Project management and consultancy
We bring strong project management to all our work, bringing together people, information and moving parts to make things happen, ensuring your project meets important deadlines and involves the right people. We form partnerships with local and national organisations from trade bodies to corporate companies to create and manage projects together that bring results with robust reporting along at every stage.
Management models and governance
We worked with NABMA (National Association of British Market Authorities) and ROI Team, a specialist market and retail research company to carry out a review of management models used across UK markets. The study involved in depth interviews with market managers and operators across the country to look at models in place outside the traditional local authority one. The alternative models ranged from co-operatives to traders’ federations and community interest companies and considered the legal framework in which different markets operate. Download the report overview from the NABMA website.
In London, we have independently extended this work further looking at the legislation (LLAA and Food Act) and structuring CICs and trader groups.
Consultancy with community groups
Wellclose Square is one of London’s oldest public squares and located close to the city. Following trial markets, the residents formed a community interest company to develop the market further. We acted as an adviser to the CIC to enable them to deliver markets across the summer holidays with a view to bringing back a regular market the following year. We became a member of the working group focussed on funding opportunities, market strategy and operations, trader recruitment and built local networks and London-wide partnerships. We also ran communications on their behalf across social media channels and executed a local press campaign raising awareness of the market both to attract traders and customers.
Working with multiple partners to develop projects
We bring organisations together to engage people and businesses to deliver increased results on projects. This involves us working with multiple partners to pull projects together and make them happen. We worked with East End Trades Guild to encourage local businesses to take part in East End Independents’ Day to celebrate small businesses in the area, develop offers and sign up for membership. We also developed a partnership with Economy of Hours, a business growth accelerator and skill sharing organisation which saw their members run workshops alongside offering marketing support and promotion to grow their business. A series of local walks were also created that took in shops and businesses around the neighbourhood.