Alder King reaps rewards of pragmatic approach to risk management with the S2 Partnership and RiskWise
Alder King is an award-winning practice of multi-discipline property and planning consultants, located predominantly in the South West of England. Established in 1911, they deliver expert advice on all aspects of commercial property and development land. In 2007, Alder King selected the S2 Partnership to provide property risk management services and software across their portfolio of over 60 properties. Initially, Alder King was attracted to the S2 Partnership’s RiskWise system and the flexibility and independence of implementing the RiskWise system without also having to use the S2 Partnership for associated consultancy services. In spite of this, it soon became clear that the S2 Partnership’s extensive sector experience also made them the partner of choice for consultancy services and training. Actions resulting from site assessments were then automatically logged onto the RiskWise system, reducing administration time and improving visibility of risk management for Alder King. These benefits combined with independent, expert advice were all important factors in the appointment of the S2 Partnership. It is this flexibility that has helped develop a close working partnership. Working with a local, designated S2 consultant, who they can call on to resolve queries and act as a main point of contact is greatly valued by Alder King.
The S2 Partnership’s multi-skilled consultancy team provides Alder King with bespoke services ranging from consultancy, auditing and assessing through to training, covering areas of expertise including Fire, Water and Health & Safety. The greatest risk management challenge facing Alder King is that of providing exemplary services to their clients, including first-class risk management, whilst also needing to demonstrate value for money service charges. Working closely with Alder King ensured S2 developed an in-depth understanding of their requirements and ensured a pragmatic approach to risk management. This close partnership has created significant benefits for Alder King, especially in the area of risk prioritisation – S2 consultants have greatly helped them prioritise and close major risks first – enabling Alder King to focus their attention on key areas.
“We use our local S2 consultant as our central anchor point – he can always be relied on to answer our queries and provides us with genuine peace-of-mind.”
– Adam Davies, Alder King