No. 5 – Celebrating Ten Years of Achates with Ten of Our Greatest Achievements

Cultural sector consultancy, #Achates, was founded in April 2014 with the aim of making high quality consultancy available to all. Every day we recruit cultural sector workers, fundraise and support commercial income generation, develop organisational and regional strategies, and support organisational change, but our purpose has always been to go beyond our paid work and to give back to our sector. And as we reach the end of our 10th anniversary year, we are celebrating ten of our key achievements and social value created.

5. Supporting the Creation of New Organisations & Buildings

Achates has extensive capital project experience, having led and advised on more than 100 projects to date. This enables us to understand the unique challenges capital projects bring and we have also given extensive pro bono support in this area: from the writing of the capital campaign fundraising strategy for the redevelopment of The Bush Theatre pro bono, to responding to an article in The Guardian in 2019 regarding efforts to save Velazquez’s birthplace in Seville – leading workshops and providing support to enable its transformation into a museum, Achates has shared its knowledge and skills in capital projects across the UK and beyond.

Look out for our 6th offering next week as we continue to celebrate ten years of Achates!