Services

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If you’d like to discuss the possibility of me helping you / your organisation in any of the ways outlined below, please do get in touch via the contact form on this site.

I am very happy to have an initial conversation without any commitment on either side. By having a short discussion at the outset about what you are wanting to achieve and how I might help, we can both make sure that working together is likely to be a productive experience.

Writing

As a journalist I have written for national newspapers and a variety of specialist and leisure magazines, and I have have experience of copywriting for charities and commercial businesses. I have extensive experience of writing for websites, producing annual reports and press releases. If you would like me to undertake some writing work for your organisation, the most important issues for us to clarify at the outset are the key messages, intended audience and the tone that you want to use. I can write up pieces from drafts that you provide, or alternatively I can research and develop material from an initial brief. I can also provide regular blog articles for your website based on material that you provide.

Bid writing

I can manage and write bids for individual organisations or consortia. In the current climate fundraising resources are stretched, and yet potentially exciting funding opportunities can arise just at the moment when staff time is already fully allocated. In these situations I can offer a cost effective solution, ensuring that your organisation doesn’t miss out on valuable funding possibilities.

Project Development

I have extensive experience of developing and implementing a range of projects, ranging from service delivery to communications and membership issues.

Organisational reviews

Issues arise in all organisations from time to time – sometimes these relate to the organisation as a whole, or it may be that the focus is on a particular team or function. Usually these can be addressed internally but sometimes it is useful to get an outsider’s view, and this is where I can help by undertaking a review – perhaps because a fresh perspective is required or where it is important that any analysis is clearly seen to be impartial.

Coaching

Managing staff and / or leading organisations is tough. If you would like some external support to help you improve your individual performance as a manager/ leader, I can  work with you in a variety of ways ranging from a one off session to regular meetings over a longer period.