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Consultancy

WHAT WE DO
Many organisations in the Third Sector need advice and assistance to carry out specific assignments outside their day to day work but do not have the time or resources.

CF Consultancy has a team of specialists who have many years experience of the voluntary or third sector and undertake commissioned projects on behalf of a wide range of clients.

Our principal areas of expertise are:
- Undertaking all forms of market and social research and advising on the implementation of findings
- Business and strategic planning
- Social and environmental issues
- Training
- Social and community planning
- Village retailing
- Financial planning
- Local food supply chains

Category specific assignments:
- Transport
- Rural Housing
- Community Enterprise
- Community Shops

WHO WE ARE
CF Consultancy is the consultancy arm of Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire. Established in April 2006, CF Consultancy draws on the expertise and skills of senior members of staff including the Chief Executive, Assistant Chief Executive and members of the Senior Management Team of Community First. All have many years experience in the business world as well as the voluntary sector.

We focus specifically on areas and organisations with which Community First is directly involved: Village Halls, Parish Councils, Community Transport, Village Shops, Community Involvement and Support, Social Enterprise and Rural Housing.

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
As a major Rural Community Council in the South West we have an intimate knowledge and understanding of the problems and opportunities facing Third Sector organisations in rural areas.

We have highly qualified personnel who have extensive experience working in the Third Sector as consultants, as well as elsewhere in the commercial world.

We believe in providing value added research and consultancy, providing robust and actionable recommendations: our consultancy sees the work we do as a means to an end rather than the end itself.

We work in partnership with our clients and remain available for any follow up consultation if and when required.

WHERE WE WORK
We carry out assignments locally, regionally and nationally from our offices in Devizes, Wiltshire.

RECENT CLIENTS

Cranborne Chase AONB
SWAN (South West ACRE Network)
Somerset Rural Community Council
Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)
Plunkett Foundation
South Marston Parish Council
Pewsey Area Community Trust
Broad Town Parish Council
Pewsey Parish Council
Ludgershall Town Council
Wiltshire Council/ SW Food & Drink