Doing our job properly means talking to a lot of individuals, groups and organisations. We have therefore developed a considerable track record of successful community consultation, with the basic aim of identifying 'needs' as opposed to just strongly vocalised 'demands'.
We undertake fully-planned and executed programmes of consultation involving:
*key individuals and stakeholder groups and organisations*
*disadvantaged and 'hard to reach' groups*
*local town and parish councils*
*clubs and organisations*
In undertaking the above, we employ a variety of techniques including:
*statistically valid sample surveys (postal and online)*
*focus groups and workshops*
*proxy consultation with those representing disadvantaged and 'hard-to-reach' groups*
*one-to-one dialogue with key individuals and stakeholder groups*
Each consultation is properly planned, and we fully review existing information for validity, so that we don't do work and spend clients' resources unnecessarily. We also make sure that the different strands of multi-track consultations are fully co-ordinated, so that we avoid duplication, and therefore don't waste consultees' time.