Recent Commissions/Activity

Business

Newlands Enterprise Professional Services

Provision of Business Planning, Financial and Monitoring and Evaluation services to social enterprises and community organisations in Bradford to help them develop, grow and become more sustainable.

Lower Grange Community Association

Business planning, assistance with Reaching Communities Application and logo design.

Clothing Solutions

Business planning and pricing strategies.

Fit for Work Service

Design and creation of a new website by David Sainsbury on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Fit for Work Service Pilot.

Business Link Brokerage Platform

Business advice to social enterprises in Yorkshire and the Humber. Services so far include business planning and advice on legal structures for a new creative industries business

CWG

Research on innovation and development grants for a farmers co operative.

People

NCC Employment and Skills Board

Leading a team to procure through open tender a pilot programme of activity linked to employment and health, and then to project management using Prince 2 principles ensuring that all data capture systems and evaluation mechanisms are in place

Shared Intelligence

Scarborough Employer Needs Survey - interviewing employers and stakeholders concerning skills, labour market supply and barriers to employment, to support Scarborough Council in their application to the RDA for a employability project. Also, assisting with Action Learning Sets for EEDA’s Work Limiting Illness Network. This involved writing a 20 page briefing paper for participants.

HMPS

Advice and guidance to the Hope team in planning their approach to employers and contacting large companies to build partnerships with the Prison Service for the employment of ex offenders.

Place

CABE Space Enabler

Part of the enabling team for the governments ‘Centre for Architecture and the Built Environment’ focusing on public space projects in Yorkshire and the Humber

Goole Town Council

A successful stage 3 application to Yorkshire Forward to secure £1.7 million to complete the funding package for a new Arts and Civic Centre.

Yorkshire Forward Renaissance Management Programme

Leading the the £10 million Scunthorpe Renaissance Programme and supporting the management of the £11 million Bridlington Renaissance Programme. Includes procurement through design competition

EC Harris

Successfully secured £700,000, the maximum eligible for the private sector development of 54,000 square foot units, costing £5 million. This involved writing the ERDF application including development appraisal and supporting business plan, then negotiating this through various stages of consultation and peer review.

Hartlepool Town Council

Managing interactive workshops for stakeholders and sensitive public consultation, then analysis of the information to support a design competition for the redevelopment of Hartlepool Town Square.