About James Baddeley Consulting

James Baddeley Consulting is a dynamic consultancy providing a range of business solutions to third sector organisations seeking improvement and growth.

Led by James Baddeley, our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop for charities and social businesses who face a wide range of challenges and opportunities.

We work both independently or, for some assignments, in partnership with a range of consultant partners, maximising our portfolio of skills and tools to help solve your organisational problems and support you to go on achieving in the future.  With our partners, eg:consulting, four years ago we also set up a community interest company called Big Society Funding CIC, to provide infrastructure support to smaller, less financially secure VCSE organisations.

James Baddeley Consulting's specialist areas of work are:

  • Business planning

  • Income generation strategy development

  • Support in writing tenders and funding bids

  • Consultation, evaluation and impact reporting

  • Setting up and initial management of new projects and services

  • Creation of compelling marketing and promotional materials

About James Baddeley

James BaddeleyJames Baddeley has spent the past 18 years working as a consultant and in senior management positions for dynamic charities and social businesses, delivering growth and excellence in each. Allied to this he also spent three years as a regional committee member for the Big Lottery Fund, distributing grants of £10 million per year.

This charity sector experience is combined with earlier experience of commercial sales and marketing, a background which provides him with a strong understanding of the business principles needed for organisations to be successful and profitable - vital knowledge for charities in today’s climate.

Highlights of James’s career to date include raising over £3 million in income whilst Deputy Chief Executive of Speaking Up (now VoiceAbility), helping to grow this small, local charity from £100,000 annual turnover, a team of 5 staff, and a reach of 100 service users into a national charity with an annual turnover of £4m, a team of 130 staff and a reach of 3000 service users during an eight year period.  In addition, since becoming a consultant in 2008, he has raised £8,940,000 in income for a range of mainly small charities.

He was awarded the Diploma in Fundraising Management in 2012 from the Institute of Fundraising and he also has an Advanced Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Until October 2014, he was a trustee of the Charities Evaluation Services, formerly the UK's leading provider of support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector (now merged with NVCO 31st October 2014) and is an active trustee of a village youth club.


James Baddeley Consulting can work with you on short, medium or longer-term assignments and offers a range of packages to suit both your organisation and your budget.

Please contact us today for a full, free consultation about your needs and how we might work with you.