Norfolk ProHelp membership

The Norfolk ProHelp network is part of our Good for Good initiative and comprises of a wide range of businesses that are based or operating in Norfolk, and are committed to making a difference in our local community.

Each year, through Norfolk ProHelp, these businesses contribute around £250,000 worth of support across the county.

Find out about the benefits of getting involved and learn more about membership, or keep scrolling to see which businesses have already stepped up to support great community projects.

“Offering pro bono time has helped me create portfolio work in the non-profit sector and increase my contacts in the industry. I would highly recommend any professional service business in Norfolk to get involved with ProHelp because it’s rewarding, fun and great for gaining experience in the not-for-profit sector.”

Rechenda Smith, Nurture Marketing

5 good reasons why Norfolk ProHelp is great for your business

  1. Providing a source of quality pro bono opportunities for staff to develop and sharpen their skills in a different environment (which can sometimes lead to paid work).
  2. Enabling you to support the voluntary and community groups with the greatest need, embedding your company in your community.
  3. Giving you the opportunity to network and work collaboratively with other professionals who are committed to making a difference.
  4. Providing PR opportunities through case studies on our website and promotion in local and digital media.
  5. Enhancing your company’s awareness of social issues that impact on your business and the local community.

Join our growing list of member firms

Norfolk ProHelp is a network of local businesses committed to making a difference in communities across Norfolk by providing free advice and support to the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. Our network includes law firms, accountants, surveyors, architects, photographers, designers, and marketing and digital agencies. Businesses can get involved in ProHelp in whatever way works best for you – through one-to-one matches with charity projects where your expertise makes things happen, or group learning and information sessions that can reach hundreds of groups across the county helping them to overcome common challenges.

What you need to get involved

ProHelp members are asked to confirm that all work carried out on a ProHelp project assigned to your company will be carried out within the normal course of business and by staff with the appropriate level of supervision and expertise.  You’ll need to tell us what sorts of projects you’re able to help with so we can identify the right charity projects for you.

Your company must hold appropriate professional indemnity insurance cover, which allows for pro bono work to be undertaken.

ProHelp in action

Wells Community Hospital (WCH) approached ProHelp for support with setting up a mobile community food hub as part of the Nourishing Norfolk Network. In particular, they required VAT advice and branding support.

Nik Knight from Welbourne & Co offered his time to support with VAT advice. Nik’s research, answers and solutions enabled WCH’s project to move forward. Rechenda Smith from Nurture Marketing produced brand guidelines for the community food hub project and assisted with the wrapping of their supermarket van. WCH appreciated Rechenda’s support so much that they enlisted her help further with rebranding the whole charity!

Rechenda said: “It feels amazing to be helping my local community. I’m originally from Sheringham so it’s particularly rewarding to be assisting with a project in North Norfolk. It was fantastic from start to finish. We were paired up really well. When I met Simon and the team we instantly clicked, and we have had so much fun on the project. I feel I have become part of their extended team.”

The partnerships formed between WCH and the professional advisors were reciprocally beneficial. Not only did WCH gain the help they requested, but the advisors were able to be part of the impactful delivery of WCH’s work. WCH currently have around 1,000 people using their pop-up supermarkets in various towns and villages in North Norfolk. They are so busy they are now considering how they can expand their offer.

Ready to sign up?

To enquire about becoming a member, please complete the form below, outlining the skills and services you would like to offer local charities and community groups. You can also contact the team by calling 01603 623958 or emailing prohelp@norfolkfoundation.com to discuss membership.

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Current Norfolk ProHelp Members

Adept IT Solutions

Who are you?

Established in 2005 Adept IT Solutions is backed by an extensive and long-standing reputation for providing trustworthy and reliable IT support in Norwich and across Norfolk. We deliver IT services to a range of business clients, charities and home users and can be as hands on as you want and need.

What do you do?

Ensuring a business has smooth running IT, including IT Support, Computer Repairs, IT Security, Data BackUp, Software, Hardware, Cloud Solutions, Broadband, VoIP, and more!

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We like to support local charities.

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Allison Surveying Ltd

Who are you?

We are a small building surveying practice particularly specialising in conservation and restoration of historic buildings.

What do you do?

Architect services, planning, surveying and listed building consent. We also offer mentoring support for candidates preparing for the assessment of professional competence to become a chartered surveyor.

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Andrew Morton Associates Ltd

Who are you?

We are a growing London and East Anglian based QS firm, carrying out a wide variety of projects throughout the UK.

What do you do?

We are a Chartered Quantity Surveying Practice specialising in the conversion and extension of historic buildings for alternative uses.

Barratt & Cooke

Who are you?

Founded in 1880 by Legh Barratt and based in the heart of Norwich, we are one of the oldest independently owned Stockbrokers in the country.

What do you do?

We offer a full suite of stockbroking and asset management services from discretionary portfolio management through to execution-only dealing.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Barratt & Cooke have been based in Norwich for over one hundred years and are passionate supporters of the city and county of Norfolk. We believe that ProHelp is a fantastic way to support the third sector in Norfolk and we are happy to offer our expertise to assist organisations faced with investment administration difficulties, such helping charities that have been gifted shares.

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Birketts

Who are you?

We are a full-service, Top 100 law firm, operating in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich and the surrounding areas. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

What do you do?

