Robert Falkner

Robert Falkner provides charities and “not-for-profit” organisations with much needed financial, accounting and commercial consultancy services, including assisting charities in fund raising. He has carried out a number of successful ICRF funding applications and completed many financial health-check reviews on a wide range of charities, advising on financial reporting needs for Trustees and Board Members, as well as the implementation of suitable financial controls and processes.

Key skills & experience

Robert is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant. He started his career in Ernst & Young, and then spent some 17 years at British Airways in a variety of roles in finance, marketing and IT, both in the UK and overseas. He was the finance director of Online Travel Corporation Plc., a publicly quoted travel company. From 2007 until 2015, he was finance director of Sedex Information Exchange Limited, which provides a world-wide ethical trading database, and since then has been engaged in a variety of “not-for-profit” and charitable organisations principally on a consultancy basis.


Recent projects

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

Computer Aid International Ltd

Walworth Garden Farm

Northcote Books

Soft Touch Arts

Edible Bus Stop

Safe Ground


Other information

He is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, and is a volunteer at the LWC. He is also a director of the aviation and travel industry consultancy partnership Constellation Aviation Consulting Ltd.


Case studies

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