helping yorkshire and tees valley to thrive
We were established in 2019 by a husband and wife team with complimentary strategic Business and IT skills who saw a gap in the provision of their expertise in our region on a ‘pay-as-you-need’ basis. We are committed to helping other organisations across Yorkshire and Tees valley (our home regions) to thrive by supporting them to overcome challenges and meet their strategic objectives.
honesty and Professionalism, guaranteed
We offer free consultations to explore your challenges and make sure we’re the right people to help you meet them. We only work with organisations when we are sure we can add value.
Skills and experience – when you need them
We deliver packages of work to support your business; these can range from a few days to longer-term projects or larger scale transformation activity, all focussed on providing a specific benefit to you.
A Team Of Professionals
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Suzy is an experienced Business Development professional and a successful, proven leader in the Private, Public and Not-for-profit Sectors.
She holds a track record of recent success in Public, Social Enterprise and Charity Sector organisations.
Suzy has a passion for championing other businesses and not-for-profits in her home regions. She is driven by supporting organisations to sustain, thrive, grow their ambition and meet their potential.
Strategic IT Expertise
Alongside Suzy’s Business Development expertise, our IT Consultants offer organisations the skills and experience to fulfil a wide range of senior IT roles from CIO advisory to project implementation.
From the development of strategies and roadmaps to Digital Transformation, our experts will guide you through each step of the process.
We also offer expert leadership in Digital or IT projects, supporting procurement or remediating risks to performance or commercial challenges.
What We Do Best
Helping you review or develop your Digital IT Strategy to ensure it is aligned to the delivery of your operational and strategic objectives.
Providing expertise in specifying your IT needs. Selecting products and/or delivery partners that meet those needs cost effectively through your procurement processes
Developing Digital and IT Roadmaps to inform financial planning and provide a route to delivering your objectives
Providing innovation updates to ensure you are aware of changes in the market and understand what your competitors and partners are doing
Reviewing your existing IT provision Assessment of existing risk and recommendations.
Skills support such as project leadership and business coaching to address issues as they are identified.
Catalyst Stockton is the ‘Charity that helps other Charities’ – a Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector infrastructure organisation – serving the Stockton-on-Tees Borough which is a unity authority in North-East England.
In October 2020, Catalyst partnered with Darrowby Consulting to research the sector, gathering information on organisations and groups of all sizes supporting the population of Stockton. Darrowby created a method of mapping these organisations against areas of need, to identify gaps and opportunities for the Sector to respond better.
Jon Carling, CEO of Catalyst said “We recently engaged Darrowby Consulting as an Associate to conduct research on the VCSE sector in the Borough. They created for us a goldmine of useful information, with thought-provoking analysis and recommendations that met our brief and more. This has provided valuable evidence and intelligence from which we can better support our partners and work with key stakeholders to improve provision for the people in Stockton.” Karen Grundy, Strategic Programmes Manager at Catalyst added “It has been fantastic to work with Darrowby Consulting, their work has been suburb quality and of great value. We will definitely work with them again.”
Suzy Jennings, Managing Partner at Darrowby said “we are committed to supporting the VCSE sector across Tees Valley and Yorkshire with our Strategic Business and IT skills, so welcomed the opportunity to work with Catalyst, who provide such valuable support in Stockton-on-Tees. We’d be delighted to hear from any others who may benefit from our input, and offer a free, no-commitment initial consultation to determine if and how we can add value.”
SSB Group is led by a successful and ambitious team on a significant business transformation and rapid growth journey, through both acquisition and internal expansion. SSB sought a partner with specific strategic-level expertise to provide assurance that their Digital and IT development plan was capable of matching their business aspirations.
Darrowby Consulting assisted SSB in revising their IT Strategy and Digital Roadmap to ensure their IT capabilities will grow efficiently and effectively as their business does.
Steve Westwood, Group Operations Director at SSB said “Darrowby were able to provide us with an IT Strategy that returned best value from existing investment. This ensured we can continue to focus on results for our clients, assured that our technology capabilities are fit for purpose and meet the needs of our business as it evolves”.
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