Specialist Business Consultancy

Richmond Baxter Ltd is a specialist business consultancy, offering support to organisations that want to make a difference. We help charities, social enterprises and public services change and grow without losing sight of their social mission.

This means we need to draw on more than the standard business tools and techniques to help our clients find sustainable solutions. It adds a complexity and challenge that is different to commerce, and for us, has greater rewards.

Our clients value the commercial approaches and business services we provide such as:

  • Strategy development and business planning
  • Facilitation and engagement
  • Research and evaluation

We combine this with expertise specific to our clients’ social objectives and challenges:

  • Understanding and influencing public policy
  • Creating strong governance and partnerships

Claire Baxter evaluated our ESF Community Grants programme. Claire was brilliant to work with as she quickly grasped the core aims of Grant funding, enabling her to conduct a thorough evaluation of the programme within the set timeframe. Throughout the programme, Claire demonstrated an excellent understanding of the local and national funding landscape including EU funding. Claire kept us informed of progress, she was professional approachable and easy to work with. Claire’s final report was well written which made “life easy” for our marketing team to promote the findings. I keep in touch with Claire as she’s the font of all knowledge!

Sarah Bull, Regional Partnership Manager at Futures Advice, Skills & Employment

Working with Claire at Richmond Baxter was inspirational and has made a big difference to our transformation programme, her commercial knowledge and market insight helped us to really think through our strategic business priorities for the next 3 years. Claire knew just what funding bodies look for and helped us to submit successful funding applications, she was always on hand to support and guide us through the process.

Irene Andrews, Chief Executive of the Nottinghamshire Deaf Society (2014-17)