Combining stakeholder empowerment and engagement with specialist research and subject knowledge.
Resources for Change is a sustainable development consultancy working at all levels in the development and delivery of interventions for communities, organisations and agencies. We 'bridge the gap' between delivery, management and strategy. In short, this means we:
Act at Grassroots - Hands on experience of engaging communities and civil society
Support the Managers - Practical experience of partnerships, management systems and improving delivery
Advise the Strategists - Advising, evaluating and supporting policy and strategic programme delivery
Resources for Change was originally set up by Steve Evison as Rural Resources in January 1997 in response to changing approaches to sustainable development. It became a limited company in 2003 and Resources for Change was set-up to reflect the fact that much of our work is not rural, but urban or strategic in emphasis. Both companies have worked in all parts of the UK and, so far, have worked in 9 overseas countries.
In July 2010 we completed the process of becoming an employee-owned company. Five of the core consultants act as Company Directors and share the responsibility for the company’s future direction. For us, this is the realisation of a long held ambition and we hope it will further strengthen us as a team. Steve remains as CEO, leading the company in day to day business.
How we work?
The needs of all stakeholders are now seen as being integral to the process of change. We aim to facilitate the involvement of communities, groups, individuals, work-forces, managers and strategists in developing sustainable solutions. We do this using a range of appropriate methods, with a particular expertise in tools and techniques designed to maximise participation.
There is also a growing acceptance of the synergies between the sectors such as environment, health, community safety, planning, recreation, tourism and community development. Resources for Change provide a cross sectoral approach to development, and being a team, provide a variety of expertise.
Employing a core staff support, Resources for Change also work with a range of individual associates, businesses, and other organisations to provide the right blend for the client's needs. We also describe ourselves as a Social Business, as defined by our approach to work, to each other and in keeping with the company ethos.
We believe this is the future and, as always, we intend to be at the forefront.