VANTAGE IMPROVEMENT CLUB: SHARING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & BEST PRACTICE
The Improvement Club helps CFOs/FDs share and discuss strategic financial intelligence and explore opportunities to drive better VFM.
Vantage has developed a membership club that helps strategic finance and improvement leaders drive business performance and VFM. The club provides a supportive forum for social housing Directors to share best practice and talk openly about key sector challenges.
Our members include Directors from some of the UK’s leading Housing Associations. Now in its sixth year, feedback has been excellent, resulting in 90% renewing their membership annually.
Share timely strategic and relevant operational performance information by September
Provide a supportive forum of like-minded peers and access to sector experts to discuss best practice
Achieve genuine performance improvement
Deliver and exceed regulators requirements
Provide analytical insights and tailored VFM peer reports
Provide rapid access to forward looking information for business planning purposes
“The PI Club truly puts its members in charge of the agenda and has an organic feel to it. We get real insight into relevant business issues from people who have been involved at the sharp end of major business change projects. This moves the debate on from the theoretical to the practical, and we can all learn from each other.”
Executive Director of Finance, PA Housing
“We share and discuss performance information with our peers to identify where management efforts should be focused. The club listens to its members to produce the information we need to influence the future direction of our business.”
Glen Harris MBE
“Before we joined the PI Club I don’t think we had ever really used benchmarking properly. Up to that point we carried out reviews but often failed to act on the information. Membership of the PI Club helped us use benchmarking as a can-opener to look at why we had been doing things one way and make changes where necessary.”
Finance Director, Onward Homes
“This is what the sector has been needing for years.”
Member Spotlights: Insights from our PI Club Members
Phil Elvy, Executive Director of Finance at Great Places Housing Group tells us how the PI Club breaks down the barriers and gets to the nub of what generates performance improvement.
In our spotlight series, Simon Hatchman, Executive Director of Finance at PA Housing tells us how the PI Club truly puts its members in charge of the agenda and is responsive to the needs of its members.
Rob Griffiths, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer at the Longhurst Group tells us that how you define indicators really does make a difference when comparing performance.
Global Accounts Plus (GAP)
Members have access to our online financial accounts comparison tool. This includes the the top 150 financial accounts for the last 5 years from the top Registered Providers and 40 ALMOS in England and Wales. We release this annual data and business intelligence in September several months ahead of the RSH.
This interactive web-based tool allows for data interrogation and reporting across a range of different business segments, enabling members to make true financial comparisons with peer organisations in the areas in which they are most interested. Members can create their own online dashboard of reports by region, peer group, unit size or other criteria.
Strategic KPI’s including the latest VFM Metrics
We collect and publish relevant data against the agreed standard suite of KPIs. This data set is collected annually and updated immediately.
Using our online tool, we are able to provide a comprehensive suite of reports enabling real time data comparison. Sector insight reports are also available on request. Each member of the PI club receives a tailored financial report, produced by Vantage.
The Performance Improvement Community
As part of the PI Club you will become part of our active online community using Zoho Connect. This online platform enables members to share information, discuss ideas and learn from best practice. This peer to peer learning has proved incredibly helpful and has led to customer benefits and significant cost savings for member organisations.
In addition to the online community platform, we also meet regularly. We host workshops several times a year including additional meetings to discuss timely issues. Workshop performance themes are driven by club members and thought leaders are brought in from inside and outside the sector.
Workshops to date have included:
Digital & Software Applications
Annual Sector Trends & Performance
Robotic Process Automation and AI
Development Build Costs
Driving Down Maintenance Costs
Register Your Interest Today
Leave us your details if you are interested in joining the PI Club. We’ll add you to the mailing list too, so you will be sent any updates on the PI Club and Performance Improvement for RPs, as well as invitations to some of our exclusive PI Club events.
Our membership fees are competitively priced and include a three-month trial period within your first years’ membership. Our fees are based on one price for the Housing Group and are not dependent upon the number of housing units or the number of subsidiaries within the group.