Who we are

  • Peter Stone

    Lead consultant

    Prior to developing his own consultancy seven years ago, Peter worked for over twenty years in positions of responsibility in the Voluntary Sector. He served as Chief Operating Officer of The Aegis Trust, an international NGO working in the field of worldwide genocide research and prevention and as Director of Development for the Royal Society for Nature Conservation (the umbrella body of The Wildlife Trusts).

    Prior to holding these posts, Peter was the Chief Executive of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust where he was responsible for the turnaround of this charity into a major player in the region as well as the re-development of a listed building from its derelict state into an award winning £2m headquarters. Previously he held the post of Director of Marketing and Customer Services for the Woodland Trust responsible for the generation of over £4m+ p.a. and the management of relations with over 320,000 supporters.

    Since developing his own consultancy, Peter has applied this proven experience to a wide range of projects for clients throughout the UK in both the voluntary and corporate sectors ranging from business planning, reviews of financial structures and procedures, governance reviews and most recently feasibility studies of property projects for client such as Sheffield City Council and The Big Issue. He also regularly works as a business advisor/assessor with the Social Investment Business. Peter's wealth of experience of heading large charity and voluntary organisations helps him offer mentoring and coaching advice to others in similar positions of responsibility.

    Peter is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Derbyshire Dales CVS in his spare time which helps him see problems from both sides of an organisation. He also supports Young Enterprise, a scheme which seeks to introduce young people to the challenges of running their own business.

  • Danny Antrobus


    Danny Antrobus has worked with voluntary sector organisations since 2000 as a fundraiser and project manager. He was Strategic Manager of South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau, and has successfully raised funding for a range of clients, including grants from local and central government programmes, the national lottery distributors, and charitable trusts and foundations, as well as developing income generation and individual giving programmes. He is experienced in supporting clients with strategic planning and project development.

    Danny is a trustee of SAGE Greenfingers, a therapeutic gardening project for adults experiencing mental health problems. He is also an active member of Open Data Sheffield, and has a keen interest in using technology to achieve social change.

  • Richard Hindley


    Richard Hindley has worked in the voluntary sector for over 8 years as a fundraiser and chief executive. He was Director of South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau based in Sheffield, leading the organisation through a period of significant change. Before that, he was a senior manager in the statutory sector, managing and commissioning health and social care services. With a wealth of experience in fundraising, tendering, developing strategies for income diversification, project management and evaluation, organisational development and strategic planning he is able to work with clients to identify their needs and add value to their organisations.

  • Joanne Archer


    Joanne has over ten years of management and leadership experience in the voluntary, community and faith sector. She is a professional, committed self-starter with excellent people and leadership skills and a proven track record of accessing significant amounts of funding, managing budgets and staff management as well as playing a key role in the development of third sector activity and partnership. Her key strength is her ability to identify exciting business opportunities for clients and develop workable implementation strategies.

  • Janet Holland


    Janet Holland has worked within the voluntary sector for the past 15 years as Chief Executive for an organisation working to support disadvantaged families. During her time with Derwent Stepping Stones Janet has led a significant strategic development which included project management of a £3m new build scheme. Janet has worked innovatively to significantly reduce grant dependency and increase earned income and contracts which has led the organisation to growth and sustainability. Janet has successfully applied for funding from local, regional, national and European routes.

    Janet has for many years chaired the Derby Children and Young People's Network, a forum working with voluntary organisations supporting children, young people and families within Derby City. As chair Janet represents the voluntary sector voice on many high level strategic boards including the Children's Trust Board.

    For the past five years Janet has worked as an Associate Consultant successfully working alongside organisations to review policies, complete evaluations, business planning and generate grant income.

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"Peter provided the extra knowledge and insight that we needed to develop the Business Plan; his interpersonal skills also helped to "sell" the plan to our Trustees."

"A good, in-depth piece of work was completed in a very tight timeframe."


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