Ouch! It costs how much?

At the National Housing Federation’s Finance conference in March 2013, Alan Penrhyn-Lowe, Director of Financial Services at the Network Housing Group, and Paul Clarke, Director of Develin Consulting, presented a seminar entitled ‘Value for Money at the heart of change’. It described briefly the work under way within the Network Housing Group (NHG – a

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Leadership: we are not sheep

Leadership will be the vital ingredient in the change that lies ahead for many of our great institutions – e.g. education, health, social housing. With luck the right leaders will be there when it matters, however the creation of leaders within our organisations is something that often appears to be left to chance. We put

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Universities need open days to work. Here are some top tips for getting them right.

As a business development and marketing specialist Paula Finch found her experience as a parent visiting Universities with her son a real eye opener. We asked Paula to share these experiences plus her top tips for getting it right on the day … Preparation is vital The information made available to us ahead of our

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The devil’s in the email

An interesting and often sobering exercise is to discover from colleagues how much time is spent each day with emails. As consultants we take a keen interest in how people spend their time. This ‘data’ can yield vital clues about the way that an organisation operates e.g. where there are pinch points relating to workload.

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Reviews in your business when money is tight

As a consultant who sells services to the Housing sector I was honoured by an invitation to speak at a recent (and excellent) Housemark Performance Improvement Club.  At these events those within the Housing Sector are able to meet and listen to colleagues engaged in, or contemplating, some form of performance improvement activity (often referred

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