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About Kirkmillan

Kirkmillan Consulting was established in 2015, and had its origins in providing coaching and mentoring services to the charity and not for profit sectors. This created an opportunity for the founding Director, Beverley Francis, to offer her considerable skills and experience to the sector, drawing on her strengths in strategic development and organisational development in particular.

Kirkmillan actively supports organisations in a range of ways, with an approach that sets out a clear path to what is needed to get what individuals, teams and organisations want to achieve. More recently, Kirkmillan added interim management to the range of services available. Beverley Francis is delighted to be a mentor for the ACOSVO mentoring network, and also to have been appointed to the ACOSVO Interim Chief Executive Service.

Kirkmillan is currently working with a range of Boards and management teams in the third sector, helping them shape strategies that respond to the changing and complex environment that is typical for the sector. We are also actively supporting Chief Executives and their senior teams to examine and strengthen their performance.

Our Philosophy

We want to be different to other consultancy services that might be available. We believe that people are capable of most things with initial direction and support, and want to support improvement for the long term. We know it's easy for an external party to come into your organisation to tell you what's wrong, but at Kirkmillan, we will support you in building the solution too, and make sure we leave you and your organisation with the confidence, capacity and capability to be able to take things forward for yourself. We consider it a privilege to be invited into the lives of organisations and people, often in challenging times. What is needed is sensitivity, confidentiality, and trust. Kirkmillan aims to be a partner that is supportive, and brings confidence in navigating the journey ahead.

Pro Bono Work

We have a commitment to continue to undertake pro bono work as part of our portfolio. Beverley Francis is part of the ACOSVO mentor network and remains committed to making a difference to small organisations in particular who would ordinarily be unable to access costly consultants and expertise.

If you partner with Kirmillan, you will always enjoy a free consultation to evaluate your needs, and develop a proposition for you to consider. This will be fully costed, and we offer discounted daily rates for charities. We will do what you need, when you need it and plan and deliver our work with you at the centre.