"We worked with ARK at a time when New Charter was facing a period of great change. We wanted to support our staff by providing them with the tools and techniques to be able to embrace this change whilst still performing at their best and maintaining their wellbeing.
ARK worked with us to create a bespoke solution that was delivered to over 400 people. They also created an online learning resource that will be used to support our people in the future. The feedback on the training has been excellent and we would highly recommend them."
- Lisa Ashton, L&D Business Partner
“Helen has been working with us as an advisor, motivator and facilitator. She’s also a creative and reliable partner, one who challenges us positively and helps to maintain the drive and enthusiasm we need to make successful progress.
We’ve worked with Helen for over five years now on different projects and she’s had a tremendous impact in converting our ambitions into specific strategies and action. From support for acquisitions to developing project plans and regeneration strategies, Helen has helped us both crystallise and realise our goals: a tremendous professional asset for the business.
Helen’s been an inspiration throughout – showing a real passion in working alongside the organisation to help us realise our social mission”.
- Bill Lovat, Regional Director
Walsall Housing Group (whg)
“We are very pleased with the sessions that ARK created specifically for us. They took the time to meet with us and really understand the challenges our colleagues are facing and designed a solution to meet their needs.
The feedback from the training has been excellent and we have asked them to come back and deliver more sessions to other colleagues”.
- Victoria Roden, HR Manager
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
“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
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
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
“Very engaging and relatable. Extremely knowledgeable in the subject matter as well as being able to offer insights to other methods etc. that were relevant to comments and questions on the day in general.”
- Mentor – GAZBO Theatre
Maintenance and Construction Company
“Helpful, knowing not every tenant wants the same. Easy to follow powerpoint and delivered in a way everybody understands”.
“Very informative, lots of different views to be taken away from different customer requirements.”
Slade Primary School
“The training was purposeful and rooted in academic research. The trainer was very passionate and imparted lots of knowledge on us. We took part in a number of quick practical’s that demonstrated the ideas and concepts in which we learnt. We built a pyramid with our new classes the next day to analyse our children’s mental toughness.”
- Teacher, Slade Primary School