Effective governance requires quality conversations, often with external partners acting as a critical friend. Good governance means your organisation is well-structured, fulfils regulatory requirements, and has a sufficiently skilled Board. Great governance, however, is proactive and aspirational. It is about realising the overall vision and ensuring the Board drives demonstrable change and impact.
Developing a detailed understanding of good governance through writing codes and guidance, and working with regulators, we have helped many organisations improve their governance arrangements. Our support extends across policy reviews, strategy awayday facilitation, Board recruitment, evaluations and effectiveness reviews.
Having established a strong profile in supporting Boards and executive teams across different sectors, we bring currency of knowledge, professionalism and innovation to your challenges.
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What our clients say
I was hesitant about booking for ‘the art of the online chair’ masterclass with James Tickell and Tracey McEachran. Whilst I recognised the difference in approach that online chairing required, I was unsure what it would be like attending an online course.
I was really surprised how easy and rewarding I found this online experience. I am acutely aware that it all depends on whose leading the course and how comfortable and confident they are with the virtual world, and as course leaders. I learnt so many tips and tricks, as well and gained confidence in my own capability in the online world space. I enjoyed meeting others in virtual space and sharing experiences from across the UK.
Tracey and James are excellent course leaders and undertake their roles with super style, great engagement and demonstrate their deep experience and insight. It has made a difference to me and Pobl Group!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you Niku and Campbell Tickell for making our virtual board training session so successful. The board training event was for a new board which had recently been recruited for Shropshire Council Housing Company. The recruitment and the training took place during the Covid crisis and was the first virtual training session many of the board members have taken part in. The event was organised fantastically well, the pre-planning, the exercises and feedback session. Niku was a great trainer and pulled the board together successfully in difficult circumstances. Our entire group had a wonderful time and the session bought the board together.
Thank you for an excellent initiative, which was well run and expertly facilitated. It gave a timely opportunity for the Board to consider the post-Covid environment and feed into our strategic planning process. I would thoroughly recommend CT’s scenario planning exercise.
PA has deployed the specialist services provided by Campbell Tickell in a range of business areas. Their experts have enabled us to enhance our activities in a faster, professional and cost-effective manner to complement the work performed by my colleagues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Campbell Tickell to other organisations.
What we discovered was that there was no such thing as too much communication. It was communication, communication, communication.
In that regard, the WhatsApp Group Campbell Tickell set up was really, really useful. It gave chief execs a safe space to offload, to ask questions, to check what other people were doing, to sense-check, to check stuff. It was really helpful, and I’d like to carry that sort of forum forward.
I think actually it accelerated decision-making in the sector and helped us make better decisions more quickly.
It has been a pleasure to work with Campbell Tickell on our recent GDPR project for Soha. You have made a huge, practical difference to our compliance, processes and understanding of GDPR issues.
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!
Extremely accessible team who provide a high support high challenge approach to their work. Extremely knowledgeable about their field of work inspiring confidence with their recommendations
We commissioned Campbell Tickell to advise and support the development of our current ambitious and forward-looking Housing Strategy, ‘Building Together for a Strong Future’. We found that the team had a range of expertise and skills sets which were used to good effect over the course of the project. Our experience of Campbell Tickell was that they worked well in conjunction with council officers as part of a rounded and interactive project team. With support and advice from Campbell Tickell we now have an adopted Housing Strategy that reflects the council’s ambitions for the future.
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.
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.
Thank you so much Jon for facilitating our Board away-day. I feel that I have a better understanding of what our board needs are and where we see CCH going. Everyone enjoyed the day. The follow up notes were really helpful and we are looking forward to utilising them as the basis of our new business plan.
CT carried out a Governance Review for Settle. Ben Wilson ensured that the process was really inclusive and the background work thorough. I think this reassured the board that CT had really got an understanding of both governance and where the business has got to, and crucially, where it needs to go in future. The final report provided an opportunity to learn about best practice in governance in housing and other sectors, with a clear focus on the modes the board needs to operate in and the importance of behaviours in the boardroom.
The new written style and structure which James [Tickell] developed for the Charity Commission have really helped to broaden the appeal of our publications, and improve our ability to reach a much wider audience. In just 14 weeks we’ve had orders for 40,000 copies of the first publication he wrote for us – a huge increase on the usual levels of demand. This work is an important contribution to our effectiveness as a regulator. He produced all this very quickly for us and we’ve had many unprompted compliments on the clarity of the guidance.
Radojka has worked with the Board, Senior Management Team and wider group of Managers of Amnesty International UK. She has run awaydays for both Managers and Board and she brings a real ability to get to the best out of such occasions. She plans the events well, is adaptable on the day, builds real rapport with people and also drives the participants to deliver their best being open to challenge and new ideas. She knows the value of these occasions, ensures they are well used and invariably gets great feedback from all involved. Her insights, delivered with tact and humour are based on a wealth of experience and she has lent that knowledge to us in a way which has helped us all do great work.
Campbell Tickell were appointed by the Trust to support us in ensuring that we have the highest standard of corporate governance. During the past few months James Tickell, Ben Wilson and Radojka Miljevic have worked with the Trust’s Board to help them review the governance framework, make recommendations for improvement and produce an action plan for implementation. Their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm have been obvious to everyone involved in the project and I have no hesitation in recommending their services around governance to other organisations.
As a newly merged charity, one of the critical tasks is getting our governance right for the future. Campbell Tickell have been exceptional at working with trustees from both the former charities, as well as the executive, in helping set both the structure and the tone for the St Mungo’s board to come together in a way that has reinforced the rationale for merger and our combined values. In short, we have got ‘further, faster, better’ than we could ever have done on our own.
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