Strategy and Planning

We work in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships, local authorities and other major public sector employers to developed focused, achievable strategies and action plans.

These primarily concentrate on skills, employment and education and are designed to deliver measurable improvements at the local and regional level.

Our strategy and planning work usually begins with the assimilation of a comprehensive evidence base to understand in detail the starting position and to identify opportunities for change and improvement. We consult widely to gather a broad array of perspectives and to secure the buy-in and commitment of key stakeholders.

The priorities and programmes of work proposed in our strategies and plans are developed in partnership with our clients. They give appropriate consideration to resources, timescales, metrics and accountability.

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Feedback from our clients

  • "It’s a great report, and I’ve submitted it to the Ofsted inspection team." – Strategic Commissioner, local authority

  • “Thanks for such a thoughtful report. It will be very useful to us and other organisations. Another great job from York Consulting!” Local Authority Director

  • “Thank you for this very helpful evaluation. I have only received positive feedback on it. It has been great working with you.” Local Authority Head of Service

  • “Your report was extremely thorough, and I appreciate how responsive you were to our additional requests for analysis.” Government department

  • “The team at York Consulting were professional and a delight to work with. I am very grateful for their input.” Government department

  • "Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council

  • "Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation

  • "It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College

  • “YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association

  • “I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department