Legislation allowing client organisations to work together through cost-sharing vehicles (CSVs) was passed in 2012, but take up of this opportunity has historically been slow.

At ARK Consultancy, we believe that there is a significant opportunity for housing clients to be more efficient and add social value by working together through CSVs to deliver maintenance and other asset management services.

In simple terms, clients become joint shareholders of the contracting business, meaning they save on procurement costs, provide an effective order book and yield many other returns.

We have already supported some of the early adopters of CSVs, as an extension of our considerable work supporting efficient in-house contracting.

If you want to change the market and are prepared to work collaboratively with like-minded partners, our consultants can help to make this happen.