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Based in Somerset, work locations include Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Exeter and across the South and West

Testimonials

Tom Werner

"I brought Pete into Western Technical Services to set up a new servicing department within our well-established business. He has done an outstanding job – rapidly learning about our industry, building relationships with suppliers and customers and winning long term contracts. Thanks to Pete’s excellent work we are set for significant further growth in coming years.” 

Tom Werner

Technical Director, Western Technical Services

Andy Lovell

"We identified Pete as someone who had the skill sets to come in,  understand the issues, define the strategy and then implement the findings.  A year on he has delivered on every level. Peter has done a fantastic job,  he's never ducked away from dealing with the issues, he's collaborated with  all relevant stakeholders and delivered the best solution we could have  asked for. Many thanks on an extraordinary achievement"

Andy Lovell

Managing Director of Resolution Interiors

Kirstine Dunhill

"Pete Hawkins is an excellent communicator, motivator and strategist.  A rare combination that means he not only gets under the skin of an organisation and understands what is needed to drive it forwards, but does so by engaging key stakeholders and encouraging them to take ownership of the change required. This is precisely what Pete did for me through two pieces of work at Send a Cow. I would highly recommend him.”

Kirstine Dunhill

Head of Communications, Send A Cow

Emma Osmundsen

"Pete Hawkins has consistently provided first class professional consultancy advice to YMCA Exeter. Pete is able to work alongside people to draw out vital information and formulate his findings so that they are well researched and considered. He presents his findings in an excellent manner that is easy to understand even when he is dealing with very complex issues."

Emma Osmundsen

Chair of Trustees, YMCA Exeter

Caroline Duckworth

“I contracted Pete for a tricky and delicate piece of partnership working involving many stakeholders, lots of different views and strong personalities. The whole project lasted 6 months and was shrouded in ambiguity. Pete steered us skilfully through to a successful outcome. He was always calm, extremely diligent and had excellent communication skills working out how best to deal with individual stakeholders. Part of the project also involved facilitating some workshops, working at times with over 100 people from different voluntary/community sector organisations.

Caroline Duckworth

Chief Executive, Quartet Community Foundation

Keith Routledge

“Pete was called in to work with the Trustee Board  to help me  pull together a Strategy and Business Plan for the West Somerset Advice Bureau ...in quite an aggressive timeframe. Pete proved to be a real asset in providing an objective and authoritative input to the many discussions and different points of view that ensued and in adding real value to the  content of the  final document. Given the timeframe, Pete's support was critical in its success and in keeping me 'sane' as it evolved.”

Keith Routledge

Trustee, West Somerset Advice Bureau

Rachel Robinson

“Pete facilitated four distinct workshops and did so with insight and clarity, enabling participants to get where they need to be in a timely manner. Unafraid to work with groups who may not see eye-to-eye at the start, he builds consensus and a clear pathway forwards. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Pete.”

Rachel Robinson

Chief Executive, The Care Forum

Charlotte Dooley

 “We had been going through substantial change at the charity which was putting pressure on staff and Trustees. [Pete Hawkins] came to our rescue and helped us regroup and reprioritise during a challenging time.”

Charlotte Dooley

Manager, Age Concern North Dorset

Sue Wallis

“One telephone call and I was in touch with Pete Hawkins who, like a knight in shining armour, rushed in to help. He assimilated a lot of information in a very short time, accompanied me to an emergency meeting and got me through negotiations that without his assistance frankly I could have walked out of in disappointment and was generally a fabulous support for me - sharpening up the bid and making sure all bases were covered. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”

Sue Wallis

Chief Executive Officer, North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

Steve Hedley

“Pete has worked with Trinity for 15 years, most recently with our senior management team to get us into shape as a team... If you are looking for someone just to agree with you... do not hire Pete Hawkins! If, on the other hand you are looking for the sort of clarity and unbiased assessment that leads to real positive change, then Pete’s who you are looking for."

Steve Hedley

CEO, Trinity Homeless Projects

Trevor Smale

"Whilst serving as the South West Manager for the Lloyds Bank Foundation I used Pete Hawkins several times as a consultant/adviser to charities who were accessing our Enhance support programme. In all these pieces of work his professionalism, commitment and communications were exemplary. Feedback from the charities supported in recent months about his support was extremely positive."

Trevor Smale

Lloyds Bank Foundation South West Regional Manager (former)

Cara MacMahon

“I was immensely impressed with Pete’s work, his diligence and his ability to deliver on extremely tight deadlines. If you are looking for a consultant that understands the not for profit sector and its challenges, who is able to quickly gain a sense of the work you require and who delivers excellent work on time; then I recommend you contract Hawkins Charity Consultancy”

Cara MacMahon

Chief Executive Officer, Voluntary Action North Somerset

Jon Shoesmith

“bibic found itself at a crossroads recently … our ability to deliver therapeutic services to children, was intact but we needed some help…  our project with Pete has had considerable impact. 

 It also afforded me some extra time to work alongside Pete, who has been particularly supportive of me and the organisation whilst we’ve been turning it around, and whose presence around the place we particularly welcome.”

Jon Shoesmith

acting CEO, bibic

Gareth Sorsby

"Pete brought clarity, fresh insight and a realistic outlook to our senior management team as we shaped our organisation’s strategic plan. Pete is friendly and professional and has an uncanny ability to challenge and critique in a manner which is respectful yet helps to provoke a new way of thinking."

Gareth Sorsby

Community Projects Manager, Exeter YMCA

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