Financial challenges in the current operating environment are growing. Crafting sound business plans, taking strategic decisions, building financial resilience, and performing due diligence checks often requires input from an objective pair of eyes.
We have a wealth of experience in ensuring that finance remains an enabling force. We can help sharpen your approach to Value for Money, track how you meet the regulators expectations and build robust procurement strategies.
Whether it be through financial modelling and feasibility studies, strategic business options appraisals or finance training for Boards and staff, we have the tools to help you navigate rough waters.
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What our clients say
Radius was developing a funding strategy, with implications for our tenants and future business.
Under the expert facilitation of Campbell Tickell, we risk assessed our operating environment, business opportunities and investment priorities, culminating in a plan to take us forward over the next 5 years. Their practical insight into the challenges of the UK social housing sector enabled our Board to guide discussions towards a tangible and coherent action plan.
We’d like to give a big thanks to Campbell Tickell for their support in our preparation for the Regulator of Social Housing’s IDA. Sue and her team engaged with the Board and executive team to maximise the benefits beyond regulatory performance and to rehearse the key interviewees.
During our IDA we received really positive feedback, particularly around our documentation. The ‘top tips’ summary sheets for each topic and the briefing notes that we prepared with CT’s support were very effective. And we were in a confident position following the interview preparations, which stood us in excellent stead for the real thing!
Campbell Tickell provided excellent support as our Senior Team developed and refined our latest business model facilitated by BRIXX. Our Board wanted to ensure that this year’s business planning cycle included rigorous stress testing of a wide range of scenarios and that Board members fully understood the combination of risks that combined to create our perfect storm. Campbell Tickell’s enabling work facilitated the Board as they identified and reviewed our key risks and their impact. This enabled the Board to challenge senior management effectively on the Association’s mitigation plans.
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.
“Sue Harvey’s presentation on stress testing at the NHF Risk Conference was worth the price of admission alone.”
“Thank you for the work done recently by Derek Young. Derek is clearly very well versed in Local Authority and ALMO finances and his easy and approachable manner meant that all involved were able to share their issues or concerns in a positive way.”
CT have assisted the Group with a series of assignments relating to rents, including advising on affordable rents policy, and preparing a rent control manual for our staff. Their team were knowledgeable, worked quickly and professionally, and engaged effectively with all parts of the Group. Their outputs were of consistent high quality.
I gave a brief presentation the other day on how successful the [quality assurance reviews] program had been so far and how it was a possible alternative option to using lean reviews. I have to say it is startling how much progress has been made given its a relatively straight forward and business friendly approach. Our year end rent arrears figures were down to 1.54% which is the lowest they’ve ever been.
I think the key thing for us has been the partnership approach which has seen managers really embrace the reviews as a business tool rather than an outside ‘audit’. Looking forward to planning the next 12 months!
We needed to have independently sourced data on our back office costs and knew that this was a very challenging piece of work. CT responded positively to our brief, developed the approach and secured the co-operation of others in producing a very useful report which we could not have achieved alone. The commission was handled professionally to agreed timescales. We are very pleased with the information and thank CT in particular and all those organisations who participated.
We asked Campbell Tickell to consider the various options open to Thames Reach Bondway through which we could increase our financial strength and independence. The resulting report comprehensively and thoughtfully considered the range of options and included clear and challenging recommendations. As part of the work Campbell Tickell contacted a number of Thames Reach Bondway’s key stakeholders and their diplomatic and astute questioning provided some rich information to back the research and its conclusions. Greg Campbell then presented the findings from the research at a full Thames Reach Bondway Board meeting which led to an excellent, productive debate.
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