PLMCS helps clients to develop strategically important initiatives for which there is limited internal resource by providing focus, drive and external perspective. Many of these commissions are from small organisations or groups of organisations that wish to do something collaboratively but which require wider networks, expanded memberships or business cases to be made across organisations. PLMCS provides independent advice and support to ensure that the perspectives of all of the stakeholders are represented and provides leadership for the development of the initiative whilst ensuring that ownership remains with the partners.
Bid writing is now a large part of our portfolio and we have developed proposals for a wide range of national and international funders mainly with our university clients. These are for the most part high-value, strategically important projects but we have also been commissioned to support first time applicants helping them to interpret funders’ rules, address priorities and act as “critical friend”.
In recent years, we have had more approaches from clients seeking interim and project management support. This ranges from short term cover (e.g. pending the recruitment of project staff) to longer term roles delivering activities for which there is limited internal capacity or expertise. At PLMCS, we know how to...
- initiate and close down projects;
- establish standard operating procedures that comply with funder and internal requirements;
- raise awareness and engage internal and external stakeholders;
- develop and implement action plans and programmes of work;
- commence delivery of outputs, support recruitment and manage handover.