Case Studies

Birketts and Kett’s Books

Legal support from an employment law expert at Birketts enabled Kett’s Books to appoint a part-time shop manager in the knowledge that they had a sound contract that meets all the legal requirements.

TEN Creative and English+

English+ provides free, high quality English language tuition to new communities in Norwich who are isolated by their lack of English. TEN Creative provided them with a new website that will help them raise their profile and reach potential participants, volunteers, partners and donors.

Birketts and TLC

Great Yarmouth-based TLC wanted to become a CIO to give them greater constitutional independence and potentially secure higher levels of funding. Birketts’ legal support gave them confidence in submitting their CIO application to the Charity Commission.

Naked Marketing and Norfolk Family Carers

Norfolk Family Carers provides support and advice for unpaid carers. At a time of significant change, Naked Marketing helped the organisation review their business model, customers and commercial aspects, putting them on a stronger footing for the future.

Mills & Reeve and the Salthouse Trust

Salthouse Fuel & Pasture is an important area of heathland originally established to provide fuel and grazing for local villagers. Mills & Reeve helped the trust explore their constitutional options, review their governing document and guided them through the Charity Commission application process.

A Squared Architects and Attleborough Boxing Club

A Squared Architects provided Attleborough Boxing Club with support to design changing rooms, a shower block and treatment room, and to redesign a cart shed into sleeping accommodation. The work means the club can accommodate its growing number of users and provide a more comfortable service.

Phase Three Goods and East Anglian Complementary Health

The organisation’s website was dated and the volunteer who had previously updated the site was no longer able to do so. It also needed to show more details of the therapies on offer with the option of linking to video demonstrations. Phase Three Goods provided a complete web redesign, advice on SEO and training on how to update the site.

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Naked Marketing and St Seraphim’s Trust

St Seraphim’s is the UK’s first icon museum. Naked Marketing provided a strategy around social media, publications and the media, which will put the charity on the front foot in terms of attracting both fundraising and visitors.

Purcell and the Church of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury

To improve its provision to parishioners and the wider community, the church was keen to review and improve the acoustic performance of the parish hall. Purcell acted as a sounding board before and during the project, which came in under budget to highly positive feedback.

Andrew Morton Associates and Newton Flotman Church

Newton Flotman PCC wanted to create a village hub meeting space (including a village shop vending machine) at the back of the church. The construction/project costs prepared by AMA meant they could move forward with seeking funding from individuals and grant makers.

NPS Group and The Restoration Trust

The Restoration Trust helps those with mental health conditions engage with art, culture and heritage. NPS Group supported them with the creation of a business plan which has put them in a strong position to achieve their funding objectives in a difficult climate.

Leather Prior and Orto Stella

Orto Stella empowers the working lives of women after they have suffered from domestic abuse. Leathes Prior reviewed and advised on their constitution, allowing them to register with the Charities Commission and ensure good governance.

NPS Group and Little Plumstead Community Shop

The aim of this project is to deliver a village hub, shop and cafe, and to support people on discharge from a nearby mental health facility by providing volunteering and work experience opportunities. NPS Group estimated the capital cost of building the shop, giving the team a costed proposal to take to a public meeting.

Mills & Reeve and Hockwold Playing Field

Mills & Reeve supported the playing field committee to secure the “mothballed” funds from the previous committee and enabled them to move forward with their programme of refurbishment and improvement.

Norse Commercial Services and Home-Start Norfolk

Home-Start provides early intervention support for young families in need. In April 2017 five Home-Start groups came together to form Home-Start Norfolk. Norse Commercial Services provided HR support to guide the organisation through a successful merger, restructure and transfer of staff.

Naked Marketing and Your Own Place

Your Own Place is a social enterprise working to present youth homelessness. Naked Marketing supported them to design a website to bring young people and sources of support together and that will transform the way individuals and businesses interact with those taking their first independent property steps.

Farrows and TimeNorfolk

Time Norfolk provides free, confidential support to women and their partners who have experienced a pregnancy loss. The creative, eye-catching fundraising leaflet designed by Farrows will enable them to promote their fundraising efforts with confidence.

NPS Group and the Pandora Project

The Pandora Project offers advice and support to those affected by domestic abuse. NPS ran a strategy development workshop with the team, which then formed the basis of a business plan, which will make them much better equipped to approach funders.

Phase Three Goods and Home-Start Norfolk

Following their restructure, Home-Start Norfolk needed a new website to reflect the new organisation. Phase Three Goods stepped in to provide a new website that is easier to update, reflect the new organisation and will enable them to better recruit volunteers and attract funding.

Phase Three Goods and New Routes Integration

New Routes supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrant groups in Norwich. Phase Three Goods redesigned their website and transferred them to a new Content Management System, providing them with a fresh, easy-to-use site that reflects the organisation’s growing reputation.