Welcome to Sockmonkey Consulting. I help organisations with a social purpose to make better decisions, to improve their performance and to drive positive change. And I’d love to work with you, too.

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About Sockmonkey

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, coach and advisor. 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.

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How I can help

I provide specialist consultancy support that can help you and your organisation to realise exciting opportunities, to address complex challenges and to drive positive change.

In my consultancy work, I bring together state-of-the-art theory, rigorous empirical analysis, a thorough understanding of how organisations work and deep insight into the global political, social and economic environment in which we operate.

Read more about my consultancy services.

I am a qualified and experienced executive coach. Coaching is a collaborative conversation that helps you to bring about positive change for yourself and for others.

I use the coaching relationship to create a space of awareness and reflection, in which individuals and teams can explore new ideas, gain different perspectives and enjoy personal and professional growth.

Read more about my coaching services.

I offer an exclusive advisory service to senior leaders and board members.

Working on a retainer basis, I act as a trusted advisor and sounding board to help you to deliver new projects, to work through critical challenges and to bring about positive change. Basically, you get access to me and my expertise whenever you need it.

This approach also helps organisations to embed the results achieved and value created through my consultancy work.

Read more about my advisory services.

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Here’s what some of my clients have to say about my work. If you’ve worked with me recently and would like to write a testimonial, please do drop me a line.

We knew that some of our taught courses and degree programmes cost more to run than others. But we didn’t know which ones. And we didn’t know why.

Simon helped us to design and implement a model that measures the income and costs associated with each of our taught modules and programmes. This allows us to understand exactly how much each course costs us and what drives these costs.

Having access to reliable costing information has been a game-changer. We now understand much better how we can manage our costs. And we’re able to make decisions about new and existing courses with confidence.

Simon guided us through this process with great skill. His work will have a lasting impact on the University and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others.

Lynn Forrester-Walker

Chief Operating Officer


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Get in touch

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 hello@sockmonkeyconsulting.com or call me on +44 (0) 7903 523 839.

You can also sign up for my newsletter, The Sockmonthly, which looks at ways we can make better decisions, improve performance and bring about positive change. It’s completely free and delivered straight to your inbox.