What is The Marzipan Way?


Thank you for connecting with Golden Marzipan. We believe that understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by social housing organisations in introducing digital transformation. We are committed to helping you embrace the power of technology to enhance efficiency, improve services, and maximise social impact.

Our Approach

We offer a tailored approach to digital transformation. We work closely with each client to understand their specific needs, challenges, and goals. Our team of experienced consultants will develop a customised strategy to ensure your digital transformation plans align with your organisation’s vision and corporate objectives. We will suggest what skills, capacity and capabilities are needed for you to make your plan a reality.


Services Offered

A Digital Leadership Partner: who will be your coach, a mentor, or trusted advisor on a fractional basis, 2-4 days per month depending on your programme and aspirations.

Your Digital Leadership Partner will be an experienced practitioner with an eye on the future who can show you the way to navigate sustainable digital change. We recommend that to get the best value from the partnership you should appoint them on the understanding

  • increase success for digital initiatives to drive sustained business outcomes and benefits
  • a senior level peer who understands the role and responsibilities based on first-hand experience
  • a guide to help you make confident decisions about strategic digitally powered change
  • navigate the complexities, ambiguities, and opportunities of emerging and disruptive technology
  • prepare your people, customers, and stakeholders to be future read
  • reduce risk and integrate digital governance into your overall governance model.


The Marzipan Way – Best Practice Standards Framework

Your Digital Leadership Partner will use our Marzipan Way digital framework as a navigational and educational tool with four themes:

They can provide critical friend support to your existing team, preparing them for future talent and skills planning, to stakeholder engagement to the adoption of modern technology and digital practices.

They will be the honest broker between your digital practitioners and your business and customer operations. They can provide best practice support on programme, project, and change management.

They will help you choose the right platforms, technologies, systems, and software to move away from legacy systems. From technology and vendor selection, contract decisions and business case development, to uncertainty about the impact of AI and other disruptive technologies.

They will also advise you on where to prioritise and focus so you do not get sidetracked.


The Golden Marzipan Family Support

The Golden Marzipan Team have all worked for or on behalf of housing associations. We believe in collaboration and sharing best practice and as a result we offer a range of benefits which come as part of the package:

  • Thought leadership insights and content via regular blogs and commentary on digital transformation issues…
  • …including priority access to Breakfast Briefings, online events discussing the latest issues with speakers from within and outside of the sector/
  • Digital Readiness Assessment: Online self-assessment tool provide baseline readiness insights for a successful transformation journey.
  • Datasets on value for money, housing census and SDR providing access to benchmarking insights.
  • Data driven recruitment partner providing fixed fee packages for digital roles.
  • Insights Colours personal and team development assessments and events.
  • Team of Associates providing expert services in design, service management, procurement, project management, team development and system options.


Why Choose Golden Marzipan:

Expertise in Social Housing Sector: Our consultants have extensive experience working with social housing organizations, enabling us to comprehend your unique challenges and deliver solutions that align with your sector-specific requirements.

  • Customised Solutions: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Our approach is to take a wide-angle lens to digital transformation, building your skills, capacity, and capabilities.
  • Proven Track Record: Since, 2020, we have over 25 organsiations organizations in the social housing sector achieve their goals through technology.
  • Collaborative Partnership: We view our relationship with clients as a partnership. We work hand-in-hand with your team, maintaining open communication throughout the project.

Let Golden Marzipan be your trusted partner in navigating the digital landscape. Together, we can transform your organisation, unlock new possibilities, and create a better service for your residents. Contact us today to start your digital transformation journey.

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