Our Core Areas

We are experts in supporting local authorities, the NHS, ICSs, social housing providers, the LGA, central government departments, the Fire Service, Police, and the independent/private and third sector.

Just some of the ways we can help you…

  • Outcome Frameworks
  • Target Operating Models
  • Four Year Budget Setting
  • Strategy Development
  • Boardroom Evaluation

We can enable you to translate your strategic and policy aims into coherent outcomes plans, within your available resources. Our approach ensures that strategy planning and budget processes are aligned, set over a planning cycle which enables multi-year decisions, and work across the silos of individual services.

  • Commercial Strategy Development
  • Alternative Service Delivery Vehicles
  • Income Generation and Trading Optimisation
  • Procurement Health Checks
  • Procurement Support

We work with clients to understand how they can better defend their income streams, maximise income-generating opportunities, model risks and develop commercial strategies.

We baseline costs, assets and capabilities and benchmark against others to know the level of current performance. Armed with a robust evidence base, we can explore options including alternative service delivery models, governance arrangements and product development.

  • Service Redesign
  • Operational, Performance and Financial Baselining
  • Opportunity Identification and Evaluation
  • Data Analysis
  • System Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Activity-based Costing

We assist organisations to work through challenging situations to develop an informed, robust and evidence-driven business case for change.

Our process is aligned to the Treasury’s Better Business Case Model and options are developed in line with strategic priorities, involving key stakeholders.

  • Business Case Development
  • Option Development
  • Financial Analysis and Appraisal
  • Options Appraisal
  • Evaluation Toolkits
  • Risk Identification and Mitigation
  • Consultation and Engagement

Good analysis is at the heart of everything we do. We can help you explore opportunities, identify options, test concepts, model and evaluate options.

Depending on the task at hand, we can incorporate demand modelling, financial analysis, risk analysis, process and systems analysis, benchmarking, qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis and market research into our services.

  • Competitor Analysis
  • Market Appraisal
  • Product Development
  • Financial Planning
  • Capability Analysis

We help organisations develop commercially successful business plans. We work with you to understand your market, your company structure and capabilities. We will then help you define your value proposition, along with a comprehensive business model.

  • Programme Design, Development and Governance
  • Change Programme Health Checks
  • Programme/ Project Management
  • Change Team Development
  • Pre-Go-live Assurance
  • Go/ No-go Toolkits
  • Political Engagement

We assist organisations to build successful change programmes to deliver their strategic objectives and four-year budget proposals.

Having many years of experience working within the public sector itself, we have now, as consultants, designed, implemented and delivered numerous successful change programmes. We are also happy to mentor change teams or run sessions for Members or the Board on topics such as devolution, shareholder governance, best practice in commercialism, trading companies, ASCH integration and children’s trusts.

  • Health Checks
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Supply and Demand Mapping
  • Contract Management
  • Diagnostics

Our tried and tested procedures resolve business problems, address service issues, bring projects back on track and can provide independent assurance.

Whether it’s a service, a programme, a project or an external contract, we can maximise opportunities, reduce deliverability risks and ensure compliance and best practice.

How we do it…


Our solutions meet genuine need and impact. Our diagnostic tools enable us to baseline, understand and work with the current scenario to identify risks and maximise opportunities.


We work collaboratively. Our solutions have integrity and credibility, are evidenced based, easy to use and work. We are fleet of foot, flexible and all our services contribute to improving outcomes for residents and service users.


We are intelligence driven. Our solutions are responsive to needs, quickly mobilised and resourced by affordable teams. We deliver solutions in a pragmatic, impactful and client centred way.

Some of our clients, past and present