Business Plans

  • Sense of Place Toolkit

    May 2010 | Filed under: Business Plans

    Our Sense of Place Toolkit for the Northern Uplands, which provides guidance to community groups planning and delivering heritage based regeneration projects, was funded by three LEADER+ Groups.  To ensure that it met the needs of the intended users, we arranged a programme of reciprocal visits for community representatives to  learn from the experiences of existing project groups in Northumberland, the North Pennines and the Cumbria Fells and Dales LEADER+ areas.

    The findings were used to structure the toolkit and to develop case studies to illustrate particular approaches, lessons, etc.

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  • Tees Valley Events

    May 2010 | Filed under: Business Plans

    For a year we gave strategic development and marketing advice to Tees Valley Tourism’s events support programme (First for Festivals – now Tees Valley Events).  At the beginning of the work we evaluated the project against its objectives by consulting the organisers of large events and stakeholders in the sub-region.  We identified a number if weaknesses including poor business planning, lack of data, and lack of fundraising and marketing skills.  We subsequently produced a series of guidance packs (including a standard evaluation method) and established a programme of networking meetings to address them.

  • Langold Country Park: Financial Appraisal

    April 2010 | Filed under: Business Plans

    Our financial review of the existing operation of Langold Country Park led to the development of a new framework and business plan to be taken forwards by a partnership of the public and voluntary sectors working with local people.

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Who we work with

  • The National Trust
  • RSPB
  • Forestry Commission England
  • Lake District National Park
  • One North East
  • Cumbria Tourism
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Natural History Museum
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Northumberland Coast