Risk, Audit & Assurance
In uncertain times there’s no guard against failure: intelligent risk identification and management are critical. Boards with a tight grip on risk can extend their ambitions while still sleeping well at night.
We help organisations develop effective systems to identify and manage risk. Our support covers: building risk maps; defining smart frameworks; mapping the three lines of defence; assessing the strength of controls; developing financial golden rules; strengthening audit and risk committee effectiveness; validating financial models; stress testing; and facilitating quality Board debate on risk appetite.
We can help you refresh, challenge or recast your approach to risk management and business assurance.
- Risk maps
- Audit committees
- Golden rules
- Development Companies
- Regulatory returns
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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 have had a good read of the report this afternoon and just wanted to say I think it is really great. I have also looked at the management agreement and it’s great too. This really gives me what I need – a robust overview of where we are at, with key risks highlighted, all of which you have pulled together very promptly. Thank you very much for what is an excellent report.
We needed to ascertain the baseline levels of awareness of the Housing Ombudsman Service from its users and key stakeholders, and to review whether there were any factors which precluded access to the Service by those who are entitled to it. Campbell Tickell carried out imaginative and thorough research involving tenants, landlords, and a range of agencies who affect the way the Service operates. The outcomes were robust and well presented, enabling us to incorporate into both our strategic thinking and our current operational plans many of the pointers suggested by the research. We were particularly grateful that CT gave a presentation on the research findings at a public meeting organised by the Service, and answered questions from users and stakeholders directly.
“Thank you for your effective and swift contribution, which has given me the removed eye and related professional clarity I sought.”
“As the new CE of Worthing Homes I wanted to establish the baseline of stakeholder engagement. Maggie Rafalowicz and her team undertook a very thorough stakeholder survey giving the respondents a choice of face to face or telephone conversations. This approach elicited a wealth of information that I can now incorporate into our marketing and communications strategy. The presentation that Maggie gave to the board on the findings was very good, clear and engaged everyone.”
Working with Daphne Ingham has been a real pleasure. Her knowledge of the housing care and support field is comprehensive and up-to-date. Her analytical ability is exemplary. She is also good fun to work with, which is always nice.
The report you have prepared is an excellent piece of work. It is clear and the recommendations easily implementable … a ready to use document.
We were pleased with the report. It was clear, thorough, covered what we wanted and avoided the pitfalls we’d feared of being over complicated and detailed.