We help organisations to market their products and services, communicate the impact of their work and raise funds. Our clients are charities, social enterprises, public organisations and local businesses – organisations where values drive decision-making and which have the best stories to tell.

We work at a strategic level but can also be an ‘extra pair of hands’ to implement your work. So we can help to facilitate and write your strategies and business plans, design your fundraising and communications programmes or deliver areas of work for you.

Who are we? communicators, marketeers, fundraisers and strategists

Red Pencil is an independent consultancy set up by Natasha Roe and Alec Leggat – between us we have nearly 40 years’ experience of working with and for charities and social enterprises of all sizes.

Our Services

We have been around since 2002 and work across the marketing, fundraising and communications spectrum. Please read more about the services we offer and get in touch if you think we can help.


We connect your vision, mission and values to the every day operational reality of your work to develop and write strategies that are effective and measurable.


Our brand consultancy will help you maintain and create a brand that is built on and communicates the values of your organisation and the difference you make.


We take your passion for your cause and tell donors about it in targeted and creative ways so that they understand why they should support your charity.


Our audits provide an objective analysis, from which you can understand your audiences, set objectives, coordinate activity and set up systems to save resources.


We can write stories that bring the work of your organisation to life, connect people to your cause and build and maintain your organisation’s reputation.


We can help you use digital content and social platforms strategically so they help to achieve your business objectives and we develop and manage websites too.

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“We commissioned Red Pencil to comprehensively review our approach to fundraising and communications,
in light of numerous unsuccessful funding bids, a disinterested membership and a key message that was confusing. Red Pencil’s work, particularly the outputs and tools provided, have given us independent and impartial evidence to support the changes we need to make and a solid position from which to build.”

Doug Harper, CEO, Engineers Without Borders