Almond Tree Strategic Consulting Clients
Almond Tree Strategic Consulting works with a wide range of public and third sector clients, including large, medium and small charities, local authorities and other agencies.
Since 2007, we have been privileged to work with a wide range of public and third sector clients, including large, medium and small charities, local authorities and other agencies. Here’s what some of them say about us:
“Julian has supported our organisation through substantive change and growth through 3 mergers, acting as a critical friend. He has been both innovative and inspirational at planning events for my workforce and Trustees. Julian works to high standards, but more importantly understands our sector and challenges. Overall he gets the job done.”
Tracy Rudling, Chief Executive of Community360
“I choose to use Julian over other consultants because I know that his work is extremely thorough and well thought out. He always meets deadlines and few revisions are required. He uses his network well to enhance the quality of his consultancy and he is able to source specialist advice when it is required. Above all else Julian works with care and concern for his clients and their projects, the impact of this is hard to measure but changes what he does from good to outstanding.”
Katharine Horler, Chief Executive of Adviza Partnership and former Chief Executive of reachfor.
“Julian adds enormous value to my organisation. He is highly strategic, very efficient, has great personal integrity and consistently goes the extra mile. Julian really gets things done!”
Chris Hickford, Chief Executive of The Eikon Charity.
"Almond Tree Strategic Consulting worked with Healthwatch Essex in guiding us through a potentially difficult governance review. I’m pleased to say that Julian was an exemplary consultant throughout this work. He brings a remarkable depth and breadth of knowledge and a close attention to detail, but always provided his advice, guidance and written outputs in a succinct and accessible manner. He worked to time and to budget in delivering the review, and was always willing to ‘go the extra mile’ when necessary. I couldn’t recommend Almond Tree more highly."
Tom Nutt, former CEO of Healthwatch Essex.
“CCS first engaged the services of Almond Tree Strategic Consulting Ltd in Autumn 2015. Julian’s areas of expertise are many and varied – supporting CCS with strategic planning/development and bid/tender writing (to the tune of almost £1.4m). He is a critical friend, offers insightful and relevant commentary and his understanding of the sector is second to none. It is an absolute privilege to work with Julian.”
Keeley Rudd, Chief Executive, Community Council for Somerset
"We have worked with Julian to develop our new business and implmentation plan. He is a true professional, reliable, committed and dedicated. In a very short time he became fully conversant with the complexity of Southern Brooks. Through his professional networks he was able to introduce us to projects across the country. His faciliation has transformed Southern Brooks. We have a new leadership team and organisational structure which will ensure we are able to respond to opportunities and challenges over the next 5 years."
Julie Close, Director, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships
“Julian arrives quickly at a sharp diagnosis of the steps necessary to move an organisation forward and then provides exactly the right tools for the client to reach the change they want. In Kosovo, he was able to strip through the cultural differences and bring out of his wide portfolio of management tools, tailor-made proposals for change that were apt, real and of immediate benefit.”
Alan Packer, Resident Twinning Advisor, European Collaboration for Stronger Municipalities Project, Kosovo.
“Almond Tree Strategic Consulting were engaged to provide strategic advice and support in developing an infrastructure position statement for a very significant new development in the borough. Leading the project, Julian ensured that the Council was fully conversant with progress and the commission was completed on time and budget to a very high standard. In particular, I would commend Julian’s professionalism, broad depth of knowledge in his field and his ability to engage laterally with stakeholders to find workable solutions in complex situations. I would have no hesitation in engaging ATSC in the future.”
Andy Wannell, Director of Finance and Resources at Fareham Borough Council.
“It is not an exaggeration that The Youth Consortium (Surrey and Borders) would not have achieved its success in winning substantial contracts for youth services with the local authority without the expertise of Julian Lomas, His very impressive knowledge and experience have enabled him to offer sound advice on governance, business planning, income generation, tendering and contracting. Crucially, his support is practical, delivering well-written, high-quality documentation, and he is very efficient with the use of his time.”
Jenny Griffiths OBE, former Chair of The Youth Consortium (Surrey and Borders).