We have worked in 28 countries with a variety of organisations and businesses. Some clients need us to design a bespoke stakeholder facilitation process, others want to train their staff in stakeholder participation and how to be best equipped for handling stakeholder dialogue. Some projects we work on from the start, others call us in at a late project stage to help with a challenging stakeholder project because they feel they need some expert help.
We’ve run over 160 workshops with more than 70 organisations including The National Trust, DEFRA, Natural England, The Wildlife Trust, UNESCO and many others. We’ve worked with local, regional, continental and global organisations of all sizes – and a lot of them keep coming back to us! The project backgrounds we worked on so far included (but aren’t limited to) Water, Sea, Farming, Recreation and Climate Change.
Here’s some of the feedback that we have received over the years:
There has definitely been a shift in people’s perceptions and attitudes to what we are trying to achieve. Also from here an appreciation of the value of this process. Listening to people, allowing them to be heard and have a real input into the decisions we are taking and information we are putting out has generated a positive feeling from those involved.
I would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone seeking to resolve conflict and to better understand different viewpoints.
I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and the amazing job you did under a very challenging brief! I couldn’t have wished for things to go better but more than anything it was just great being able to trust you to do a great job and keep everything under control.
I have never seen such expert facilitation before – the level of detail that went into the pre-planning to ensure workshops and meetings went smoothly was staggering – and highly effective.
The Away Day has been very helpful in developing the strategic plan for SKC and has given the plan new life! I would be very happy to recommend you to other colleagues.
I had a blast and this was definitely one of the best, if not the best, workshops I have attended. Absolutely the best facilitators and facilitation process to date.
It was fantastic, mostly because everyone was included. I would like to participate in training like this again if ever I had the chance – phenomenal experience!
Heartfelt thanks for your excellent contribution to this project, which was an un-contested success.
It was a pleasure working with you – and the stakeholders were of the same opinion. A job well done!
A selection of national and international clients we have worked with include:
Working group and forum for ongoing communication and action at Hatfield Forest
SE Wildlife Trusts
Effective delivery in the SW Wildlife Trusts
Sustainability research in developing countries
East of England Biodiversity Forum
Regional biodiversity strategy
Westminster City Council
Biodiversity action planning
Peer review of ecosystem approach research
Dorset Coastal Pathfinder
Building a facilitation network for coastal change
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Environmental Omics Science Workshop
Isle of Man
A new marine nature reserve for the IoM
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Building fresh momentum and team working at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Review of the European Banks’ public information policy
UNESCO, World Water Council, International Water Association and IIASA
Water futures and solutions
SEE (South Eastern Europe) River Projects
Review, evaluation and mentoring of projects on integrated management of international river corridors in SEE countries
PERSGA Secretariat to the Jeddah Convention
UN Convention for biodiversity management of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
EU – DG Environment
EU assessing biodiversity achievements
African Technology and Policy Studies Network
Organisational change for African research network
SINP (Croatian Nature Conservation Agency)
Stakeholders and Natura 2000 sites in Croatia