Strategic and Business Planning

We help organisations develop and produce Strategic and Business Plans for a wide range of reasons, ranging from thinking about organisational development and growth to contributing to feasibility studies for capital projects or supporting funding bids and capital project development.

Our approach to business planning is collaborative and iterative. We work with our clients and their staff to develop strategies and plans that are embedded in the organisation and user-friendly for staff in the long term.

Our approach includes:

• Working with you to develop a clear vision and mission, supported by strategic aims and objectives;

• Analysing the strategic political, economic and cultural context within which you operate;

• Drawing together the market or audience analysis you have and helping gather better data if needed;

• Consideration of the range of desired activities and outcomes and their resource implications;

• Financial modelling over a multi-year period, including consideration of scenarios based on the key variables;

• Thinking about the staff and governance implications of what you’d like to do;

• Looking at risk and scenario planning;

• Completing detailed financial projections to support your plans.

Should you need specialist advice on catering, retail or VAT as part of the process, we have a number of specialist experts to call on among our Partners and Associates.

We’re very experienced in developing plans which respond to the various requirements of different funders, including National Lottery funders and local authorities.

Stephen Escritt

Stephen Escritt

Senior Partner and Founder

+44 (0)7962 259978

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Lead contact for Strategic and Business Planning

Stephen’s work includes business and strategic planning, facilitation and work on capital schemes. Recent projects include business planning at Walthamstow Wetlands for the London Borough of Waltham Forest and feasibility studies for Dorset County Museum, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, MK Gallery and S1 Artspace in Sheffield.

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The Strategic and Business Planning team

Duncan Ackery

Duncan Ackery

Phil Benton

Phil Benton

William Chamberlain

William Chamberlain

Caroline Collier OBE

Caroline Collier OBE

Tim Ellison

Tim Ellison

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

Kirsty Falconer

Kirsty Falconer

Manick Govinda

Manick Govinda

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall

Hanif Kureishi CBE

Hanif Kureishi CBE

Jo Marsh

Jo Marsh

Kate May

Kate May

John Newbigin OBE

John Newbigin OBE

Andrea Nixon MBE

Andrea Nixon MBE

Chris Potts

Chris Potts

Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts

Tom Watson

Tom Watson

Tom Wilcox

Tom Wilcox

Jo Wright

Jo Wright

Naomi Lewis

Naomi Lewis

Gail Caig

Gail Caig

James Coe

James Coe

Matt Peacock MBE

Matt Peacock MBE

Amanda Smethurst

Amanda Smethurst

Matt Daniels

Matt Daniels

Rosemary Lynch

Rosemary Lynch

Jenny Langlands

Jenny Langlands

Mike Stubbs

Mike Stubbs

Sarah Fowler

Sarah Fowler

Michael Garvey

Michael Garvey

Dotti Irving

Dotti Irving

Jonathan May

Jonathan May

Lynsey Smith

Lynsey Smith

Sheila Lumsden OBE

Sheila Lumsden OBE

Siân Prime

Siân Prime

Susanna Eastburn MBE

Susanna Eastburn MBE

Amanda Colledge

Amanda Colledge

Kim Wide

Kim Wide

Sam Male

Sam Male

Uzma Johal MBE

Uzma Johal MBE

Shelley Twitchin

Shelley Twitchin

John Anderson

John Anderson

Samantha Millar

Samantha Millar

Sophie Gregg

Sophie Gregg

Elena Kosseva

Elena Kosseva

Nimrod Vardi

Nimrod Vardi

Kate Bradley

Kate Bradley

Gemma Painter

Gemma Painter

Adam Buss

Adam Buss

Mandy Precious

Mandy Precious

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Helen Watson

Helen Watson

Lowri Goss

Lowri Goss

Louise Hutchinson

Louise Hutchinson

Anna Maloney

Anna Maloney

David Micklem

David Micklem

Deborah Hale MBE

Deborah Hale MBE

Catrina Hicks

Catrina Hicks

Mhairi Holland

Mhairi Holland

Ayla Suveren

Ayla Suveren

Rupert Jones-Lee

Rupert Jones-Lee

Helen Jenkins

Helen Jenkins

Darrell Williams

Darrell Williams

Hilary Machell

Hilary Machell

Karen Turner

Karen Turner

Neil Laidlaw

Neil Laidlaw

Steven Hadley

Steven Hadley

Natasha Bucknor MBE

Natasha Bucknor MBE

Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard

Nicola Turner

Nicola Turner

Simon Curtis

Simon Curtis

Jenny Haskey

Jenny Haskey

Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith

Kate Ward

Kate Ward

Val Young

Val Young

Beatriz Pizarro – Aparicio

Beatriz Pizarro – Aparicio

Emily Marsh

Emily Marsh

Sue Wilcox

Sue Wilcox

Illy Jaffar

Illy Jaffar

Sharon Armstrong-Williams

Sharon Armstrong-Williams

Neil Mackinnon

Neil Mackinnon

Diane Morgan

Diane Morgan

Christian Tilleray

Christian Tilleray

Scott Farmer

Scott Farmer

Joanne Launder

Joanne Launder

Jane Finnis

Jane Finnis

Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Paul Grier

Paul Grier

Syd Nadim

Syd Nadim

Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

Ciara Eastell OBE

Ciara Eastell OBE

Karen Brodie

Karen Brodie

Michael Blair

Michael Blair

Vick Bain

Vick Bain

Peter Greaney

Peter Greaney

Fraser Jopp

Fraser Jopp

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma

Dawn Munro

Dawn Munro