"I have been lucky enough to work in partnership with Lucy Hastings over the last 7 years on a number of occasions. I have been greatly impressed by her clarity of strategic thought and ability to add real value to the work of the organisation I have been in. Highly professional and knowledgeable, Lucy is an experienced senior leader with a track record of success across a broad range of strategic management functions in the charitable sector. Alongside this, Lucy is a natural collaborator who builds trust, confidence and momentum easily which is coupled with an enviable network. When this is added to the additional skill set of colleagues in Redberry Solutions, it makes them a real organisational multiplier. In this even more difficult operating environment where funding is tight, I would not hesitate on recommending Redberry Solutions to help an organisation on the basis of previous work with Lucy Hastings and would unquestionably engage their services in the future should the need arise."
Harvey Tilley, Chief Operating Officer - Independent Living Fund Scotland
Commercial Strategy Development
"A prodigious piece of work..."
Chair - National Charity
Income Generation & Commercial Trading Review
“We commissioned Hugh to complete a project involving reviewing an area of our business and making recommendations for future direction. I was very impressed with Hugh's methodical approach, ability to ask relevant and searching questions and capacity for translate large amounts of complex information into easily digestible summaries and solid, well-thought out recommendations - all to time and budget.”
Craig Fordham, Macmillan Cancer Support, February 2016
Fundraising Strategy & Commercial Income
“To address the funding challenges faced, we commissioned Hugh to work directly with Lucy to develop a sustainable short to long term funding strategy to include fundraising and new commercial opportunities. Their systematic and detailed approach, across numerous stake holder groups, resulted in a proposal to Trustees that was not only fully endorsed but received significant investment. Given Victim Support’s conservative approach both within staff teams and Trustees this was an excellent outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Redberry Solutions.”
Prof. Christopher Kinsella, Director of Finance, Victim Support