Capacity Building Services

Our sector is changing – fast. Numerous capacity building programmes are available that offer organisations the chance to examine their strengths and weaknesses and develop their capacity, sustainability and impact. As a provider, Eastside Primetimers is uniquely placed to deliver.

With more than 100 highly experienced consultants spread across the UK, we can offer both local and national expertise.

We have a track record of success. We have delivered:

We are one of the largest suppliers of organisation diagnostic tools (ODTs) specifically designed for the social sector. Our network of business coaches and mentors have embedded change and provided long term help for hundreds of small and medium organisations at the critical times in their development. We have run programmes to bring commissioners and the social sector together to develop innovative local solutions.

Through our Foundation we transfer knowledge gained from our work with larger charities to smaller and local community and volunteer organisations. Many of our consultants are trustees or board members working with a variety of organisations. This experience informs much of our work on effective governance and gives us a unique perspective on partnerships and collaborations in the sector.

For more information contact us on 020 7250 8334 or email


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
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
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
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