Strategy Development Services
Monitoring and Evaluation Services

Strategy Development Services

A good strategic plan defines the direction of an organisation or activity – setting out its goals, explaining why they are important and providing a route map for achieving them. Southern Horizons (UK) Ltd has supported a range of organisations with their strategy development.  This typically involves:

  • Reviewing the evidence base
  • Assessing the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)
  • Using the evidence to develop and articulate the vision, mission and underpinning values
  • Setting goals and specific objectives
  • Preparing an action or implementation plan

We provide the ‘golden thread’ from the evidence base to objectives and ultimately priorities for action and also pride ourselves on engaging effectively with key stakeholders throughout the process, drawing on the experiences of those involved and ensuring their buy-in to the finished product.

Featured Case Studies:

Refresh of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Employment and Skills Plan

Client: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

We worked with Buckman Associates Ltd to complete a refresh of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Employment and Skills Strategy on behalf of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The project involved a thorough review of the evidence base alongside an extensive consultation with key stakeholders to establish employment and skills priorities with measurable outcome targets from 2016-2030. The refreshed strategy included a clear set of actions for the LEP and its partners to take forward and has fed into the LEP’s refreshed Strategic Economic Plan.

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St Endellion Community Economic Plan

Client: St Endellion Parish Council

Working alongside Buckman Associates Ltd we supported the Parish of St Endellion in Cornwall to develop a Community Economic Plan. This involved a full review of the socio-economic evidence as well as structured telephone interviews with members of the community, stakeholders and businesses to understand the issues. From this, key priorities and actions were developed into a cohesive plan, with short, medium and long term actions to take forward.

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Sherford Skills Training Plan

Client: South Hams District Council

In conjunction with Transform Research, we developed a Skills Training Plan for the Sherford housing development on the outskirts of Plymouth to maximise the development’s local employment benefits and comply with its Section 106 obligations. Evidence was collated around the demand for construction skills (from the developers and local sub-contractors); the supply of training; scheme set up/funding; and, a number of wider strategies and plans that contextualised the development. The process was also guided by consultations with key partners including the developers and Local Authorities, training providers, sub-contractors and other relevant stakeholders to help set realistic targets and agree a delivery solution for the development.

Other Services Offered

Monitoring and Evaluation Services

Monitoring and Evaluation Services

Helping organisations to make informed decisions and providing evidence to improve services.

Monitoring and Evaluation Services

Project and Bid Development Services

Using our research skills to support the developmental process from scoping studies to full funding bids.

Monitoring and Evaluation Services

Bespoke Research and Consultancy Services

Determined by individual requirements, timescale and resources for public, private and social purpose organisations.

Research and consultancy services to public, private and social purpose organisations.

direction and clarity through research

Tel: 07790 849449

Research and consultancy services to public, private and social purpose organisations.

direction and clarity through research

Tel: 07790 849449

Research and consultancy services to public, private and social purpose organisations.

Tel: 07790 849449

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