We help people, projects and organisations understand and increase their social impact.

We work alongside our partners to create a robust evidence base and embed a better way of doing things for people, planet and prosperity. By listening to individual voices, we can learn from lived experience and can transform how we view and value success.

From June 2024 MB Associates will be known as JEM Associates.
Despite our name change, you can rest assured our team and our commitment to supporting people, projects and organisations will stay the same. We look forward to working with you on future projects.

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What We Do

We are action-focused, working with our clients as partners to offer creative facilitation and training that supports change.

1. Plan » We work with our clients to plan projects, starting with a story of change that ensures a clear goal and strong rationale.
2. Do » We support our clients and partners to manage change in a way that supports everyone to take action.
3. Review » We help organisations to use their learning to co-create services that benefit society, and to articulate their social value.

Our Approach

We know the very best learning happens when it is live. We co-produce real-time projects so that people learn by doing. As experts in our field, we believe in sharing our skills and learning across industries, ultimately improving quality of life for all.

Through our partnerships we aim to change…

Our Team

People make change happen, a team with the right expertise and shared values. We have a strong pool of associates with specialist skills and diverse experience across many industries.

Our creative approach means we form the right team for each project. We partner with our clients and collaborators to make a difference to them and their industries!

Our Work

We work with lots of lovely people across various industries, all committed to making people and places flourish. From creative and culture to the environment, and from science and technology to place-making and infrastructure, we work with leaders and organisations and with communities and young people.

Here’s what some of our brilliant clients have to say about us….

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MB’s vision and approach has been instrumental in our success, helping us plan and then monitor delivery and amend plans on route where needed.  

Nick Jones

Director Transported 

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​​The evaluation report was fab, we were able to pull content from that to create an action plan, that members could be fully engaged in. Working with MB has been a very open process and very nurturing. It is a process that has been brilliant and without judgement.

Zsuzsi Lindsay


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Establishing next steps and finding the shared vision between the Board and Staff were really valuable for us. 

Helen Barnett


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We really like MB’s candour, insight and approachable manner.

Helen Wilkinson 


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We’ve been through a transformational journey with MB Associates who have been supporting us since 2018 and we continue to learn and improve with them by our side.

Sophie Lewis

Chief Executive, National Children’s Orchestra 

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