We've never done things alone at Core Insights. We choose to work with others who complement our skills to meet all your needs. Here is our list of trusted consultants. Find out more and get in touch with them directly to see how they can meet your needs.

Mike from Clarke Creatives

Mike from Clarke Creatives

Contact Mike directly: office@clarkecreatives.com

Clarke Creatives- Copywriting.

“If you want to be told all the usual things about marketing your business, then anyone will do. If you really want to get it sorted out - whether that’s content or process or structure - then Mike’s your man.”


I'm Mike, a direct response copywriter based in Bristol, UK, providing copywriting and presentation skills training to companies, charities and churches who choose to communicate effectively with their customers, supporters or members.

(In other words, I can help you speak to people in a way that they understand.)

If you have worked with a freelance copywriter previously, you will be delighted with how easy I am to work with. And if you have never used a copywriter before, you can be certain that I will make things as "hassle-free" as possible for you.

Note from Chloe: I worked with Mike when I wanted to re-develop the content for my website! He was really easy to work with and understood my needs and what to say. He helped me think through my calls to action and how to drive more traffic through the website!

Sally Collister - Photography

 I am a freelance photographer especially interested in working with Third Sector organisations. My heart and lens focus firmly on the human, and my strength lies in an ability to connect with people, no matter who they are or where in the world we are. Good connections lead to great images.

I am also a trained Photovoice workshop facilitator and have worked with many different groups including survivors of trauma and abuse, elders, children and those experiencing mental health issues, learning difficulties and autism. I deliver community workshops and participatory projects that encourage wellbeing through photography.

I'm based in Bristol, but available for commissions across the UK and worldwide.

Some photos from Sally's portfolio. See more here.

Some photos from Sally's portfolio. See more here.

Contact Sally directly: sallycollister@gmail.com

Note from Chloe: Sally was recommended to us by another one of our consultants. I love how she captures faces of people and think her work would really fit in with powerful impact reporting!

Adam runs bespoke and general Excel training & support.

Adam runs bespoke and general Excel training & support.

Contact Adam directly: clearviewcourses@gmail.com

Clear View Courses - Excel Training and support

With fifteen years of using Microsoft Excel professionally and providing training for hundreds of users at different skill levels, I run training courses that are easy to follow and fun. I also consult on spreadsheets, databases and GIS needs.

Note from Chloe: I've been waiting to meet another Excel consultant who supports the charity sector for a long time! Adam was recommended to me through another one of our consultants. Adam spent time developing Excel processes and running training at Sustrans. Get in touch for some training or support!

Ruza Solutions - CRM/Database consultant

A small company based in Yorkshire that aims to help charities and the third sector implement CRM databases. We focus on open source software so costs are lower and collaboration is key, while still ensuring data is safe, reliable and consistent.

Rose from Ruza can help you implement a new CRM!

Rose from Ruza can help you implement a new CRM!

Contact Rose directly: rose@ruzasolutions.co.uk

Note from Chloe: One of our clients once described us as "Techy but speaks normal". Rose definitely fits this brief too! I know her through the CiviCRM network, great person to chat to if you are needing some support to implement a new database.

Annie and Cat at Dot Project can help with all your digital needs!

Annie and Cat at Dot Project can help with all your digital needs!

Get in touch with Dot Project directly: annie@dotproject.coop or cat@dotproject.coop 

Dot Project: Digital Consultancy

Dot Project supports organisations to take a responsible and ethical approach to technology, increasing productivity whilst at the same time prioritising workplace skills and well-being. We work with teams who are seeking to embed digital into their activities by building their digital confidence, providing practical support and troubleshooting problems and challenges as they arise. We are experienced in designing and delivering digital strategies across public and private sector organisations and particularly champion supporting tech as an enabler in small non-profits and voluntary organisations.


Note from Chloe: Annie and Cat are my go-to people for anything digital! I love working with them because they are straightforward. I trust them as consultants as I know they only give charities what they really need, and only work where they can add value!

Kate Hygate: Strategic planning and Social Impact Support

I am experienced in helping charities, community groups and social enterprises become better at what they do, bringing a lively and interactive approach to my work. With a particular interest in social impact, supporting emerging organisations, governance, building healthy and effective boards and strategic planning, I am passionate about seeing people and communities flourish. I understand the complexities faced by organisations working in this sector and the difference that they make. 

Kate can help you plan your social impact or organisational strategies!

Kate can help you plan your social impact or organisational strategies!

Contact Kate directly: kshygate@gmail.com

Note from Chloe: I’ve worked with Kate directly on a number of projects to help Charities & C.I.Cs develop their Theory of Change and Social Impact Frameworks. All clients have been impressed with her liveliness and outputs. Her years of working in the sector gives an invaluable insight into what works and doesn’t in an organisation. I love working with Kate and would highly recommend her for this type of work.