The Governance Forum

Our Clients


The governance forum has developed a robust procedure of diagnostic assessment, planning and actions. Organisations that follow this process will benefit from its comprehensive and practical applications.”

Sir Adrian Cadbury – Cadbury Code

The forum’s diagnostic process and its experience of working with a range of agencies should offer both the methodology and the understanding to provide a clear analysis of an organisation’s performance.”

Roger De La Mare, Assistant Director Risk and Assurance – Tenant Services Authority

This process of assessment is both thorough and unique in its three tier approach. It seems well researched, meeting the requirements of key regulatory bodies. Organisations will receive practical benefits from going through a process such as this which can protect them from the potential pitfalls of poor governance and help to improve overall performance.”

Dr Mirza Ahmad, Corporate Director of Governance - Birmingham City Council

The social housing sector is very diverse and each board is at a different stage in its development, with different aspirations for the future. This comprehensive and transparent diagnostic process, identifies priorities for governance improvement in a realistic and focused way.”

Patricia McCabe, Managing Director - Central Consultancy and Training

The effective application of the diagnostic assessment process would represent an effective means of self-assessment in relation to meeting new TSA Standards and governance in the social Housing Sector.”

Professor Robin Pritchard, Head of the Centre for Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance - Birmingham City University

BVSC sees excellence in governance as essential to the successful work of any organisation in the third sector.  We have recently evaluated the Governance Assessment Process (GAP) by applying it ourselves, and found it extremely beneficial. The GAP provides a reliable means by which the trustees of voluntary and community organisations can benchmark the effectiveness of all aspects of their governance. The process can provide confidence in the strength of existing governance arrangements and give practical suggestions for improvements where gaps have been identified. It will be of great benefit to any organisation wishing to convey strong evidence of compliance with the highest governance standards.”

Brian Carr, CEO, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council