Affordable Housing, Regeneration and Procurement

As a housing association board member for longer than I care to remember I harbour an in-built scepticism to any form of governance training; that was until I experienced one of Bill’s sessions. It was highly relevant, punchy, complacency-busting and an uplifting mental workout. Very much to be recommended.

John Thomson, Chairman
Guinness Northern Counties

Bill is a highly experienced, enthusiastic and committed expert in development and project management. He is thorough, detailed and thoughtful. He provides excellent value for money and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Deborah Shackleton CBE, MA (Oxon)
Former CEO of The Riverside Group

Taylor Armitt Consulting helped Calico to navigate through the complex world of Feed In Tariffs. We wanted to find innovative ways to use FIT payments to develop our business and bring about real and lasting social benefit. Taylor Armitt has assisted us in understanding how we can achieve this, providing us with a model that inspires confidence in financial security and deliverability

Phil Jones
Head of Regeneration
Calico Enterprise

Taylor Armitt Consulting Ltd (TAC) offers services in Regeneration, Retrofit, Procurement and Social Accounting and Responsibility.

Bill Taylor, the MD of TAC, has over 25 years’ experience of working in the social housing sector, in a range of development, asset management and regeneration roles.

The services we offer include:

Affordable Housing Development

As advisor to RSLs or private developers. Getting the most out of your negotiations with Local Authorities, RSLs and Private Developer partners.


Ensuring that regeneration projects meet the needs of all stakeholders, including public, private and voluntary sector partners and the local communities.


Helping meet the challenge of climate change. Improving thermal performance, generating renewable energy and involvement of residents and communities. Policy development and funding routes. Bill is qualified as a Domestic Energy Assessor and is well on the way (as at October 2012) to qualifying as a domestic Green Deal Assessor


Ensuring procurement processes are legally sound, robust and offer good value for money.

Process Improvement

The adoption of ‘Lean’ and other principles to reduce waste and improve effectivemness in a range of processes.

Staff and Board Member Training and Support

On a range of topics including development strategy and delivery, land and contract law, feasibility studies and methods of assessing viability, how to measure success. Can be delivered either as straight ‘training’ or in the role of a ‘critical friend’.

Change Management

Analysis and improvement of delivery structures

Social Accounting and Audit

Social Enterprises and SMEs often add value to local communities in ways that are not easily recognized or demonstrated. Accounting for this can help you focus on what is effective and drive internal improvements, and also help inform stakeholders. Social Accounting and Audit provides a robust method to recognize value added and can be used for organizational development and in bidding for work.

Bill is a member of the Social Audit Network, an accredited Social Auditor and is able to assist in compiling Social Accounts.

Strategy and Policy Review

Including: Sustainability, Corporate and Social Responsibility, Environmental Improvement of stock and operations, Business Development. Can be delivered in a number of ways to suit the client

Alternative approaches to social regeneration

Social Regeneration can be fostered in several ways. Bill is a keen allotment holder and has worked with housing organisatons and community groups to develop community food growing projects, including identification, design and development, producing ‘grow guides’ and training materials, and delivering ‘hands on’ activity days to involve a range of residents in starting to ‘grow their own’ and develop the relationships and skills that go with it.

Bill is available for short or long commissions, and is able to supply excellent testimonials as to his areas of expertise.

Bill also tries to devote part of his time to ‘pro-bono’ work – assisting local groups with issues where he has expertise but where there may not be resources to pay. If you are in that position, please contact us and we will see if we can help!