Evidence, evidence, evidence

I’m a big fan of evidence-based decisions. But the number of people who feel the same way I do appears to be on the wane. Whether it’s fake news, dubious think tank reports or unsubstantiated political claims, the idea of being able to support what we say and do with actual facts seems to have lost its appeal. Well, that’s not how we roll here at Sockmonkey HQ. And here’s what I’m doing about it. Continue reading

The era of best practice is over

It’s bad news for finance directors. When it comes to improving the finance function, there is no silver bullet. There is no super new technical wizardry or consultancy sleight of hand that will transform things overnight. And there is most definitely no such thing as best practice, no one-size-fits-all approach that will make your finance troubles go away. Continue reading

Welcome

Welcome to Sockmonkey Consulting’s brand new website!

Sockmonkey Consulting provides high quality research and consultancy services to organisations in the public, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors.

My name is Simon Perks and I am the founder, director and – for the moment, at least – sole employee. I work with organisations across the public, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors to help them to make better decisions, to improve their performance and to achieve better value for money. Continue reading