Strategy

Some of our clients engage with Arena Partners because they know they want a radical re-think.  We’ll work with your Board, Senior Leadership Team and key stakeholders to create a strategy for the future, that you’ve all bought into and that underpins the vision and mission you’ve set yourselves.  We’ll challenge your thinking and clarify the focus on your Vision and Mission statements.  Don’t have those yet?  No problem – that’s where we’ll start!

Case study

Fair by Design Fund  >

People in poverty or on low incomes often pay more for the same products or services than people who are better off financially. This is called the “Poverty Premium” – the extra cost of being poor. The Poverty Premium is often dubbed the ‘double penalty’: in addition to not being able to buy many goods and services, people in poverty also end up paying more for the ones they can buy.

Arena Partner Sarah Dunwell spent 18 months setting up and launching the Fair By Design Fund as a partnership between Big Society Capital and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The £15m social impact fund now invests in companies seeking loans and equity funding from Seed through to Series A and beyond, deploying capital into businesses designed to make an impact on the poverty premium.

Clients we’ve worked with on strategy development include:
  • Fair by Design Fund
  • The Trussell Trust
  • Company Shop Group
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Calderdale Borough Council