvement in this project.
Capgemini’s other public sector work centres on the transport and health sectors.
The appointment of Quintus was made following a competitive pitch.