Our core business is divided into four main disciplines – corporate and commercial, property, litigation and dispute resolution and private client advisory. Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are a member of Norfolk ProHelp branch to be part of a broad range of professional services provided to locally based charities and the voluntary sector free of charge. We also participate in a local pro-bono initiative with the object of providing legal assistance and support to small local groups principally concerned with the interests of ethnic minorities and the disadvantaged.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

In the last couple of years, we have worked with organisations including Able2BKett’s Books and TLC.

Brand Story Studio

Who are you?

I am professional, award-winning, photographer in Norfolk, with over 12 years experience working with B2C and B2B clients. Regularly commissioned for private & corporate events, personal branding, portraits and headshots.

What do you do?

I create photographic stories & images that draw viewers in, making them want to learn more about who you are, what you do & why they should care.

bunnyduck design

Who are you?

bunnyduck design in Norwich is a web design company that offers creative and effective ways to redefine how your website looks.

What do you do?

Our team works with you right from the initial concept to ensure that every stage is as perfect as possible, from the discovery call, through to the website launch – and beyond! We are a website design agency that specialises in responsive, customisable sites which will capture the attention of your audience.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We’ve made websites for Radical Recruit, Piglet & Chestnut, Curlyworm Creative and more!

Burton Photography

Who are you?

I’m an established professional photographer based in Norwich – U.K.

What do you do?

A keen purveyor of moments for as long as I can remember, my passion for photography has flourished throughout my life. I graduated with a 96% overall distinction in digital photography, and have gone on to complete extra training and qualifications as my professional career has developed to broaden my skills. I specialise in wedding, event, lifestyle and portraiture photography, working in a reportage style to capture those one-off moments.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

I already support Norwich Pride as their official photographer voluntarily. I advocate for better mental health, so if there are any opportunities where I can help people, or support a charity with some imagery for their campaigns, I’d be happy to get involved.

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Business Equip

Who are you?

We supply systems & solutions to help your business succeed in a competitive environment. Designing and building database & CRM systems and website solutions, with ongoing support. We offer a personal and local service based in the centre of Norwich. At Business Equip our aim is to help you and your business succeed.

What do you do?

We are specialists in website design and support.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We’ve worked with charities before, and wanted to look at other ways of helping. We reached out to ProHelp to help us connect with charities who need support with websites.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

Take a look at one of our websites here.

The Butterfly Programme

Who are you?

I am the founder and now patron of The Daisy Programme. After stepping down as CEO, I have set up The Butterfly Programme to bring fresh ideas on how to lead, manage and motivate SME/charity sector organisations.

What do you do?

I provide emotional and practical support through therapeutic coaching to support small businesses/charities to support their creation/formation and ultimate growth. Setting up a charity can be daunting however by breaking it down step by step the task can feel a little more manageable.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Emotional support when you doubt yourself/capabilities can be invaluable. This is something I wish had been available for me, and I have joined ProHelp to offer initial consultations to those hoping to set up a charity, or those wishing to expand their organisation.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

I am the founder, and until recently CEO, of the Daisy Programme – a registered charity supporting men and women living with or who have been affected by domestic abuse in the Breckland area.

Byra Digital Marketing

Who are you?

We are an award-winning digital marketing agency in Norfolk. We’re your partner in the journey to online success, with a strong focus on design, social media, and driving business growth. We want to make marketing more transparent and relatable.

What do you do?

We offer a comprehensive suite of services, specialising in website design, SEO, and social media marketing.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

 

Cannon Clarke Architects Ltd

Who are you?

Cannon Clarke Architects is a well established contemporary design studio based in Norwich providing architectural services throughout the United Kingdom.

What do you do?

Cannon Clarke Architects have a wealth of experience and offer bespoke design services to both commercial and domestic clients. Our practice would like to work with clients who value architecture, clients who want a bespoke service and care about their environment.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Previous projects include local charity The Matthew Project’s headquarter redesign. Take a look at our website for more.

Coast Creatives

Who are you?

Estbalished in 2019, Coast Creatives offers a range of marketing and fundraising services to charities, SMEs, founders and freelancers across Norfolk and Suffolk. We strive to provide creative support with impact: proud to offer a affordable, reliable and committed service.

What do you do?
  • Exploring your marketing avenues
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Social media content and management
  • PR & Copywriting
  • Website Design (auditing existing websites and building new ones)

We also have experience in the fundraising sphere, so can chat to you about bid writing strategies and how to develop appeals to grants, trusts and foundations.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

I’m always blown away by the vast number of charities in Norfolk, and the range of important causes they support. There’s so many fantastic organisations making an amazing impact on our community, and I want to be able to help them grow and thrive.

 

The Guru Code

Who are you?

My name is Liz, and I’m a leadership coach.

What do you do?

I see my role as a cognitive locksmith. Essentially, I help leaders in deciphering their unique code to self-leadership. My aim is to reveal the full extent of their capabilities and guide them in overcoming self-imposed barriers, focusing particularly on enhancing their emotional resilience. This is all accomplished through the perspective of self-leadership coaching.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

I wanted  to join the Norfolk ProHelp Foundation because I believe it provides a fantastic avenue for enhancing the well-being of our local community through its leaders. My passion lies in recognising the substantial positive influence that leaders can exert on the broader community and understanding the resilience they need to navigate daily challenges. Participating in this program affords me a wonderful chance to connect with these leaders, extending the benefits of my self-leadership coaching to them. It’s my contribution to a broader movement, contributing in a small way to the success of both organisations and community projects led by these individuals.

