About James Baddeley Consulting

James Baddeley Consulting is a dynamic consultancy providing a range of business solutions to voluntary and community sector organisations seeking improvement and growth.

Led by James Baddeley, our aim is to provide a one-stop-shop for charities and social businesses who face a wide range of challenges and opportunities.

We work independently or, for some assignments, in partnership with a range of consultant partners, maximising our portfolio of skills and tools to help solve your organisational problems and support you to go on achieving in the future. With one of our partners, eg:consulting, eight years ago we also set up a community interest company called Big Society Funding CIC to provide infrastructure support to smaller, less financially secure VCSE organisations.

James Baddeley Consulting’s specialist areas of work are:

  • Business planning
  • Income generation strategy development
  • Support in writing tenders and funding bids
  • Consultation, evaluation and impact reporting
  • Setting up and initial management of new projects and services
  • Creation of compelling marketing and promotional materials

About James Baddeley

James Baddeley has spent the past 19 years working as a consultant and in senior management positions for dynamic charities and social businesses, delivering growth and excellence in each. Allied to this he also spent three years as a regional committee member for the Big Lottery Fund, distributing grants of £10 million per year.

This charity sector experience is combined with earlier experience of commercial sales and marketing, a background which provides him with a strong understanding of the business principles needed for organisations to be successful and profitable – vital knowledge for charities in today’s climate.

Highlights of James’s career to date include raising over £3 million in income whilst Deputy Chief Executive of SpeakingUp (now VoiceAbility), helping to grow this small, local charity from £100,000 annual turnover, a team of 5 staff, and a reach of 100 service users into a national charity with an annual turnover of £4m, a team of 130 staff and a reach of 3,000 service users during an eight year period. In addition, since becoming a consultant in 2008, he has raised £9,152,250 in income for a range of mainly small charities.

He is a fully certified member of the Institute of Fundraising, having been awarded their Diploma in Fundraising Management in 2012, and is one of the Institute’s approved consultants. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Until October 2014, he was a trustee of the Charities Evaluation Services, formerly the UK’s leading provider of support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector (now merged with NVCO 31st October 2014).


James Baddeley Consulting can work with you on short, medium or longer-term assignments and offers a range of packages to suit both your organisation and your budget.

Please contact us today for a full, free consultation about your needs and how we might work with you.