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We Can Improve Your Board's Effectiveness

Greenspire Evaluations offers Evaluations at Board, Executive Committee and Senior Leadership level to help organisations be at their best.

All successful organisations share at least one characteristic – high quality boards, but as any number of examples show, it is not enough to simply have high quality people on a board.

They have to work together as a team to deliver results. Governance is much talked about in the context of large companies, but the types and nature of the governance vary according to the organisation.

There are a range of different governance codes now available for large companies, small companies, charities and quasi-public bodies and all provide a useful benchmark to measure board effectiveness.

Many organisations have little experience of these codes, which have often only been introduced in the last few years and it is sometimes hard for undertakings to know what works for them and whether they are compliant.

Board evaluations are a very useful methodology for boards to understand how they measure against the codes and to analyse and improve their performance.

Areas of Focus

Alongside proper and necessary governance, organisations and their boards are increasingly facing complex challenges.  The need for effective and excellent quality boards is even more vital for success.

Public Companies

FTSE 350 companies are now required under the Governance Code to seek external evaluations on a regular cycle.  Listed companies outside the FTSE 350 are still strongly encouraged to undergo evaluations. In this very competitive environment, businesses’ boards need to be at peak performance.


The new Charity Governance Code recommends evaluations for larger charities and, in an era of increasing pressure on standards and efficacy, all charities can benefit from this.  This is a testing time for charities and they need to rise to that challenge.

Public Service Industries (eg Housing Associations, Academy Trusts)

All bodies responsible for large amounts of public funds in a changing political climate can benefit from an external evaluation to ensure the highest standards of governance and performance are met.

Private Companies

It is sometimes difficult for larger private companies to be confident that they are best equipped and prepared for achieving their objectives.  An independent evaluation can help them ensure they are meeting their goals as well as building successful and resilient businesses.

Your Team

Stephen and Karen met at a business event and through their conversations they worked out that they had a joint vision - to help organisations be more effective and to succeed.

Client Testimonials

"Stephen Kimbell and Greenspire Advisers carried out an independent Board evaluation, the results of which were reported in the company’s Annual Report. I found Stephen and Greenspire very professional, discreet and thorough in their work. Interviews with directors were conducted sympathetically, but the results were impressive in getting to the core of individual directors views and workings of the Board. I found the results very useful in the ongoing management of the Board. I would be very happy to recommend Greenspire to other companies."

Peter Rigg, Chairman of a Dubai based oil services business listed on a European Stock Exchange

"I would strongly recommend Stephen’s Board skills; he is also a very nice guy to work with."

Chris Smith, CEO G-Volution Ltd

"Stephen helped my business become sharper, more focussed, more productive, and more cost effective. His input was absolutely invaluable."

Neil Brooks, Consultant Neuropsychologist Rehab Without Walls

"Stephen has wide knowledge and experience of the legal and governance aspects of Boards. I believe he has a unique insight into Board dynamics and adds value to the evaluations that he conducts. I am happy to recommend Stephen for such work."

Ruth Bender, Cranfield University

"Stephen has proved to be invaluable with his objective advice; we find him to be both logical and innovative with his approach."

Jon Cawley, Chairman Cawleys

"Any assistance that I have required has never been too much trouble for Stephen; constantly a steady hand on the tiller and always a thorough gentleman."

Mike Reeder, Director International Trade Finance

"We found him to be very helpful in all respects and would recommend him to others."

David Savile, Non Executive Director

"Stephen is a very competent and professional person who keeps things simple and uncomplicated. He has particularly good negotiation/people skills and his legal background is invaluable."

Graham Percy, MD Firstchase International Limited

"Stephen is not only entrepreneurial and focused but also incredibly measured and sensible. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen and working with him again."

Charles Robinson, Development Director International Schools Partnership

We can help you improve your boards effectiveness

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