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Conisbee

Who are you?

We are an award-winning civil and structural engineering design practice with offices in London, Norwich and Cambridge.

What do you do?

Our work ranges from small-scale refurbishment and extension to large-scale new build in all areas from residential, education, healthcare and arts to commercial, sports and infrastructure. Our specialisms include heritage engineering, off-site fabrication, appraisal of existing buildings, refurbishment and repair, infrastructure engineering, engineering sustainability, pre-planning advice and deep basement design.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We believe it is an opportunity to support worthy local charities in the best way we can by donating our expertise.

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Create Joy

Who are you?

Create Joy is a digital agency that supports charities and socially conscious organisations to expand their digital presence and look lovely doing so!

What do you do?

Lauren will be delighted to support you with creating branding, design and marketing strategy.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

Take a look at what Lauren has been up to here!

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Feilden & Mawson

Who are you?

We were founded in 1956 and our offices in London, Cambridge, Norwich and Prague have established reputations for delivering buildings designed with skill and appropriate innovation. Our schemes arise from close client collaboration and sophisticated responses to contexts and functions.

What do you do?

Architect services, planning and surveying.

Felton Fundraising

Richard Felton is an established and skilled charitable trust and foundation fundraising specialist/coach.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising with over 25 years’ experience of implementing fundraising campaigns via appeals, applications, and bids for more than 100 different registered charities across the UK.

Felton Fundraising is able to offer an initial consultation to charities coming to ProHelp to look at the following:

  • How ready a charity is to fundraise
  • What options are available to them to raise funds
  • What investment and resources might be required to fundraise
  • How to get started
  • Some basic pointers as to where to look for funding
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Flagship Group

Who are you?

We provide homes for affordable and market rent and for sale across the East of England. We maintain our own housing stock and support the communities they’re part of.

We do this through our housing arms of the business Flagship Homes and Victory Housing Trust, our repairs and maintenance specialists RFT Services and our gas and boiler specialists Gasway.

What do you do?

We own and manage over 28,000 homes, have a turnover of £160 m and employ over 1,045 people. We are well managed, financially strong and proud to have achieved an A2 Moody’s rating. We have achieved the rating of G1 for Governance and V1 for Viability – the highest ratings a housing association can achieve.

We invest in our people. Our operating profits are invested back into the business to deliver value for our customers, meaning that everything we do continues to support our core purpose: “to provide homes for people in need”.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

After a recent breakfast held by Norfolk ProHelp, we were so impressed and wanted to work more with the network. We feel the more we do the more sustainable our communities become.

Fosters Solicitors

Who are you?

Founded in 1761, Fosters Solicitors is an award-winning East Anglian law firm with offices in Norfolk and Suffolk, including Norwich, Wymondham and Lowestoft.

What do you do?

We are a full-service law firm, so whether as an individual or as a business, we offer a tailored solution through a highly personal and integrated service. Our aim is to provide high quality legal service that you can trust, and Fosters Solicitors is proud to hold both Lexcel and Customer Service Excellence national accreditation, emphasising our commitment to client care.

Building partnerships is very important to us. So much so, we made it one of our values. From becoming the first ever Official Legal Partner of a professional football team, to offering legal support to charities making a crucial difference, we recognise the value of partnership to our clients, colleagues and the wider community.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We have been part of our thriving local community for over 260 years, and through our staff, clients and partners value the importance and passion for supporting people and initiatives that make our community network what it is.

Georgina’s Web Design

Who are you?

I specialise in building websites for organisations, whether it be a simple one page portfolio to an e-commerce or online booking site.

What do you do?

I have WordPress, Shopify, Showit & Wix experience.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Goals Based Financial Planning

Goals Based Financial Planning is an independent financial planning practice based in Norwich but covering clients nationwide. As a boutique service, they provide independent advice across a diverse range of cases including investments, protection, IHT and tax.

Through Norfolk ProHelp, Goals Based Financial Planning offers financial planning and investment advice.

 

Hainstone

Who are you?

Hainstone are a Chartered independent firm of Construction Cost Consultants serving Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Hainstone formed in 2019 with the vision of creating a market leading consultancy that innovates in providing the best level of service for our Clients. Our approach is to provide a tailored, flexible solution to Quantity Surveying that exceeds our Client’s expectations.

What do you do?

Hainstone’s quantity surveying and project management services covers all major construction sectors and have in house specialists in Housing, Commercial and Infrastructure / Major Civils.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We want to give back to charities and our local community, we see ProHelp as the perfect partner in finding local causes where our skills and expertise can be utilised to make a real difference.

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Harrison Group Environmental

Who are you?

We are geotechnical and environmental engineers.

What do you do?

Consultants dealing with ground and environmental problems including: contaminated land, asbestos, foundations, air quality, environmental permitting etc.

Hethel Innovation

Who are you?

We help accelerate real growth of businesses and communities through providing space to grow, business insight and creating connected communities

What do you do?

