Services we provide
Services may be provided by the Ardent Group directly and/or by our partners, directly to our clients.
Ardent is able to consult upon and provide centralised sales and marketing. Whether our clients seek a branding campaign, a marketing initiative or a sales pitch to one organisation, an industry or the general public in any of their chosen countries, we have, or can align with, partners or associates to manage the scope, the production of works and the launch of any planned works.
As our networks and projects develop in their operational countries, inclusive of our Private/Public Partnerships (PPP's), we gain valuable contacts and direct routes to business for imports, exports, innovation development, intellectual property sharing and/or licensing, product distribution and logistics.
SALES, MARKETING, LOGISTICS, DISTRIBUTION
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES - LEGAL, CONTRACT WRITING, HUMAN RESOURCES, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
We provide a raft of professional services. Some are in-house and some are provided by our Partners and Associates. We are able to write preliminary / basic and draft Agreements which are then passed onto either our lawyers or tabled to be provided as scope to a client's lawyer.
We manage our own human resources in two forms: (i) Employees, Contractors, Advisors, Partners / Associates and; (ii) Project Assessors, Project Planners, Project Managers, Project Monitoring, Accounts / Auditing and Compliance. Because of this, we are able to provide certain levels of professional advice, services, and/or referrals.
Intellectual property can be registered via one of our Associates or directly with us and subsequently managed via a plan that we would propose our project client implemented.
ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, BUDGETING, REPORTING
All project clients align with Xero accounting when they sign into agreement with Ardent. It is a cloud based system that allows us to monitor and spot audit a project remotely, saving time and money.
Budgeting and reporting is essentially the start and end process of any project's financial review. We need to measure forecasted financials against actual performance and then we shall report to the Board and financial team recommendations as necessary.
Consultancy in general terms, includes all functions displayed on this page as hireable on a temporary, permanent or consultative basis. All of our staff provide consultancy based on their specific areas of expertise.
We can provide specialist advisory to our clients, whether the requirements are industry or position specific. The specialists have varying degrees of education and experience.
Our partners and associates provide advisory to project clients and report back to our central project management office. We ensure that all projects are managed in a way where all options and decisions are communicated, planned and effectively executed.
We provide all clients with board management. Private project investee companies will host relevant members from our team on their board. In respect to our PPP program, we will host relevant Government members on that board which oversees all projects.
On occasion we may contract, or hire in, external expertise for an agreed term and cost, whether on behalf of a project or Ardent.
CONSULTANCY / ADVISORY / BOARD MANAGEMENT
Our Project Planning team works with projects that have passed our initial due diligence and feasibility, and have been issued a letter of approval to fund or finance in principle.
They will ensure and resource assistance, if and when required, to check that all client documents are written exactly as prescribed. They will also check all facts and figures, research data, market data and provide the funding team with recommendations.
Our Project Management team will work with and support each project or, in the case of a PPP project, we will provide support to both the local PPP Project Manager and the individual project's Project Management team.
Beyond the funding and project planning / management stages we then monitor project performance and measure it, audit it, sit on the board and assist in guiding the project. We do not micro manage our project clients.
PROJECT PLANNING, DOCUMENTS, MANAGEMENT
Ardent is an intermediary or broker, consultant / advisor to various projects seeking funding and/or financing. We deal with private project and PPP (Public, Private Partnership) applications.
We may organise funding and/or financing in-house or via any of our aligned financial specialist contacts, such as Avid Capital.
Funding is generally equity based and financing is lending with an agreed level of interest and schedule of repayments, often secured by assets purchased with the lent funds.
We are competitively priced, expert and diligent.
PROJECT FUNDING AND/OR FINANCING
Many of the project applicants that we deal with are brilliant innovations in start-up phase, but very few are anywhere near commercialisation of their idea (product or service).
We deal with projects that come from all over the world. Whilst we prefer projects within our chosen geographic regions, we do recognise that the innovators of an idea may reside elsewhere. Some may consider relocating for fiscal or logistical reasons.
Between Ardent and our Partners / Affiliates, we are able to assist in developing a commercial strategy and structure that best suits and accommodates the innovation team as well as the forward representation, manufacturing, distribution and licensing etc.
Structures are generally inclusive of entities such as a Company or a Trust in jurisdictions that are advantageous for tax or logistics, that can be aligned with banks of good standing and are safe.
Asset protection, subject to lending securitisation, is a means to ensuring that, should damage be incurred by the project, the assets and their value can be reasonably protected.
COMPANY AND ASSET PROTECTION STRUCTURING
RESOURCE SHARING, COST REDUCTION, TRAINING
Ardent is open to solutions that may include the sharing of certain resources such as office space, employed staff and training sessions with experts in areas of mutual benefit.
One example is how Avid Capital, our premier financial partner, has integrated their office with ours. We share space, power, communications and the reception desk.
We are happy to extend similar offers to our project clients.
We have a technology team that is competent in the selection, negotiation, implementation / installation and connectivity of server hardware, also server software administration and monitoring.
Our services directly include levels of website design and development from basic through to professional, from a more lower cost static website through to an extensively customised one.
Inclusive of website design is logo and general graphic design of business cards, letterheads, envelopes etc. via an Associate, as well as the production of marketing material in various countries.
Our Project Management Team, in association with a specialist consultant, can also plan, manage, execute, test and complete a custom software development project (apps or applications).
We use technology on a daily basis to enhance our productivity and so we highly recommend our projects implement the best technology they can access.