Our Services

Our sector is changing – fast. At Eastside Primetimers our mission is to help charities and social enterprises examine their strengths and weaknesses and develop their capacity, sustainability and impact. As a provider with more than 100 highly experienced consultants spread across the UK, Eastside Primetimers is uniquely placed to deliver.

We are available to assist not-for-profit organisations with their strategy, help them become more sustainable through income diversification, and to carry out organisational diagnostics to enable them to identify where they most need help. We also offer specialist services and advice on strategy planning; social investment and contract readiness; social impact and programme evaluation; data protection; mergers and partnerships; and good governance and board recruitment. We have experience supporting both small and large organisations and across many service and cause areas, including health and social care, heritage organisations, Public Service Mutuals (PSMs), disabilities and mental health, sport and leisure trusts, housing, education, employment, justice and community organisations.

In addition to the direct work we do with organisations, we operate as a provider on a range of funded programmes:

  • As part of the GoMutual Consortium – formally appointed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport under the Mutual Support Programme 2.0. – we provide support to potential and existing Public Service Mutuals
  • As a social investment advisor on the Reach Fund
  • Evaluations, diagnostics and delivery projects under Reaching Communities
  • Helping organisations improve impact management systems and processes as an approved provider for Access Impact
  • Helping heritage organisations build capacity or develop strategies under the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage programme and the Architectural Heritage Fund
  • Specialist packages of support for Lloyds Bank Foundation-funded small charities
  • Approved provider on the Big Lottery-funded Big Potential programme, helping organisations with investment and contract readiness

Please contact us on 020 7250 8334 or email dawn@ep-uk.org to discuss how we can help your organisation make a transformational change by providing specialist advice and support.

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
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
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
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
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
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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