We give people the space they need to develop and grow businesses through the provision of flexible hotdesking, office and workshop space at our incubators (HEC and SEP). We help businesses overcome challenges by finding creative and innovative solutions, and help businesses access new opportunities through bespoke advice, workshops, and training. We bring together the skills, resources, and ideas of our communities to work towards common goals.

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Hoverfly Design Ltd

Who are you?

We are a consultancy working with agencies and direct to client to create innovative, design-led solutions for branding and graphic design.

What do you do?

We provide a full service from concept to product. Our primary offerings are brand design, digital design, and design for print.

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Howes Percival

Who are you?

We are a leading commercial law firm and our clients range from individuals and families to global businesses and government departments. We offer a wide range of legal expertise and are constantly investing in new specialisms to ensure that we can offer excellent advice to our clients across all aspects of their business.

What do you do?

We help businesses and individuals with a wide range of legal issues. For businesses, we offer legal expertise in banking & finance, commercial contracts, construction, corporate finance, employment & pensions, farms & estates, fraud recovery, health & safety, insolvency & corporate recovery, intellectual property, IT & e-commerce, litigation & dispute resolution, planning & environmental law, property, regulation and tax & wealth management. Our lawyers immerse themselves in specific industry sectors, making sure that they understand your business as well as they do their own. We also help individuals with buying and selling their homes, contentious trust & probate, family businesses, family law, farms & estates, personal injury, tax & wealth management and wills & probate.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Many voluntary and community groups need legal advice, but don’t always have the resources to pay for it. Norfolk ProHelp helps us select projects where our contribution can make a real difference. We pride ourselves on being an active member of the communities we work in and we have gained great fulfilment over the years from our involvement with Norfolk ProHelp.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We provided free legal advice and assistance to North Walsham Rugby Football Club (NWRFC) to enable the club to convert its structure to a company limited by guarantee

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Hudson Architects

Who are you?

We are a leading architecture practice based in Norwich and London. Our portfolio of award-winning work includes homes, museums, galleries, public buildings and spaces, hotels, community centres and university buildings.

What do you do?

We provide the full range of architectural services across the following sectors; Homes, Housing, Commercial and Heritage.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are passionate about our local community and would like to offer our support to Norfolk ProHelp in enabling valuable projects to go ahead regardless of access to funding.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have completed pro bono work for community centres and education facilities.

Human Capital Department

Who are you?

Our mission is to provide HR support to our Clients, and to help them get the best from their people.

What do you do?

We provide Human Resources help and support to SME Businesses and Not For Profit Organisations. Everything from preparing a Contract of Employment to help with disciplinary / grievance cases, investigations and more strategic HR support such as HR Strategy linked to a Business Plan.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We wanted to join ProHelp as we have strong links in the Norfolk community and business is not just about making a profit – it’s about giving, and being part of something bigger.

I Believe Consultancy

Who are you?

My name is Stuart Glassborow  and I am a Business Consultant, and Veterinary Surgeon. I now focus on Leadership, Culture and Management Consultancy and Leadership Mentoring.

What do you do?

I offer one to one coaching and mentoring for individuals as well as facilitated strategy sessions for management teams and staff.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Using a coaching/mentoring approach, I want to help support local charitable organisations and their senior team with corporate/business, vision and growth plan development, organisational structure and funding strategy.

Ingleton Wood

Who are you?

We provide construction and property consultancy across all sectors and over a range of disciplines. Our interest is in developing long term relationships with clients where we service all their property needs both with respect to new and existing buildings. As a Practice we can add value at every stage of development, from initial survey and concept planning through to the design, engineering and fit-out of interior spaces.

What do you do?

We provide the full range of architectural services, including multi-disciplinary construction consultancy, architects, planners, building services engineers, structural and civil engineers, building surveyors and budget cost management.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are passionate about our local community and would like to offer our support to Norfolk ProHelp. We are keen to offer general management and property advice to charities in need of support.

James Holden

Who are you?

My name is James holden and I am a cyber security consultant at Secureworks.

What do you do?

I am particularly focussed on providing cyber security advice and support for local charities, whether it is cyber security awareness training or advice on policies and procedures to keep charities safe online.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are a member of ProHelp because it is allows us to give back to the community and to make a difference.

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John Plummer Partnership

Who are you?

We are a Chartered Structural Engineer.

What do you do?

We provide consulting Structural Engineer services including structural inspections and Structural Engineering design advice.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are a member of ProHelp because it is allows us to give back to the community and to make a difference.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have provided services to The White Horse Community Pub, Age UK, Silver Road Community Centre, The Friendship Hall Aylsham, Sue Lambert Trust, NANSA, Bale Village Hall, Swafield Village Hall, Sharrington Village Hall.

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Larking Gowen LLP

Who are you?

We are an accountancy and business advisory firm with six offices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, with a combined team of more than 300 dedicated staff. We cover a range of sectors with specialist teams in the not-for-profit and education sector, corporate finance, tax, business strategy and business recovery.

What do you do?

