Commercial Members A-Z

Acorn

Acorn’s specialist Executive Search Division is proud to partner Community Housing Cymru.

Listed in the top 1% of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies, our Executive Search specialists place senior professionals and board members into blue-chip organisations, owner-managed businesses, SMEs and the public sector across a wide range of disciplines.

Our bespoke service includes:

  • Confidential Research Analysis
  • Precision Search
  • Assessment & Selection

Benefits to CHC Members:

As CHC’s commercial recruitment partner, Acorn’s Executive Search Division is proud to offer key advice and support for the recruitment of your voluntary / non-exec board members on a pro bono basis.

We’re also delighted to offer discounted rates to CHC members for the recruitment of your executive / management team and permanent staff.

Find out more about Acorn’s Executive Search offering on acornexecutivesearch.com

 

Altair

We are a specialist housing consultancy working in Wales and across the UK, Ireland and beyond. We focus on adding value to our clients. Our team is second to none, offering real world expertise, thought leadership and insight. That’s why working with Altair helps organisations achieve their objectives, driven by our unique perspective into the rapidly changing market and political landscape. We provide services across six key areas of business: Strategy and Change, Governance, Treasury and Finance, HR Advisory, Recruitment and Interim and Property. We pride ourselves in understanding the social, political, economic and cultural environment in Wales and can provide services bilingually.

For more information visit altairltd.co.uk

 

Amber Energy

Amber energy is an award winning energy management company based in the heart of Cardiff, working with clients across Wales and the UK; providing simple solutions to the complex world of energy. Made up of 34 staff and 6 divisions, ambers mission is to ensure the best solution is in place with the aim of achieving a saving of 8-30% on the annual cost of utilities by utilising their leading industry experts, use of the latest technology and services.

Website: http://amberenergy.net/​

 

Ark Consultancy

ARK Consultancy is a leading multidisciplinary management and technical consultancy. We work with clients throughout Wales and have particular expertise in working with housing associations.

Our team includes more than 60 dedicated experts who advise on all business functions but have particular pedigree in asset management, development, governance, organisational change and regeneration.

In addition, our strength includes helping our clients to develop social enterprises, calculating and developing social value, and corporate social responsibility assignments.

Strong networks in a range of sectors give us insight we can use to support recruitment and interim placements, where needed.

Our consultants are clever-thinkers and approach every assignment with integrity, working hard to enhance everything they encounter.

Website: www.arkconsultancy.co.uk

 

Arthur Online

Arthur Online is a revolutionary property management platform connecting property managers to tenants, contractors and accountants. The desktop portal and suite of mobile apps allow property managers to manage their portfolio’s in real time, from anywhere. The streamlined experience leads to better management, transparency and understanding helping to improve relationships between property managers and tenants.  Arthur has integrations with cloud accounting software, allowing for easy reconciliation, even when rent comes from multiple sources. The technology is informative, responsive, instant and scalable.

Arthur Online’s software offers Housing Associations connected asset and property management solutions, allowing for greater information sharing, a streamlined experience and transparent communication which is key to running a successful operation.  The solution is to deliver a software that brings all the stakeholders together on a single platform, which is flexible, allowing it to handle all types of property. This involves sharing the management of workflows, associated documents, communication and financials.

Find out more by visiting our website.

 

Call of the Wild

Multi-award winning Call of the Wild have been delivering personal, compliance, team and leadership  programmes for over 19 years. We have our own training centre and developed a bespoke offer for the housing sector in Wales working with  Housing Associations.

Our purpose is to create positive, measurable, transferable and lasting behavioural change for clients. Our philosophy is based on experiential learning;  the most powerful and lasting learning comes from learning by doing not just listening.

Call of the Wild offer housing sector bespoke personal development,  management training, team building, ILM funded management training, health & safety and first aid training

Website: http://www.callofthewild.co.uk/

 

Campbell Tickell

Campbell Tickell is a multi-disciplinary management consultancy focusing primarily on statutory and not-for-profit sectors.

