Voluntary Action Islington

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Case Study, Developing Your Organisation

Achill Management worked with Voluntary Action Islington following their merger to support organizational restructuring and business planning. A full organsiational audit, reviewing all aspects of the charities operations, staffing, governance and leadership included interviews with all staff, trustees and stakeholders, led to a comprehensive report with a detailed set of recommendations for change. Following presentation […]

Why Does Resilience Matter?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Civil Society, Innovation, Resilience, Strategy

By Carole Pemberton We live in a world which is marked by disruption: whether it is the impact of the financial crisis on organisations and individuals; changes in social patterns in how we live, or climate change. The certainties which marked previous generations are no longer available to us. That is why resilience is now […]

Building Team Resilience

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Case Study, Resilience and Sustainability

The Finance Team of a faith based charity were struggling to deal with the demands being placed on them as recession bit. The organisation was seeing donations reduce and the expectations on the team increase. Difficult decisions were making them unpopular, stress related illness had increased. and a freeze on new appointments was increasing the […]

Trustee, INTBAU about Jim Haywood

I am sure I speak for all the Trustees, the chapters and the staff of INTBAU for Jim’s guidance of INTBAU during the Director’s absence. I personally very much appreciated his methodical and insightful style of management and organisation of the very successful events during the last 12 months.

Alison Redmore, Director, Science Learning Centre East of England, University of Hertfordshire

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Business Development, Testimonials

Amanda’s expert support and capability enabled us to assemble and submit two million-pound bids in just 4 weeks, both of which we won. Amanda has extensive experience of business support as well as excellent interpersonal skills. She was able to assimilate a large amount of complex material and ideas in a short period of time […]

Jigsaw Consortium- bringing together support for children and families

Amanda’s intervention really helped to facilitate our early meetings and bring everyone together in a structured way to discuss what we wanted to achieve and what tools and systems we would need to get there. We all had enthusiasm and energy for working together, but I think we lacked some structure and a clear path […]

Oasis Women’s Refuge

Amanda supported Kent Domestic Abuse Consortium with high level due diligence and the development of a Memorandum of Understanding. The input we had from her enabled us to think through the details of a partnership approach of this kind and also took away a task we had no experience of undertaking whilst we were tendering […]

Sally Staples, 
Cultural Strategy Manager, 
East Sussex County Council

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Strategy and Planning, Testimonials

What made Amanda’s initial pitch stand out for me was that she read between the lines and saw beyond our brief. In my experience she uses that perception combined with astute diplomacy to ensure that she provides true value for money. Working with her is a constructive dialogue and that’s what makes it a rewarding […]

Madeleine Bates, General Manager TALC

Achill Management carried out an organisational and governance review of TALC in August 2012. The process was well-thought out, comprehensive and thorough, and the subsequent report produced was incisive, clear and gave us a clear view of the work needed to develop the organisation.