20 years working at the forefront of business partnerships

Consultancy Programmes

These programmes are designed to help set up and manage partnerships, or to ensure that they have a clear strategy.

The “Builder” programme is to put something new in place, either a partnership or a strategy.

The “Review” programmes look at what has gone before and this will help to refine, direct and re-energise.

The “BCRP Development” programme does just that, drawing from both the Builder and Review programmes. Business Crime is a major concern for town & city centres. The BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto, written on behalf of retail industry business leaders has prompted BIDs to look critically at their offer and relationship to existing BCRPs.
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Partnership Builder

A one day programme to enable a new partnership to start up or develop in your location.
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Go to Strategy Review

Strategy Review

Taking a step back and asking if your current strategy is fit for purpose is often the basis for moving forward.
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BCRP Development

Setting up a new Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP), or integrating an initiative into an existing…
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Why you should consult with me.
" A true professional, with vast experience - a pleasure to work with at both local and national levels."

Ged Gibbons



The town centre trading landscape is changing at a frenetic pace. The last few years has been compared to the industrial revolution, as a period of “creative destruction”. Old ways of doing business are no longer as effective and new opportunities are emerging. One thing is abundantly clear, businesses working together have a much better chance of succeeding than trying to act alone.

Martin was commissioned to review and write new National Standards for BCRPs, which have been adopted by the National Business Crime Centre and led administered by Secure By Design. He also authored BIDs & Business Crime: A Manifesto, written on behalf of retail industry business leaders has prompted BIDs to look critically at their offer and relationship to existing BCRPs.

After 25 years working in and around business partnerships, including starting a local town centre partnership from scratch to being CEO of the Association for Town and City Management (ATCM), Martin Blackwell is able to share his experience and expertise in support those looking to grow business either by setting up a new initiative or building on an existing one.

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Please give me a call to discuss any of the programmes, or to suggest anything different that you’d like to tackle. I would be very happy to talk through your issues and how I might be able to help.