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Latest news from Value Based Solutions

September 2012
Join us for our Value for Money seminars in London (03.10.12) or Birmingham (07.11.12). Contact us for more details.

March 2012
Visit us on stand 142 at the National Housing Federation Finance Conference & Exhibition on 21st & 22nd March at Warwick University

New Commissions for VBS

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing commissions VBS on a 2½ year contract to transform their in-house repair service.

Broadacres Housing Association has commissioned VBS on a 3 year contract to create a modern efficient and effective in-house maintenance service that will meet the organizations vision for the service.

VBS completes a VFM review of Railway Housing Associations Repair Service.

Join Us and Coast & Country Housing on 15th September 2010 at Thirsk Racecourse for a VFM seminar

On Wednesday 15th September we will be hosting a joint seminar with Coast and Country Housing, entitled "Achieving best Value in a Downturn".  Hear the story of how Coast and Country Housing saved over £6m pa and also improved Customer Service.

For more information or to book your place, please contact Jane Cryer on 0151 342 5989 or

Visit us on Stand No 236 at the NHF Housing Finance Exhibition in March.

Value Based Solutions will be exhibiting at the National Housing Federations Housing Finance Exhibition in Warwick on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March. Come and see us on stand number 236.

MD speaks at Public Sector Performance Conference.

Tony Bryan the Managing Director is to speak at The Third Annual Public Sector Performance Conference in London on Tuesday 23rd February. His talk will be on ‘Achieving value for money and delivering significant gains.

November 2009
3 star status for Gateshead Housing Company

North-East based, non-profit organisation The Gateshead Housing Company (TGHC) are responsible for the day-to-day management of over 21,000 homes.

TGHC work in partnership with residents and the wider local community.

Their mission statement is simple: To provide excellent and efficient services. To create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead.

TGHC Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Jon Mallen-Beadle, initially sourced VB Solutions to assist in the development of their Value for Money and Procurement strategy, “Like many organisations we wanted to ensure that we were getting maximum value for money from our Decent Homes investment programme”.

“Having considered what other consultants could offer, I felt confident that the approach and experience that Value Based Solutions offered would give us the best results.”

He added, “18 months later, what has been achieved has been very impressive. We found their approach to be very thorough. They have delivered us significant savings. Furthermore, their work has contributed positively to our newly acquired 3 star status.”

Jon Mallen-Beadle was particularly impressed with VBS’s approach to VFM, Procurement and Efficiency, “Throughout the project their team demonstrated high degrees of competency and professionalism.”

“I have seen many consulting firms that claim to be experts in VFM and Procurement, but the approach, skills and experience that these guys have is the best I have seen to date.”

Further efficiencies for Coast and Country Housing.

Following rigorous, systems-based, service reviews across a range of areas, Value Based Solutions (VBS) are on course to deliver savings in excess of £4m for Coast and Country Housing.

Iain Sim, Chief Executive, Coast & Country Housing recently quoted,

"Value Based Solutions have successfully assisted us in modernising our Repairs and Maintenance Services, and we are now finalising our Income and Area Management Service areas. The reviews have delivered real efficiencies and cost savings within these key service areas and have put us on a very firm foundation for the future.”

Coast & Country Housing continue their long term relationship with VBS having signed a four year deal in Spring 2006. The housing association’s expectations to make savings of around £1 million a year are being exceeded.

MD presents at Direct Works Forum Seminar

On 8th December 2009, Value Based Solutions Managing Director Tony Bryan will be presenting a session on maximising Value for Money in Repairs and Maintenance.

The session will be held at Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough, on Tuesday 8th December 2009.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jane Cryer
Head of Business Support
Value Based Solutions
0151 342 5989