About

Choosing a consultant, trainer or facilitator can be a daunting business. You might find yourself asking:

  • How do I make sure they have the right expertise?
  • Do they have a good reputation?
  • Will I get on with them?
  • Will I deal with the same person all the time?
  • Is the service value for money?
  • Will there be unexpected charges on the invoice?

So, when I set up my consultancy about 20 years ago after many years of being on the ‘other side’ employing consultants, my first decision was to make sure that everything I do has the best interest of charities in mind.

So, what do you get when you work with me?

  • Over 35 years in the voluntary sector specifically fundraising, governance and management.
  • Experience working for and with organisations ranging from well know national names (NSPCC, RNIB, Salvation Army) to small and medium charities (Chain of Hope, British Hen Welfare Trust)
  • A wealth of experience as a volunteer (I am  currently an employee nominated trustee of RNIB’s retirement benefit scheme and Chair of a small grant-making trust)
  • A wide perspective based on experience outside the sector (I am a Non Executive Director in the NHS)
  • A commitment to best practice – I am a Fellow and Diploma level member of the Institute of Fundraising  a member of their Policy Advisory Board and an IOF trainer
  • No surprises when it comes to your invoice (except pleasant ones!)
  • A cost effective solution based on your needs
  • Sound, practical and ‘implementable’ support