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Our people

We believe we're different from other consultancies.

We understand the support organisations need, because we have first-hand experience of resolving the challenges our clients face. All our consultants have personal records of achievement in the voluntary and housing sectors at senior levels.

Before founding Added Value Group, partners Maxine Edney and Caroline White were respected and successful chief executives in the voluntary and housing sectors. Our network of associate consultants is made up of high achievers in a wide range of specialist fields.

Maxine Edney
Maxine Edney
Maxine Edney has a wide range of experience in the voluntary sector, specifically in housing, homelessness and social care. Before founding Added Value Group, Maxine was chief executive of a youth homeless charity for four years, with a further seven years' experience at director level in Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and supported housing.
Areas of expertise
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Interim management at Chief Executive and Director level
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Recruitment consultancy and executive search
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Best value and shadow audit commission inspections
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Change management and business efficiency reviews
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Quality development
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Executive coaching
Maxine's recent assignments include
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Interim Director of Special Projects at the national youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, where she was also previously interim Director of HR and Facilities and Director of Services.
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Interim London Business Director for a leading national social care provider.
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Chief Executive of a homeless agency.
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Maxine has led on a range of shadow audit commission inspections and best value reviews for RSLs specialising in supported housing. She has also taken the lead on business planning and efficiency reviews, and on the introduction and development of quality assurance.

Maxine also specialises in providing executive search and recruitment support to the not for profit sector, advising on and participating in the recruitment of senior and middle managers.

Caroline White
Caroline White
Caroline White, a founding partner of Added Value Group, specialises in strategic leadership and change management through coaching, development and interim management consultancy. Before founding Added Value, Caroline held high-profile positions in housing and care organisations including English Churches Housing Group and Soho Housing Association.
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Developing and implementing change strategies
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Strategic planning and development
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Leadership development and coaching
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Facilitation of senior teams
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Mergers and acquisitions
Caroline's recent work for clients includes
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A major change programme for The Alzheimer's Society around the delivery of care services to people with dementia. The programme involved 1,200 staff and 5,000 volunteers.
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Leading a turnaround project for a subsidiary of Centrepoint, prior to a full merger.
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Consultancy to a leading medical research charity to advise them through the merger process.

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Coaching and mentoring to directors in the private and not for profit sectors.
Caroline's work spans the private, public and charitable sectors, enabling her to challenge the status quo and to bring ideas across from the range of businesses she works with. Caroline has been a trustee of Centrepoint and the YWCA and currently serves in a personal capacity as Deputy Chair of Enfield Primary Care Trust.

Associates

Our network includes carefully selected and experienced associates, who offer specialist support and expertise in a broad range of areas.
"The consultant was diligent, hardworking and focused; I was very impressed"  Francine Bates, Chief Executive, Contact a Family

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