At Eastside Primetimers we specialise in strategy-led charity governance reviews. If charity governance is about one thing, it is about ensuring your governance structures allow you to shape your organisation’s strategy and see it delivered.

Are these some of the challenges and issues facing your organisation?

  • The Board is not making enough of a contribution, especially to your strategy;
  • The Board doesn’t understand the sector you are operating or its challenge is off the mark;
  • The Board lacks the right diversity, skills and knowledge
  • The Board is unsure how it measures up against the Charity Governance Code for the sector;
  • The Board doesn’t act as a single, supportive Board

All skills audits should start with strategy. There are always complexities that need to be added in, but our governance consultants have the experience to know when and how. We have been helping organisations find solutions to their charity governance problems for over a decade, using our in-depth knowledge of the sector and the challenges it faces to help leaders transform the lives of their beneficiaries.

The highest performing boards are diverse, with a good mix of skills and ways of attracting the best people. We specialise in bringing high-level individuals with business or cross-sector backgrounds onto Boards and have built up a network of over 300 high-quality individuals who have first-hand experience of private, public and social sector boards.

Whether you want to shape a new board, fill key roles or simply boost performance, we provide both the insight and the people to make it happen. Read about our recruitment services and how we can help you make a change.

Who we have helped with their charity governance

Governance roundtables

We also run regular roundtable sessions for charities and not-for-profit organisations, focusing on how best to manage your organisation’s trustee Board. Our roundtables provide a forum for 10 or so senior and experienced chief executives, senior managers, chairs and trustees to explore these issues and the solutions that work. These 1.5-2 hour events are designed to provide the space for ideas to be shared, under Chatham House rules.

How can we help you?

For more information, to discuss your options or if you would like to attend a roundtable, contact us on 020 7250 8334 or at


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
Age UK Islington “We engaged Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Julia Perry to deliver a bespoke Leadership Development Coaching Programme, during a period of change in our organisation. Julia’s experience as an accredited behavioural analyst enabled her to adapt her coaching style for the different personalities involved. I particularly valued the structure of the programme, which allowed four department heads to trust in the confidentiality of their individual sessions with Julia, while at the same time staying accountable to Age UK Islington as a whole” Andy Murphy, CEO
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
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
Papworth Trust“Eastside Primetimers’ consultant Linda Holland really helped us with our business continuity planning during the COVID-19 lockdown. She helped us to review what we had in place, and identify not only improvements we needed to make, but also how we needed to do it. I’m very grateful for the support – there are 17 people in my team and she facilitated the session really well. Thank you again, it has been incredibly helpful” Sarah Miller, Chief Executive
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

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