Consultant

Website development and training

I founded Websites Ahoy! in 2011 with the aim of making it easy for small businesses, community groups and creative individuals to publicise themselves on the web, with good-looking and good-value websites. I want to help build local communities and support networks, and support people and groups who are working for a more caring, sustainable and beautiful world by enabling them to communicate their work and message.

Services:

  • Website design and development
  • Effective Websites workshop – understand and prioritise your website requirements, typically for 10-20 people
  • Website manual – tailored step-by-step guidance to keeping your website up-to-date
  • Website training – build confidence in maintaining your website, and tips and tricks

Customers:

Energy efficiency and renewable energy consultancy

Services:

  • Energy study – scoping the opportunities and making recommendations for energy efficiency and renewables in your building or on your land
  • Technology study – a more detailed study of a particular energy efficiency measure or renewable technology
  • Information and advice regarding technology costs, payback periods, and funding
  • Analysis of energy consumption and generation data
  • Feasibility study of a community energy scheme – covering governance, business case, technologies, stakeholders

Customers:

  • Diocese of Exeter – draft strategy for generating energy and income from Diocese’s estates; energy studies of church buildings; practical seminars on energy efficiency and renewables for groups of churches; training for quinquennial inspectors; databases of grants and suppliers; case studies of environmental good practice
  • Exe Hydro with Transition Exeter – the feasibility of setting up a social enterprise to develop a hydro-electricity scheme on the Exe, covering sites, technology, stakeholder engagement, governance, top-level financial model
  • Exeter Cathedral, Bristol Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Mucknell Abbey, and the Community of the Sisters of the Church – advice, consultancy and workshops

Research and reporting

Services

  • Quantitative research – investigation and assembly of data sources; analysis of trends, patterns and relationships; model development
  • Qualitative research – analysis of issues and current events
  • Business analysis – requirements analysis for services to internal or external customers; organisational analysis
  • Reporting – on the above research, covering background, assumptions, methodology, results, and conclusions; organisational reports; articles and other communications

Customers:

  • See my CV for previous work as an employee of the Met Office and Cambridge Econometrics
  • Consultancy for the Met Office – investigation into the relationship between summer thunderstorms and asthma attacks; and audit of the availability of health data in the US
  • Diocese of Exeter – see above
  • TEDxExeter – a series of articles exploring issues related to the theme of each year’s event, and analysis of event feedback
  • Mucknell Abbey – website report on the community’s vision for sustainable living and their activities
  • See also my publications and blogs