Being creative isn’t enough

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Blog, Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Strategy

By Kevin Baughen Successful fundraising and marketing isn’t just about being clever or creative.  Only creative or advertising agencies with awards to win think this is the case.

Governance questions and the Paul Flowers debacle

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Governance, Resilience

by Karen hope As a recruiter of Trustees and Chairs onto the Boards of charities I am only too aware of what constitutes good governance in the recruitment process.  With the spectacular fall from grace of Paul Flowers and the disbelief as to how he came to be appointed as the Chair of Co-op Bank,

Tomorrow’s world – what inspires young people today?

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Blog, Innovation, Resilience

By Jim Haywood Back in the early 70’s, I remember watching the BBC programme Tomorrow’s World with a sense of fascination and excitement.  It was my weekly window into the latest innovative applications of science and technology.  Whilst some of these didn’t quite get off the ground (floating bicycles, centrally heated ski poles and plants […]

Amanda Carpenter

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Team

Amanda leads the team at Achill Management and has brought together a skilled and experienced group of consultants from a wide range of disciplines. Amanda is a strategic thinker who understands both the policy environment and the operational constraints that organisations face. Having worked on national campaigns as well as at local level she is […]

Jim Haywood

Posted by on Nov 30, 2013 in Team

Jim is an independent sustainability consultant with extensive experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors where he has held a variety of senior executive roles. Most recently, Jim developed and led the environment campaigns of Business in the Community (BITC), supporting a wide range of multi-national corporates at Board level in their own sustainability […]

Age UKs in Kent Consortium

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Case Study, Working Together

Achill Management worked with 6 Age UKs in Kent, covering the whole county, over a period of 6 months to support the development, formation and early stage operation of this new consortium. Although all part of the Age UK wider brand the six charities were all very different in style, size and operational approach and […]

International Network for Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU)

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Case Study, Strategy and Planning

The Director of this small charity was due to take 12 months maternity leave. The Trustees required a cost-effective solution to cover her role which ensured continuity, provided a “safe pair of hands” and ensured the work of the charity was developed in the interim. This needed to be delivered as cost-effectively as possible. With […]

The Aldingbourne Trust

The Aldingbourne Trust cares for and supports adults with learning disabilities across the South of England. Kevin and his team created a tiered, integrated marketing strategy which supported the charity as a whole and the 9 separate entities within it all leveraging the core brand, philosophy and focus. They created internal communications programmes to engage […]

Hidden Britain

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Case Study

Hidden Britain is a UK-based rural development charity. Kevin Baughen woked with the charity to create a valid marketing approach including strategic priorities and relevant activity plans, designed and launched a new product range via multi-media campaigns to a limited budget. He created a new website and built a social media presence to influence stakeholders […]


Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Characteristics

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