What our clients say . . .

We've worked with all sorts of interesting clients over the years and the projects we've been involved in have been very diverse; examples include building a new abattoir in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, working with a significant regional museum moving from the public sector into a charitable trust, supporting community groups applying for funding for Superfast Broadband and working with a leading educational charity setting up Learner Forums in the north.

Tullie House Museum
- we worked alongside a team from Armstrong Watson, led by Alison Watts, on a commission from Carlisle City Council to prepare a business and funding plan to transfer this important regional museum to a new charitable trust.

One North East
- the agency commissioned us, as part of a team from GENECON, a leading economics consultancy, to provide the mid-term evaluation of the £63m RDPE programme and also to help with the transfer of Leader groups back to DEFRA following closure of the agency.

Upper Eskdale Development Group - this very active community group asked us to prepare a new business plan and financial forecasts to support their application to the Big Lottery Growing Places Fund, which we are pleased to say was successful.

Professor Gareth Rees
- we worked with Gareth on a number of developments when he was Principal of Askham Bryan, the leading agricultural college in North Yorkshire.  Notable among these was the development of new vocational learning facilities at the new Thirsk Auction Mart.  Very sadly Gareth died in 2008.

Superfast Broadband Pilots
- we were commissioned by DCMS and DEFRA, alongside GENECON, to support the first five pilot applications to the new Rural Community Broadband Fund; we also prepared detailed business planning templates and fact sheets and delivered a workshop roadshow around the country to help rural community councils in their support work.