KEDA Consulting was established in November 2013, by founding Director Alex Blake, who continues to lead the company, with fellow Director Keith Nicholson, and the support of a core team of high performing consultants. We also maintain a wider network of associates who we can partner with where it would provide added value for our clients.
The benefit of a team of specialist consultants is that as new challenges arise, we can help clients to find the specialist solutions that will drive their organisation forward whilst minimising overheads.
We believe small and medium size charities play a vital role in our society. Our mission is to ensure their vital work is well funded and that they can sustain their services for years to come. Our values inform how we deliver our services, support our team and guide our decision making.
Make a difference
We are passionate about social impact – we have all chosen to work with charities because we want to make a difference. We achieve this through the funding we directly secure for our clients, the long-term impact of our services and by sharing learning with the wider charity sector through training, events and resources. We strive to exceed expectations. We also take a proactive approach to our own social, economic and environmental impact, placing our role as a responsible business at the heart of our culture. For example, we encourage all of our staff to become trustees of a small charity, we donate at least 1% of net profit before directors’ remuneration to small charities and we support key sector bodies such as the Institute of Fundraising, Charities Aid Foundation and VONNE.
Do the right thing
in the right way
We only work with charities where we can add significant value – if our services are not the best solution to meet your needs, we will tell you. We live by our reputation, which is based on achieving results with integrity. We develop open and trusting relationships with our clients and partners, blending our professionalism with warmth and friendliness. We communicate with candour, taking a non-authoritative approach to asking challenging questions to ensure charities can articulate their unique place in the world and demonstrate the difference they make.
We are committed to delivering and setting best practice by always learning about what works best for our clients and implementing continuous improvement in our services. We reflect on what works best and where improvements can be made. We share skills, experience and learning across our team and externally.
We follow the established codes of practice and regulations of the following relevant bodies:
- Charity Commission for England and Wales
- EU Consult
- Fundraising Regulator
- Information Commissioner’s Office
- Institute of Fundraising
- Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
- Institute of Company Secretary and Administrators
- and the law within the UK’s Charities Acts.