Building commercial expertise at the heart of sustainable business delivery

Defra Group Commercial (DgC) is part of Defra, the Department responsible for England’s environment, rural economy, food and farming sectors and protection from a range of natural threats and hazards. DgC oversees c£3-4bn of commercial activity. Shortly after a new Commercial Director joined in late 2017, DgC launched an ambitious transformation programme. Through this programme, DgC significantly altered its culture, operating model, systems and processes, and commercial expertise to deliver a critical step change in commercial capability. This step change has improved Defra’s commercial outcomes addressing critical government priorities, including EU Exit, Flood Defence, Covid-19 and Net Zero.