3Dk Solutions Limited
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Client Comments

Charlotte Norman

Group Chief Executive


‘MSV has worked with 3Dk for many years across a broad range of consultancy services.  We have found their support invaluable – Paul and his colleagues have supported us through a successful merger process, provided sound governance support, helped with board recruitment, delivered excellent executive, networking and leadership support and worked with us on long term strategy planning. The services provided have been completely relevant in this complex operating environment, extremely supportive,  innovative and all based on a foundation of sound ethics and principles.  We love working with Paul and his associates and highly recommend them to anyone looking to work with a company with great values and a pool of brilliantly talented people.


Karl Dean

Managing Director


I have worked with Paul and the 3DK team for over 10 years. They have provided support to me and my businesses on coaching, governance, executive development and business planning. The reason I have enjoyed such a lasting relationship with 3Dk is that Paul and his team, are in my view, the best at what they do.


Diane Thompson

Group Chief Executive

Honeycomb Group

Honeycomb Group work with 3DK Solutions on key business priorities and over the years they have helped us with board appraisal and effectiveness reviews, succession planning and board recruitment, interim consultancy support and strategy development.  They get to know you and the business and always deliver great results. The coaching and mentoring offer is first class and without doubt they continually innovate to help leaders and businesses stay relevant, resilient and forward thinking.  They approach everything with an open-mind, understand your challenge and always bring added value.


Nick Atkin

Chief Executive

Yorkshire Housing

Paul and his 3DKS colleagues have been a source of advice and support for over 16 years. The insight Paul has provided, as both a coach and in the range of consultancy services offered, has been an invaluable part of the success achieved over this period. His wide network of contacts from across a range of business sectors and how he then links these to the individual needs of my business is exceptional. To this day I still don’t know how he does it! Despite being from Yorkshire I can definitely say that every penny spent with Paul has been not just money well spent, but has been an investment that has had a direct benefit to the business and my own personal development. 


Sue Lock

Chief Executive 

Wulvern Housing

Paul and his team have provided for us a range of specialist support services mainly in the field of Housing Strategy, Value for Money and developing our older people services and Interim Management. Without exception, these services have been of the highest quality and have added tangible benefits for our tenants in improved services that are better targeted. Most recently they have facilitated our partner selection process and are now helping us to become part of an organisation that will carry on the Wulvern legacy.  


Debbie Griffiths

​Group Chief Executive

Housing Plus Group

Working with 3Dk has been transformational - both from a  personal and business perspective. Paul has advised and supported our Boards from  board development, strategic planning and governance reviews  to supporting and advising on a partnership/merger project. Our Board members have really valued  his knowledge, advice and support which has helped their thinking on key business decisions and strategic planning for the organisation. In a nutshell - I have found that working with 3Dk helps you get a different perspective, helps people grow and develop and as a result your business benefits – but importantly working and learning with them is also enjoyable and fun!


Tim Doyle

Group Chief Executive


ForViva has worked with 3Dk Solutions since 2008. Paul and his team have provided assistance in a number of ways, most particularly in relation to governance and Board support. ForViva’s Group Chief Executive, Tim Doyle, stated that ‘3dks have provided an exceptional service in a whole range of areas. Board members have benefited from high quality training sessions, comprehensive skills audits and constructive feedback following observations of meetings. Our Chair has also benefited from 3dks support during the Board members’ appraisals process. Paul and his team are a pleasure to work with and have helped our organisation to the successes that we have achieved.


David Hughes

Chief Executive


3Dk have quite frankly continued to exceed their brief with us and without doubt have added value throughout the business.


Rhian Hughes


Staffordshire Housing Association

A magnificent job 3Dk have made in supporting our recent recruitment of new Board Members. Your innovative methods in identifying and screening potential strong applicants, matched your sensitive and systematic approach in measuring the skills and aptitudes we needed were simply exemplary practice in this field. The Board were extremely confident in all applicants you put forward. One of the best Board level recruitment processes I have been involved in.


Matthew Walker

Chief Executive

Leeds Federated & Chair of PlaceShapers

Leeds Fed has worked with Paul over many years, including as advisor to the Board during periods of strategic review, trainer during programmes of Board development and as facilitator at Board away day events.


Chan Kataria

Chief Executive

East Midlands Housing Group

I have used 3Dk to provide support on governance, leadership and HR issues and have found them to be extremely reliable and professional.  I have particularly found the personal coaching from Paul Johnson to be of the highest quality and one that has helped to provide a different perspective for me and my leadership.


Matthew Harrison

​Group Chief Executive

3Dk's Team have been really thorough and supportive in the work with our Board. They have helped us develop a strategic perspective, deliver on our personal development plans and importantly given us really objective feedback on Board performance. To be honest their help has been invaluable.


Howard Roberts

Deputy Group Chief Executive

Torus Group

The 3Dk team has been brilliant in offering us a range of support over the years to respond to a challenging environment. Their objective perspective, housing knowledge and commercial acumen is second to none. Paul was instrumental in helping to create the Torus Group and bringing Golden Gates and Helena Partnerships together. Charlotte and Paul's HR work in the recruitment and selection of the new Group Board and Executive Team has been insightful and very effective.


Kevin Rodgers

Group Chief Executive

WM Housing Group

Paul and Sarah from 3Dk have supported us through the external recruitment process for our new Group Chair. We had an amazing response and their support enabled us to select from a very strong final shortlist. Throughout the process, they offered us good governance advice and the way to ensure that WM developed its governance best practice.  We were incredibly impressed by the professionalism of their team and the attention to detail that ensured the project was delivered on time and on budget.


Shaun Pollard

Chief Executive Officer

Halton Haven Hospice

The Hospice has worked with 3Dk Solutions for nearly ten years. They have been key to driving change throughout the organisation enabling us to become a highly professional organisation whilst retaining the caring ethos which is at the heart of what we do.


John Denny

VMM International

Chief Executive

Just wanted to say that the York Business Academy event was wonderful; made me smile inside and out when the secret of their success was revealed by Angus and Kathleen. It was good to connect with new people as well as old friends.


Trevor Charlton

Chair of St. Helens Housing Association and now Chair of Arena Options

(part of the Your Group)

Paul and his team provided us with an absolutely first class service. He brought everything together for us, and all his experience to bear on quite a difficult situation when we were considering a merger. All the Board, the staff and tenants and I really value his services. 3Dk have left a really positive legacy with St Helens Housing Association.

Martin Dean

Leeds Federated Housing Association

Paul Johnson, Managing Director of 3Dk Solutions and his team have, over the last two years, provided excellent consultancy and interim executive services to Leeds Federated Housing Association. Paul has personally acted as Director and when required, as our Chief Executive. The Board and I have really valued his services


Debra Graham, Director of Fundraising

David Armitage, Treasurer Director of Fundraising

Bolton Hospice

Once more, many thanks for your assistance in enabling Bolton Hospice to continue to provide specialist care within our community at no cost to patients or their families. 


Andy Bounds

The Jelly Effect

Author of the international best selling business book on Communications and Networking -  'The Jelly Effect'. 

Paul, thank you for working so closely with me to help improve the networking skills of your colleagues. I am delighted by the success our work together had. The feedback was excellent.


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