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Doing Good Leeds Business Support Programmme - supporting your organisation in all aspects of its business.

The providers in the Business Support Programme can be browsed below.

Each provider is tagged with their area of expertise (use the tag cloud to filter the list), details of the services available, delivery models, contact details and a feedback rating are available to help you select a suitable provider.


HR Success Limited

About HR Success  

Following a successful career spanning 20 years as an HR Director and Manager with large blue chip companies, Sue Sheard of HR Success decided to establish a practical, down-to-earth human resource consultancy business aimed at supporting organisations who did not have the funds to invest in their own HR staff. Trading for 15 years with Sue at the helm HR Success, has established a reputation through spreading HR best practice and enabling many organisations across both public and private sectors to benefit from strategic human resource management.

We have all heard the saying that” people are our greatest asset” but employees in any organisation are typically the most significant cost. Therefore, like any resource, they require careful and proactive management.  Sue believes that good HR practice and effective people management results in engaged and motivated employees who, in turn have a positive impact on delivery, achieve social aims and deliver the required outcomes.  

HR Success have a record of effectively supporting busy Directors, Trustees and Managers as they strive to deliver their aims, values and objectives.


  • HR policy audits, review, design development,  and implementation of new policies
  • HR support and specialist projects
  • Handling TUPE transfers
  • Handling or assisting with organisational change and re-structuring
  • Redundancy handling and support
  • Recruitment and selection, psychometric testing & assessment centres
  • Ensuring legal compliance
  • Assisting boards and trustees to handle difficult situations involving staff, including discipline, grievance and capability cases. 
  • Aligning organisational strategy to people policies and performance outcomes
  • HR specific training workshops - discipline handling, dealing with grievances, recruitment and selection, supervision and performance management skills
  • Reward recognition and remuneration policies and payment policies/reviews
  • Job evaluation
  • Contracts of employment, forms, procedures

Support is delivered through a variety of means:

  • Individual coaching
  • Consultancy projects
  • Training
  • In person/email/phone
  • Research
  • Retained HR support from a real person  

Expertise and Experience

Sue is a HR and training consultant with 25 years generalist HR experience and with 12 years experience in the third sector. Working extensively across the sector, providing practical and solution driven support. Sue passionately believes that adopting good strategic human resource management is the key to enable the third sector to deliver their strategic aims, plans and outcomes.

Working with boards, directors and senior management teams helping them to convert their ideas, dreams and organisational needs, into strategic and deliverable plans.

Sue has expertise in:

  • Organisational driven HR: Understanding strategic human resource management and its benefits. 
  • The development of strategic leaders and focused organisations
  • Relevant performance management, supervision and review skills
  • Practical handling of discipline, grievance and capability issues
  • Understanding employment law
  • HR support

Delivery Locations  

Primarily throughout Yorkshire and the North West.

Contact Details

Voluntary Action Leeds

Overall feedback:

Average rating: 93%

(from 5 responses)

About Voluntary Action Leeds

Are you looking for training, support or advice? Do you want to influence and shape key policy issues affecting your local community? Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) provides you with skills, resources, support and advice to achieve your aspirations.  VAL supports and enables you to take positive social action in building thriving and inclusive local communities. That means supporting your group or organisation to develop and achieve positive social change from within.


Voluntary Action Leeds will:

  • Provide newly formed and small groups with specialist advice and support, assisting you with writing constitutions, governance and registering your company or charity
  • Support you to develop and deliver your volunteering programmes
  • Design training to help you in fundraising, governance, management, finance, health & safety and marketing
  • Support and advise you on commissioning and procurement
  • Help you facilitate effective partnership and collaborative work
  • Support you to run effective networks and forums

Experience and Expertise

For over 30 years VAL has been developing, supporting and enabling over 2000 plus organisations in Leeds. This means VAL ensures you are well represented in the decision making process and your voice is heard in places where it matters most.

VAL manages the Doing Good Leeds website, an online hub for voluntary and community sector organisations which seeks to unify, facilitate constructive dialogue and enable you to share success stories, concerns and best practice.

Delivery Locations   

VAL works in Leeds. 

Contact Details 

Adrian Ashton

About Adrian Ashton 

Adrian Ashton is a nationally recognised, approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations.

He works across various fields, is a published commentator on policy and sector issues, he annually publishes a social impact report on the services he offers and delivers.


  • Business planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial planning
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • Developing enterprise activities/services
  • Facilitating partnerships and collaborative working
  • Leadership and managing change within an organisations’ activities and culture
  • Governance (including legal structures)
  • Demonstrating and reporting impact
  • Commissioning and contracting

Support is delivered through a variety of means:

  • Individual coaching
  • Consultancy
  • Group planning
  • Training
  • In person/email/phone
  • Research

Expertise and Experience 

Adrian is an approved and accredited provider of advice, consultancy, training and research to social enterprises, charities, sector bodies and other organisations. 

With recognised skills in respect of:

  • Working with disadvantaged groups (e.g. People with disabilities, ex-offenders)
  • Communication 
  • Project management
  • Raising finance / Income generation
  • Networking and brokering additional support to groups

Adrian will readily signpost organisations to relevant additional support and encouragement.

He is holds an enhanced DBS clearance, and enjoys cycling and cake.

