Consultancy

Wisdom and experience, when you need it.

Clear thinking delivers good planning and success.

We know first-hand the challenge of running a charity and leading a successful fundraising team. And, sometimes you just need help from outside to give an opinion, a critique, or support to develop a plan.

Pebblebeach delivers clear-eyed consultancy and interim management services to charities across the UK – providing immediate, experienced resource when it’s needed most.

Our Consultants

Ash Gilbert

Ash founded Pebblebeach in 2009. With over 25 years’ fundraising experience, Ash has worked at Director and CEO level for several national and local charities.

This wide, extensive experience enables Ash to understand a charity client quickly. He can identify both the problems and the solutions to them; and then put in place an action plan for success which fits the organisation perfectly.

Alex Brooks-Johnson

A 20-year veteran of the voluntary sector, Alex leads Pebblebeach’s training, consultancy and recruitment services.

Alex’s career has led to Director of Fundraising positions at both a children’s hospice and an international development organisation, as well as, most recently, CEO of the UK’s leading outdoor education charity.

Andrew Peel

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience with UK charities, having led fundraising teams at Help the Aged, the British Red Cross and Sightsavers. He’s worked with the BHF, Diabetes UK, Guide Dogs.

Andrew specialises in corporate and trust fundraising, developing applications and strategies for clients. IoF’s Professional Fundraiser of the Year 1997.

What our friends say...

“Sussex Yacht Club are working well with Pebblebeach towards obtaining funding to assist, enhance and encourage disabled sailing activities and provision as we move closer to construction of our new clubhouse. We look forward to our working partnership with Pebblebeach growing as the ground work done starts to bear fruit.”

 

Tim Leigh | Club Secretary at Sussex Yacht Club

What our friends say...

“We’re now two years into our new structure with new established income streams. This wouldn’t have been possible without Pebblebeach. We cannot recommend the team enough to undertake this type of work for other charities; the wealth of knowledge and experience you receive from them is so valuable in shaping the future of your fundraising.”

 

Veronica McBain | Head of Fundraising & Marketing at St Barnabas Lincolnshire

What our friends say...

“Pebblebeach helped us sort out problems concerning finances, structure and staff through the support of an interim CEO, Alex. In each area, Alex brought great professionalism and knowledge and succeeded in stabilising our status and installing procedures to enhance our future prospects. And, he made the working environment much happier and positive. I would recommend Alex and Pebblebeach to any organisation requiring help and guidance.”

 

Val Fulcher | Chair of Trustees at Carers Lewisham

Clear thinking that delivers strong strategies.

Here are some examples of how Pebblebeach’s consultancy service has delivered the strategic planning, support and innovation that enables charities to thrive.

Sussex Sailability

St Barnabas Lincolnshire

Haven House

Carers Lewisham