We offer a comprehensive accountancy, taxation and advice service that covers all your needs. We can advise you through every stage, from setting up to selling up, and help with your strategic direction and forward planning. Our specialist teams have years of knowledge and experience helping you avoid the pitfalls and make the most of your income.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are proud to be one of the founding members of Norfolk ProHelp. We are a progressive organisation built on traditional values focused around people, service and community. We are committed to adding value to the communities in which we operate and this commitment remains a key part of the culture and values upon which the business operates.  We value our contribution to the community and undertake a variety of community support initiatives – including in within education, sport the wider not for profit sector locally.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have dealt with a vast range of projects including Charity, CIC and CIO registration, PAYE and other taxation advice, assisted with VAT queries registrations, grant applications, monitoring and reporting as well as trustee training and seminars.

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Leathes Prior

Who are you?

We are one of East Anglia’s leading law firms, offering a full range of legal services to organisations and individuals in Norfolk and beyond.

What do you do?

What separates us from the pack is our investment in longstanding relationships with clients, and in the local community more generally. We pride ourselves on the work we do to assist with projects and causes that require our expertise, but who would ordinarily not be able to fund such assistance.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

As an organisation committed to supporting our local community, we are delighted to be members of Norfolk ProHelp: providing us with opportunities to make a difference and give back. Norfolk ProHelp allows us to work with organisations that may not have the resources to access the expert legal advice that they need.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

Our teams undertake a range of fundraising and voluntary work, providing pro bono and family employment law advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau and Norfolk Community Law Service, and also pro bono Private Client advice for Age Concern UK. This year, through Norfolk ProHelp, we have also supported The Missing Kind and Mandalay Wellbeing.

Liz Edwards Careers Advice

Who are you?

I am a Level 6 qualified careers adviser with 10 years experience providing careers advice and guidance in schools and colleges in Norfolk.

What do you do?

I offer one to one support for individuals looking for assistance with finding employment, work experience and higher/further education courses. This includes career planning, exploring options, job research, drafting CVs/application forms/personal statements and interview preparation.

Lovewell Blake

Who are you?

We are accountants, business advisers and financial planners in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

What do you do?

We make a point of building a picture of every client, allowing us to wrap individual service and advice around each one. We help our business clients to grow and our private clients to prosper, by providing sound business advice and a comprehensive range of support services.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Our local community is important to us and we are proud to play an active role in supporting it. As well as raising money for our own community fund, the LB150 fund, we support over 100 local groups and charities with free or discounted fees on our professional services.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have been pleased to support a number of projects over our time working with ProHelp. These range from assisting new charities with setting up the charity and its accounting function, assisting with a business plan to help with fundraising to open a new village hall, assisting with governance matters and general charity accounting advice.

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LSI Architects

Who are you?

We are an AJ100, Award-winning Architectural Practice with around 70 people, including Architects, Technologists and Support Staff, based in London and Norwich

What do you do?

We value our place in society and in our locality and work to enhance the quality of life around us. Opportunities to work on probono projects are open to everyone, but they provide an ideal opportunity for younger members of our team to develop experience which they can use on bigger, fee-earning projects. The business benefits we are able to realise through our work on probono projects, alongside the social benefits, mean that not only can we sustain what we do but we are also able to achieve more to benefit others.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Our local community is important to us and we are proud to play an active role in supporting it. As well as raising money for our own community fund, the LB150 fund, we support over 100 local groups and charities with free or discounted fees on our professional services.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have been involved in 12 probono projects undertaken in the last five years, projects include the Matthew Project Recovery Hub, Louise Hamilton Centre, Tracks Autism Centre and new facilities for the Sue Lambert Trust.

MAD-HR

Who are you?

We are an HR consultancy employing a team who work throughout the East of England providing HR support to organisations with anything between 5 and 4,500 employees.  As a values led business, we are proud to offer our support to the communities in which we serve.

What do you do?

We offer Ad hoc HR support, retainer service, training and coaching as well as strategic HR consultancy

We can help if:

  • you need support with making sure that you are meeting your obligations as an employer;
  • you are feeling challenged by the behaviour of an employee;
  • you are wanting to improve your brand as an employer and benefit from higher levels of employee engagement.
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Mills & Reeve

Who are you?

Our law firm’s history dates back to 1789 but our approach is anything but dated. We have built an innovative culture and look to innovate every day. Don’t just take our word for it: we’ve recently been acknowledged for our work in the FT Innovative Lawyers 2018 awards.

What do you do?

As a leading UK law firm, we’re in a fortunate position to be able to really make a difference to people’s lives. We have a CSR programme that centres on four key areas: Pro bono, Community, Charitable Giving and Environment.

Netmatters

Who are you?

Netmatters is a leading Bespoke Software, IT Support, and Digital Marketing company based in the East of England with offices in London, Cambridge, Wymondham, and Great Yarmouth.

What do you do?

We pride ourselves on being an ethical business and have a unique business offering and cost model that ensures you get the most from our relationship in an upfront manner.

No Time Like Now

Who are you?

We are based in Norfolk and were founded by Nicki Williamson, who is a qualified trainer, hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.

What do you do?

No Time Like Now offers an extensive range of services designed to encourage and maintain positive mental health such as wellbeing strategy plans, mental health awareness and management training.

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NODA

The Norfolk Office of Data and Analytics is a public sector partnership funded by Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk Constabulary. NODA aims to harness the power of intelligence and resources from multiple organisations to provide insight, solve common problems and reach common goals. By taking a co-ordinated and joined up approach to data sharing NODA also aspires to improve decision making and analytic products – key elements for meaningful action and creating an ecosystem to support data practitioners.

