ARK Consultancy is the managing agent for Communities & Housing Investment Consortium Limited (CHIC).

We were instrumental in creating CHIC, a member-owned consortium set up with the support of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Our drive for establishing and supporting CHIC was to help our clients to secure savings and deliver their asset-based services more efficiently.




Established in 2010, CHIC now has more than 80 active members in England and Wales, who secure savings year on year. CHIC is free to join, with a wide range of compliant contracts and frameworks for building materials, merchant services, maintenance contractors, innovative new build solutions and legal services.

For more information on CHIC visit the consortium website at

We are keen to work with client organisations in other parts of the UK to replicate the success of CHIC’s member led consortium and will be pleased to discuss how consortium working might benefit your organisation and other local providers