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Original Futures is led by Chris Peacock who's entrepreneurial work has been featured by BBC News, Forbes, Discovery News, The Guardian, CNET and The Huffington Post. He's won the Guardian Business Start-Up Best Practice awards for his consumer healthcare product manufacturing venture "handSteady".
Chris Peacock brings to the table a number of entrepreneurial skills including project management, economic development, start-up, innovation, strategy, manufacturing, intellectual property, sales, marketing, CRM systems, coaching, financial planning and management. In addition to Chris's own manufacturing start-up, he's supported over 70 start-ups to get established in the UK and the Middle East.
We have £5M public Liability insurance and £10M Employers' Liability insurance. We work from our office in Cambridge as well as client premises in London and across the UK. We maintain a Health and Safety Policy, Environmental Policy, Quality Management Statement, Ethical Sourcing Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy. Original Futures Ltd's accounts are managed by auditors and accountants Bennett & Co.
If you'd like to discuss your business or a project you're working on to see if we might be able to assist you, please call us 020 3287 6285 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
We've had a long-term retainer consultancy contract with Westminster City Council's economic development unit since 2009. During this time we've assisted the Council to develop, invest in and manage a range of projects to support economic in the City of Westminster.
Here are some of the highlights of our work:
We assisted the Council to conceive the concept of a trade festival for creative businesses to support the local creative industries in a self-financing manner. We helped develop the business plan, build the team and assisted hte Council to invest (equity and loan finance) in the festival. In its first year (2014), the festival was attended by 1,000 people, with over 60 speakers and featured in over 70 publications. For more information visit: www.SohoCreate.co.uk.
We assisted the Council to develop an exemplar affordable 12,000 sq ft enterprise space to accomodate 200+ social impact businesses. We helped the Council to develop the business plan, prepare the Cabinet Member Report to seek project sign-off, invest (equity and grant) in the business and set up operational and marketing systems at inception. The space is now in its 4th year of operation and is now a profitable self-financing venture.
Prime Minister, David Cameron said, "Hub Westminster is a brilliant idea and we want to help expand it. I encourage more public bodies to follow Westminster City Council's lead in forming innovative joint ventures to develop support structures like this, delivering economic growth in a self-financing way."
For more information visit: www.hubwestminster.net.
We assisted the Council to design and prepare the proposal for an enterprise spaces programme to support the establishment of 7 enterprise spaces in the City of Westminster. This secured £1.6M finance from the London Enterprise Panel as part of its Places of Work Programme. We're now closely involved in the commissioning of the work, design of the programmes and writing of delivery agreements.
Original Futures has worked closely with the Enterprise Manager at Westminster City Council to manage a £2M+ investment fund for supporting economic development projects since 2009. Our support has included performance management, project development/commissioning/investment, monthly work in progress meetings and budget management. Details on this unique fund is available at www.civicenterprisefund.co.uk
We assisted Vital Regeneration design a specialist programme to support residents in temporary accomodation to move from unemployment into self-employment. We provided advice on issues relating to supporting unemployed adults on benefits into self-employment, understanding the relevant local, regional and national policy contexts, research guidance and overall project development assistance.
We assisted the leadership at Maida Hill Place to develop a business plan for Maida Hill Place - a kitchen and restaurant space and training provider for food businesses. We supported the Council to provide a £110,000 loan and secure £140,000 from the LEP for a Places of Work programme to support food entrepreneurs. The space has played a role in regeneration and reducing crime rates in an area of deprivation within the City of Westminster. For more information, visit www.maidahillplace.co.uk.
We met with numerous organisations to co-design a bursary programme that supported over 500 creative businesses to access training and trade trips. It also included supporting the establishment of School for Creative Start-ups for over 60 creative entrepreneurs. It resulted in businesses securing over £20M new sales and investments for the local economy. The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries at DCMS: "This is the business support model for other Local Authorities to follow."
Since 2010 we've supported Westminster Libraries to run its Business Information Points in four libraries which provide high quality business information, events and space for workshops to 15,000 people each year.
In addition to our work with Westminster City Council we've had a long-term retainer with Chris Peacock's consumer healthcare manufacturing start-up "handSteady". In addition to raising investment finance, Chris has invented, lead the product development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing of a new type of cup with a Rotatable Handle™ technology for people with weak grip, pain, tremor, limited dexterity and other long-term medical conditions. For more information visit www.handsteady.com.
We assisted Voluntary Action Westminster to provide busienss development consulting services to 4 social enterprises. Our focus was on analysing customer behaviour with the respective companies, demographic tracking and co-development of the resulting marketing strategies.
We provided market research services to help the leadership team guide an intermediate labour market project for people with long-term psychological health conditions to engage in enterprise, add value to their lives and for some to gain experience for becoming more competitive in the job market.
we assisted over 60 companies to start-up comprised of people from disadvantaged inner London situations over a 4 year period through providing coaching services and creating the UK's first Islamic compliant loan fund.
We are currently providing monthly strategic coaching services to the leadership team within Westway Trust Pop-Up Creche. This is an intermediate labour market project for young mums returning to work as well as providing much needed childcare services across central London.
Original Futures is a consulting firm specialisting in economic development, strategy coaching, special projects management and marketing.
There are 4 ways we provide our services
Specialist Advisory Sessions (half a day)
Strategic Coaching (1 day per month)
Special Projects (2-4 days per week for 1-3 months)
Long-Term Retainers (1-3 days per week for 1 year+)
If you would like to meet up to discuss your requirements and share your and our learning then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 020 3287 6285.
We have a Cambridge office from where we do some of our work. Our registered offices are 16-18 Upland Road, London SE22 9GG, UK. Original Futures Ltd is registered in England and Wales #6741937. VAT GB 134 8069 10. However, we work mainly from our client premises across the UK due to the nature of our work.
We look forward to hearing from you!