We recognise that it is not easy to develop a sustainable organisational strategy that safeguards the heritage and offers new opportunities for visitors, whilst balancing the books.

With a fresh eye and practical approach, we enable and facilitate strategy development and planning. We aim to be insightful, supportive and analytical. We specialise in working with governing bodies and executive teams to get to the heart of the issues and map out a clear way ahead.

Our approach to business planning is based on over 50 years combined experience of direct service delivery, advice, support and assessment. We can also draw on additional financial, retailing and catering expertise. We encourage realism and ambition, taking pride in ensuring that the plans we produce are a succinct summary of the current situation and an accurate reflection of what’s possible.

Our project planning expertise has depth and breadth. We can not only help our clients to plan for a finite capital project, but make a positive difference to their organisation long-term. Our work frequently involves significant partnership development, with a focus on generating a consensus across disparate institutions on aims, objectives, outputs and outcomes. We also offer a life cycle approach to project planning from concept stage through to delivery and evaluation, such as at Quarr Abbey.

We often develop business and project plans in the context of emerging Heritage Lottery Fund applications.

Fulham Palace Trust
Business & Project Planning
Fulham Palace Trust
Jane Austen’s House
Business & Project Planning
Jane Austen’s House
Sandys Row Synagogue
Business & Project Planning
Sandys Row Synagogue
Milton Keynes Heritage
Business & Project Planning
Milton Keynes Heritage
Norton Priory
Business & Project Planning
Norton Priory
Museum of English Rural Life
Business & Project Planning
Museum of English Rural Life
Charities Aid Foundation
Business & Project Planning
Charities Aid Foundation
Ancestral Tourism
Business & Project Planning
Ancestral Tourism
God’s House Tower
Business & Project Planning
God’s House Tower
Museum of English Rural Life
Business & Project Planning
Museum of English Rural Life

We recognise that it is not easy to develop a sustainable organisational strategy that safeguards the heritage and offers new opportunities for visitors, whilst balancing the books.

With a fresh eye and practical approach, we enable and facilitate strategy development and planning. We aim to be insightful, supportive and analytical. We specialise in working with governing bodies and executive teams to get to the heart of the issues and map out a clear way ahead.

Our approach to business planning is based on over 50 years combined experience of direct service delivery, advice, support and assessment. We can also draw on additional financial, retailing and catering expertise. We encourage realism and ambition, taking pride in ensuring that the plans we produce are a succinct summary of the current situation and an accurate reflection of what’s possible.

Our project planning expertise has depth and breadth. We can not only help our clients to plan for a finite capital project, but make a positive difference to their organisation long-term. Our work frequently involves significant partnership development, with a focus on generating a consensus across disparate institutions on aims, objectives, outputs and outcomes. We also offer a life cycle approach to project planning from concept stage through to delivery and evaluation, such as at Quarr Abbey.

We often develop business and project plans in the context of emerging Heritage Lottery Fund applications.

Ancestral Tourism

Ancestral and Literary Tourism Project Development for former Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, East Midlands

 

Byron_1824Client: Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, East Midlands

  • Until 2012, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, East Midlands (MLA EM) was a regional development agency responsible for developing and supporting museums, libraries and archives

 

Project: Ancestral and Literary Tourism Project

  • MLA EM with Lincolnshire Tourism wanted to research and scope the potential for museums and archives to contribute to a better coordinated offer for family and literary tourists in the East Midlands, building on interest in visiting places that inspired figures such as D H Lawrence

How we helped

  • Working with Cameron Taylor, we undertook research to identify potential collections, current activity, markets and issues for ancestral and literary tourism in the East Midlands and made a series of developmental recommendations.
  • We consulted with partner organisations in tourism and economic development to ensure the recommendations met their expectations
  • We then produced a detailed and costed blueprint plan for those recommendations
  • We worked with a disparate range of partners from those with collections, heritage organisations, and the family history and tourism sectors to build a sense of momentum for future action
  • The blueprint was fully funded and resulted in a highly successful pilot
Fulham Palace Trust
Business & Project Planning
Fulham Palace Trust
Jane Austen’s House
Business & Project Planning
Jane Austen’s House
Sandys Row Synagogue
Business & Project Planning
Sandys Row Synagogue
Milton Keynes Heritage
Business & Project Planning
Milton Keynes Heritage
Norton Priory
Business & Project Planning
Norton Priory
Museum of English Rural Life
Business & Project Planning
Museum of English Rural Life
Charities Aid Foundation
Business & Project Planning
Charities Aid Foundation
Ancestral Tourism
Business & Project Planning
Ancestral Tourism
God’s House Tower
Business & Project Planning
God’s House Tower
Museum of English Rural Life
Business & Project Planning
Museum of English Rural Life