As a social enterprise ourselves, we really understand the problems of other civil society organisations and know that getting the best results depends on you seeing us as a flexible extension of your organisation.
We will work with you on issues as diverse as income generation, mergers and acquisitions, governance, tender responses or change management. We have specialists in HR, finance and marketing and our members have held significant leadership and management roles in some of the UK’s largest companies. Our strong reputation is founded on our ability to deliver practical and innovative support – a fusion of our considerable breadth of business experience with our depth of knowledge about civil society.
We believe that a strong civil society sector is essential to provide better services and to meet the changing needs of society. We also believe that a strong civil society sector is needed to ensure that all areas of society have adequate representation and to influence the behaviours of companies and of the state.
To achieve this, civil society organisations need to improve their performance so as to be able to compete, at least as equals with public and private sectors. Our core proposition therefore is to provide the highest quality business and organisational expertise to work in partnership with charities, voluntary groups, social enterprises and other types of existing and emerging civil society organisations, to build their capacity and to achieve real social change.
We provide these business and organisational skills from a select group of individuals who share this belief and have demonstrated through their careers that they have high level qualities, and in a number of cases a specialist skill set. We refer to these as our “Members”, they carry the Primetimers brand and represent our values.