Established for 19 years, we have worked with more than 700 organisations throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond, with central and local government, housing associations, care providers, sports and leisure bodies, charities, and commercial organisations such as housebuilders and developers, contractors and legal firms.

Our services extend across: strategy and governance; finance and business planning; risk and assurance; regulation and troubleshooting; mergers and growth; business transformation; housing development and regeneration; human resources and recruitment.

Visit our website for more information.

 

Capsticks 

Capsticks provide full service legal support to housing associations throughout wales.  Driven by client needs we understand your market inside out, and use our knowledge and experience to keep you One Step Ahead.

From development and regeneration to asset management and disrepair, we will support you to manage your stock and finances.  With acknowledged expertise in anti-social behaviour and tenancy management, we will work with you to care for your communities. As health has been the foundation of our practice for 30 years we can assist you to understand the emerging opportunities of working with the health sector.

We also offer expertise in governance, employment, contracts and procurement, helping you to get the best from your people and partners. We provide expert lawyers and consultants who appreciate your concerns, and work with you in the way you need to best manage your business.

For more information visit capsticks.com.

 

Central Consultancy and Training

We are people and organisational development specialists offering bespoke learning and organisational development support to housing and social care and the broader third sector. With a reputation built over 35 years we have an extensive portfolio of clients nationwide. Our consultants are senior, experianced learning and development professionals with strong backgrounds in housing, health and social care, local government and the private sector.

Websitehttp://www.centralconsultancy.co.uk

 

Clarke Willmott LLP

"Clarke Willmott LLP provides ‘exceptional advice’ to its registered provider client base due, in part, to the ‘superb knowledge’ of joint practice heads Lindsay Felstead, Oliver Smedley, Kary Withers and Vicky Kells, who head up the firm’s housing management, development, property litigation and securitisation teams respectively." The Legal 500 2017

Clarke Willmott is a leading law firm that takes pride in being different. Our strong reputation is built on genuine client relationships and our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field, as well as their first-class legal credentials.

From Cardiff and six other offices across the UK, our talented social housing team offers expert advice and support on a broad range of legal services. We work with over 100 registered providers and are known for our high-quality commercial advice and seamless service.

Key partners in our Cardiff social housing team include Fraser MacRae, who has particular expertise in funding for social housing providers, and Vicky Kells, who specialises in charging affordable housing portfolios. Vicky is also Head of our Cardiff office.

Website:           http://www.clarkewillmott.com

Email:               getintouch@clarkewillmott.com

Tel:                   0292 060 6000

 

Darwin Gray 

Darwin Gray is a commercial law firm based in Cardiff. We are proud of our reputation for using a practical and solution-focused approach when helping our clients.

We provide a full range of legal services and aim to achieve a thorough understanding of our clients' businesses. This allows us to build strong long-term partnerships with our clients.

We handle a wide variety of general and specialist legal work on many different levels. Our Social Housing team have extensive experience across the sector, providing a high quality and cost effective service for our clients. We also offer a range of bespoke services including in-house training and consultancy services

Websitehttp://www.darwingray.com/  

 

Easiaccess

Easiaccess are the largest metal modular ramping company in the UK, specialising in providing a wide range of affordable, compliant and quality access solutions.  We manufacture, supply and install metal modular ramping, bespoke handrail systems and complementary threshold solutions nationwide and through our network of installation partners.

For more information visit www.easibathe.com or www.easiaccess.co.uk or telephone us on 0191 460 2777

 

Gambit

Gambit is a leading Wales based Corporate Finance boutique that has been established for over 25 years, advising private, public and not-for-profit organisations on mid-market transactions in the UK and internationally. Gambit’s services include debt advisory, refinancing, fundraising, mergers & acquisitions, disposals, buy-out’s and other strategic advice. As exclusive UK members of Corporate Finance International, Gambit is part of an integrated global network. CFI members have completed 350 cross-border deals with an aggregate value in excess of £15 billion, earning a ranking of 24th in Europe and 40th globally by Thomson Reuters for transactions valued up to €500 million.

