Development Pathways

The Business:  
Development Pathways brings together a group of social policy experts with extensive international experience of working on social protection, social development, gender, financial inclusion, and livelihoods. The aim is to provide creative, evidence-based and context-specific solutions to the social and economic policy challenges facing developing countries.

The Challenge:
To assist Development Pathways with growth plans and restructuring.

Support Delivered:
VitalSix were approached by Development Pathways in 2015 when the company was preparing for growth and required some coaching support. At that point turnover was £650k with 2 full time employees and a network of consultants.  The support delivered, included a full business plan review, financial forecasting and vision for growth. In 2017, having grown the business to a turnover of £2m+ with 17 employees VitalSix were recommissioned.  A one day workshop looking at vision, structure and board roles was delivered and further input requested on the financial forecasts including a full review of the forecasting model.

Future Plans:
VitalSix is now assisting with the build of a robust set of financial forecasts and looks forward to working further with Development Pathways on people development and growth strategy.

 “VitalSix have helped us develop our vision for the future and understand the roles needed and how best to structure our business to move forward.  Their form of practical advice and facilitation born from direct experience has been invaluable” - Sandra Kidd, HR Manager - Development Pathways