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City Sense Ltd

76, Tankerville Road, Streatham, London, SW16 5LP

T: + 44 (0)7949 382653 E: hm@citysense.co.uk W: E: citysense.co.uk

Welcome to City Sense

City Sense is a London - based economic regeneration consultancy. Our business is the local economy and helping towns and cties flourish. Our clients ask us to delivering short - term projects or to add expertise to their organisation. Put simply we work with places, people and skills.

CITY SENSE PROVIDES SPECIALIST EXPERTISE IN:

  • Stakeholder engagement & partnership building
  • Service evaluation, review and redesign
  • Managing organisational change (staff & volunteers)
  • Policy and procedures evaluation and revision
  • Team, organisational and service development
  • Governance, risk management and strategic planning
  • Business & community consultation and user engagement
  • Research and feasibility studies
  • Financial planning, funding strategies and bid frameworks
  • Social Enterprise, Business Improvement Districts and credit union development

We understand how cities, local communities and businesses work. Our long association with the public, business and community sector at a local, national and international level means we can develop and deliver projects that make sense and are the best solution for you.

We work with:

  • local authorities, colleges and government agencies
  • health and social care professionals
  • patients, clients, members and service-users
  • staff, directors and volunteers
  • Chambers of Commerce, strategic partnerships, neighbourhood associations
  • business improvement districts, Town Teams, credit unions
  • senoir directors, politicians and officials from the UK and abroad

Take a look at our recent commissions and current projects.

SERVICES

Economic regeneration is not always easy concepts to unpack - put simply, cities, towns and local communities flourish when 3 components are in place

  • a thriving business community;
  • a skilled and employable local workforce; &
  • the right physical environment to encourage people to live, work and businesses;

At City Sense we believe that to invest in cities you need to invest in the businesses, communities and people who are at their heart. All the projects we take on will in some way aim to address one or perhaps all three of these aims. Some may focus at a neighbourhood or local level, others may be city wide, regional or international in their focus. They will all have people and communities as their essence and a desire to work together to make a difference.

City Sense provides services and expertise in a variety of ways; depending on your requirements, demands and timescales. You may need one specific piece of work to be completed in a short timeframe; alternativly it might suit you better for us to develop a longer association to complete a more detailed piece of project management and see it through from start to finish. Both are possible.

The following might give you an indication of what we can do for you:

  • Best-Practice/ Capacity -buiding: UKTI: International business toolkit for high growth creative industries
  • Service Improvement: ABCUL /DWP UK-wide development programme on directorship, govenance, compliance & volunteer management
  • Public consultation: Clapham Park New Deal for Communities Project: Residents' consultation
  • Research & Report- writing: ABCUL: online toolkit for attracting investment
  • Businesss Consultation: Evaluation of Lambeth Council OLF2 business support programme
  • Financial forescasting: Preston City Council credit union high/ low growth business plan
  • Regeneration impact: Central Parade Business Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) Adviser
  • Capacity-building: Barclays/ Credit Union Development programme
  • Strategic business development: Plumptoon College Procuremtn Sstrategy
  • Funding: Croydon CVA: expert support to develop social economy funding bid framework
  • Business planning, funding and regulatory compliance: FSA authorisation of The Polish Credit Union UK (PCUK Ltd); first UK-wide credit union with a membership based on assoication by ethnicity
  • Organisational change: CMSCU LTD Stratergic Review of Volunteering
  • International trade: ROA12 Workshops on international business strategies

City Sense clients include

  • Preston City Council
  • UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
  • Harlowsave Credit Union
  • Islington & City Credit Union Ltd
  • LSC Train to Gain
  • Association of British Credit Unions Ltd (ABCUL)
  • Glasgow City Council
  • South London Partnership
  • IFS School of Finance
  • GLE Growth Capital
  • The Clapham Park Project
  • National Association of Credir Union Workers (NACUW)
  • Lambeth Councill
  • Plumpton College
  • New Addington Busienss Improvement District (BID)
  • Streatham Theatre Company
  • ROC A12, Velp, The Netherlands

Membership of professional institutes & trade associations

  • Institute of Economic Development (IED)
  • NCVO
  • Makerhood
  • Chartered Banker Institute and Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM)

City Sense currently also works in an associate capacity with

  • National Association of Credit Unions (NACUW)
  • Barclays & UK Credit Unions Ltd
  • Association of Britsh Credit Unions Ltd (ABCUL)

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