Our values inform the way we work with clients, so it is important that you feel a fit with any company or consultants that you work with. These are our values, and we are happy to discuss them in more detail with you:
Where appropriate we break the work into stages, so that you can decide next steps based on work already done
We believe that to get the best outcomes it is important to involve as many stakeholders in the process as possible, this can include volunteers, trustees, staff, elected officials, service users, the wider community, other organisations etc
We only take on work where we feel we can add value to your organisation, people or partnership and where we have the skills and capacity to do so
We work towards giving you skills and resources to be able to continue the work yourselves wherever possible
We ensure that equality and diversity is built into our work, so that everything we do is inclusive, specifically seeking the views of minority or disadvantaged people as needed
We believe that how you do things can be as important as what you do, so as well as focusing on achieving your goals we will also look at how you can work together more effectively, the values that you hold and the culture of your group
We have a range of methods and tools that enable participation in decisions from everyone, whatever their style of working, making collective agreement easier and more inclusive
We believe that people want to do their best and to do what they are good at and that it’s important to set up an environment where this is possible
meet the team:
Becky has over 25 years’ experience in the public and voluntary and community sectors as a volunteer, paid worker and trustee including eight years as a consultant. She set up Ideas to Impact in 2013 after leaving her role as Deputy Chief Executive at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire. Becky is an Investing in Volunteers assessor and has an MSc in Management and Business Research, a PG Cert in Coaching, a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Training Practice Certificate, and training in various facilitation methods, Social Return on Investment and PRINCE2. She has worked for national, regional and local organisations in sectors including VCS infrastructure, advice services, health and social care, and housing and homelessness.
Becky is a member of the British Sociological Association and operates by their Statement of Ethical Practice in her research and is an accredited facilitator and member of the Association of Facilitators and operates by their Code of Practice for her facilitation.
Krista Blair has extensive experience in community engagement and in using participatory methods to enable residents, service users, and practitioners to contribute to policy development, service improvement, and programme design. An experienced qualitative researcher, she has led on a range of research in the voluntary sector, including state of the sector studies, outcomes evaluations, organisational evaluations, and needs assessments. Relevant projects have included supporting the Leicester Ageing Together partnership to co-design with service users a programme tackling social isolation; developing a programme of learning events for the Fulfilling Lives: Multiple Needs initiative; providing organisational development support to Women’s Aid organisations; and supporting Nottingham City Council staff to participate in a service improvement initiative.
She holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University, Canada and a certificate in charity campaigning. She is a Change Management Registered Practitioner.
Andy’s extensive senior level experience in local government has led to a passion to use his skills, knowledge and contacts to support the transformation of public services through practical collaboration across agencies. As Assistant Chief Executive at Leicestershire County Council for 12 years he led on place based service transformation, total place and community budgets, economic development and communities. He has a strong commitment to improving public services – better services at lower cost – and has used his extensive knowledge of public services and strong interpersonal skills to effect change while working for a local authority. He is now using his knowledge and skills to help agencies design and implement the change they want to achieve with assignments for major local authorities and voluntary sector agencies covering EU funding, organisational development, impact assessment and health and social care policy.
Divya Odedra, BA (Hons), Assoc. CIPD is an human resources (HR) consultant, supporting small and medium organisations. She has over 20 years HR experience across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Passionate about employee relations development, she brings a common sense approach to people management. Divya has received accolades from the TUC and Downing Street for her work on employee Partnership Agreements.
Divya provides expertise around all aspects of bespoke or more general HR guidance and support including change management, organisational development, redundancy support, TUPE, HR elements of funding bids, reward strategy, recruitment and transactional HR including absence cases, disciplinary and grievance management.
Dr Nick Mills
Dr Nick Mills BA, MA, PhD, has over 10 years experience working with public, private and voluntary and community organisations to identify need, analyse service use and develop solutions to identified gaps, and design and conduct evaluation. He has expertise in the areas of housing, health, transport and regeneration and has written and presented peer-reviewed publications in these areas. He has also trained stakeholders, service users and students to develop and conduct research and consultation.
His key skills include developing research and evaluation projects to plan and evaluate public and voluntary services; consultation and service planning with service users and stakeholders; experience in a variety of research methods including designing and conducting depth interviews, workshops and focus groups, and survey design to reach a variety of audiences; and conducting analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, including desktop research and analysis of secondary data.
Tara Daya has developed the Ideas to Impact branding and website. She provides graphic design and website services for Ideas to Impact to ensure that your online and offline publications creates a professional image, to add value to your organisation. She can help with branding, website design, marketing, advertising, reports, presentations, exhibition material, infographics, email campaigns etc.
As well as providing graphic design services through Ideas to Impact she can also be contacted directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for any of your design requirements.
Tara holds a BA (Hons) in graphic design and has gained over 20 years experience working for various organisations in both the public and corporate private sectors.
Assessment & Accreditation
Ideas to Impact also has an assessment and accreditation team
Current and previous clients of Becky Nixon and Ideas to Impact include:
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Bellenden Advice Centre
Centre for Responsible Credit
Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts
Community Advice and Law Service
Derby Community Network
High Peak CVS
Legal Services Commission
Leicester City Council
New Dawn New Day
Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottinghamshire Unemployed Workers Centre
One East Midlands
The Limehouse Project
UK Community Foundations
Voluntary Action LeicesterShire
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire
Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire
Ideas to Impact Consultancy Ltd, registered in England and Wales, company no: 08584116, registered office: 52 Nithsdale Avenue, Market Harborough LE16 9PE
VAT Registration Number: 269 3201 02