For more information visit: www.gambitcf.com

 

Hugh James

As supporters of the social housing movement for over 30 years, Hugh James have developed a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the sector.  This expertise can help you to find innovative solutions that benefit the communities you build and nurture.

Our specialist social housing team is committed to making a significant contribution to housing regeneration and creating neighbourhoods where people want to live.

Our team has worked in partnership with our clients to make a real difference to local communities.  With a client base of over 40 housing associations and local authorities, the team has the skills and resources to deliver the right blend of transactional litigation and advisory legal support. We have an expert understanding of devolved legislation relating to the delivery and management of housing in Wales. Our client services include providing legal updates and providing access to social housing events and training services.

For more information visit our website.

 

Jehu Group

Jehu Group is one of Wales’ largest independently owned property and construction companies with a tradition of building excellence that spans over 80 years. The Group, which has an annual turnover in excess of £35 million, is made up of Jehu Project Services, Jehu Civils, Jehu Energy Solutions, Waterstone Homes and Waterstone Estates.

Website: www.jehu.co.uk

 

Perago Wales

Perago-Wales provides end to end business transformation services, leadership support and organisation analysis to help you connect with your users and create services based on their needs.   Based in South Wales our team has extensive experience of digital transformation in the public sector across a range of complex organisational environments.  We can help you create the right environment to focus on the impact of change and open up the opportunities that thinking differently about digital brings for your organisation and users.

Website: www.perago-wales.com

 

Quantum Advisory

Quantum Advisory is an independent financial services consultancy headquartered in Cardiff, that provides solution based pension and employee benefit services to employers, scheme trustees and members.

We offer tailored, practical services that work for your business, whatever your needs. We can also help you to communicate pensions and benefits in clear, simple language, so that your employees understand their true value. Our experience and expertise means that you can have confidence in your employee benefits package – knowing that with us, you are in safe hands.

Website: www.quantumadvisory.co.uk

 

Ridge and Partners LLP (Ridge)

Ridge is a multi-discipline property and construction consultancy employing over 550 people in 10 offices across the UK.

We provide a full range of disciplines to many housing clients, including specialist asset management consultancy.

Core services to providers of social housing include:  stock condition surveys; asset management and development strategy drafting; whole stock assessment through our Viability Model; development and regeneration; OJEU compliant procurement; design, specification and on-site supervision; stock transfer and rationalisation advisory services; compliance activity reviews (including asbestos); policy and procedure drafting; due diligence; client data management; and much more.

Our high quality services are accredited: ISO9001:2015/ISO14001/ISO18001.

Website: www.ridge.co.uk

 

Savills

Savills Housing Investment Consultancy provides comprehensive services in housing and related sectors, including advice on public and affordable housing development and regeneration, strategic asset management, project managements, project delivery and strategic and portfolio funding advice. Our national experience and local knowledge, together with our extensive network of complementary staff, can help us deliver the best solution for our clients. Our Cardiff office can also provide advice on development and planning for Wales. Find out more about how we can help your business at www.savills.co.uk.

Nigel Williams, FRICS Director
029 2036 8902 / 07967 555804 / nswilliams@savills.com

Website: www.savills.co.uk

 

Screwfix

Screwfix is part of Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, with over 1,100 stores in 10 countries in Europe, Russia and Turkey. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Screwfix dispatch tens of thousands of parcels every week for next day and weekend delivery to tradesmen, handymen and serious DIY enthusiasts all over the UK. Screwfix is convenient, straightforward and affordably-priced, helping its trade customers get the job done quickly, affordably and right first time.

The Screwfix Click & Collect service means customers can purchase supplies online or over the phone and then collect from the store in as little as one minute. UK stores are open 7 days a week, or alternatively customers can call the UK-based Screwfix Contact Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including bank holidays) on 03330 040 444.

Website: www.screwfix.com

 

Technical Care Solutions

Technical Care Solutions is a Swansea based company that carries out installations, planned preventative maintenance, LOLER inspections and breakdown cover on a range of different patient lifting/handling equipment.

We cover the South Wales and surrounding areas.

