Candour Collaborations was founded in early 2013 by Mike Harvey and Natasha Newson.

With over 25 years’ experience between us, we have won, implemented and delivered contracts for private and voluntary sector organisations across a broad range of public service markets and social inclusion programmes. We practice what we preach, and work hard to offer a range of high-quality business development services; be it working with smaller organisations targeting prime contractors, or supporting commissioners to develop effective procurement strategies which drive appropriate behaviours and outcomes without excluding specific sectors or specialist organisations.

Since we set Candour Collaborations up we’ve been heavily involved in large-scale tendering opportunities including the MoJ’s Transforming Rehabilitation competition (see our Criminal Justice page link for more details) and DWP Work and Health Programme, whilst also staying very active in other markets. We have worked with clients to model contracts commercially and operationally, managed complex tender processes, and supported our clients in negotiations with a range of commissioners, prime contractors and social investors.

With our support, clients have secured grants and contracts from a range of commissioners including Department for Work and Pensions, NHS Foundation Trusts, Housing Associations, Skills Funding Agency, Jobcentre Plus, Greater London Authority, National Offender Management Service, Cabinet Office, local authorities and Prime Contractors.

We have also provided operational support in project implementation and programme management on both an interim and retained basis.

Based in the North East, our client base extends across the whole of the UK. To read more about us, and for our direct contact details, please click the links below.

Meet the team