About Us

Welcome to Thrive

Hello and welcome to THRIVE.

My name is David Barker and I established Thrive Consulting in 2018 with a simple purpose: to help charities and non-profits of all sizes to develop, grow, prosper and flourish.

Having worked in the sector for over two decades and commissioned services from a wide variety of consultants and agencies, I wanted to create a place that charity leaders and not for profit organisations could come to for proven practical experience, rich insight, no nonsense advice and a range of impressive skills and creative ideas.

Problem solving and practical solutions

I help people and teams to hold up the mirror. We work together to sort out problems, provide practical solutions and help maximise opportunities and impact. Along the way we positively identify areas for organisational or individual development and growth. And if I can’t help, I call on a rich network of trusted associates and specialists – people I have worked with and/or seen in action. People that impress me and who make a difference in their specialist fields. People I would trust with my own business.

Between us we provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise having worked for, and with, some of the largest and smallest charities and not for profit organisations in the UK. 

Harnessing People and Passion

We do this by offering insight, ideas, guidance, support, scrutiny and productive challenge across all facets of your work – from high level strategy advice and delivery, leadership mentoring through to advising on governance, marketing, fundraising, single campaigns or major growth and transformation programmes.

Ultimately it’s the people and the passion that will bring the results. Passion drives charities, people bring the passion.

We work with people at all levels to help them to be the best they can be. We help them to enjoy what they do, get better at it and as a result ensure that your charity or organisation develops, grows and continues to THRIVE.

A bit more about me. . .

With 25 years experience in senior leadership and management across the charity, not for profit and health sectors I have seen life from both sides of the fence – as a successful manager, director, charity CEO and also as a volunteer, fundraiser, Trustee, Chair and non Executive Board Member. 

Organisations I have worked for include the British Heart Foundation, the Scout Association, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Royal National Institute for Deaf People, Crohn’s and Colitis UK. I also currently work part time as CEO of a charity that supports young people with mental health challenges.

For further information about my experience and achievements to date see here.

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