Why cycling commutes need to become the norm

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Blog

There are some places in the UK where cyclists seem to congregate – being based at Somerset House, I can tell you that Waterloo Bridge is one of these places. In my daily attempt to cross the road, they are lined up at the lights in their tens, watching and waiting for the red dot […]

Celebrating the 799th anniversary of the Magna Carta

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in News

Achill Management are delighted to be supporting the work of the Great Charter Foundation as it applies for charitable status. This dynamic new venture seeks to create a lasting legacy from the planned 800th Anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta in 2015. Working with Steve Moore the founder we will be supporting his call to […]

Award for Most Environmentally Friendly Law Firm

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in News

Time is running out for you to nominate a law firm to enter the Law Society Award for Environmental Responsibility. Its easy to do, and if you are a law firm or you know a law firm that has a good track record on the environment then enter now. Criteria for entering includes counting your […]

Legal Sector Alliance

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in News

Achill Management have taken on the interim management of the Legal Sector Alliance for the next 6 months. This influential group of law firms have all committed to tackling the issue of climate change through their operations and pactices. The 20 leading UK firms are working together to support law firms across the UK by […]

Achill Management supports new music charity

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in News

We are delighted our successful partnership with East Sussex Music has resulted in the formation of a new music charity Martlets Music – making music happen for young people. The charity, based in Lewes, will provide access to high quality tuition, enabling young people to progress and develop their talents through participation in ensembles and […]

Why charity branding HELPS fundraising directly

I hear a lot from fundraisers and non-marketers that branding doesn’t actually ‘work’ for charities and that it can actually be a total waste of hard-earned money.  So let’s (loosely) use maths and logic, the core tools of good fundraisers, to suggest why this need not be the case.

Social Investment – a missing link for Corporate CSR?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Funding, Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorised

By Barry Collins Investment in social enterprises is still very much a fledgling agenda in the mindset of the investment community. This is probably not surprising as the criteria for being designated a social enterprise as used by the Cabinet Office in its 2012 Social Enterprise Market Trends ‘ suggested the following five criteria:

What if it isn’t women who are the problem?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Blog, Civil Society, Governance, Innovation, Strategy

By Carole Pemberton Anyone who has been interested in the issue of equality at work for some time, will have grown weary of endless reports noting the slow progress towards greater representation of women on UK Boards. 

Appetite growing for social investment – among the funders

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog, Funding, Innovation, Strategy

By Amanda Carpenter Sitting in a crowded auditorium at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently listening to Bridges Ventures present their report “Shifting the Lens – A De-risking Toolkit for Impact Investment.

Building resilience – one “must keep” resolution for 2014?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Resilience

By Jim Haywood Over the past few weeks homes and businesses across the UK have been battered by some serious stormy weather.  Sadly, as well as causing damage to property, disruption to travel plans and interruption to business, the storms have claimed a number of lives – our hearts go out to all who have […]