Strategy & Governance

Good governance coupled with a clear strategy is fundamental to the success of organisations. When things go wrong, too often it is because of weaknesses in these areas.

The strong relationships we have built with our clients mean they value us as trusted advisors and critical friends in these crucial areas.


A clearly defined and well communicated corporate strategy is critical for the success of any business. We have decades of experience in helping housing and other organisations to analyse their markets, define their strategic priorities and shape their mission, vision and values into ambitious and forward-looking strategies.

We can work with you to develop your Corporate Plan across all levels of your organisation. From business planning, including funding and treasury management, to service level, such as asset management and development. We also support with team and individual plans and targets.

Our service extends to evaluating current and future market positioning including new business and opportunities for partnerships and mergers.


Regulatory requirements across the UK all stress the importance of good governance. Our leaders set the tone and shape the organisational culture. They must inspire the confidence of both staff and residents through their actions and behaviours. Good governance requires our leaders to be highly skilled and determined to remain relentlessly focussed on the things that matter.

We have a long track record of helping organisations improve their governance. We provide external assurance that leadership, strategies, plans and approach to performance and risk management are robust.

Find out more about our FITness tests:

FITness tests

ARK’s wider governance services include

  • Governance reviews
  • Board/trustee development, coaching and mentoring
  • Board/trustee recruitment
  • Board/trustee appraisals
  • Board teambuilding and facilitation of away days
  • Succession planning
  • Restructuring
  • Business planning.
  • Value for money reviews
  • Performance and risk reviews

Key contacts

Simply call 0121 5153831 or complete the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Email enquiry

Kieran Colgan

Company Director

Helen Scurr

Company Director

Case studies

Read some of our recent case studies to find out how we have worked with clients to achieve excellent outcomes.

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Golding Homes – Rent Affordability Analysis

Golding Homes was embarking on the first phase of a major operational transformation programme and required ARK’s skills, experience and …

Trident Group – Options Appraisal

ARK was asked to provide an Options Appraisal for one of Trident’s general needs schemes in Tipton. The scheme was …

Golding Homes – Lease Review

Golding Homes was embarking on the first phase of a major operational transformation programme and required ARK’s skills, experience and …