About Us

Proving Services was formed by practitioners from Cranfield University School of Management in 2003.

Based on academic research, industry best practice and practical application, Proving has developed advanced applications and processes for the evaluation and prioritisation of organisational investment in front-line services, business operations and change project/programme portfolios. Organisations that subject a service to a Proving Value for Money review typically realise improvements in VFM of up to 30% over the subsequent twelve month period.

Proving also runs an industry leading research club, the Future Highways Research Group (FHRG). The FHRG brings together thought leaders from across the sector to develop, pilot and disseminate tools and methodologies to address the contemporary challenges of the day. Proving provides further support to the sector through a  formal partnership with ADEPT.

The Proving Processes & Toolkits have been successfully used and implemented extensively within both private and public sectors including:

Central Government Clients

  • The Office for National Statistics,
  • The BBC
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • The Home Office
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • The Youth Justice Board
  • ACPO

Local Government

  • Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Over 35 county council and unitary authorities
  • Four London boroughs
  • Nine fire and rescue authorities

Private Sector

  • Kier plc
  • Anglian Water
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Raytheon
  • Orange/EE
  • BAe
  • O2

Other Clients

  • Bank of England
  • Scope
  • General Lighthouse Authority
  • Canals & River Trust
  • Girlguiding

The Proving Project/Programme Appraisal process is endorsed by CIPFA and accredited to Gold Standard by APMG.