Harlow Consulting, a fast-growing young business in Harrogate has pledged to use their success to ‘give back’ to the environment and their community.
Harlow Consulting has been recognised by World Land Trust for donating 1% of its annual turnover to the charity. Launched in Harrogate in 2019 by directors, Clare Vokes and Jennifer Brennan, the full-service research and evaluation agency operates across the UK.
Since their foundation, Harlow Consulting has had a remarkable revenue growth at a rate of 220%.
Jennifer said: “I think the success is due to the fact that we’re really driven by our values. We were motivated to create a business that we would want to work in ourselves – one that invested in its people, and the planet, while delivering innovative, value-driven research work.”
Their directors have over 30 years combined research experience in a wide variety of sectors including construction, heritage and healthcare.
They also work extensively in the education sector, and develop qualifications, standards and apprenticeship frameworks. Clients include the NHS, Historic England and Skills Development Scotland. Its findings inform strategic and policy developments, and help to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Their donation this year to World Land Trust’s Plant a Tree and Buy an Acre programmes resulted in 670 native trees planted in Borneo, Brazil and India, and the safeguarding of 33.5 acres of threatened habitat in Argentina, Brazil and Kenya.
Tracey Butler, Corporate Partnerships Manager, World Land Trust, said: “World Land Trust (WLT) is delighted to have the support of Harlow Consulting helping WLT and our local partners to protect and restore threatened habitat for wildlife.”
More locally, Harlow Consulting has invested in shares in Longlands Common, the first ever community owned woodlands project for Harrogate and Knaresborough.
The business also signed the Market Research Society Net Zero Pledge and is working with Positive Planet on a carbon dashboard to offset emissions. All employees have attended carbon literacy training.
Clare Vokes, co-director at Harlow Consulting, added: “Our aim is to continue to pursue innovative research methodologies and new ways of making research as accessible as possible. We’re conscious that our success means we can give more back.”
About Harlow Consulting
Changing Lives Through Research
Harlow Consulting is a full-service research and evaluation agency operating across the UK. Their directors have over 30 years’ combined research experience in a wide variety of sectors including construction, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), heritage and healthcare. Harlow Consulting work extensively in the education sector, and develop qualifications, standards and apprenticeship frameworks.
They are passionate about delivering high-quality research that makes an impact.
A Market Research Society (MRS) accredited company partner, Harlow Consulting is working towards the MRS Net Zero Pledge.
They are also committed to their people and the planet and donate 1% of their annual turnover to The World Land Trust.