Proving impact, improving performance




  Evaluation and Research Services


We design and deliver evaluations for not-for-profit organisations, and provide evaluation training

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We conduct consultancy assignments drawing on our extensive research and organisational experience

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Research Development

We support Higher Education Institutions to develop their research capacity, infrastructure, and strategy

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How we work

    Our working practice is based on five principles:

    • Objectivity: our integrity depends on our ability to be objective in our thinking and the advice we give
    • Curiosity: we have enquiring minds and know how to ask the right questions and get answers
    • Rigour: we seek to deliver academic rigour while keeping to commercial timelines and expectations
    • Honesty: we will tell you what we think and back it up with evidence
    • Clarity: we speak and write clearly and succinctly


Who we work with

What our clients say

  • "We have had excellent feedback from clients and volunteers they interviewed… We would definitely work with them as consultants in the future again.”
  • "Matthew is very easy to work with – he is flexible but authoritative, and we have commissioned further work from him as a result of our first experiences.”
  • “Matthew provided a professional and high quality service... The report he wrote went through peer review by two academics …Both gave the report the highest possible mark.”
Matthew Terry

Matthew Terry


Matthew has been a researcher and evaluator for more than a decade. He has evaluated more than £2bn of charity and public sector activity in many fields including health, education, the arts, criminal justice, enterprise and volunteering. He is a member of the UK Evaluation Society and a governor of NCG.

Lachlan Smith

Lachlan Smith


Lachlan leads our Research Development practice. He has extensive experience across a wide range of HEIs from large research intensive universities to smaller specialist institutions. Lachlan is studying for a PhD at the University of Leicester and has a background in economic development and evaluation.

Richard Sutcliffe

Richard Sutcliffe


Richard is an evaluation practitioner and research development professional. He is an experienced project manager, researcher and economist who has also worked as a research development officer at the University of Warwick. Outside of work, Richard is a school governor.

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