It’s official: Altair’s enhanced Corporate Finance and Treasury Services for housing and education

Altair Consultancy and Advisory Services Ltd (Altair) is committed to driving positive change across a wide range of services for local authorities, housing associations, educational bodies, property companies and government departments.

Alongside our sister company Altair Treasury and Finance Solutions Ltd (ATFS), we are proud to announce Altair’s enhanced Corporate Finance and Treasury services.

In the face of a challenging economic landscape, marked by high interest rates, heightened cost of living pressures and inflation, universities, public sector organisations and housing providers are experiencing increased strain on their assets. These challenges emphasise the paramount importance of implementing robust financial and treasury management to safeguard against uncertainties, optimise resources and ensure fiscal resilience.

By bringing together our trusted finance experts at Altair and ATFS, with their track record and depth of expertise, our new combined service offer supports clients in these demanding times.

Altair Treasury and Finance Solutions (formally known as Aquila Treasury and Finance Solutions) remains FCA authorised, but through collective experience and expertise will now provide a single offer to clients, from one team of consultants.

We also announce an update to the ATFS brand, to bring it in line with Altair, and reflect the collaborative work that already goes on between the teams, which most importantly, brings clients the complete range of services they require from a united team.

Michael Appleby, Managing Director, Altair Consulting, highlights the strategic importance of this offer:

“Our mission is to ‘make a better, more sustainable and socially responsible world’. And this is only possible if organisations in socially focused sectors have robust finance in place to remain resilient and grow. The announcement today is an exciting part of realising our mission. The close working teams at both Altair and ATFS have established a trusted reputation with clients in the housing and education sectors. We look forward to continuing to add value, supporting clients to succeed in this challenging economic environment.”

Michaela Booth, who leads the team alongside fellow Director Jim Lashmar, commented:

“I am delighted to be working alongside Jim to continue to grow our highly skilled team who are delivering specialised solutions in strategic finance, treasury, and debt for over 60 clients.  This change in brand will reduce confusion for our clients and grow our market share with a stronger capability to serve clients. Bringing the two teams together means we have a comprehensive suite of corporate finance and treasury services – all under one roof.”

Our wider team now enables us to offer a full range of services to support client activity which includes:

  • Accessing funding and credit rating
  • Investor relations
  • Interest rate management
  • Partnership strategies
  • Sustainable finance and accreditation
  • Financial planning and stress testing
  • Treasury management policies and strategy
  • Investment strategies
  • Card acquiring reviews and tenders
  • Banking reviews and tenders
  • Student FX tenders
  • Student FX margin validation retainer

Adding to our ambitious growth we welcome Director Gill Bloomfield who we are delighted to have as part of this expanding team. Gill is a treasury professional with over 20 years of experience.  Working most recently at Peabody Housing Association, and previously at Guinness, Gill has an extensive background in delivering treasury solutions, including arranging and restructuring funding and hedging, bringing together operations through mergers, and developing robust treasury policies and strategies. Her expertise extends further to joint venture arrangements and capital market issuances (including EMTN programmes). Click here to view Gill’s profile and get in touch.

With a strengthened and unified team, Altair is well-positioned to deliver specialised solutions in strategic finance, treasury, and debt for our expanding clientele.

View our Corporate Finance and Treasury Services webpage here, and if you would like further information please contact Michaela Booth at Michaela.booth@altairltd.co.uk

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