“Consultancy is not easy. Or perhaps it’s just that doing consultancy for me is not easy. After 20 years working in charities I find that consultants who give real strategic and tactical insights and benefits are as rare as hen’s teeth. For me Firetail are the gold standard.”
“Firetail push me to think differently. This can be really challenging but it is always focused on helping to make good decisions that will make a huge difference to the patients and families that Anthony Nolan was set up to serve.
They really understand who we are and how we work; because of this I trust them to help us find new opportunities and solutions but always in a way that is authentic to Anthony Nolan.”
“Though they acted independently, this evaluation felt like a partnership.
When we needed counselling, they supported us. When we needed guidance, they guided us. Most importantly, when we needed the frameworks to understand where we were falling short and how we were under-delivering, they were able to articulate it within a context where the processes to resolution were clear.
Every bit of their evaluation informed our next strategic planning phase, and ultimately informed what we hope is the direction of our organisation for the next few years.”
Dr Gus Hosein
“Firetail has provided extremely valuable support to Agriculture for Impact over the last 5 years. The team engages with our most senior stakeholders in government, academia and civil society.
Their robust evaluations have given us a clear steer on our successes to date and provided insightful recommendations for us to consider as we develop our future plans.”
Professor Sir Gordon Conway
Agriculture for Impact, Imperial College London
“Firetail offers a very different model of consulting for the sector. They aren’t the ‘usual suspects’; they are the people you call when you want a fresh, bold perspective and to take a new look at an issue.
They work with a wide range of organisations, from global coalitions to small social enterprises, and this breadth and depth of experience has provided Cancer Research UK with some great insights to help us stay ahead of the game. I’ve been hugely impressed by the ability of the Firetail team to translate strategic insight into tangible results.”
Dr Iain Foulkes
Executive Director, Strategy and Research Funding
“Firetail worked with Groundwork UK for a year supporting our ambitious Going Public project. This involves the transformation both of our funding model and of our brand presentation. This was a challenging assignment for an organisation with a very wide reach and a huge breadth of local projects. It speaks volumes for Firetail that the Going Public project has gained unanimous support within Groundwork and that, as a result, huge momentum has been built up. It is still early days, but I am confident that Going Public will be a real success.
This would not have been possible without Firetail’s insight, knowledge and dynamism.”
Sir Tony Hawkhead CBE
Our clients include national and international charities, campaigning organisations, foundations and higher education institutions. Several of our recent clients are listed below.