Mark Patchett specialises in setting up and running Community Trusts, usually in partnership with either developers or local authorities, to deliver quality stewardship and legacy solutions that support the local community within major new housing developments.
Mark has engaged Wilder Coe for two different projects within the charity sector for which he was contracted to deliver stewardship solutions.
The first, Caddington & Slip End (CaSE) Community Trust is a Redrow Homes Development with 350+ homes just outside Luton. CaSE was set up as a trust to own the woodlands, public green spaces, community centre and facilities, and play area, as well as investing over £100,000 per annum in commissioning bus services.
Wilder Coe was already appointed to carry out the audit for CaSE when I came on board, so I worked closely with the team whilst producing the annual accounts and conducting the audit. Not only was the charity over the thresholds from receiving large capital start-up grants, but we also inherited 46 new Redrow houses, delivering the revenue stream that made the trust successful. Charlotte was my main contact, as well as other team members, and yes, we received excellent service to produce exactly what we needed, which was quality, well-presented audited accounts.
We also received various bits of advice along the way as well, particularly on how things were accounted for, how they were valued and various practical measures. Your colleagues were timely and responsive in giving that advice.