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What our clients say

In The Round provided us with a very diverse team of highly experienced consultants who were a pleasure to work with and generated significant and very relevant food for thought for our organisation. 
The report was clearly set out and delivered on time and to budget

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, The Rivers Trust

Ian mentored me at a crucial stage of development of my Social Enterprise Talk for Health. He had a quite extraordinary ability to distil complicated problems onto one page, in a simple series of images, which made it easy for me to see the way forward. Ian was always calm, intelligent, wise and supportive. Since my year of mentoring with him I have had two large and successful contracts and my Social Enterprise is thriving. Thank-you Ian!

Nicky Forsythe, Social Entrepreneur

Elliot's ability to understand both the letter and spirit of good governance along with the detailed priorities of the charity commission and how to address their concerns is in my view second to none. His advise was absolutely invaluable in helping us adopt the correct structure and secure our registered charity status. I have no hesitation in recommending him for any governance challenges, no matter their complexity.

Rend Platings, CEO at Sugarwise

Rachel has worked with the Rural Action Derbyshire team on a number of projects. She brings energy, clarity and inspiration to everything she does. She has a talent for bringing out the best in people and has helped our staff to develop skills in enterprise development, strategic development and bid writing. Her coaching input to our team helped them to secure a significant funding bid in a very competitive environment. I can’t recommend her enough!

Beverley Parker, CEO at Rural Action Derbyshire

Sue has been working with the BSN since 2014, initially identifying some serious risks and reworking our governance accordingly. We really valued her work on this and didn’t want to lose her advice, so asked her to remain involved. Since then she has renegotiated our journal contract on substantially better terms, led a strategic review, and taken a lead on our COVID-19 response, in addition to everyday advice and support. Sue’s work for the BSN has moved us on to another level and hugely increased what we are able to do in support of neuroendocrinology. She is a great asset to the BSN. The depth and breadth of Sue’s experience of managing learned societies has been invaluable.

Dr Giles Yeo, President, British Society for Neuroendocrinology



Client Y's Council appointed us to carry out a governance review of the society as a matter of good practice as none had been carried out for many years. They didn't feel they had any specific problems although the new CEO had identified that their decision process seemed cumbersome and also seemed to make it too easy for strong characters to bypass the correct process. The review looked at many aspects of the society, but a major one was the complexity of their structure for a relatively small society. We were able to simplify this and, as a result, to simplify the decision process and remove the loophole, as well as dramatically improving the level of engagement by the trustees. A key aspect of the process was providing a range of real-life examples from other societies to illustrate the various options presented.

"It's so obvious. I don't know how we couldn't see it before."


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