We foster understanding.

When faced with divergent community and stakeholder views or the need to move a project, policy or planning initiative to the next stage, consultation with stakeholders and community groups needs to be expertly delivered.

Our consultation solutions anticipate objections, impacts and issues and incorporate methods to capture a broad range of community opinions, beyond the loudest voices. We also apply the ‘Gunning Principles’ to ensure the consultation is robust, has real scope for influence and will help to understand and incorporate community feedback. Where appropriate, we work with digital software partners to deliver digital-led consultation programmes and we utilise physical consultation methodologies that help you understand the needs of the people your project may impact upon.

Applying our analytical and editorial know-how, we collate all your project feedback and submissions to prepare a consultation report or Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which will help you better understand your stakeholder environment and fulfil the requirements for planning applications, other formal submissions and NHS Assurance processes. 

Our consultation plans and programmes have been implemented at grassroots levels to engage community members in urban planning proposals, local government reforms, healthcare transformational change and the implementation of sustainability schemes. We work with stakeholders on every level through to the highest in government where changes to policy need to be actioned.