Steve Allman enables charities and social enterprises to evaluate impact and develop strategy.
With over two decades of real voluntary sector experience, Steve has a strong track record at every level from volunteer to chief executive and chair and a reputation for engaging even the most marginalised groups.
Steve has a keen eye for impact and is able to explain it in plain English, helping charities build a strong case for support, whether they’re looking to secure further funds, improve and develop their offer or overcome challenging obstacles.
Steve has a particular interest in social inclusion (his background is in the disability sector) and his clients include charities and social enterprises helping children, young people, families, parents, older people, disabled people, people with mental health difficulties, people facing discrimination, women sex workers and women experiencing domestic abuse.
Prior to setting up his consultancy in 2012, Steve was chief executive of a disabled children’s charity where he implemented a strategy to scale up to £1 million in a little under three years and, most importantly, significantly increase the number of children supported. He’s also served as chair of the Council for Disabled Children, chair of the Suffolk Children & Families Forum, held advisory roles with School for Social Entrepreneurs East, both here and in Australia, and is an associate at Social Enterprise UK.
In his early career, Steve worked extensively in the children and families sector for a number of national and local charities including the National Autistic Society, The Children’s Society and Mencap and, much earlier when he was still cool, as a locally qualified Youth Worker.