Ideas begin in the abstract, but can become powerful realities. Often they’re prompted by what we read or see, other times by taking time to pause and reflect. At Off the Page Ideas, we help our clients improve their businesses through exploring ideas, inspirations, and ambitions ‑ and then acting on them.
Off the Page Ideas began in 2012 with the aim of providing strategic support and advice to independent companies and organisations in ways that suit their needs and budgets. We have successfully worked with many businesses in a variety of ways including:
- Non-executive directorships & advisory board roles
- Fundraising support & bid writing
- Mentoring & Coaching
- Strategic development
- Operational planning
- Marketing & supply chain consultancy
- Contract publishing
- International market development
- Data analysis
- Business development & support for growth
Our principal consultant is Sheila Pinder (formerly Sheila Bounford), whose wide network of contacts and affiliations enables us to bring in additional expertise as required.
We took a break from business in 2015-19, whilst Sheila participated in the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, and in further academic study. In 2019 we added a small leisure business in Cumbria to our portfolio, and during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, Sheila devoted time to raising grant funding for a local community benefit society.