Enterprise Development

Charity consultant at a local social enterprise cafe

We offer extensive experience helping social sector organisations to generate new income, whether it is growing charity trading income or winning new public sector contracts.

Our consultants bring a very broad range of commercial skills which have enabled many charities and social enterprises to build new income streams, securing over £154 million of earned income for social purposes.

How can we help?

  • Enterprise feasibility
  • Review of business model
  • Market research
  • Business planning
  • Marketing and go-to-market strategies
  • Financial modelling
  • Advice on how to price services and understand your cost-base
  • Assess financing options
  • Developing fundraising propositions
  • Bid writing
  • Support to find partners, agree partnership deals and develop joint bids
  • Recruitment of enterprise team for scale up

How have we helped?

Read about successful projects we have been involved with:


We supported Suffolk-based leisure trust Abbeycroft Leisure to diversify and grow new services worth £3.5m by working collaboratively with an academy school in Cambridgeshire
We helped Active Luton to develop a new Luton Integrated Wellbeing Service, improving physical and mental wellbeing in the city – worth £1.3m a year for the next five years
We helped GP co-operative FCMS to develop a model to run NHS 111 helpline services across Lancashire and Cumbria, in partnership with the North West Ambulance Service, worth £2.3m.
We supported the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) to win an HMRC contract for disability access services, with a minimum contract value of £234,148 – aimed at making HMRC’s services more accessible to deaf people.

How can we help you?

Please contact us on 020 7250 8334 or email dawn@ep-uk.org if you would like to arrange a discussion about your options.


Victim Support“Eastside Primetimers has supported Victim Support with a number of projects. For example, their consultant Rosie Chadwick provided support with some complex technical elements as part of a successful tender. Rosie made a vital contribution and we found her to be flexible, generous with her time and a brilliant support” Simon Ketteridge, Business Development Director
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
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
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
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

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