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
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
One Manchester

“Eastside Primetimers, with their extensive networks and knowledge of Greater Manchester area, have helped us to broker relationships with a number of social enterprises and charities, which has helped us to build innovative new partnerships to tackle a range of issues”

Dave Power, Group Chief Executive
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
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
FCMS

“Eastside Primetimers were not only vastly experienced in the support process but had expertise with organisations that have a social heart and are not-for-profit which is integral to our values and culture. The individuals directly involved in supporting the organisation in financial planning, business strategic placement, TUPE and HR processes during our multi-million pound public sector tender process were not only professional, but also complemented our own expert team fantastically”

Helen Fogg, Business Development Manager
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
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
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
Healthwatch Croydon

“Eastside Primetimers assisted and supported Healthwatch Croydon in getting a full team of Directors which will ena­ble us to deliver our innovative service delivery model. I have worked with Eastside Primetimers three times and on various projects and I am so glad I have found them”

Mark Justice, Former chair & current board member
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
3SC

“Eastside Primetimers played an instrumental part in getting the organisation off the ground, formulating early business plans, securing a substantial amount of start-up capital, putting together a Senior Management Team and were a key part of 3SC’s early success”

Martyn Oliver, CEO
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)
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
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
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