With the continued pressure on Hospices to fundraise, govern and manage investments effectively, we are pleased to announce that HQP is now in partnership with the following roster of expert consultants to help.

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Retail Review

In partnership with The Charity Retail Consultancy (CRC)

Jane Cartwright and Vicki Burnett at the CRC have each worked in the charity retail sector for over 30 years – including heading up several successful Hospice charity retail chains. Along with their specialist Associate team, they help charity retailers to get the best from their operation, improve their product offer, develop their people and grow their profitability. Support is given across a wide range of services to help tackle the difficult challenges facing charity retailers. This includes reviews, strategy support, recruitment and mentoring, ecommerce, training and much more. The CRC has supported over 100 charities since its inception 11 years ago.

jayne Cartwright and Vicki Burnett

Income Generation

In partnership with db associates

David Burland from db associates, is an experienced fundraising consultant, who will deliver practical advice around strategy and operations. David has worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years, bringing vast experience from his time as a Director of Fundraising at local and national levels, as well as a Hospice Chief Executive, a Trustee and a Director of several charity-related enterprises. In recent years, he has successfully advised a number of hospices around their income generation activities and strategies.

David Burland

Governance Review

In partnership with db associates

Delivering governance reviews and board evaluations. David has undertaken many governance reviews for charities, facilitated strategic workshops for Boards and Executive Teams and runs trustee governance training sessions.


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Investment Review

In partnership with Paul Mitchell

Paul will deliver Hospices with a clear, concise and cost-effective method of reviewing their investment arrangements. Paul has over 30 years of experience working in charity teams of several leading investment houses and can provide insight into the relationship required between charities and their Fund Managers to ensure that the stewardship of their valuable assets is undertaken at the highest possible level.

Paul Mitchell

For further information on any of the consultancy reviews, contact David Hales

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