Market Analysis and Business Planning

Identifying service development opportunities

In today’s challenging financial climate, it can be difficult to maintain a clear view of the market for your services and the opportunities and competition. We undertake tailored market analysis, clarifying the future for existing contract funding and searching out new opportunities and helping you to understand the background against which you are delivering. We support you to develop a comprehensive business plan with realistic intentions and achievable aims and help your team to gain the confidence to deliver your objectives.

Our team has undertaken market analyses for Ideal for All, Murray Hall, Community Transport Calderdale, City & Hackney MIND, Foresight (North East Lincolnshire), National Star Foundation, Trident Reach, Social Care in Action (Southampton) and Staffordshire Housing Association; and supported Business Plan development for a wide range of third sector organisations including Age Concern Hampshire, Gateway Family Services, Moseley Exchange and Nottingham Counselling Service.

Developing business plans requires strategy and organisational strengths reviews. We have undertaken detailed analysis and strategy planning with boards of many of our clients, using a combination of structured tools that enable board members to identify strengths and development issues and individual and group work to develop understanding and working relationships.

We have specialist knowledge and experience in evaluation of delivery programmes, and in particular in programmes based on behaviour change in people who services are provided to.


Greater understanding of the public commissioning world and the competition.
Personal business plan, one to one engagement with our consultants.
Introduction to new possibilities and business schemes, grants etc.
Address head on, sustainability (long and short term) and the potential of your organisation.

Other Services:

Understanding priorities and influencing commissioning intentions

Maximising success in winning tenders

Enabling lead providers to ensure quality and delivery