Welcome to Sockmonkey Consulting. I help organisations to make better decisions, to improve their performance and to drive positive change. And I’d love to work with you, too.
My name’s Simon Perks and I help organisations with a strong sense of social purpose to improve what they do and how they do it. I ask the right questions and listen carefully to the answers. I use my skills, knowledge and expertise to make things work better.
I’m a skilled consultant and coach. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them to understand the challenges they face, to explore their options and to take action to bring about positive change.
I strive to work in a friendly, agile, vibrant and ethical way that makes consultancy something that is done with my clients, rather than to them. I move fast, but I take my clients with me. And I don’t see why we can’t have fun, too.
I founded Sockmonkey in 2011 after a decade working in the public sector practice of a large, international consultancy firm, because I wanted to do more to help and support organisations that are trying to make our world a better place.
I bring to my work a high level of insight and clarity of thought, together with a friendly and personal approach and the flexibility and responsiveness that come from running a small business.
I’m based in Somerset but work with organisations across the UK and beyond. My clients include government agencies, universities, research organisations, local authorities, professional organisations, sports development bodies, charities, trade unions and more.
Business model design
Helping you to redesign your organisation’s business model and ways of working to address emerging challenges and to drive positive change.
Strategy development and implementation
Developing high-impact organisational strategies that allow you to achieve challenging goals in a turbulent and resource-constrained environment.
Organisational design and development
Finding ways to improve how your organisation works and helping you to become quicker, better, more focused and more efficient than you were before.
Using data to help your organisation to better understand the challenges you face, to understand what works and to improve your performance.
Financial management and analysis
Helping you to improve your organisation’s financial management arrangements and using financial data to inform organisational decision-making.
Governance and risk management
Working with you to review and to refresh your organisation’s governance arrangements so that they are more robust, more resilient and more responsive to change.
Helping you with all manner of strategic projects, from service reviews and option appraisals to workload management and resource allocation.
Working with individuals and teams in a collaborative coaching relationship to help them to achieve their goals and to bring about positive change for themselves and for others.
I’m immensely proud of the positive and lasting impact that my work has on the organisations with which I work.
If you think I might be able to help you, or if you’d just like to have a chat, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on +44 (0) 7903 523 839.
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