ACEVO Solutions Consultancy
ACEVO Solutions is ACEVO’s social enterprise and works with a number of organisations to strengthen their service offers, partnerships, governance and sustainability.
Current areas of ACEVO Solutions expertise include:
The ACEVO Solutions team brings with it years of expertise, experience and unique skills bespoke to the sector:
Key focus: Health commissioning, building partnerships, solution and supply chain development, project management
Mark leads the ACEVO Solutions team in the development and delivery of ACEVO consultancy offers. Mark supports voluntary sector organisations build thier capacity through business development, bid support and training.
Mark also leads on ACEVO's wotk in the health sector. He work with ACEVO members and charities to effectively engage with the commissioning process and advise commissioners on how to harness the best that the voluntary and community sector can offer in healthcare.
Building on private sector business development experience gained with a FTSE 100 services company, and a public policy background, gained from three years in local government, Mark combines a cross-sector understanding with practical commercial experience to benefit our customers.
Key focus: Local government, partnerships, facilitation, quality, staff involvement/ capacity building, bidding/procurement, product/services development.
As Business Development Manager for ACEVO Solutions, Keri’s role combines delivering consultancy to clients and developing ACEVO Solutions’ offers. She connects third sector clients to public sector and other opportunities. Focusing on the market development, creative service design and procurement phases of the commissioning cycle, Keri helps position clients to effectively engage with the commissioning process. She is also available to advise commissioners and leaders on how to effectively harness the skills of the voluntary and community sector to support local strategic goals.
Keri’s experience includes business development for a large social enterprise; supporting voluntary sector organisations to engage in local policy and strategic partnerships; commissioning social care and preventative services; research and project evaluation.
Lauren supports the ACEVO Solutions Team by project managing consultancy interventions and performing ad hoc research. She also works with ACEVO’s Policy Team on research and strategic external engagement projects.
Lauren is a PRINCE 2 Practitioner accredited project manager with experience working in local government. Her specialist areas of interest include equalities, health, and housing.
Kate works across the ACEVO Solutions Team and Policy Team in consultancy, research and public affairs.
Having graduated from the University of Oxford, Kate has had policy and project management roles in higher education and the third sector. Her specialist areas of interest are health, education, and young people.
Olabisi Porteous, Services Manager
Key focus: Management of consultancy service, member services, Solutions service offers
Olabisi is responsible for managing the ACEVO consultancy service. Olabisi also supports the ACEVO Governance offering leading on the co-ordination and delivery of the ACEVO Governance Review Service as well as supporting the Governance helpline for ACEVO members.
Olabisi's also works with the ACEVO membership team, liaising with new ACEVO members and signposting them to relavant ACEVO services and offers.
ACEVO is a preferred provider to the Big Potential, a Big Lottery grant fund set up to improve the sustainability and capacity of VCSE's by offering support around the social investment market.
To find out more about ACEVO Solutions key areas of focus, contact the relevant team member or firstname.lastname@example.org