What Clients Say

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

“We approached EP to support the Association in developing a five-year strategy. EP has a practical approach and we benefited from the ongoing support we received after our initial away day to write our strategic and operational plans. EP’s business model is such that they get to know their clients and then identify consultants that best suit the specific needs and culture of individual organisations. I would not hesitate to recommend them”

Anne Bishop, Chief Executive
Community Christmas

“Community Christmas were looking for the right organisation to partner with to take our concept to the next level, but we knew that we didn’t have the skills to do this ourselves. Working with Eastside Primetimers enabled us to explore possibilities that we would never have thought of in isolation and added a degree of professionalism and structure to the process. The support we received at all stages of the process was exceptional and everyone was a pleasure to deal with”

Caroline Billington, Chief Executive
Jobs In Mind

“Eastside Primetimers consistently delivered. The consultants were knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to work with Eastside Primetimers again”

Chris Thomas, Executive Director
Jesus Fellowship Community Trust

“I can say that Adam Stebbings has been a tremendous support and I would like to express my thanks to Eastside Primetimers for your part in facilitating their placement with us. Adam’s assistance has been indispensable, and we are very grateful for it”

Daniel Morriss, Trust Manager and Trustee
The Arvon Foundation

“David Lawrence has done a wonderful job as Interim FD for us at the Arvon Foundation. He had the right skills, knowledge and expertise to resolve many issues that Arvon was facing and his warm, charming personality made him a great cultural fit too. He was a great ambassador for Eastside Primetimers and I would not hesitate to use your services again, should the need ever arise”

Dr Judith Abbott, Trustee
Wave Leisure Trust

“We want to be the best we can be and lead the way on key aspects within our sector, such as GDPR compliance. The Wave Team is positive about the required changes we have identified for compliance and by utilising the professional GDPR services of Eastside Primetimers, I have no doubt that we will successfully reach our objectives”

Duncan Kerr, CEO
Wave Leisure Trust

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Eastside Primetimers GDPR consultant Mike Griffin, he is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced within the field of GDPR and has eased our journey towards compliance”

Duncan Kerr, CEO
Action for Kids

“Eastside Primetimers supported us with new trustee integration and the facilitation they provided was a very good start to this important process for us. It enabled our board to have fully informed discussions and make better decisions on important organisational priorities we were considering at the time”

Graham Duncan, Chief Executive
Absolutely Leisure

“Eastside Primetimers consultant Neil Shearer assisted us with a strategy workshop – this workshop promoted us to revisit a previous piece of work from a different perspective. The outcome has been that we’ve developed an innovative new stream of business that has added 25% to our revenue. I think it’s safe to say that the strategy workshop proved a valuable investment in time and thinking”

Gregory Sinclair, Managing Director
Active Luton

“We are very grateful for the support provided by the Eastside Primetimers team – it is impossible to overstate how much the support has meant to us and how integral to our success it has been.  Being able to call upon such a supportive, knowledgeable, inspirational and patient group of people has been invaluable as our trust seeks to begin engaging with the public health agenda”

Helen Barnett, Chief Executive
Vision Redbridge

“The support that Eastside Primetimers provided first of all helped us to take time out to think about where we stood as an organisation and how we could move forward. It then led to us developing strategies and processes in a range of areas that will better position us to deliver new services and help us express our social value in our local community in Redbridge, in line with our values”

Iain Varah, Chief executive
Rainbow Services Harlow

“Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Teresa Bailey were great to work with. The healthcheck they provided gave us a snapshot of where we were and a reflective look at what improvements we could make to achieve greater effectiveness and organisational efficiencies”

Jackie Sully, Executive Director
Evolve Housing + Support

“Having attended one of their regular merger roundtables to learn about the landscape and explore our options, we chose Eastside Primetimers to help us find the right partner for us, in line with our new business plan. The experience and process they brought to the table enabled us to open up discussions with Grenfell”

Jeremy Gray, Chief executive
Institute of Biomedical Science

“We really enjoyed working with Eastside Primetimers as we developed our three-year strategy. They quickly demonstrated they understood our needs and identified great consultants to work with us, who led us through the process and offered challenge when we needed it. Richard Litchfield and Jo Gratrick were highly knowledgeable and greatly skilled, and their input helped us achieve our goal of a strategy that is meaningful to our trustees, members and staff. I would have no hesitation recommending working with Eastside Primetimers and have engaged them again on another piece of work”

Jill Rodney, Chief Executive
Care4All

“Eastside Primetimers are a great organisation to work with. They very quickly demonstrated an understanding of Care4All’s requirements and then led us through the process, which was a totally new one for us. The consultant Jane Jutsum and colleagues are highly skilled and knowledgeable and their input has already resulted in significant improvements to our business processes and governance arrangements. I would without reservation recommend working with Eastside Primetimers; they have shown themselves to be experts in their field, demonstrating innovation and creativity in their approach”

Jo Barnes, Managing Director, Managing Director
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership)

