Aperté assists commercial, creative and cultural organisations in the development of effective vision, strategy, plans, organisational structure and governance. Our approach is always about improving performance and building companies and organisations that are robust and sustainable. In the end it’s all about plans and strategies that deliver and are actively used day to day (not written and left on a shelf) and building stronger senior teams able to implement these plans.

Ask yourself these questions…

  • How clear are you, your senior team and your board about the direction and purpose of your organisation?

  • Do you have a clear vision and can you all tell the same story about this consistently?

  • When was the last time you all took a big step back and thought properly about the medium term? 

  • What challenges have emerged since you did, that will strongly impact you going forward?

  • How aligned are the staff as a whole with the senior team and does everyone understand properly (operationally and financially) the part they play in the future success of the organisation? Can they articulate this and do they live it?

  • How strong is your Board? Are they doing what they should be, taking responsibility for the right things and challenging and supporting you and your team appropriately?

  • Do you have the right people on your board? Are there skills and knowledge that you would benefit from having but you are not sure how to go about developing your board?

  • Do you have a business plan you proactively refer to on a day to day basis?

  • Do you regularly track your progress against your business plan and hold the senior team and yourself accountable for your individual and collective performance against it?

What do you think?

If you’ve answered “no” to any of the above you won’t be alone. There are many other organisations in a similar position. But just think, how much more successful could you be if you do something about it?

In each individual case, we will develop a bespoke approach, drawing on a range of proven tools and techniques all based on a solid understanding of people, business, and creativity. 

Our aim is to create visions, strategies and plans that are useful to you and your organisation in all its uniqueness, rather than slavishly following any particular methodology. 

All our programmes are delivered in a highly participative and facilitative way to leave a legacy of increased business and interpersonal skills together with improved processes, which you can continue to build on and develop after Aperté has gone. 

So, take some time and ask yourself these questions again and then give Gill a call on 0114 229 1324 to talk about what she can do for you and your organisation.


Organisations across the Arts and Creative Industries supported



Meetings facilitated



Comprehensive strategic and organisational development projects completed starting at “vision” and ending with detailed business planning and implementation



Boards Reviewed and Developed