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“The bespoke business training module as presented by Helen Hoyle was instrumental in getting the team on the same page in making the switch from the creative art of commercial cooking to the fundamentals of establishing and running a social enterprise business.

Thank you SEE Ahead”

Turning Lives Around

We are a small social enterprise that relies on external funding in order to grow our business and after bringing onboard Louanne from SEE Ahead we were successful in obtaining funding to employ two additional workers this year.  Our initial application to the same fund had been unsuccessful and the difference with the second application was undoubtedly Louanne’s input.  Her experience of the funders requirements and her ability to translate this into clear, practical and relevant language and action was the key to our success. We are now achieving a surplus that can be reinvested into the service as a result.   It can be a difficult and competitive environment for small organisations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SEE Ahead to help you achieve your business goals.

People in Action

SEE Ahead have provided excellent business support for the charity; from business planning, mentoring, training and social impact measurement.

I have really enjoyed working with Helen and the team who have supported me to lead the organisation through a period of change and growth. Helen has also been at the end of the phone or email should I need some advice or someone to sound an idea out on, which has been invaluable.

I have no hesitation in recommending SEE Ahead.

Words into Wellbeing

SEE Ahead were crucial to me in setting up my business – I would not have done it without their support and reassurance. They helped me to break a huge task and scary concept into a focussed and stage planned process that clarified my thinking and gave me the confidence I needed. They certainly know their business and I’m hugely grateful to them as I’m now going from strength to strength.

Anah Project

SEE Ahead has provided excellent support and guidance to our organisation. With their support we have set up a social enterprise, their expertise and knowledge on the needs of charities and the voluntary sector is invaluable.

Lighthouse Futures Trust

We have been working with Helen and Louanne at SEE Ahead for some months now with the Lloyds Bank Foundation Enable grant. As a relatively new charity we had grown faster than anticipated and it’s been fantastic to work with consultants that truly understand the charity sector and its challenges and being able to work with them to support much of the vital work that underpins a well-run charity and creates the foundations for future successful growth. Both Helen and Louanne have been highly responsive to our needs and we have all enjoyed and benefitted from working with them.

Northcliffe Environmental Enterprises Team

Business support from Helen Hoyle at SEE Ahead has played a vital role in the strategic development of our organisation this year.

Helen has facilitated a Business Plan review with all staff and Trustees and delivered 1:1 mentoring that has enabled me to identify and action targets from the new Business Plan.

I thoroughly recommend SEE Ahead for knowledgeable, experienced and personalised business support.”

Adults & Health, Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council’s Adults & Health directorate has contracted with Leeds Community Foundation in partnership with SEE Ahead for the past five years to deliver the council’s Ideas that Change Lives Investment Fund programme.  SEE Ahead provides business support to applicants at all stages of the application process both pre and post investment. Their knowledge of the health and social care sector together with their business expertise provides applicants with sound advice.  Many applicants have found the advice given to be as important as the grant itself.  The partnership between the council and SEE Ahead will continue for a further five years as a new contract is now in place.

Naomi Roxby

SEE Ahead has supported our organisation for the past year. Louanne has taken the time to understand not only our business but also us as people. SEE Ahead has helped us grow as a company and given us invaluable direction and guidance during our development. Louanne goes above and beyond to help us, we feel listened to and respected and know she has our best interests in mind.

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