Royds Consultancy

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For over 15 years Royds has been successfully delivering commercial consultancy contracts.

We offer a range of consultancy support, including partnership development, asset transfer, programme development, business planning, effective resident engagement, interim management and mentoring.

We provide consultants to the Locality Pool Consultancy. Another key partner is the Bradford Community Advice Network (CAN) where we have helped develop collaborative approaches and identify future funding for advice and debt work.

Rates by agreement.

Current consultancies

Nehemiah

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A partnership with the Nehemiah Foundation has been in place since 2012 to support the growth of a faith inspired response to poverty and injustice based partly on the Royds self-sustaining model. We have acted as tutor for four local workers in Bradford, Oldham and Burnley supporting their personal development and their promotion of local activity, programmes and partnerships. Funded through the Government as part of the Near Neighbour programme, 37 projects have been developed by the workers locally.

Halifax Opportunities Trust

Support to develop a programme to tackle isolation and loneliness in an inner city area of Halifax. Support includes partnership development, programme design, funding preparation and project coordination.

Halifax Opportunities Trust website link

Preston District Council

Support to develop an engagement programme between service providers and an emerging community organisation in a small estate in Preston. Support includes advice on engagement techniques, partnership development, business planning and funding preparation.

Locality West Midlands

Support to develop an appropriate consortium model for bidding organisations across the West Midlands. Support incudes partnership development, structures, governance, and option appraisal.

A similar piece of work is being carried out for Locality Leeds.

Locality website link

Bradford Community Advice Network

Support to identify new income generation opportunities, particularly commercial and sponsorship. Support includes business interviews, financial modelling, brokerage and option appraisal.

Past projects

Wirral Borough Council

Support to the council and its partners in the transfer of assets from the public sector into the community, including business planning, financial management, legal structures, management and staff development and lease arrangements. Ongoing contract starting May 2009.

Development Trust Association
Part of a review team assessing the 39 New Deal for Communities Succession Strategies, and advising the Department for Communities and Local Government on their viability and sustainability. Ongoing from June 2009.

Development of a business model for a viable community based Fair Finance initiative for the Yorkshire region. January to April 2010.

Research into clawback issues in Yorkshire and the South West as part of a review team reporting to the Department for Communities and Local Government, including structured questionnaires and evaluation. February/March 2010.

Aston Pride New Deal for Communities
Various contracts including: Evaluation of Economic and Business Support Strategy; Overview of Communications and Engagement Strategy; Review of Governance Structures and Documents; Business Planning the Succession Strategy; Development of the Senior Management Team; Development of the Health Programme (COFSS) and Manager Mentoring; Board Development days. Ongoing since 2005.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Interim management of a Government funded Neighbourhood Management Scheme, including rewriting the delivery plan, reassembling a delivery team, developing relationships and partnerships, and ensuring effective delivery. 15 month contract.

Review of community centre provision in the borough, with recommendations for development or disposal, and of new management and staffing arrangements. 9 month contract.

Renaisi Regeneration
Delivery of contemporary and challenging race equality training for each of the regional Government Offices. One year contract.

Other clients have included:


  • Ashfield District Council
  • Bradford CNet
  • Bradford CVS
  • Camberwell, Leeds
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Cambridge Learning Partnership Kirkby Neighbourhood Management
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Doncaster NDC
  • Durham Neighbourhood Management
  • Fenland District Council
  • Fenland Neighbourhood Management
  • Fresh Horizons, Huddersfield
  • Five Lamps Programme, Thornaby
  • Gateshead Jewish Community
  • Goitside Partnership, Bradford
  • Goodwin Development Trust, Hull
  • Government Office East
  • Government Office East Midlands
  • Government Office London
  • Government Office North East
  • Government Office West Midlands
  • Government Office Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Hattersley and Mottram Neighbourhood Management
  • Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Keighley CVS
  • Kirklees Voluntary Action
  • Leicester NDC
  • Neighbourhood Renewal Unit
  • Newcastle NDC
  • North Huyton NDC
  • Nottingham NDC
  • Pan London Community Forum
  • Staveley Neighbourhood Management
  • Stockton on Tees Neighbourhood Management

Consultancy terms and rates negotiated by contacting Tony Dylak tony@royds.org.uk

or 01274 355600

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