Paula Rogers, Chief Executive at Trailblazers Mentoring

Trailblazers’ relationship with Candour Collaborations has been a successful and fruitful one. Natasha’s ability to understand our business and immerse herself in the charity whilst maintaining a clear overview has meant that we have received the best possible advice. Natasha has contributed to all aspects of the business including funding, external communications, partnership relationships and business planning. Candour Collaborations has ensured that Trailblazers has the strength, breadth and support for continuity and development.

Gary Kernaghan, Strategic Development Director and interim COO at Ixion Holdings (Contracts) Limited

Since joining Ixion holdings (Contracts) Limited in June 2013, I have used the services of Candour Collaborations. They have been commissioned to undertake bid management, bid writing, contribution to operating models and research.

I have found them to be a company that work with the upmost professionalism, are swift in response, communicative and work with integrity. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to other and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Ian Thurlby-Campbell, Head of Business Development at 3SC

I always thoroughly enjoy working with the Candour Collaboration team.  Their depth of insight, analytical skill, and efficiency helps to bring business activities to life and deliver outstanding results. I’ve worked with Candour on a range of projects, in both business development and project management, and am always delighted with their work.

Rob Macmillan and James Rees, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham

We were involved in a successful collaboration with Candour and others, between January and March 2013, to produce the VCS Capacity Building Action Plan for the Ministry of Justice. Candour managed the project and partnership effectively throughout, and we were impressed by their professional and focused approach to this complex consultation and formulation of policy recommendations, most of which were accepted by MoJ.

Business Development Lead, IT company, Yorkshire

We found the support provided worthwhile and productive and Natasha was proficient and enthusiastic. She helped us to assess our position objectively, and getting independent information was useful as it allowed us to understand how our tender processes and responses could be improved

Fiona Sheil, Public Service Delivery Network Officer at NCVO

Working with Mike I was immediately confident of his level of knowledge, ability to draw strong analytical conclusions, and to communicate clearly. This made Candour a perfect partner for our work: I had confidence in their quality and also their honesty and commitment as a partner. Consequently, the process was seamless – and our joint bid successful.