Commercial Members A-Z

A brief description of our current Commercial Members:

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.


Blake Morgan

Blake Morgan has had experience and expertise in social housing since the 1970s enabling them to provide an extensive range of legal services to their Registered Social Landlord and private sector housing clients. They specialise in a number of core business areas including  commercial contracts, procurement, land and property, construction and engineering, banking and finance, anti social behaviour, landlord and tenant, dispute management, health and safety and governance.  As their Housing  Group is formed from lawyers from each of the core business areas Blake Morgan is able to provide for all the needs of Registered Social Landlords and private sector housing providers.  In addition to providing legal advice they hold regular free seminars on matters of general interest to their housing clients, and run workshops on matters to accommodate areas of specific interest.


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


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.



Clarke Willmott LLP

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm offering a broad specturm of legal services for businesses and individuals.

We are client-led, a strategic resolve which has resulted in our earning a strong reputation in our chosed sectors.

Working closely with our clients to provide tailored solutions for their particular situation is paramount at Clarke Willmott.

We invest time and energy into developing strong client relationships in order to add real value and achieve positive results



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



HR Timber Frame

"HR Timber Frame is a manufacturing factory based in Merthyr Tydfil employing local carpenters and tradespeople. Our service includes complete site and house builds, which incorporate innovative technologies that provide huge advances in lifestyle and assisted living. Examples include:

  • complete house motion sensors for lighting ,
  • heating and movement,
  • wheelchair remote house control,
  • warning systems of no movement or falling,
  • lighting colour changes to give weather temperatures / rain / snow to name

Utility bill automated management features. We also have an in-house plant and Civils business which provides all of our own groundwork.


Polypipe Surestop

Polypipe Surestop manufacturers the innovative range of Surestop Stopcocks, the leading water controls in helping to protect homes from the risk of water damage.

Installed in almost 1 million homes in the UK, the WRAS approved Surestop meets the varying needs of property owners and developers in providing a straightforward solution to controlling mains water flow and minimising the problems of immobility and inaccessibility presented by the brass stopcock.

Whilst Surestop uses advanced technology to develop its products, its values in premium quality and simple solutions means the products are easy to use and low maintenance


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.


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.



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

Nigel Williams, FRICS Director
029 2036 8902 / 07967 555804 /



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.



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.

For further information please contact Ian Keen on 01656 644323 or email

Useful links

ELMS Funded courses

Monthly Open Programme courses 

Construction Skills Training Courses



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.