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Business Development
Stakeholder Relationship Development
Training and organisational support
Business Development

We can support all types of social purpose organisations with their business development needs, including:

• Bid writing support – storyboard to final draft

• End-to-end bid management support

• Funding applications

• Business development processes

• Business development planning / strategy

• Solution design

• Contract / project implementation

• Bid / project costings

• Research / market analysis

• Critical friend reviews

We have extensive experience of business development across a range of sectors including: children and young people, health and disability, employment and skills and the arts. We have expertise across a range of commissioning landscapes including national Government (DWP, DoH, DfE, Cabinet Office, etc.), local authorities, Skills Funding Agency European Structural and Investment Funding, Clinical Commissioning Groups, grant funders (Big Lottery Fund, Children in Need, etc.) and trusts and foundations (Esmee Fairbairn, Henry Smith Foundation, etc.)

Passion for social justice

We can support you to develop key relationships to support your business development needs and to develop your key stakeholder strategies. We can help you with:

• Partnership development / strategy

• Stakeholder engagement

• Supply chain development / process

• Engaging Prime contractors

• Becoming a subcontractor

• Marketing your services

• Understanding / engaging commissioners

• Contracting fundamentals

• Policy / consultation responses

Social conscience business

We offer bespoke training to suit your business needs alongside popular training courses designed to help you develop key skills.

Funding Fundamentals - this half day workshop and networking opportunity takes you through the key information funders need to understand your activities as well as taking a look at the current funding climate in an ever-competitive marketplace. It covers the common mistakes organisations make when submitting their proposals as well as providing some top tips to get your idea funding ready. We'll bust some commonly held myths about what funders are looking for as well as breaking down some of the barriers around need and outcomes. By the end of this session you will leave with an individualised project plan underway, a better understanding of what funders are looking for and, our ultimate goal, the confidence to have a go.

Organisational Health check – a 360-degree review of your organisational skills and capabilities to identify areas to make your organisation stronger and more resilient.