Delivery Locations 

Throughout West Yorkshire and also ‘out of hours’ including early evenings and weekends as necessary to suit you.

Contact Details 

West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service

Overall feedback:

Average rating: 96%

(from 8 responses)

About WYCAS 

WYCAS supports organisations to manage their finances more effectively and efficiently. Their specialist and highly knowledgeable team offer an accounts preparation and independent examination service, plus training, support and tailored services to help you manage your finances and meet regulatory requirements, allowing you to focus on delivering your services.

WYCAS is proud to support over 500 organisations throughout West Yorkshire. 


Supporting your operational needs:

  • Interim bookkeeping/remedial accounts work
  • Management accounts
  • Implementing new accounting systems

Developing your financial management skills and experience:

  • One to One training and support at a place to suit you
  • Financial training workshops/courses
  • Good practice publications and advice

Helping you meet statutory and funder requirements:

  • Preparation of year end accounts
  • Independent examinations
  • Financial governance health checks

Supporting your changing needs:

  • Service costing / pricing
  • Financial modelling/scenario planning
  • Mentoring or coaching finance staff

Expertise and Experience

Unique in West Yorkshire, WYCAS has been advising and supporting  third sector groups since 2000.  In that time they have built up an excellent track record for providing financial management training and accounting services, particularly within the voluntary and community sector.

The specialist and highly knowledgeable team has a breadth and depth of knowledge – from setting up a pen and paper bookkeeping system for a small group to complex budgeting, accounting and tax requirements for charities, CIOs, CICs and social enterprises.  

Individual staff have professional accountancy qualifications with ACCA, FCIE, ICAEW, AAT and CIPFA, as well as PGCE and PTLLS training qualifications

WYCAS is a specialist in implementing and supporting QuickBooks accounting systems and staff are QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisors.

Delivery Locations 

Throughout West Yorkshire.

Contact details 

Phone: 0113 270 6291

Crellin Consulting

About Crellin Consulting     

Crellin Consulting provides high quality, professional consultancy services to the third sector focused around the themes of Business, Place and People. Crellin Consulting has strong social values and purpose. Through provision of services they strive to enable communities and individuals to prosper, particularly where those areas or individuals represent communities that are the most excluded (due to health, gender, race or poverty etc.). Crellin Consulting was established in 2008 by Debbie Crellin and much of their work comes from repeat business and recommendation due to the quality of services and the high levels of customer satisfaction.  


  • Social impact evaluations
  • Business planning/feasibility studies
  • Tender readiness and tendering
  • Bidding for grants        

Expertise and Experience 

Debbie Crellin has over 25 years experience of working in and with the voluntary sector. She spent many years appraising large grant applications and commissioning projects from the third sector and now uses this experience to help organisations access funding and win contracts. The single largest grant secured was £10.4 million investment into Charity Bank. Debbie is very experienced in helping organisations become more financially sustainable through developing new products and ways of working.

Crellin Consulting are experienced in producing social Impact studies (SROI or similar) and understand that this has helped to demonstrate the need and value of services to funders.

Paul Harrison's focus is business planning especially related to social investment finance. Paul has a banking background and also works for Charity Bank.  

Delivery Locations 

Leeds, West Yorkshire and Nationally. 

Contact Details 

Phone: 01484 911090 / 0787 2429075

Know and Do Ltd

About Know and Do Ltd  

Know and Do helps organisations manage their response to change. Their approach is to listen, learn and support, using a clear values driven focus to achieve positive outcomes for clients.

Through their core services of performance coaching, management training and facilitation, they enable organisations to make best use of their existing resources. 


Know+Do provide a range of high quality management training, facilitation and business coaching services. Common issues they support enable practical change in leading and managing organisations; this includes:

  • Difficult conversations made easier
  • Growing a business
  • How to negotiate well
  • Inspiring enterprising leaders 
  • Introduction to coaching
  • Managing change
  • Motivating staff
  • Networking skills
  • Recruiting staff well
  • Sales planning
  • Strategic market reviews      

They can Tailor services to meet client needs eg: 

  • Consultancy
  • In-house training
  • Conference / event presentations
  • Remote support, e.g. phone, email, webinars, Skype

Experience and Expertise   

Know+Do work with over 100 organisations each year; the majority of which are charities, social enterprises or public agencies from diverse locations and causes (i.e. health, sport, counselling, childcare, community development, infrastructure, advice, etc) and communities (i.e. young people, disability, BME, women). All services are delivered through two founding staff and a core team of skilled associates. 

In the past year Know+Do  has also become:

  • A preferred supplier for BIG Assist grants
  • An approved consultant and business coach for ACEVO members
  • A provider of business innovation coaching and leadership training through the national Growth Accelerator Programme

Know+Do’s team has influenced national government policy and delivered large-scale projects. They are highly qualified and experienced at leading organisations involving staff, volunteers and stakeholders. They excel at:

  • Strategic development
  • Effective operations
  • Motivating and empowering
  • Creating clarity from complexity
  • Social entrepreneurship

Delivery Locations 

Know+Do can provide services in the following areas:

  • Leeds
  • Bradford
  • Huddersfield
  • Dewsbury
  • Wakefield
  • Halifax
  • Greater Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • Cheshire
  • Staffordshire  

Contact Details 

Phone: 0161 2804567 / 07507 328269