ARK Consultancy is managing agent for Central Housing Investment Consortium Limited (CHIC). CHIC is a member of the Re:allies Partnership, along with other consortia collaborating at strategic level.
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 40 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 chicltd.co.uk.
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