When employing consultants, we believe that many organisations want value for money advice from an ‘expert’ resource who also empowers employees to develop their own expertise.
We specialise in business development, marketing and communications, and have the change management skills to ensure these competencies then become embedded in your business.
Steve has a unique range of knowledge and experience gleaned from working for 15 years in both charities and private sector organisations. This experience is combined with tried and tested management and leadership theories. Steve has consulted into public and private sector organisations, including Audi UK, the Port of Felixstowe, Peel Ports – Liverpool, Capita, Jamie’s Italian, HMRC, DWP, the Medicines and Regulatory Authority, and The Office For National Statistics. He has worked as a consultant with major charities including the Salvation Army, RNID, RNIB, Scope, Macmillan Cancer Support and Age Concern. Steve is a specialist in change management, and has delivered internal change in departments as diverse as Operations, Strategy, Marketing and Finance. He enjoys working with people, and working out what really makes organisations tick.
Steve began post university life as a volunteer campaigner for Oxfam, working on issues such as Fairtrade, landmines awareness, and aid, trade and debt. With a passion to make a difference, he moved on to campaigning and fundraising for Save the Children, before spending five years as a Communications Manager for the British Red Cross. However, Steve questioned the difference he was really making working for just one organisation, a feeling which intensified as he completed an MBA with Merit at the Open University. He decided to work for a London based Strategy House for two years, building up his consulting skills and gaining experience, before establishing Sango Consulting in 2006.
Change Management and Programme management theory gleaned from an MBA with Merit, specialising in Strategy, Knowledge Management, Creativity, Innovation and Change, and International Enterprises.
Rachel has twelve years experience as a Life Coach and Careers Adviser, and has worked for a number of Local Authority Careers Services as well as the University of the West of England. Rachel has a particular interest in helping people to explore their potential and constructively map out their futures. She has a range of experience in personality profiling including Myers Briggs.
Stuart Findlay BSc (Hons), FRICS has 35 years of wide-ranging commercial property experience. Stuart set up REC in 2006 to deliver real estate advice to the charity sector, after 5 years at property strategy management consultants Corpra and 14 years as property manager with kitchen-to-joinery firm Magnet.
REC's client lists includes Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support, Princess Alice Hospice, Viridian Housing and NORCAS. Past clients include Scope and Age UK.
At Corpra, Stuart carried out various projects for Cancer Research UK, Age Concern England, British Red Cross and Shelter.
Stuart has particular expertise handling large portfolios and managing complex projects, interacting with client staff at all levels. His in-house experience enables him to view real estate as an insider, and his analytical and diagnostic ability enable him to direct major business and strategy projects. He has key expertise in ensuring that any real estate strategy can be effectively implemented and truly aligns with business objectives.
Patsy Hudson has had a diverse life and career experience. Early years were spent on the North Yorkshire Moors which instilled a love and need for wild open spaces and bleak mountains and hills. Varied career paths have all focused on working with, supporting and developing people. Past positions include: Lecturer Government and Politics, Equal Opportunities trainer for Oxfam, Learning and Development Manager for Oxfam in the Midlands, Regional Retail Manager for Oxfam in the South West and South Wales, Member of Oxfam's Senior Management team.
More recent experience as Chair and Non Executive Director roles in the Public Sector and as a Management consultant, coach and mentor supported by an MBA and a Certificate in Mentoring mean that I have the knowledge, skills, passion and experience to help individuals develop themselves and/or their business.
An experienced Learning & Development Professional, providing bespoke Consulting, Training, Facilitation and Coaching for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations, with the key purpose of improving performance - creating positive outcomes for individuals, teams and organisations.