Areas of Expertise

Delivering best value – for organisations and their clients

The challenge for the private and public sector is to deliver best value (economic and social) from its resources (people and assets) and its partnerships (public and private). It is important to prove that activities funded by Charities, Private sector contributions and the taxpayer deliver wider benefits for local people and communities. It is no longer enough just to talk about social, economic or community benefit, clients increasingly want to know how much benefit, and what evidence you can produce.

We deliver:

  • Organisational analysis;
  • Good practice approaches and resources;
  • Support, training and advice;
  • Tracking impact and evaluation;
  • Programme and strategy research and Development; and
  • Policy research and development.

We can demonstrate financial value, using Social Return on Investment (SROI). We have seen the social benefit agenda grow recently.   Our team has been involved in this field since 1993.

We work with skilled associates. So we can bring specific and specialist skill to projects. And we actively link with other organisations to deliver maximum value to clients. We recently helped SMEs restructure and adapt governance arrangements. We assessed the benefits of hosting the Youth Olympic Games; and improved the viability of iconic youth centres for young people. We facilitate improvements for organisations in processes and improving capacity of staff. And we can work with you.

Competence and track record

We provide consultancy services to improve performance, reduce costs and prove impact.

We help our customers with:

  • Delivering viable, sustainable services;
  • Measuring outcomes;
  • Managing change;
  • Reducing costs;
  • Ruthless prioritisation; and
  • Proving impact.

All of this achieved through review, evaluation, research and support. We work across sectors and types of organisations by putting together relevant teams.

We help you achieve more, reduce costs and prove it

Most of our work focuses on improving programmes, projects and organisations working in the fields of:

  • Health and wellbeing;
  • Employability and Enterprise; and
  • Sports participation.

We help improve business performance through:

  • Organisational analysis;
  • Good practice approaches and resources;
  • Support, training and advice;
  • Tracking impact and evaluation;
  • Organisational and programme strategy research and Development; and
  • Policy research and development.

As a result we are able to help our clients to:

  • Improve return on investment and value for money;
  • Develop a better understanding of what works and how to use it;
  • Increase project skills and capacity;
  • Strengthen partnerships, links and forge networks of idea sharing; and
  • Formulate evidence based, prioritised plans and decisions for future direction.

Relevant expertise in-depth

We work with:

  • Private companies;
  • Social enterprises;
  • Government departments;
  • Local authorities;
  • The Big Lottery Fund;
  • Heritage Lottery Fund;
  • The Premier League;
  • NHS;
  • Sport England; and
  • Many more.

We have a team with the relevant skills and expertise in:

  • Funding and proposal writing;
  • Community consultation and engagement with the public sector; and
  • Social Return on Investment (SROI).

Our team members have a strong track record in each of these fields, backed up by relevant expertise across the company.

Community Benefit work

We also help construct winning bids for construction projects and this can improve consortia's chances of winning bids to deliver infrastructure projects.