ARK Consultancy and BWNL to join forces

ARK has joined forces with funding and treasury management experts Beha Williams Norman Limited (BWNL).

The new group will trade as ARK Consultancy, with BWNL’s Philip Porter and Richard Williams continuing to provide specialist finance advice and support to clients.

Established in 1988 at the outset of the mixed finance era for housing associations, Beha Williams has raised more than £6 billion of funds for new housebuilding and investment over the past 29 years.

ARK Director and joint founder, Jerry Gilbert, said: “This merger helps consolidate our joint ambition, at a time when the need for innovative approaches to funding for housing is greater than ever. We’re delighted that the BWNL team has agreed to join us so we can offer clients top-class experience and expertise to help them adapt to and thrive in the low/nil grant future.”

“With their in-depth treasury and financial management experience, established client base and cross-sector reputation, Philip Porter and Richard Williams will add huge value to ARK’s offer.”

Philip Porter said: “Being part of ARK will enable us to grow and extend our services for both existing and new clients. It’s a very exciting time for both businesses.”

The new working arrangement officially launches at the National Housing Federation Finance Conference in Liverpool on 22 March where you can find us on stand 305. You can also talk to Jerry and our team about our new capability and what else ARK can do for you at the CiH SE conference in Brighton next week.

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