Facilitating dialogue so people and nature flourish

Enabling innovative thinking through best practice stakeholder dialogue

We are experts in Stakeholder Participation, Process Design & Facilitation

Designing Dialogue: Need to better connect and collaborate with stakeholders?
We design award-winning decision-making and knowledge sharing processes.
Facilitating Workshops: Need to run an effective and professional event?
We facilitate workshops using techniques that increase the amount covered in discussions by up to 10x.
Training: Need the skills to engage meaningfully and equitably with stakeholders?
We share our knowledge and skills in an array of highly interactive training courses.
Research: Need an expert in participatory research?
We use our specialist engagement techniques and scientific background to plan and carry out ethical research projects.
Evaluation: Need a stakeholder process reviewed?
We have over 25 years of experience as practitioners and have evaluated approximately 50 processes to date.
Stakeholder Dialogue Workshops
People we trained
Countries we worked in
CIEEM Award wins

Our Services

Dialogue Process

We design bespoke processes based on the phases in best practice dialogue.


We design and facilitate workshops drawing on our knowledge of power, psychology, and group dynamics.

Training Courses

We offer a wide range of training courses applicable to many differed contexts, all routed in best practice engagement.


We run best practice participatory research projects, involving end users of research upfront.

Organisations we have collaborated with


  • National Trust

  • Wildlife Trusts

  • University of Aberdeen

  • University of Leeds

  • Environment Agency

  • Westminster City Council

  • Defra

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

  • Natural England

  • JNCC

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  • EUROPARC Federation


  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

  • UNESCO, World Water Council, International Water Association and IIASA

  • SEE (South Eastern Europe) River Projects

  • PERSGA Secretariat to the Jeddah Convention

  • EU – DG Environment

  • African Technology and Policy Studies Network

  • SINP (Croatian Nature Conservation Agency)

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Stakeholder Engagement

Why dialogue matters

Our approach to facilitation is unique and is what sets us apart. Our process design expertly combines a mix of participatory learning and knowledge-sharing techniques. Processes can vary from a single workshop to multiple workshops, involve anything from 8 to 160 people, and range from scenarios with high tension to those with none, across cultures, languages and interests.

The work we do helps communities make better decisions, maximises their resources for action and provides projects with greater momentum. To find out more about our work take a look at our case studies. We truly believe the work we do makes a huge difference to people and the planet. But don’t just take our word for it! Have a look at what others say about our work.

Sharing knowledge internationally

We are proud to have shared our knowledge internationally by working with a huge variety of countries, each with different cultures and challenges. Some topics we have worked on include protected area management on land and at sea, developing climate adaptation strategies, and bridging the gap between science and policy for international organisations.

This map demonstrates the countries we have collaborated with, which includes: Anguilla, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Mediterranean, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paris, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Tanzania, Turks and Caicos Islands, Wales”

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Blog Posts

News & Training

Time Training article
05 Apr: Time – one of the greatest barriers to stakeholder engagement

When we ask our clients and training attendees what hindered them most when trying to engage in full stakeholder participation, and the overriding response was time and money – confidence and knowledge didn’t get a single vote! We want to give some solutions to this, so here goes!