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Our Business

Strategy & Business Planning

Strategic Direction

With competition at an all-time high due to technological advancements facilitating competition on a global scale, firms continue to seek new ways through which to improve and strengthen their business processes, procedures, and profitability. We call on state-of-the-art research on business strategies that meet the demands of globalized competitive markets. Our focus on local and global challenges, business opportunities and the needs of society, delivers the resources for your strategic planning. In this new era of technology and responsibility, we can help you to refine your vision and develop your distinct strategy. By understanding what drives your business we are able to help you to align with citizenship business models, implement new ideas and guide you through the challenges.


Business Consulting

Our Business Consulting offering, is an objective and independent service through which we add value, knowledge and resources to your existing skills to help you to reach your objectives.  Our focus is on directly identifying management challenges and delivering strategic solutions through tested systematic tasks.  

We achieve this by carrying out research, surveys, analysis, scenario planning and evaluation, identifying and seizing new business model opportunities and where required, assisting in the implementation of emergent solutions.  You will be structuring your company through strategic business planning, company citizenship, circular economy planning and managing the way steer your company's impact as a citizen. 

what we do (broadly)

Consulting Elements

Advisory services for companies both big and small

Advisory services for growth


Tax incentives for investment in sme's

We provide guidance and resources for Investment Tax Relief & Enterprise Investment Schemes which can help secure investment and build stronger long term investor relationships


Advice for social purpose organisations

Finding a route around the social investment ecosystem to arrive at the right fit can be challenging. We can help to prepare your organisation to find the right partner.


Seed and early stage investment readiness

Preparing your company for investors takes more than a winning product. Our business planning tools produce powerful linkages between your strategic direction and theirs.


A Personal service

Making a Start

An initial consultation process explores the components of your business. This can be carried out in person, online, or a combination of both. We establish the key objectives and discuss how we can deliver these objectives.

Initially, after you instruct us, we will require a more detailed knowledge of your business, which involves analysing:

  • The Business Structure
  • Value Chain and Resources 
  • Clients/Customers/Users
  • Your Team(s)
  • Technology
  • Operations
  • Financial Models

Analysing every aspect of your business is the key to determining the difference between you and your competitors. 

Client Satisfaction

Social Enterprises
% 'tage of case load ytd 73%

Privately Owned Businesses

Get to know each other

Let us start with an informal discussion about your requirements.

Understanding the Issues

In some cases this involves a simple fact finding exercise. In others, a few days spent working with you are required to explore the issues.

Determining your goals

A number of management tools are available to determine the positioning of your business and to create frameworks around which we can deploy our tasks.


CSR Host Consulting is truly a cut above the rest. They provided me with an excellent business plan. They were very professional and passionate about getting the result for the customer. I would highly recommend.

Natalie Johnson

We have worked with Hugh Thompson of CSR Host Consulting since 2012. Hugh has acted as a Consultant & Project Manager for our Heritage Lottery Fund grant application for Listed Places of Worship and delivery of our Community Engagement Programme. Hugh was the catalyst for our success in the first phase and as such, was retained for the second phase which has been equally successful. Hugh’s advice and input has helped our organisation in achieving our aims and objectives and helped deliver social value that has had a positive impact in the local community which will be remembered for many, many years.

Vijay Singh MSc MRICS

As a small business that just opened up shop prior to the pandemic, CSR Host Consulting have provided guidance in the areas of client acquisition, territory management, asset management etc., during these trying times. I would not have been able to navigate what I thought would be a slow year until CSR Host Consulting showed me the advantages that I had over competitors. CSR Host Consulting positioned me as a sustainable niche cleaning service provider where I was able add-on Covid-19 disinfecting services, utilizing my previous laboratory background!

C Lyttle

Hugh has extensive knowledge, as well as connections, within the social finance field and is able to quickly identify solutions that will work for a range of VCSE organizations. CSR Host are very easy to work with and bring a strategic focus to their work, as well as great attention to detail. Hugh and I have worked together to deliver workshops and support around funding and finance for social enterprises, as well as delivering several pieces of consultancy (with either a strategic focus or impact measurement focus). Hugh's methodical approach, alongside his attention to detail, is perfect for collecting and analyzing impact data, as well as for producing high-quality reports.

Heidi Fisher MBE




CSR Host Consultancy

‘Helping you overcome your most complex challenges & achieve your goals with our great team of experts’. We’ll help you to make your business a great success!