Category: News

DBAS Rebranded as Integer Advisory

The Directors of Integer Advisory Limited are very pleased to announce that Devonshires Business Advisory Services Limited has, this morning, completed a rebranding exercise and is now re-named ‘Integer Advisory’.

The company has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding of Devonshires Solicitors so that Integer Advisory is now an independent consultancy which is entirely employee-owned. The Directors of the company are confident that this independent, employee-ownership model gives us the scope to grow by attracting new consultants and teams, adding to our consultancy offer in the housing, care and local government sectors.

The operational consultancy team remains unchanged and we are now well positioned to enhance the range of advisory services we provide to our clients from our Manchester office, which is also now the Registered Office for Integer Advisory.

The business will continue to be led by Mark Davies and Coralie Foster and we look forward to working with both existing and new clients and to growing the company through the recruitment of high calibre individuals and consultancy teams.

First New Appointment for Integer Advisory

We are delighted to announce that Simon Rogers, until recently the longest serving ALMO Chief Executive in the UK has joined Integer Advisory as an Executive Associate.

Simon was instrumental in the establishment of  Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing which he subsequently led as Chief Executive until December 2016. Simon led KNH to become one of the best performing housing organisations in the country with a sound reputation for innovation and value for money. KNH achieved IIP Gold in 2014 and are a Sunday Times Top 100 not for profit organisation.

Simon will now work with Integer to provide consultancy support to ALMOs, Local Authorities and others. As a qualified coach and mentor Simon will also lead Integer’s work in providing high quality mentoring support to Executives in the housing and other sectors.

Preparing for an IDA

Integer Advisory has been appointed by four RPs to help them prepare for an IDA. Our mock IDA has been developed following discussions with both the HCA and the pilot RPs. We are delighted to be able to offer this form of assurance to the sector.

Kent CC close on non-HRA housing PFI

Congratulations to Kent County Council who have reached close on their non-HRA housing PFI on Friday 20th June 2014.  Integer Advisory has been providing financial advice to Kent on the procurement of the 240 units of specialist accommodation for the elderly and learning disabled.  The successful bidder is Galliford Try, with West Kent Housing Association providing the housing management.

Pendleton project wins Public Sector Team of the Year

The consortium behind the £650 million Pendleton regeneration project have been crowned Public Sector Team of the Year in the Insider North West Property Awards. Devonshires Business Advisory Services have been involved in the scheme since the inception of the procurement process in 2008 as the Project Manager of the Consortium for both the PFI and the Development.

Judges selected Pendleton Together as the category winners for the way it is transforming this Salford community. Scott Campbell, a Integer Advisory Associate, said “I’m very proud of Integer Advisory and the whole consortium for the difference we’ve made in Salford. We’re so pleased that we have this recognition for all of the consortium’s hard work on this project.”

The award comes hot on the heels of another award for Design Through Innovation at the RICS North West Awards.

For more information, please contact Scott Campbell.

Integer Advisory become BRIXX Certified Partners

Integer Advisory has now become a Certified Partner of Brixx, the leading provider of business planning software to the housing sector. By working with Brixx we can provide the expert knowledge and technical resources that customers adopting Brixx require. Brixx only accredit partners who have the expertise and experience to provide value added services to clients using Brixx software so we are very proud of our partnership. To find out more about Brixx, or our services, contact Coralie Foster or Mark Davies.

Merger activity

Integer Advisory has been appointed to its first engagements on mergers and partnerships within the social housing sector.  Recent appointments include due diligence for Jephson, Viridian and asra.  We have also supported Midland Heart on its bid preparation for the tender to partner with Family HA.

Integer Advisory client’s success

Integer Advisory has been providing financial and tax advice to Your Housing Group, which became the Preferred Bidder for the Stoke on Trent Extra Care PFI project in November, as part of the Sapphire Consortium. Financial close on the project is now scheduled for Spring 2014.

Integer Advisory advises on second close

Integer Advisory is proud to have advised Thames Valley Housing Association which achieved financial close on the Woking non-HRA PFIPFI project on the 15th November. The project will deliver 224 new homes to be let at social rents, along with a further 149 homes for sale in one of the most expensive areas of the UK, while also focussing on primarily family housing.

Integer Advisory’ financial and tax advice to TVHA helped to ensure that the deal was able to meet all the requirements and deadlines set by the HCA and HM Treasury, and follows on from the Salford regeneration PFI project, which achieved close in September, and where Integer Advisory advised Together Housing Group.