"Teaming up with Richard Newton was one of the best decisions our organisation has made" - Philip Harper, Cory Band

"His team are always professional, accessible and supportive with work always delivered on time and always of the highest standard” - Carys Bowen, Codi'r To

"It is hard to put in words how valuable their work has been for the company" - Bridgett Gill, Swansea City Opera

"They have set the foundations for a much broader financial base and enabled us to plan for future development of our organisation" - Kevin Jakeway, Inside Out Cymru

Richard Newton Consulting provides a range of consultancy and recruitment services for Arts and not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK. Richard and his team have direct experience of the sector, enabling delivery of value-based, results-orientated service.

About Richard Newton Consulting

I established Richard Newton Consulting in 2011 following a career of nearly 20 years in the not-for-profit sector, primarily in Wales. I had been frequently asked if I could use my fundraising, project management or wider business planning skills to help other organisations and I decided that my time working in senior and leadership positions in large charities did offer direct experience that had the potential to help other organisations.

I set up a business that was committed to working with not-for-profit organisations; seeking to build long-term relationships that benefitted our clients in terms of supporting business development, income generation, quality assurance, strategic planning and governance – in short contributing to the sustainability and resilience of these organisations over challenging economic times. As such we offer much more than just fundraising – recognising the inter-dependency that fundraising has with many other functions within an organisation.

Since then Richard Newton Consulting has grown – from me operating as a sole-trader through to the present team of consultants supported by a wider network of associates.  We have developed a client base, across the UK alongside a small portfolio of international work. Our clients range from large international charities that turn over hundreds of millions of pounds to small volunteer-led organisations. Some clients work with us on a retained basis and others on a project basis. Our aim is to build a relationship that sustains and works for everybody involved.

I am proud, and hope it is testimony to the services we provide, that the vast majority of our clients form long term relationships with us. I believe this is due to the results that we deliver for clients, and our approach.

Central to our approach is our way of working –

  • We seek to be transparent in our activities
  • We spend time getting to know all our clients
  • We work to a clear mutually agreed brief, and communicate to you should we feel the brief need to change
  • We work to an agreed pricing structure
  • We offer you a dedicated point of contact
  • We never place ourselves in a position where we face a conflict of interest with other clients

Our services have grown in response to demand from our clients, including a recruitment division to help organisations recruit the best people available to fulfil their senior roles.

We would be delighted to explore, with no obligation, how we may be able to work with you. Please feel free to contact us.

Richard Newton, Director

Richard Newton was highly recommended to us by another one of his clients. We have gained a very close relationship with Richard and his fantastic talented team within a short period of time. Ann Jones - Manager, Gwasanaeth Ysgolion William Mathias