Norse

Who are you?

Norse was founded by Norfolk County Council in 1988. We are born from the public sector for the public good – and share the same values and ethical focus as our partners.

What do you do?

We deliver the spaces and services communities need to thrive. Our four core business units, Commercial, Consulting, Care and Specialist Services, combine breadth, expertise, and scale with the insight of a local partner and the values of the public sector.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are Norfolk ProHelp’s main sponsor. We are passionate about strengthening local communities. Our work in the public sector is at the core of our work and is embedded within our values and Group strategy.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have offered expertise in a number of areas, most recently HR and recruitment advice.

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North & Hawkins Building Consultancy

Who are you?

We operate throughout the eastern region and beyond, dealing with a wide range of instructions from RICS Building surveys, RICS Homebuyer Reports, Help to Buy Valuations, dilapidations and party wall matters, defect diagnosis and project management.

What do you do?

We provide commercial and residential building surveying services.

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Norwich University of the Arts

Who are you?

We are a leading specialist art and design university, developing a national reputation as an innovative and creative academic community, consisting of artists, designers, makers and creators. NUA also runs the Ideas Factory, a design consultancy consisting of students and staff who help local businesses with design projects.

What do you do?

We support the local community by offering world class knowledge, technical expertise and innovation that is challenging and shaping the world socially, culturally and economically.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

As a ProHelp member, students at NUA will be able to gain industry experience through live client briefs, that will further aid the development of their practical and transferable skills.

Norwich Coaching Services

Who are you?

My name is Matthew Cross and I am an ILM Level 7 qualified and EMCC accredited executive coach and mentor. Prior to coaching, I had a long career in local government, including over 20 years as a senior manager.

What do you do?

I offer one to one coaching and mentoring for individuals as well as facilitated strategy sessions for management teams.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Using a coaching/mentoring approach, I want to help support local charitable organisations and their senior people with corporate/business plan development and funding bids.

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NPS Group

Who are you?

We are a national organisation delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services, tailored to meet the needs of both public and private sector clients across the UK. We offer local delivery supported by national capability, with client services managed and delivered from our network of offices by our trusted and technically qualified staff.

What do you do?

We provide development and joint ventures, estates and asset management, integrated multi-disciplinary design, management consultancy, surveying, maintenance and compliance services.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We have been an active member of ProHelp since the very earliest days. Being a company under public ownership our focus is on making a positive impact on the communities in which we serve.

Membership of ProHelp provides us with a means to effectively harness and focus the skills and expertise of our people to help sections of our community who we may not meet on a day to day basis.

We have found ProHelp assignments to be mutually beneficial. Clients value and benefit from the professional advice we are able to provide and NPS colleagues gain insights into different sectors and are able to further enhance their professional skills.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

A number of our designers and engineers are science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassadors – encouraging and inspiring young people to achieve more and progress further in these subjects.

NPS helped the Restoration Trust to create a robust three year business plan to run the organisation and In addition to being a management tool, the business plan is  also being used to support bids for resilience funding.

NPS provided quantity surveying and design expertise to accurately cost creating an 1,800 sq ft community shop, café & store within a walled garden close to new housing and a school in Little Plumstead, Norwich.

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Nurture Marketing

Nurture Marketing provides mighty marketing support to start up and growing businesses and charities in East Anglia. We specialise in websites, content creation, email marketing, PR, branding and marketing training.

We are a Norfolk Buy Local organisation and for every project we complete, we plant a tree with Ecologi.

Orvis Builders

Who are you?

We are a building company committed to providing a professional and high-quality service, whether for residential projects or commercial endeavours, encompassing renovations to new constructions.

What do you do?

At Orvis Builders we take pride in our craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Our comprehensive range of services includes New Builds, Extensions, Groundwork, Garden Walls, Repointing, Masonry Repairs, Renovations, Slabbing & Paving. As an experienced family team, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality work.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are delighted to be a member of Norfolk ProHelp, utilizing the platform to contribute our time and expertise to support good causes and community groups.

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Osiris Technologies Ltd

Who are you?

We have a heavy focus on the community and helping those within it, because of this we give back as much as we can. By donating our services to small and start-up charities we can give them the helping hand they need to get their IT in order, so they can focus on doing what they do best.

What do you do?

We are a Managed Services provider based in Norwich, serving a variety of organisations within a range of sectors. We offer our support services at a fixed monthly fee, acting as an extension of our customers own teams. Often different IT systems can become segregated and your end-users don’t know who to call for what issue, whether it be an email issue, a telephone issue or even a printer issue. Our solution to this problem is to provide a complete solution, with one number to call for all your IT needs.

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Parker Planning Services

Who are you?

We are an independent Chartered Town Planning Consultancy with Specialist Surveys and Reports provision in-house.

What do you do?

We offer a full range of planning and land development services, required for different types of planning applications. Ultimately, it is the complete solution for your planning application needs. We strive to ensure our clients are best represented – by providing a highly skilled, honest, competitive and dynamic professional planning and specialist service.

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Phase Three Goods

Who are you?

We are an individually-run design venture that provides websites, SEO and graphic design for businesses across Norfolk. I work primarily for sole traders, SMEs & startups, with creative and colourful projects encouraged!

