I provide clients a bespoke offering based on a strong understanding of their needs, the market in which they are operating and their future ambitions. My work includes delivery of workshops to understand the needs of the organisation and guides and systems that enable the organisation to replicate the process.
I have previously worked with a variety of charities, social enterprises, businesses and foundations. I also work with clients in partnership with The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC).
Click on one of the service areas on the left to find out more about my work.
- Outcome evaluation report
- Process evaluation report
- Embedding learning into organisations and programmes
- Workshop facilitation
- Theory of change
- Outcomes framework
- Data collection tools
- Qualitative and quantative data collection
- Data analysis
As the process of initiating a systemic change needs a new approach, so too does the evaluation of its success. While we can learn from traditional best practices within the sector, there are too many pitfalls in simply foisting the whole process on a systemic change scenario.
Recent years have seen the concept of systemic change as a means of creating greater social impact becoming more mainstream, joining social entrepreneurship and impact investment in the cache of the sector. It has seen advocacy from a range of major players within the social sector, not least Ashoka, arguably the longest-standing supporter of investing in changing systems over simply funding programmes to plug gaps, however there remains a long way to go in shifting more funding, support and acknowledgement towards the preventative end of the spectrum.
I want to look at the region through a positive lens and talk about talent, opportunity and what we as British consumers can do to support some hugely talented entrepreneurs and artisans across Africa.
Gender equality and female entrepreneurship
I am very passionate about gender equality, whether it is girls getting access to the same education as boys or women having the same opportunities and respect as men in the boardroom. It is a topic that really matters and as a result is one of the subjects which you’ll find me getting into a heated debate about!
I am very fortunate never to have had my gender (knowingly) held against me. My parents ensured I had all the same opportunities as my brother and as far as I’m aware no employer has ever thought less of me because I am a woman or treated me differently. That said I have had people make assumptions about me, both as a woman and a young woman, which let me say right now is both transparent and irritating.