Watch the video to hear what people are saying about Bubble Chamber CIC:
"The benefit of using Strategy on a Page, quite apart from clarity in my own mind and also within the exec team, I was able to use it at the Strategic Awayday with the Board and I think that the level of clarity meant that I was able to achieve absolutely everything that I'd set out to achieve in terms of agreement and the Board were completely behind what we were going to do."
Andrew Croft, Chief Executive, CAN
“I wanted to send a big thank you for the work you put in helping me prepare for the Board conference. After the initial pitch of the ideas, we moved into groups to talk about what excited people and what concerns and obstacles they could see to moving forward. My longest serving board member was very quiet and spoke last and then said 'If you really want to know what I think….. I was so excited by what you were saying I nearly burst!' I know that this would not have been the outcome without our work together."
Linda Wallace, Chief Executive, CDS Co-operatives
“Craig and Ben have been incredibly important in helping us set up our Concierge Service as a Social Enterprise. Not only have they been able to guide us through the basic logistics of choosing the right legal structure and getting buy in from the Board but their coaching approach has ensured that we feel listened to and understood at all times as we have developed our strategy for growth.”
Kathryn Uche, Chief Executive, CAYSH CIC
"Don’t use term ‘inspiring’ lightly, but only way to describe conversation with @C19Craig from @BubbleChamber1 this week."
Steve Allman, Charity and Social Enterprise Consultant
"Bubble Chamber has provided great clarity and direction throughout, which really benefits our stakeholders and potentially the sector as a whole. We've been working with Craig since September 2015 to develop an employment enterprise strategy and framework to create various pathways for rehabilitated prisoners. As an organisation we're really excited about how Bubble Chamber is enabling us to develop the strategy into a reality. Craig engages brilliantly with the whole range of RAPt’s stakeholders; he's passionate about social enterprise, highly professional and has delivered quality work to agreed timescales."
Mike Trace, CEO, Forward Trust
"Craig is a great business coach. His approach is unique in that he is both informal and professional. His "strategy on a page” methodology provided us with an excellent structure to focus our business activities, whilst his personable style allowed us to explore and discuss different routes in a safe non-judgemental environment."
Dr Holly Whelan & Dr Mark Cobain, Co-Founders, Younger Lives
"Craig stepped in to provide support to me in my role of CEO needing to present information to our Board about social enterprise and its benefits and the various types of enterprise that might suit the types of services we provide.
Craig was quick to understand the requirements and to ask clarifying questions which resulted in a discussion document that helped us process the huge area in a short period of time. He also helped by putting it into a context which meant we were equipped for wider considerations and implications arising from the debate. Thank you Craig."
Pam McConnell, CEO, Five Rivers
"I've experienced lots of different coaching, personality assessment and strength profiling over the years. I have to say that using the HATS process and working with Craig was extremely enlightening and brought out some genuinely new and very helpful insights. It helped to reinforce what I'm already doing well and also brought to light several important areas for development. Most importantly I now have some very practical actions to take away which could make a big difference, both for me and for my organisation"
Dr Mark Williamson, Chief Executive, Action for Happiness
"Duckie began working with Craig Carey and Bubble Chamber after a rapid period of expansion and when the demand for Duckie’s services began to outstrip the company's existing capacity.
Using their Strategy on a Page growth framework he patiently worked with us to review and update all of our systems and processes, and supported us to identify and remove any weaknesses that had been exposed by the company’s recent growth.
We also revisited and redrafted our vision, purpose and values and prepared new planning documents which will support Duckie to continue to expand safely and sustainability over the next four years.
Craig was a pleasure to work with at all times and we really value his care, attention to detail, support and patience as we navigated the company through this period of change.
We would strongly recommend him to any charity or social enterprise which is preparing to scale-up its provision."
Dicky Eton, Director, Duckie
"Craig at Bubble Chamber helped us to establish real clarity around the vision and purpose of the organisation and create a strong message to share with funders, investors and other stakeholders. While their core tool, “Strategy on a Page” enabled me to engage the whole team in thinking through the processes needed to increase income generation through their project activities.
We are now working to embed it as our tool for planning and measuring progress with income generation across all our activities. So far so good!
Craig was an effective facilitator with a great knowledge of the sector, but also a real commitment to ensuring we had real ownership of the whole process. He took the time to get an in-depth understanding of the organisation and the individuals involved which made him easy to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any Social Enterprise looking to grow their social impact."
Joanne Brown, Director, OASIS Children’s Venture