Colin Cassie, Senior Tenant Engagement Officer, Link Housing Association
“We asked Raj to plan and facilitate a residential away day for our Tenant Scrutiny Panel. The remit was specific, yet broad enough to accommodate suggestions. We weren’t disappointed. Raj planned the two days resourcefully and in depth. Throughout the event he put everyone at ease, bringing energy and insight to our activities, keeping us on track to produce focussed outcomes. We’d have no hesitation in recommending Raj and look forward to working with him again.”
Jenny Alcock, Business Improvement Manager, Acclaim Housing Group
“Raj delivered Value for Money training for all employees across our Group. He is very personable and made what could be a very dry subject matter interesting and inventive. He has an excellent detailed knowledge of the subject matter, was very enthused and passed this enthusiasm onto all attendees. I would certainly commission Raj to undertake further training courses without hesitation.”Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value.
John Henderson, Managing Director, Eastend Homes
“Raj has delivered Value for Money workshops to staff and our Board and facilitated our Resident Conference and Staff planning meetings. He has a wide breadth of Housing knowledge and excellent interpersonal skills which have ensured that all the projects he has been involved in have been a success. We would certainly consider using Raj in the future.”Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.
Bruce Lang, Corporate Director, West Somerset Council
“Raj is a very enthusiastic individual who will give 100% to any assignment and is a pleasure to work with.”Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative.
Craig Sanderson, Chief Executive, Link Group
“It was a pleasure working with Raj. He’s straightforward, direct and gets the best out of everyone.”
Ken Lowe, Head of IT at Cambridge Housing Society Group
“Raj not only has an in-depth knowledge of social housing but also an almost overwhelming enthusiasm. The day with Raj launched our ‘Value for Money’ strategy and created a number of enthusiastic ambassadors for the process throughout the organisation.”
John Dolan, OBEBVT Scrutiny Panel Member
“Raj Kumar trained and coached the new Scrutiny Panel of the Bournville Village Trust of which I am a member. Raj was knowledgeable and expert in the field of housing and government policy but most importantly was a good listener, ably steering the group to learn and develop its own identity and purpose. I’m very pleased to have met this new professional colleague.”
Alan Crowder, Management Consultant HouseMark & Self Employed
“I have worked with Raj on a number of projects for HouseMark and also at a number of events. Raj has an amazing knowledge of his subject and his personality helps win potentially difficult audiences over.”
Pam Hames, Councillor, Three Rivers District Council
“I have worked with Raj Kumar for some years now and have valued his knowledge of social housing, and his diplomacy, his loyalty, but most of all his friendship.When he takes on a position he follows it through to the end, his ability to foresee a problem before it happens is incredible but of course that is his vast experience.”
Ken Hackney, Councillor, Ex-Divisional Director of Housing, Westminster City Council
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative.
Suzie Burt, Team Leader for Performance, Perth and Kinross Council
“Raj handled a sensitive review extremely well, working with colleagues and service users. His final output has received an excellent response and his insight and recommendations will be followed through.”Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, On Time.
Jas Sidhu, Operations Director, RMG
“Raj has worked as an Associate Consultant for us since 2007 on some of the most challenging neighbourhoods in the Republic of Ireland and London. He is an expert in regeneration consultation and working in deprived neighbourhoods to develop social inclusion initiatives. In addition, he is able to motivate teams to focus on customer care and has an excellent approach to working directly with residents.”Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative.
James Russell, Service Coordinator, Goodwin Development Trust
“Raj provided in-depth training for a group of volunteers that my project was supporting in carrying out a programme of tenant inspection. He was in frequent contact with me before the training session to ensure that what he delivered met the needs of our clients. Raj was never less than professional, polite, personable and reliable. As well as establishing a positive working relationship with me, he also was able to tailor his delivery to meet the needs and expectations of our volunteers. He clearly knows his subject well at a national level, but was also more than capable of narrowing his focus to ensure that the particular needs of my project and its volunteers were met. I would not hesitate to recommend Raj Kumar’s services.”Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Steve Main, Resident Involvement Manager, Festival Housing Group
“Raj led a very creative and thought provoking workshop on resident powered performance.”Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.
Debbie Davies, Head of Policy and Service Improvement, Eastend Homes
“Raj worked with us on our preparation for inspection by the Audit Commission in 2008 and since then. He very quickly developed an objective grasp of the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation and had the personal flair to support service improvement in a way, which was palatable. He was part of the solution to our service gaps rather than a mere identifier.”Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value.
Abraham Nomafo, Independent Consultant
“Raj is an excellent mentor with the depth of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to executive leaders. His ability to break complex issues down to manageable chunks enable his clients to see the major issues affecting an organisation, as was well as his creativity to recommend solutions is second to none. I would definitely highly recommend Raj for future work.”Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.
Rikki Nath, Co-Founder, Drum Projects Ltd
“Raj was a fellow board member for a 4,000 home social landlord. He brought immense operational knowledge, passion for the sector and strategic clarity as well as a personally inclusive style with made him a pleasure to work alongside.”Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative.
Gavin Cansfield, Chief Executive and Board Member, Settle.
“What always impresses me about Raj is his absolute commitment to getting the very best from residents, colleagues and Boards. This comes from his commitment to social housing and his belief in how dialogue and a shared understanding can deliver better outcomes for both businesses and communities. Whether he is looking at value for money or how you regenerate neighbourhoods his enthusiasm and openness to new ways of working Raj is going to make you think about something in a way that gets results.”
Glenn Adcook, Chief Executive, Osprey Housing
“The Osprey Group has worked with Raj regularly over a number of years during which he has provided excellent support to groups of staff, tenants, Board Members and indeed the organisation as a whole. He has made a point of understanding Osprey and our direction of travel ensuring assignments are clearly structured, tailored and delivered to meet our needs. Raj is knowledgeable, engaging with the skills needed to maximise impact – we have no hesitation in working with him and always enjoy the experience!.”
Bill Beardon, Vice Chair, Grange Farm Regeneration Steering Group
“We were all new to being members of a steering group for the regeneration of our estate and from the moment we saw the team at the interviews we knew we had the team we needed to assist us. Raj works tirelessly for our group and is always available. I’m sure he puts more time in than he contracted to. The knowledge and persona of his team is extremely helpful to us and we have all agreed that without his team we would not be as comfortable with the roles we have, we have all grown in knowledge and confidence that will enable us to bring the new estate we need and want but our way not someone else’s way. We highly recommend anyone needing guidance give One Enterprise LTD your a go you won’t be disappointed..”
Debbie Jules, Secretary, Grange Farm Regeneration Steering Group
“I give this testimonial declaration through working experience with One Enterprise Ltd that this company has performed professionally towards all concerned in this forthcoming regeneration. They have taught us knowledge of how to deal with such a task and what to avoid and aim for. They are very competent, skilled and highly recommended in any future programme requested of them.”
Kenneth Woods, Chairman, Grange Farm Regeneration Steering Group
“As Chairman of the GRANGE FARM Steering Group, I can heartily recommend the services of “ONE ENTERPRISE Ltd”. We had to choose from 3 company’s who had submitted their credential’s and interest in obtaining the work load required in guiding such a group through all the necessary and intricate detail’s. We are sure that our decision has been the correct one. Raj and Chantelle, have been the two people we have had mentoring us, and can give assurance of them being totally involved and immersed in this massive project. Everyone within the Steering Group would agree that they are with us at every step of the way. One could not choose a better company than ONE ENTERPRISE Ltd.”