‘Partnerships are so important to us as a modern and forward-thinking organisation. We enter into partnerships with other organisations in order to advance our mutual interests. We partner together to increase the likelihood of each achieving our respective mission.’
‘As partners we must be challenged to deliver more than the sum of the parts. One of the major challenges in a public private partnership is that of differing organisational cultures. Differences in organisational and professional cultures are a common source of misunderstanding and they can reduce the efficiency and the impact of cross-sector partnerships and can generate risk. We will leave no stone unturned in the early stages of every new partnership to understand the culture of the new organisation so that we can ultimately optimise the performance of the partnership.’
‘I have seen partnerships flourish and I have seen them fail. I believe there are three common principles that lead to partnership success: Firstly, EQUITY, where we value everyone’s contribution; secondly, TRANSPARENCY, openness and honesty; and thirdly MUTUAL BENEFIT as each organisation will expect a return from the partnership in some form. Cityheart Partnerships is founded with these principles at its core and will quite rightly and properly be held to account by its partners to demonstrate that it is delivering in line with these principles.’
‘In my experience, working in partnership can be the most rewarding aspect of my role. Partnerships present with complex negotiation and special challenges that must be overcome in order to move forward. Negotiations will include overarching goals, levels of give-and-take, areas of responsibility, lines of authority and succession, how success is evaluated and distributed, and often a variety of other factors. Trust and pragmatism are essential ingredients as it cannot be expected that everything can be written in the initial partnership agreement, therefore quality governance and clear communication are critical success factors in the long run.’
Our vision is to create partnerships with our clients which are new, fresh, vibrant environments to work as partners, by challenging the industry norms our partnerships succeed by delivering inspirational premises at affordable prices and efficiency savings through a more effective and affordable estate, fit for the future.
Our values which drive our behaviour and work ethos are that we will be:
Unique – all of our clients are different, so we create bespoke solutions for our clients, be they property development, asset management or consultancy services.
Enabling – we are not afraid to challenge the existing status quo. In particular, in times of austerity and cost uncertainty, change has to happen. We work directly with our clients to enable change.
Integrity – our business is founded and built upon relationships, the success and rating of our work is founded upon clients trusting our recommendations and decisions.
Transparency – through having no exclusive arrangements we will provide our clients with bespoke Value for Money solutions by market testing across all the supply chains from main contractors and their supply chains to our funding partners.
Trusted – trust is a fundamental ingredient to the success of the partnership. Without Trust the partnership will stagnate. We will invest time and money in the early days of any partnership in order to build working relationships.
Personal – we will never be burdened by layers of bureaucracy so our clients will always have access to our Directors.