Sports & Leisure
Bringing a fresh approach to the sports and leisure sector, we make full use of our understanding of local government, not-for- profit organisations, and commercial providers.
Working with national governing bodies, regional sport providers, charities and leisure trusts, we help our clients face a myriad of challenges, attain excellence in governance, maintain financial strength and become effective employers.
As a leader in governance, we are well versed in the Code for Sports Governance and are at the forefront of supporting County Sports Partnerships to meet their requirements. Moreover, we help organisations with constitutional and Board structures, partnership options, executive and non- executive recruitment, financial planning and strategic options appraisals.
What our clients say:
The Good to Great Governance programme overall has been excellent. The delivery has been of high quality and I like the accessibility of the webinar format. As a new charity, the programme had been valuable in ensuring we are set things up correctly and are doing the right things. It has clarified the role of board members and the executive, and develops confidence to remind board members of their responsibilities. The supa-regional event facilitated some helpful conversations and reinforced some of the skills, knowledge and experience we needed to consider when recruiting new members of our board. It was very timely as a result.
In preparation for the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act and our Early Adopter Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer pilot (funded by the CLG), we commissioned Campbell Tickell to undertake a review of our homeless hostels for single people and temporary accommodation for homeless families, with a view to make best use of limited resources. Liz Zacharias and Karen Patten conducted the review sensitively and professionally and gave us well thought-out options for improving the pathway for homeless people in Southwark. They listened to us and understood the range of stakeholder requirements. They delivered a first class report and platform for going forward.
Following a governance review three years ago we appointed Campbell Tickell to undertake a Board effectiveness review to give us a sense check about our progress and to see how we could continue to improve having undergone some renewal on the Board. Greg Campbell and Rosie Chapman led the review in a thoughtful way reflecting the complexity of Nacro with businesses operating in different markets, with a variety of funders and regulators. The review supported our strategic away day and gave us helpful direction for improvements in governance as we embark on the review of our Corporate Strategy. I would recommend Greg and Rosie.
Campbell Tickell helped transform our resident scrutiny arrangements. Their senior consultant, Niku Mawby, supported Board members through change and helped to deliver a new way of working. Staff and members valued Niku’s independence, her wide knowledge and experience working in the housing sector. The project was completed on time and presented good value for money. We would work with Niku and Campbell Tickell again.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you, to Niku and to all the consultants who have helped us prepare for inspection. There is no doubt CT have added an enormous amount of value to the process and helped keep us sane at the same time! Fantastic job, we couldn’t really have asked for more.
Niku Mawby and Zaidee O’Dell have a wealth of practical experience and have added significant value in all the areas where they have worked with Victory Housing Trust. This work has included supporting our Road to Excellence service improvement project and providing ‘hands on’ Audit Commission Inspection support. At the end of the day the proof is in the pudding and Niku and Zaidee have delivered exactly what we needed, when we needed it – a responsive, professional, value adding service, delivered to challenging timescales.
I want to thank you and your team for the excellent work undertaken over the past year on Housing Management market testing. This has been a complex and challenging project, at the boundaries of innovative approaches to modern housing management, and I am immensely grateful to you all for the successful result now being obtained from ODPM in time for the contracts to go live on the due date, 1 April.
Ben Wilson was such a hit with the Management Committee last time that he is our first choice to facilitate this next away day!
Campbell Tickell provided a helpful and professional service. Both Niku Mawby and Alan Crowder were an excellent resource of knowledge and expertise in caretaking services. The report they produced was honest and useful in the process of trying to introduce new and more effective ways of working and indeed went beyond our brief by suggesting further improvements . I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any other organisation.
Radojka Miljevic accepted the assignment of taking our Board through self-assessment, a task it had undertaken dutifully for years. With her perceptive and bold use of the survey returns from individual members bringing out the key questions for us and pushing for answers, we came out of the event with a handsome list of actions to pursue. There’s a new energy and sense of common purpose, and I’d have to give Radojka real credit for bringing that out of us.
I can thoroughly recommend Campbell Tickell for sourcing high quality interims and assisting with permanent recruitment.
We used Campbell Tickell to support us with our recent Board appraisal and governance evaluation process. As always, we are delighted with the highly professional, friendly and well informed service that we received from James Tickell and Niku Mawby. We would strongly recommend their services to any other organisation considering similar work.
I am exceptionally pleased with both the quality and professionalism of Niku’s work. That alone would earn plaudits, but when you add the exceptional commitment she has shown I cannot praise her more highly. Niku has helped to harness fierce determination within the team and the transformation is incredible. The net result is that we have received a superb exemplary service.
I’m very pleased to say that our advert on your website was very successful. We had 8 responses, which translated into 4 interviews, and 2 really excellent candidates who we’ve been able to offer board membership too. Its often difficult for small HAs to recruit board members, and to be able to pick up a former medium sized HA CE and a recently retired large HA FD was beyond our expectations.
I was really impressed with the efficient and proactive service provided by Maggie Rafalowicz and the team at Campbell Tickell in helping us to source one of our Board members and delighted that we were able to choose between a number of strong candidates.
Penny Farrar from CT was great. She really enhanced our awayday and provided just the kind of role I’d envisaged. I was really pleased. In particular I was impressed as to how she managed to pick up and understand very quickly and easily what we were talking about (given that a lot of it was technical, jargon etc). So – in a nutshell, great value and met all my expectations!”
Thanks to Mark, Denise and the others at CT for all the support with this recruitment. It has really been a first class process.
Campbell Tickell have played a pivotal role in helping to deliver the Trust’s new Group Structure governance arrangements. The strength and success of these was evident during our pilot In Depth Assessment by the HCA.
Greg and the team are always on hand to provide timely advice and support in whatever form this is needed and they an integral part of our ongoing governance development framework
We engaged Campbell Tickell to undertake some facilitation and review work with our Board of Management in 2015. This work included interviewing all Board members, and then facilitating a Board workshop on effective modern governance within a bilingual work environment, which resulted in the delivery of a clear outcome report with recommendations on Board member recruitment and training, Board agenda structure and a refocus on strategic issues and emerging sector risks.
This work was delivered on time and within budget, and assisted the Board and the Executive Team in reviewing the strategic governance and accountability of this large scale stock transfer association at a pivotal point at the end of its first five years. We definitely gained from the experience which James and his team brought to the workshop, and their honest and challenging approach was effective in moving the Association’s governance thinking forward.
Thanks for a great seminar and the excellent VFM Good Practice Guidance. Susan French and Jon Slade made both thought provoking and accessible.