We enable organisations and individuals to engage with each other through collaborative workshops and genuine dialogue
When it comes to the environment, integrating different perspectives and gaining broad agreement is crucial.
Whether it’s agreeing the management of a special area, deciding on the content of a strategic plan or bringing experts together to agree policy and best practice, the need for consensus is clear. Without it, plans lack the support needed for implementation, allies can become adversaries and positive results get lost in argument, delay and even legal challenge.
We understand that beginning constructive discussions between interested parties is time-consuming and often wrought with conflict, which is where our expertise really makes a difference. We’ve worked with DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Natural England, local councils, national parks and many other organisations large and small to facilitate constructive dialogue around complex issues. This process greatly enhances support, social capital and ultimately leads to a smooth and successful outcome.
Winners of the CIEEM Best Practice Award - Stakeholder Engagement 2015.
I would whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone seeking to resolve conflict and to better understand different viewpoints.
Director of Strategy and Planning,
New forest National Park
There has definitely been a shift in people’s perceptions and attitudes to what we are trying to achieve. Also from here an appreciation of the value of this process. Listening to people, allowing them to be heard and have a real input into the decisions we are taking and information we are putting out has generated a positive feeling from those involved.
LIFE Project Manager,
National Trust East of England
I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work and the amazing job you did under a very challenging brief! I couldn’t have wished for things to go better but more than anything it was just great being able to trust you to do a great job and keep everything under control.
Senior Lecturer, Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability
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Good Practice Stakeholder Participation with a focus on the environment – December 5-8, 2018