Hello, I'm Steve Allman
I'm passionate about charities and social enterprises and their potential to do good.
I've spent the whole of my working life in the charity sector, starting out as a teenage volunteer working with disabled children and moving on to hold a number of senior roles within local and national charities, including chief executive, trustee and chair.
As a freelance consultant, trainer and researcher since 2012, I help mostly help charities to develop strategy and evaluate impact, enabling many clients to successfully apply for new funds to increase their impact. I also undertake strengths reviews, facilitate mergers and deliver one-off workshops for boards, staff teams and volunteers on a range of topics.
I've got a particular passion for ensuring the voices of marginalised groups are heard and I've successfully engaged a range of groups including older people, rough sleepers, sex workers and women experiencing domestic abuse.
Prior to setting up my own consultancy, I was a charity CEO for seven years and I've also chaired a number of groups including the Council for Disabled Children, Suffolk Children & Families Forum and Young Suffolk. In my early career, I was a Youth Worker and also worked with older people, disabled adults and children and families with complex needs.
I work all over the UK, but live in Hadleigh, Suffolk with my wife and young son, where you'll often find me working in my local coffee shop or cycling along winding country lanes.