• Futures Housing Group

    “As an organisation we are looking at how we can develop more resilience in our People. Jo delivered a training session which covered a lot of information, delivered in concise chunks that were easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective. The model covered was really practical and easy to use."

    - Karen Allen, HR Business Partner

  • Cadwyn Housing Association

    "Having worked with ARK Consultancy for a number of years, and more recently on the review of our asset strategy, I am pleased to report that Cadwyn’s board has been very impressed by the way in which ARK has worked with the team to build a greater understanding of our assets and asset strategy."

    - Andrew Bateson, Director of Operations

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  • Catalyst

    "We have been working with ARK Consultancy to affect transformation in the delivery of our asset management service. ARK has been an excellent long term partner. They are committed to our goals, work hard and provide innovative ideas and solutions. Their people understand our business and how to improve it."

    - Rod Cahill, Chief Executive

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  • Wolverhampton Homes

    “The training has helped me to question what I do and how I do it. Some aspects of the training led to real ‘light bulb’ moments in that I was able to recognise myself so clearly and, having had such moments, I am far better able to understand how my reaction to situations can impact on my team, my colleagues generally and also on myself. All that and Joanne was a really engaging trainer. A good day all-round! “

    - Senior Manager

  • Gloucester City Homes

    "We are delighted with the support we have received from ARK Consultancy on our new developments. They offer highly professional and comprehensive services."

    - Ashley Green, Chief Executive

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  • The Riverside Group

    "ARK Consultancy captured our approach to asset management perfectly and is helping us to reshape our business, create huge efficiencies and improve our customer experience."

    - John Wood, Executive Director

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  • Cynon Taf Housing Association

    “ARK Consultancy’s ASAP model helped us to get a comprehensive understanding of our asset performance. It was a simple, no-nonsense process which has added huge value.”

    - Michelle Reid, Chief Executive

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  • Stroud District Council

    "We have been really pleased with ARK Consultancy's sales and marketing service. They have provided sound advice, regular updates and challenge when needed. Their approach to our customers has been excellent and you can tell ARK really cares that the outcomes meet the customer's needs and circumstances."

    - Julian Kent, Development Officer

  • Selwood Housing

    “ARK Consultancy is very professional, challenging and fun to work with. They provide solutions that are tailored for the client; nothing off the shelf here! The approach taken by ARK encourages participation and engagement across the organisation, generating buy-in for any proposals made, adding great value to the business planning process.”

    - Patrick Clarke, Commercial Director

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  • Watford Community Housing Trust

    “As in all things that ARK Consultancy do, they did this well. They deployed a first class consultant who understood the subject, listened to our needs and worked with us to develop the procedure. We are pleased to endorse their work.”

    - Gareth Lewis, Director of Partnerships

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  • Riverside Housing Group

    “ARK Consultancy has delivered large stock rationalisation processes effectively and efficiently, whilst resolving some difficult challenges. We have found them to be intuitive and hardworking. ARK offers a comprehensive approach and delivers a professional service.”

    - James Hill, Director of Property Strategy

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  • B3 Living

    “We love ARK Consultancy’s thorough approach. They understood our business, evaluated our requirements, planned their approach and delivered results.”

    - Steven Tarry, Director of Development

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  • Bristol City Council

    “ARK Consultancy helped us deliver what was then the South West’s largest housing redevelopment project, at Upper Horfield. Their sound analysis of the development options allowed us to proceed with confidence to a delivery solution.”

    - Nick Hooper, Head of Strategic Housing

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  • Bath and North East Somerset Council

    “We have successfully worked with ARK Consultancy on a range of planning policy matters in relation to affordable housing. ARK’s understanding of the process and ability to represent views from different perspectives together with their detailed hands-on knowledge has proved invaluable in developing the evidence base for our affordable housing policies, in undertaking viability assessments for schemes, and in understanding affordable housing negotiations.”

    - Cleo Newcombe-Jones, Urban Planner

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  • Cheltenham Borough Homes

    “ARK Consultancy has been instrumental in our success in delivering regeneration and new affordable housing. They have provided strategic and operational support through project and interim appointments, and we are pleased to endorse their credentials as leading affordable housing development and regeneration consultants.”

    - Paul Stephenson, Chief Executive

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  • Rooftop Housing Group

    “ARK Consultancy has been brilliant. In the last 18 months they have led the team through two complex and very different transfers. Throughout, they have been professional, resilient and demonstrated real commitment to our business objectives.”

    - David Hannon, Development Director

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  • Thames Valley Housing Association

    “ARK Consultancy was selected because of their experience in this field and their holistic approach to the process. On a personal note, we have enjoyed working with the team at ARK. We have found their professional advice to be reliable and of a high standard, calling upon their considerable experience in our sector. We have no hesitation in recommending ARK.”

    - Tim Grannell, Head of Policy & Performance

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  • Bristol City Council

    “ARK Consultancy is an able partner of the council and their advice and support has proved invaluable in negotiating the viability of schemes. ARK has established the viability position and obtained the agreement of all parties by defining the point at which affordable housing obligations can be realised.”

    - Alison Straw, Manager Major Schemes

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  • Nottingham Community Housing Association

    “We are delighted to have worked with ARK Consultancy to deliver our joint vision to create a partnership that would work to build on our existing training and employability strategies. The acquisition of Access Training will enable us to extend our services to our wider community and help deliver one of NCHA’s key visions of creating “better lives”. ARK has been instrumental in pulling together the project, and the support we have been given throughout the process has been invaluable. Quite simply, we could not have done this without them.”

    - Mike Andrews, Chief Executive

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  • Curo

    “We used the services of ARK Consultancy to help us put £150m of properties into charge to finance new loans. This was a challenging task in a tight time frame that required finding and checking documents and obtaining variation agreements from local authorities. The blend of development and legal knowledge of the ARK consultant was crucial in helping to resolve solicitors’ queries efficiently.”

    - Ian McLeod, Head of Treasury Services

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  • Gloucester City Homes

    “Helen Scurr, director of ARK Consultancy, has been working with GCH to develop and implement a range of business development opportunities as part of our strategic corporate plan. She has brought tremendous insight, capacity and experience to our organisation, which has enabled us to move rapidly into the market place. She is a fantastic asset to GCH and it is a pleasure to work with her."

    - Ashley Green, Chief Executive

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  • The Pioneer Group

    “I have worked with ARK Consultancy over a number of years and during this time we have built a very good relationship. They have a strong track record of identifying excellent talent and understand their client’s needs. I can rely on ARK for honest and straightforward advice, which I value and appreciate. Their interim managers don’t just keep a seat warm but do work that really enables someone who is coming into a permanent role to hit the ground running.”

    - Simon Wilson, Housing and Customer Services Director

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  • Denbighshire County Council

    “ARK Consultancy was appointed to develop a programme to intensively mentor a small team of housing solutions officers and enable them to undertake person-centred housing assessments and develop personal housing plans in partnership with customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. ARK provided us with specialist consultants who worked with our team independently and collectively to develop their resilience, intensive person-centred interviewing skills, and individual development plans. We found ARK to be professional and flexible in their approach. Both individually and collectively, our team has benefited from their support.”

    - John Sweeney, Community Support Services

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