“Working with Eastside Primetimers was very productive for us. They were professional, efficient and the process has resulted in four new board members and a plan to transform our governance, bringing extra capacity to develop the organisation and sustain benefit for our beneficiaries into the future”

John Boyle, Director
Foundation East

“We are very grateful for the support provided by the Eastside Primetimers team during the process of putting together of our 5 year strategic plan. The EP team was able to pull together a diverse team enabling us to benefit from their wide knowledge and skill base”

Katy Ford, Chief Executive
Chilypep

“Working with Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Helen Nott really helped us explore our idea. Developing the business case increased our understanding of our options, and a better grasp of social value and measuring it will help us to show our stakeholders the real impact of our work. Helen was flexible, great to work with and took time to really understand our needs and who we are. Her work to help us develop our branding and identity has been a real game changer”

Lesley Pollard, Managing Director
BCHA

“We found Eastside Primetimers to be responsive and willing to listen to our requirements and expectations of the output from their work. We ended up with a very useful and thorough Business Plan that not only helped us gain interest from potential funders, but is also a document that we continue to use to implement the project”

Martin Hancock, Chief Executive
North Norfolk Community Transport

“Working with Eastside Primetimers was instrumental to NNCT having a strong period of growth. The diagnostic their team performed helped us reflect on our needs and identify areas where we needed support, including governance  and sustainability. We have doubled in size, with more income from sustainable, longer-term contracts rather than grants. Their variety of consultants with different backgrounds, skills and ideas gave us access to their experience and to personal support on a peer basis”

Matt Townsend, Former chief executive
Providence Row

“We are a homelessness charity in East London and we recently brought in Eastside Primetimers consultant Mike Griffin to support us to update our data protection policies and procedures so they are in line with the new regulation (GDPR). We have greatly appreciated Mike’s knowledge and expertise on the subject, but also his ability to articulate recommendations in a clear, concise way. He takes the time to understand the organisation and provides very practical and pragmatic advice. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eastside Primetimers to any other organisation looking for data protection consultancy”

Nicola Robson, Marketing Manager
Disabled Living Foundation (now part of Shaw Trust)

“We chose Eastside Primetimers because they have a highly credible track record in advising charities on partnerships and mergers. Their expert advice, negotiation and co-ordination of all parties, together with their experience of the merger process, has been invaluable in steering the DLF Board to reach what I believe will be a truly good outcome for the organisation’s mission far into the future”

Paul Baldwin, Chair, Disabled Living Foundation (now trustee, Shaw Trust)
Age Exchange

“We set out to find a partner that provided both the infrastructure we needed to grow and synergy in terms of values and ambition. Without the support of Eastside Primetimers we would never have approached Community Integrated Care, who ended up being the perfect partner. Eastside Primetimers’ initial research into potential partners was invaluable, and they have been professional, supportive and helped us to stay focused on our goals. This partnership will allow us to replicate the work we already do in our Blackheath centre all across the UK, dramatically increasing the number of beneficiaries we reach”

Rebecca Packwood, Chief Executive
The Giving Machine

“From the start, the team from Eastside Primetimers took the time to really understand our current business model and social proposition in depth.  This led to the development of a revised marketing strategy and supporting business plan.  Funders and advisors who reviewed our plan were keen to point out the quality of the delivered plans and this was a crucial factor in securing our social funding in 2017.  Thank you Eastside Primetimers – if only every partner delivered to that quality!”

Richard Morris, Founder and CEO
Ecological Land Co-operative

“We found Eastside Primetimers and their consultant very good to work with. Our Big Potential project with them resulted in a detailed five-year business plan, agreed upon by our trustee board, which helped underpin our expansion through the share issue. For our current share issue we have been able to use the modelling tools to reflect on our progress and update our business plan”

Sonia Sinanan - Ecological Land Co-operative, Operations Manager
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK

“As a chief executive with limited experience of mergers, I very much valued working with Eastside Primetimers. They allowed SRUK to tap into a range of expertise, gave us independent and unbiased assessments of the situation and brought to the table their extensive knowledge and insights from supporting previous mergers”

Sue Farrington, Chief executive
Life Story Network

“I want to say a big thank you to Eastside Primetimers consultant Lisa Lucas. She was really good at keeping us on track focused and organised. She also was really flexible and supportive with our needs.  Her approach was fantastic coupled with her patience and knowledge.  She was a really calming and clarifying force through times of change”

Tom Hughes, Business Development Manager
Project 6

“Eastside Primetimers consultant Dave Garratt was really helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. He managed to pull off a very comprehensive report in a short timescale for us”

Vicki Beere, Chief Executive
Abbeycroft Leisure

“The support secured through the Big Potential programme and provided by Eastside Primetimers has been invaluable. It has enabled Abbeycroft Leisure to respond quickly to opportunities by building a number of models that enable a better response to contracts. This has included financial modelling, contract documents, mobilisation and project management documents. Eastside Primetimers are also helping the Board and Senior Leadership Team with future options for growth and refining the approaches to this next stage of development”

Warren Smyth, Chief Executive

Eastside Primetimers

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