Tara Arts Theatre Interior

Helen Binet


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 Pestival 2009, South Bank Centre



Business Planning & Fundraising



We are specialists in strategic development and fundraising for the cultural sector and we offer tailor-made packages of advice and support to meet the needs of individual practitioners, arts groups and organisations.

  • We provide comprehensive advice, guidance and support on Business and Financial Planning and on Income Generation Strategy
  • We deliver targeted Fundraising Campaigns

Business and Financial Planning is a cornerstone of our consultancy service. We are experienced in working with both creative businesses and the not-for-profit sector, and in developing bespoke business planning frameworks that provide flexible, user-friendly tools to underpin sustainable growth and development.


We understand how to excite the interest and enthusiasm of potential investors and funders, while providing them with the evidence base, research and analysis that engenders confidence and security.

  • We have worked with the international Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company to support the development of its feasibility study towards a new capital development (2013-14) and in its ongoing business planning (2016-18)

  • In 2014-17, Jim was Development Consultant for Tara Arts, Wandsworth, working to support the capital fit-out of the new theatre to create Britain's first permanent home for multicultural theatre
  • In 2016, we worked with Pestival, London, to support fundraising and organisational development do deliver major festivals as collaborations between scientists and artists, local authorities, arts venues and communities



To discuss your particular requirements contact Jim Shea.