Impact Consultancy

Vertigo Ventures delivers expert impact analysis and reporting services, supporting clients to clearly understand the impact of their research and where appropriate calculate the value of their financial, social and environmental impact.

The team support clients’ impact services from stakeholder mapping to strategic workshops, and the creation of bespoke impact handbooks for research organisations.

Vertigo Ventures have delivered impact reports on individual projects as well as the whole organisation in addition to working with several leading universities to draft and gather evidence for REF 2014 case studies.

Their work contributes to consultations by funders in the sector including HEFCE, the International Integrated Reporting Council and in the third sector.

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“The University of Oxford continued to work with Vertigo Ventures after they were able to help us investigate new areas of impact we had not previously considered, engage with various stakeholders to collect, verify and demonstrate the impact of our research and they added value overall. Throughout the project Vertigo Ventures were pleasant to work with, took our comments on board and delivered the project on time.”

Esme Wilks

University of Oxford

“The REF case study review was very detailed, useful and helpful – it was very well thought out and addressing the items mentioned, I believe it will now make a big improvement in support of our REF case application.”

Prof Charles Dennis

University of Lincoln

“We engaged Vertigo Ventures to support with measuring the impact of the programmes we deliver to offer young people training, support and development opportunities. The Vertigo team ensured that their approached suited  our organisation by consulting stakeholders such as the in house trainers at the beinning of the project.”

Ian Tomlinson

Fix-It UK Ltd

“Vertigo Ventures have a consultative and collaborative approach to their consultancy. In our initial meeting we identified the key deliverable, agreed process and set milestones and timeframes. We identified the key impacts and metrics for the organisation and Vertigo Ventures identified additional areas of impacts and methods for quantifying and evidencing.

The VV-Impact Metrics tool provided a simple reproducible methodology that was easy to communicate internally and to a wider audience. The project was delivered on time and on budget; we are now developing the methodology into an internal training program and toolkit that can be used internally to support ongoing and new impact activities.”

Dr Emma Fadlon

Head of Business Development, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation, The Pirbright Institute