Equipment covered:

  • Mobile Hoists
  • Ceiling Hoists
  • Powered Baths
  • Bath Hoists
  • Pool Hoists
  • Sluice Machines
  • Profile Beds
  • Therapy Equipment
  • Wheelchairs
  • Slings
  • Weighing Scales.

The company started trading in May 2017 and already we are being recognised as the best for our excellent customer service, job turnaround time and very competitive prices.

We are really pleased to be working with CHC.

www.technicalcaresolutions.co.uk

twitter - @TechCareWales

01792 278844

 

TriPartum

TriPartum are knowledgeable and experienced customer communications management (CCM) experts. Our seamlessly integrated Managed Service – which includes in-depth business and document analysis, design creativity and deep technology knowledge – enables clients to enhance the customer experience and journey whilst maximising ROI in communications processes.

What we do;

  • make it easier for customers to understand information send to them
  • personalise documents utilising intelligent data driven content
  • enhance brand loyalty and increase awareness of products and services
  • establish a consistent look and feel across all customer touch-points
  • optimise operational processes for more efficient production and cost
  • support compliance and audit with processing reports

Website: www.tripartum.com

 

TSW 

TSW Training is a leading Welsh training provider offering professional learning and development programmes to both public and private sector organisations throughout Wales and the UK. TSW specialises in Leadership and Management, Personal Effectiveness and Health and Safety Training with a strong focus on delivering results tailored to an organisation's needs.

With over 40 years’ experience as a training provider TSW has worked with various Housing Associations to enhance the skills of their workforce. TSW can meet your exact needs through a bespoke or tailored training solution that is aimed at achieving industry and organisation specific outcomes. TSW also run an Open Programme based in Bridgend offering over 40 courses to choose from throughout the year.

Website: www.tsw.co.uk 

 

Utilita

Utilita Energy are the leading provider of smart Pay As You Go energy in Great Britain, installing every customer we supply with free smart meters and a highly competitive tariff. With over 10 years of experience, we put an emphasis on excellent Customer Care, supporting all of our customers with specialist advisors who are experienced in handling any enquiry. We uphold a fair price, offer an easy-to-understand product and provide complete transparency with our service offering. Our aim is to always keep things simple – we want our customers to feel in control of their energy usage and spend, not fed up with complex bills and estimated readings.

Website: www.utilita-housing.co.uk

 

Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA)

The Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA) is a new approach for procurement in Wales, created for organisations that buy products and services for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social housing and public buildings. It is backed by LHC, one of the leading and most respected procurement organisations in the UK.

The creation of the WPA results from discussions with LHC members in Wales who see the huge potential of having a centre of excellence for procurement – focused on construction and refurbishment – which exclusively addresses Welsh needs, standards and aspirations. WPA is set to change the landscape of procurement in Wales, bringing significant benefits to buyers and the communities they serve.

Website: www.welshprocurement.cymru

 

Wilkinson PR & Communications

WPR is a multi-award winning public relations consultancy, based in Cardiff and working wherever we’re needed. We help clients succeed by working with them to strengthen, protect and leverage their reputation to deliver strategic, creative and effective communications. 

By providing senior strategic counsel and training around key areas such as reputation, risk and business continuity; the role of SLT and the board in communications; stakeholder engagement; crisis and issues comms (preferably avoidance and preparation, rather than defensive!); and brand messaging and values, we have been helping the social housing sector in Wales for more than a decade.

Let’s have a coffee and discuss how we can help you. We’ll bring the Jaffa cakes!

Website: www.wilkinsonpr.co.uk

Tw, FB & LIn - @johnnyprboy @wilkinsonpr

 

Wilko

Wilko is a high street retailer that is focused on providing value for money products along with great customer service.  Wilko now offers a secure decorating allowance solution in the form of the Wilko Decorating Card for the social housing market.  This card is aimed at the Housing provider and Maintenance Contractors where tenants are provided with a self decorating allowance.  The card allows the tenant to purchase all of there decorating essentials from our extensive decorating ranges, available from over 400 stores across the country

Website: www.wilko.com