What do you do?

All services revolve around a company’s online presence: from website design and development to image editing, SEO and supporting clients in strategising their digital growth.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

Websites are a crucial part of obtaining publicity and funding, yet many charities stumble in obtaining something that’s up to modern day standards. A high end website should not be limited to the big companies, and I’m delighted to assist those who work tirelessly for these worthy causes.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We’ve worked with Come Singing and East Anglian Complementary Health, both of whom bring respite to vulnerable members of the community. We are also working on a brand new website for New Routes, a charity that positively promotes integration and racial cohesion with ethnic minorities.

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Who are you?

I am a general marketer & photographer with special interest in social media/digital communications & events/documentary photography.

What do you do?

Support small and medium organisations with marketing, business development and creative content creation.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

I want to support charities do all of the great things they do and help them build their organisations, I recognise the importance of a strong marketing/communications strategy and good content for use across digital and print channels and how this can help charities to grow.

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PJ Cozens

Who are you?

We are a Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Consultants.

What do you do?

We provide a wide range of services including full and partial designs, feasibilities studies, reports and inspections of installations. Our expertise includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, hot and cold water systems, electrical services, lighting, emergency lighting, fire detection, alarm systems, sustainable energy schemes, energy management, utilities applications and negotiations amongst others. We have provided these services on a wide range of buildings including offices, churches, historical listed buildings industrial units, residential properties, flat blocks, colleges, schools, residential homes, surgeries.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are a member of Norfolk ProHelp as it provides us with a structure to donate our time and expertise to good causes and community groups.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

We have worked on the following Pro Help projects: The Phoenix Centre, Flordon Church, Lyng Community Centre, Silver Road Community Centre, Taverham Village Hall, Burgh St Peters Village Hall, Field Dalling Village Hall, The Garage – Norwich Performing Arts, Shouldham Community Enterprise, Thompson Community Centre, Sharrington Village Hall, Bale Village Hall.

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Purcell

Who are you?

We are architects who work as a family of experts: architects, designers, heritage leaders and specialist consultants.

What do you do?

We provide architectural advice and design, and planning advice.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

To assist organisations and to help kickstart potential projects that might not get off the ground without free advice.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

Aylsham Quaker Meeting House and Sea Palling Volunteer Rescue Service.

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Purple Patch

Who are you?

We are a freelance copywriter and designer, who also offers related support to businesses and charities. Writing and creativity are both my main interests and are the core parts of my work and volunteering.

What do you do?

Branding, design and print. Copywriting and design. Publicity materials, product and web copy, online content maintenance, articles and editorials, storytelling/bio’s/’about’ pages, newsletters, brochures, reports etc.

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REAL Consulting

Who are you?

We are a team of experienced professionals providing construction cost and project management consultancy services across the public and private sectors, locally and regionally.

What do you do?

The core services that we provide relate to management of project budgets, delivery and procurement advice.

The Redcat Partnership

Who are you?

We are a bespoke health and safety consultancy, offering pragmatic, sensible advice and guidance on health, safety and workplace wellbeing.

What do you do?

We provide advice around auditing, risk assessment, behavioural safety, legionella, Asbestos, and fire risk Assessments.

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Richard Jackson Ltd

Who are you?

We are Engineering Consultants and Chartered Building Surveyors operating from offices in Colchester, London, Cambridge, Norwich & Bristol.  Our core services include Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Pre-planning, Building Surveying, Insurance Surveying, Project Management & Expert Witness.

What do you do?

We conduct Structural & Civil Engineering design and analysis, Geotechnical Engineering for establishing foundation design or substrata investigation, Pre-planning work such as access and transport assessments as well as drainage and flood risk assessments.

We can also undertake, Building Surveying, Insurance Surveying, & Project Management on construction and building projects.  In addition we can provide Expert Witnesses for a variety of construction related work.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We are members of Norfolk Prohelp to assist organisations with valuable construction advice for the benefit of the wider public.

What have been some of the projects you’ve worked on?

Marlpit Community Garden – which lies where city and countryside meet in the valley of the River Wensum. The site combines small plots for individuals, families and groups with areas of communal growing sustained by volunteers, an orchard, a netted enclosure for soft fruit, an apiary and a forest garden. We helped with the access arrangements and flood risk assessment, for the site which received overwhelming support from Norwich City Council Planning Committee.

Martham Recreation Ground – which has a Trust that exists to manage, maintain and improve the public recreation ground, sports facilities, playground and skate park in Martham.  Richard Jackson helped the Trust to assess the recreation ground changing rooms indicating the facilities were no longer fit for purpose through a condition report, to kick off the project. The report produced an assessment of the facilities which enabled the scheme to get additional funding to move onto the next stage of development.

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Richard Utting Associates LLP

Who are you?

We were established in 2011 by Richard Utting, and are an independent firm of construction cost consultants, formed by experienced construction professionals focused on delivering client needs and solutions.

What do you do?

Our goal is to build a sustainable long term business founded upon strong client and designer relationships, based upon providing a prompt, reliable, efficient and flexible service, backed up by our specialist expertise, to provide solutions and outcomes.

Rogers & Norton Solicitors

Who are you?

Established in 1982, Rogers & Norton Solicitors is a forward-thinking, multi-service law firm acting for individuals, families and businesses throughout Norfolk, the eastern region and nationally.

