Consultancy specialism areas

Strategic planning – we can support any aspect of your business and strategic planning processes, from a quick refresh to a whole re-write and everything in between. We can help you look at future trends, funding options, staffing structure and ensure the right people contribute and own the plan including staff, trustees and other stakeholders.

Market analysis – want to know what your competition are doing, understand your target market or consider expanding into a new field? We can gather and present data to help you make informed decision.

Feasibility studies – you may want to consider a range of scenarios before committing funds or to help you apply for funding. We can complete a full feasibility that will give you an options appraisal to help you move forward.

Policy development – we have supported a number of organisations to develop internal policies, procedures and processes in every aspect of organisational work including managing staff, for example disciplinary and grievance and direct delivery, for example safeguarding. We ensure our work meets with current legislation and that it will work operationally for your organisation.

Governance Рit can be difficult to find a productive way for the board and the executive team to work together. You may want to update your governance documents, to complete a skills audit to recruit new trustees, plan some training or workshops together to consider any aspect of your organisation’s work. We understand and can offer a sensitive, effective way to reach the desired goal.

Fundraising – we are able to support with anything from identifying suitable funding streams to writing funding applications, both small and large. With a collective experience of over 30 years in the third sector, we understand what funders are looking for and how you can best sell your service to achieve positive results.

Tendering and procurement – as the landscape changes for the third sector opportunities are opening up for organisations to apply for contracts. We can support your organisation to become tender ready or work alongside you through a procurement process. We can work with you to develop policies and procedures, financial costings, deliver staff training or complete the process on your behalf. We are fully trained in procurement and have successfully secured many contracts.

Monitoring and evaluation Рwe have secured over £10m during our careers, delivered services and fully complied with the monitoring and evaluation requirements including European audits. We have the expertise to work with you to undertake monitoring and evaluation of projects, pieces of work or service areas.

Human resource management – this can be very challenging and time consuming for charities and we can support as much or as little as your need. We can advise on all matters of HR or undertake the whole process for you, this could include recruitment, consultations, restructure, job evaluations etc.