Roots Consultancy brings together talent and services to help you to Express Yourself and Connect with the Community. We do this by helping people to develop their business strategy around their passions, values and personality, and to reach out through positive marketing, partnerships and creative communications.

 

This is How We DO IT

The starting point is to listen. We do this with experience of asking questions to understand your story: what makes you and your business tick; the challenges and frustrations; your opportunities to collaborate; the priorities and the dreams.

We can dig deeper using data-driven insights to understand how your customers and marketplace operate, and work with you to bring your personal experience, motivations and connections into your business strategy. Then it's about creating content and stories that show what you're all about, and leveraging quality partnerships and marketing techniques to get your story out.

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In addition,

  • A first consultation is always free (and hopefully quite enjoyable)
  • We take on an allocation of community projects at half the usual rate
  • We offer a 20% discount on services from some trusted partners - from design & illustration, to venue & AV equipment hire

If we can't help directly, we'll happily point you in the direction of someone who can.

 

But Why?

For us, work that allows us to express ourselves and engage with the community is key to life in the city. We've found our place working with others to nurture and share their passions and values with the community through their work.

Self-expression and exploration can be as rewarding at a business level as it can at a personal level. Whether you've got a live venue or an online platform; a local business or a big multinational; people are looking for authenticity, and reacting to businesses and initiatives that resonate more deeply.

Take social enterprises as an example - companies with a purpose beyond profit. Last year 58% of social enterprises grew compared with 28% of mainstream small and medium-sized businesses, while in Hackney - now officially a Social Enterprise Borough - there are an estimated 350 Social Enterprises ranging from jazz clubs to coding clubs, and food to furniture.  

Using your business as an outlet to express your creativity, passions and values can bring all kinds of rewards to you and your business. You probably know this already, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy. We want to help.

 

Recent Work

 Gregor Riddell (Cello, and SVS Radio co-founder) and Adam Teixeira (Drums) performing as Birdworld at Café Oto. Photo: Coline L'Achiver

Gregor Riddell (Cello, and SVS Radio co-founder) and Adam Teixeira (Drums) performing as Birdworld at Café Oto. Photo: Coline L'Achiver

SVS Radio (Music Platform)

Full Service

SVS Radio supports adventurous music from the Nordic countries, and provides a musical connection to East London.

Ongoing support includes helping to arrange and promote their successful Winter Solstice events; growing ties with relevant media and funding organisations; and using online data to inspire a communication strategy that promotes their musicians first and foremost, and their platform as a result.

Coline and Marc (front, 3/4 from left) after the Hackney SE Partnership presented their manifesto to Mayor Phillip Glanville

Hackney Social Enterprise Partnership (SE Facilitators)

Social Innovation & Strategy

This collective of 10 leading social enterprise (SE) facilitators was selected by Unltd and UBS to develop a collaborative infrastructure of support for Hackney's SE community. What began as the Hackney Champions Network has developed into the Hackney SE Partnership, and we're now working with Hackney Council to role out our manifesto.

 

 Head Chef Jake Boyce's rosemary sourdough recipe featured in Foodism, complete with rosemary from St Mungo's community orchard

Head Chef Jake Boyce's rosemary sourdough recipe featured in Foodism, complete with rosemary from St Mungo's community orchard

Minnow (Restaurant)

Partnerships & Collaboration; Events and Communication

Minnow - a small fish in Clapham's big pond - distinguishes itself with quality seasonal food, charm and community spirit.

This has been developed and showcased through events with community groups including This is Clapham, The Clapham Book Club and The Clapham Society; and creative content like this recipe for Foodism during Real Bread Week in collaboration with St Mungo's community orchard, and this animated mince pie recipe with Gail Gosschalk for Christmas.

 

Media Features and FRIENDS

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