What do you do?

We offer a full range of commercial services including debt recovery, litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, commercial property, intellectual property, corporate restructuring and all aspects of commercial and business law. We advise on a wide range of personal matters such as compensation claims for accident and personal injury victims, clinical negligence, residential conveyancing, family law, personal litigation and wills, trusts and probate. We also provide a range of specialist, industry-specific services for a multitude of sectors including legal services for doctors, dentists and other healthcare specialists, farmers, landowners and other individuals involved in the agricultural sector, as well as covering the full range of regulatory law, advising on claims involving the HM Revenue and Customs and UK Border Force.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We recognise our philanthropic responsibility and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the community in which we operate. We pride ourselves on actively supporting a number of charities locally through pro-bono work, volunteering, collaborative events, sponsorship and fundraising. We have recently joined the Norfolk ProHelp and we are proud to stand alongside a vast network of Norfolk businesses to support the voluntary and not-for-profit sector.

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Rossi Long Consulting Ltd

Who are you?

We are established engineering and building surveying consultants based in Norwich, providing structural and civil engineering, transport consultancy, party wall and building surveying consultancy services.

What do you do?

We provide innovative engineering solutions derived from creative thinking and a breadth of experience.

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Saul D Humphrey LLP

Who are you?

We were founded by Dr Saul Humphrey, with a vision to be the construction consultant of choice, through exceptional and sustainable customer service.

What do you do?

The practice provides project management, construction management, management consultancy and dispute resolution services.

Saoi Ltd.

Who are you?

Tony Lawlor is a seasoned Accountant. He set up his own coaching and mentoring company during 2021. He previously worked as FD at City College Norwich and Norse as well as senior commercial roles in the private sector.

What do you do?

Tony can help support your charity with queries on structure and governance, accountancy and financial management, and business planning.

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Sexty & Co

Who are you?

We are a leading firm of independent chartered certified accountants in East Anglia.

What do you do?

We offer accounts, audit, taxation, payroll and business advisory and support services, as well as providing a cost effective and pragmatic approach to meet the needs of our clients.

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SMG Architects Ltd

Who are you?

We started as a small practice in 1980 and began life as David Stead & Associates. In 2000 the current Chairman, Ian Mutton joined and the practice has steadily grown in all aspects of its work, knowledge, scope of design and architecture.

Operating from three offices in Norwich, St Neots and Sheringham, SMG can now boast 5 RIBA Architects, 10 technical staff and a knowledgeable support team.

What do you do?

Providing a wealth of experience in all fields of architecture & design, SMG has built a reputation for quality, integrity, service and an eye for detail. SMG prides itself on providing a service from start to finish, where you have the personal contact from a member of staff to guide you along the way.

Covering the whole of East Anglia and beyond, SMG is able to offer the complete package for your building design requirements.

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Stuart Beard Photography

Who are you?

A self employed photographer who has previously worked with Norfolk Food Bank and Friend in Deed charities, providing promotional photography.

What do you do?

Large family photo shoots in a studio, to capturing the excitement of new parents with their infant, from christenings to weddings, dance shows to dog shows. I have particular expertise with young children after a twenty two year career in infant education.

Welbourne & Co

Who are you?

We are a small but growing accountancy practice who like to offer out broad range of clients a personal service. Whether it is a simple personal tax return or a large limited company we can help you

Wensum Print

Who are you?

We are an independent print company offering an all round print service that have been established in Norwich for over 35 years.

What do you do?

We have a vast knowledge of printing and all things print, with friendly, helpful staff, and top of the range of equipment. We are set up to be your local one stop print shop.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We want to offer organisations just getting off the ground the chance to put their best foot forward so they can start making Norfolk an even better place.

Willow Tree HR

Who are you?

With vast experience of multinational, private equity and small/medium-sized businesses across a range of sectors, at strategic and operational levels, I launched Willow Tree HR in 2017. My portfolio of clients now covers small local charities, IT, accountancy, manufacturing, automotive and retail to name but a few.

I am passionate about engaging businesses and individuals, advising them on how to bring out the very best in their teams and to assist them to grow and flourish.Willow Tree HR    prov​ides a personal individual approach to ​p​eople management to SMEs and local charities across East Anglia.

What do you do?

My role  is very varied and is tailored to the needs of the business; including recruitment advise and support, employee relations casework, employee engagement surveys and action plans or simply ensuring legal compliance with up to date contracts, policies and documentation.

Why did you join the Norfolk ProHelp programme?

I have always had involvement with charities, local businesses and prefer an individual approach. I wish to help others with my experience locally.

Wingfield Consultants

Who are you?

We are a management consultancy specialising in helping businesses drive growth and profitability.

What do you do?

Our services include category management, category data, research, and insights, procurement, supply chain, brand strategy, the 7Ps of marketing, lifestyle choices and trends, local business support, training, and mentoring.

Why are you a member of Norfolk ProHelp?

We want to give back to our home county, supporting the community that has allowed us to flourish.

Yawn Marketing

Who are you?

We are a digital agency that works with ambitious businesses who are ready to excel.

What do you do?

We can help charities and organisations revitalise their online presence by offering marketing consultancy/advice and training people in strategic marketing solutions.