Fervently passionate about business and outsourcing

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Derek’s blend of extensive international business and travel experience means that outsourcing came relatively naturally to him. Derek has been in business over 20 years, outsourcing for over seven years, and has lived in Manila, Philippines – the world’s outsourcing capital – for over three years. He has worked and lived in five countries and worked and traveled through dozens more.

Having been in various businesses since 17 years old, Derek is a fully committed entrepreneur. He has founded and bootstrapped two 8-figure businesses, enjoyed fantastic successes, as well as his fair share of challenges. After more than 20 years in business, Derek has now set his sights on disrupting the outsourcing sector.

Outsourcing is one of the biggest game-changing opportunities presenting both business, and the world today! Derek is passionate about spreading this message, and encourages as many people to properly investigate the possibilities.

Derek firmly believes that outsourcing is a positive force for all. There is some bad press and fear surrounding outsourcing, and Derek would like to confront his head-on. Outsourcing not only democratises opportunity, but it also generates and produces more opportunity. And everyone benefits from this opportunity.

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Outsourcing is good for all involved

For the business owner

Outsourcing can slash costs, but can also can drive innovation, market expansion and new markets, and can increase revenues and business opportunities. Increased margins and burgeoning revenues means that a business has an opportunity to provide a better product/service to their client, stay strategically and competitively secure, and ultimately pass on savings to the client.

For the client/customer and country

A customer benefits from outsourcing as prices can become more competitive and the product can be enhanced. Having more affordable consumer goods enables people to spend more and creates a buoyant dynamic economy.

It’s common knowledge that the US consumer has benefited incredibly from the outsourcing of manufacturing to China. Chinese manufacturing has supplied the US consumer with an incredibly high quality of product and very low price – for decades now. The same is now happening with service provision.

For the corporate sector, outsourcing of lower-skilled functions to lower cost centres is a huge boon. This outsourcing allows the corporate US to concentrate on higher-value contributions to business – Apple, Tesla, Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, IBM, Facebook etc are all incredible examples of high-value corporate IP being produced in US today.

For the outsource destination

Outsourcing allows the connection of higher cost-centres with people that are willing to work hard and produce great output, for relatively small sums. This is a win-win. This growing marketplace is proving an incredible opportunity for the developing countries. It democratises opportunities and better spreads the world wealth. It’s important to appreciate this concept from a mindset of abundance. There is no limit to wealth and resource if you look at things from a concept of abundance. Wealth and opportunity, in the long-term, is infinite.

Wealth needs to be more evenly distributed – currently it is not. As wealth becomes more evenly distributed – the world will become more productive, better education and more aligned – this direction will cause more wealth, better standards of living, opportunity and abundance for all.

Opportunity to small business

The cost of starting and operating a small business has plummeted. Today people can start a small business in hours, and at virtually no cost at all. Previously businesses were cumbersome to start and required considerable upfront capital.

Equally, the potential for business to grow at exponential rates – facilitated by the inter-connectivity of the internet – has skyrocketed over the last two decades. Companies can now become $1bn companies, or gain a billion users in only a few short years. This was never achievable 20 years ago.

The ‘facilitation effect’ of the internet means that business can be set up quicker, cheaper and have higher growth potential than ever before. Outsourcing is one product of this new era, but it is also a major facilitator of this game-changing era. And it’s not just about cost savings…

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Outsourcing for all

Derek Gallimore is now on a mission to get outsourcing to the masses.

He sees this an incredible opportunity for all those in business or considering business. Outsourcing can be applied to almost any business model, and can slash costs and boost innovation and productivity.

Outsource Accelerator is a product of the culmination of Derek’s 20+ years business experience, 6 years outsourcing experience, and his 3+ years of living in Manila – the world’s outsourcing capital.

The Outsource Accelerator website is a one-stop-shop for independent and unbiased outsourcing information, education and advisory. Over 95% of the site’s invaluable content is completely free.

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Articles about Derek Gallimore

Outsource Accelerator secures US$1.5m fund for expansion through strategic asset acquisition

Outsource Accelerator secures US$1.5m fund for expansion through strategic asset acquisition

Six Misconceptions About Outsourcing Debunked

Outsourcing industry “absolutely booming”

Outsourcing industry recovery could be starting, survey indicates

February outsourcing operation inquiries rise

Doom or boom faces the IT-BPM industry (part 2)

The Chinese Antidote to a Covid-battered Philippines

Biden ‘outsourcing tax’ promise clouds outlook for BPO industry

The Philippine IT BPM Industry: Your Tool for Business Recovery and Continuity

DTI to promote PHL IT-BPM industry in Australian market

Outsourcing Summit 2020: 100 Job Roles in 8 Hours

BPO industry in Philippines seen benefitting as firms abroad cut costs due to pandemic

Industry player sees "new wave" of outsourcing due to pandemic

The Manila Times

Bright future for outsourcing

The Advantage of BPOs - CEO Roundtable

30 M potential jobs in PH SME BPO seen

AI will not doom Philippines’ call centers — BPO expert

Payoneer empowers digital entrepreneurs, freelancers at Manila global business event


Promoting the Philippines as a premier outsourcing destination

Smart gathers great minds, connects ideas at 5th AngelHack til

10 Freelancing Tips for Millennials

Australian Property Investor Magazine – Young Millionaires article

Santander article – Growth brings new lease life

Big Hospitality – Multi million investment for serviced apartment expansion

Derek Gallimore appearing in Management Today – A Day in the life…

The Guardian – International success on a shoestring

Derek Gallimore events & talks

Derek has given numerous client and conference talks, as keynote speaker, panelist and consultant

Derek Gallimore hosting Outsource Accelerator podcast

Derek is the host of the leading outsourcing podcast, The Outsource Accelerator Podcast, with over 200+ published episodes.

Is Freelancing the New Employment? With Jon Younger PhD

Is Freelancing the New Employment? With Jon Younger PhD

Jon Younger, Ph.D. Derek Gallimore talks with Jon Younger, Ph.D. Jon is an author, HR thought-leader, advisor, and early investor…

Derek Gallimore - The Birth of Outsource Accelerator

Derek Gallimore - The Birth of Outsource Accelerator

In this podcast, Derek is interviewed by Henry Acosta of Outsourcing and Offshoring Philippines podcast.  Derek will walk us through…

Birgit Hansl [1 of 2] - The Philippines' Economic Update by World Bank

Birgit Hansl [1 of 2] - The Philippines' Economic Update by World Bank

Derek Gallimore's guest is lead economist Birgit Hansl of World Bank. Birgit brings to the table the latest report from…

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About Outsource Accelerator

Outsource Accelerator is the trusted source for independent information, advisory and expert implementation of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

The #1 outsourcing authority

Outsource Accelerator offers the world’s leading aggregator marketplace for outsourcing. It specifically provides the conduit between Philippines outsourcing suppliers and the businesses – clients – across the globe.

The Outsource Accelerator website has over 4,000 articles, 250+ podcast episodes, and a comprehensive directory with 700+ BPOs… all designed to make it easier for clients to learn about, and engage with, outsourcing.

Independent trusted advice and implementation

Outsource Accelerator is the leading outsourcing advisory for the Philippines, as well as offering a full spectrum of brokerage, implementation and co-management services.

Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business 20 years, outsourcing 8+ years and living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.