Strategic planning

Strategies help organisations think through their aims and objectives, and how they will achieve them. Putting strategies into practice and acting strategically ensures organisations hit the targets that really matter – not buffeted by events or short-term distractions – and are able to allocate their resources accordingly.

Crest will help you to reach clarity on your objectives, relative priorities and trade-offs, underpinned by a rich understanding of causes, trends, opportunities, threats and possible futures. We will base strategic planning on a realistic understanding of the effectiveness of different policy instruments and the capacities of your organisation. Crest will use its experience to create effective mechanisms to ensure your strategy is adaptable to changing political landscapes. We will help you to develop your plans, involving and communicating with your strategy stakeholders and funders throughout the whole process.

Crest will use evidence and analysis to develop your strategic plan. We will evaluate your delivery system and resources and will highlight any potential barriers to the successful delivery of your strategy.

If you would like to find out more about us and how we work please contact one of our team for an initial chat.

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Gavin Lockhart-Mirams

Gavin Lockhart-Mirams


Gavin Lockhart-Mirams leads on strategic planning. For more information, email

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