Our Collaborators

We work collaboratively with a range of people, organisations and networks to expand and share our learning and offer the best support we can to our clients and communities. Here is a selection of our current and recent collaborators.

Stacy Hurley

Stacy is our brilliant freelance marketing and comms advisor and Director of Cinnamon Projects and Events. Stacy has been working with us to develop our brand, website and comms strategy as well as our new Culture Cubed online evaluation toolkit and training resource.

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Haley Beer

Haley is Associate Professor of Operations Management at Warwick University and the Lead of the Social Impact Evaluation of Coventry City of Culture 2021. We have been collaborating with Haley to deliver this SROI study and explore methodologies for effective evaluation across the City of Culture programme.


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Claire Steele

Claire is a multi-discipline designer and Director of Lil Creative Studio – a design consultancy working with business to make a difference for people and planet. Not only has Claire designed this website for us, she created our new Culture Cubed website, our online evaluation toolkit and training resource. 


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CAG consultants

We have developed a long term partnership with CAG Consultants, initially to deliver a programme of learning and support for the National Lottery Climate Action Fund grant holders. CAG are leaders in evidence-based research, advice and engagement for environmental, economic and social sustainability.


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One Stone

One Stone is a sustainability consultancy with a mission is to help companies become more effective sustainability leaders. One Stone supports organisations to create holistic sustainability strategies. We work with One Stone to support organisations to develop and embed their sustainability strategies whilst improving the way they measure and articulate their social value.


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RMR is a strategy, research and evaluation specialist, helping organisations understand what they do, the difference they make and what they can do better. We regularly collaborate with RMR to support our clients to make their evaluation and strategies work better.


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Wavehill is a social and economic research consultancy working across the UK to help organisations make better evidence-based decisions. We collaborate with Wavehill on an ongoing basis, to help clients that are interested in exploring economic impact, alongside their social value work.


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Create Gloucestershire

Create Gloucestershire is a ground breaking cultural enterprise set up by occasional partner of ours, Pippa Jones. We work with Create Gloucestershire as a founder member of Make Culture Work.


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Happy Museum

As learning-evaluators for Happy Museum, we are an embedded part of the team developing museums for a sustainable future. Our work on the LIFE survey with Simetrica and the Oxford Internet Institute is applicable across the cultural sectors.


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Social Value UK

(formerly the SROI Network)

MB Associates is an organisational member of Social Value UK. As Chair of the Board Mandy brings a practitioner’s view to the network, and has developed its first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, recruiting a Isabelle Parsaram and Crispen Sachinkonye as Chief Executives.


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Kent Cultural Organsiations

Having partnered arts organisations in Kent to Create Culture3, we continue to work with them to support other cultural organisations to Cube their Culture.

  • We have been developing ideas with Folkestone Fringe of how to support the re-shaping of town centres and high streets that was needed anyway, but had become so urgent post Covid.
  • Future Foundry we continue to collaborate with Future Foundry about better ways to evidence behaviour change related to the environment.
  • Ideas Test are an ongoing partner/client, and we’ve done some innovative work developing PREP – a method to Plan Review & Evidence in Practice.
  • We are supporting Living Words to develop their strategy based on a Story of Change, and getting their input into our work for Historic England on Enriching the List.
  • Our colleague at Moving Memory has created a diagnostic for Culture3 – so that it is based on real life.
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Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Following on from our work on Rebuilding Together, Mandy has become a board member for Cumbria Action for Sustainability, an inspirational organisation that punches well above its weight in the sustainability arena. CAfS is one of the biggest projects in the Climate Action Fund, and has worked with partners in Cumbria to commit to being a net zero county by 2037 – years ahead of the country and other councils. CAfS is growing rapidly as the scale of demand becomes clearer, and Mandy helps the team to manage that growth strategically, especially by creating evidence-based decision making.


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