“Andy is very friendly and easy to talk to. I am delighted to recommend Andy as a knowledgeable, results focused social enterprise consultant.”
Director, Lewis Psychology C.I.C
Andy has a vast amount of experience working with the third sector across Birmingham and the West Midlands . I have worked with him for many years and always found him reliable, trustworthy and his attention to detail formidable. He will provide any of his clients with an excellent service!
“I would like to thank Andy Beaton for his help in drafting my business plan. Andy worked with me over a period on the outline of my business plan and strategy and with him having experience of my sector made it all the more welcome and an invaluable experience. Andy’s support made me understand the importance of business planning and was ever present and supportive for any issues I may have had.”
Director, CPA Direct C.I.C
“Andy has been a rock of support through my early stages as a CIC, and your encouragement and advice has been invaluable”.
Director, Playwright Media CIC
“CAMRA is an independent not for profit consumer group which campaigns for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights. We have over 130,000 individual members and are funded mainly through subscriptions.
We are a complex and diverse organisation with a large committee structure and over 200 local branches. Our core purpose is campaigning and this activity is supported by beer festivals, publication sales and other fundraising activities in addition to income fro membership subscriptions.
Our Board of Directors is a National Executive of 12 elected volunteers. The organisation is supported by 30 professional staff at its headquarters in St Albans.
CAMRA runs regular strategy sessions for its National Executive in particular, and Andy has facilitated three of these events in recent years. He is a skilful and tactful facilitator, managing to get the best from groups as well as individuals. He has brought various strategic planning exercises and methods to CAMRA and helped enable us to consider strategic matters appropriately. His appreciation and experience of the not for profit sector means he is able to cater for the needs of these groups well, ensuring a professional and focused approach to sessions and recognising the different backgrounds and experiences of volunteer directors.”
Chief Executive, CAMRA Ltd