We are an ethical consultancy firm, designed to help academics, Universities and NGOs secure funding and increase the impact of their research and projects
We specialise in the delivery of short-term academic consultancy pieces & communications designed to increase impact. An example includes support for the Tate Exchange Programme.
We manage the International Development communications for The Open University. Our dedicated, experienced team will help you increase your reach.
HM Consulting and Son is an ethical consultancy firm designed to open up opportunities to engage with cutting-edge, impact-driven research. Our selected team of experts are here to support academics, universities and NGOs bid for and deliver research projects. Our approach is wholly inclusive, with the aim of bringing about positive social and economic change.
HM Consulting and Son was founded back in 2016. After joining the Higher Education sector back in 2011, Heidi McCafferty, its founder, saw the distinct inequities faced by many of those engaging in research.
Heidi met more and more academics and NGOs with hugely innovative, cutting-edge ideas, who lacked the institutional or organisational capacity, support or finance needed to translate these ideas in a way that ensured they could secure funding. Plus, many others struggling to deliver complex projects in tight time frames.
It was shortly after leaving an NGO that Heidi set up HM Consulting and Son to provide a rapid response service for universities and charities to deliver projects ranging from fundraising to academic research to event planning.
Black and Minority Ethnic Early Career Researchers Conference 2021
Here is one of the inspiring sessions from a conference we produced for Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun from the the University of West London. The production team included Heidi McCafferty, Dr Craig Walker and Sheryne Shillingford-Reed.
You can watch all the videos here.
Researching with mobile populations in the time of lockdown.
Here's an example of one of our recent webinars produced for The Open University by Dr Craig Walker and Heidi McCafferty.
The technological support this conference enjoyed was by far the best I’ve ever experienced.
Our project, with all its complexity, simply would not have happened without Heidi and her team.
Professor of Sociology at The Open University
Lace Hill, Buckingham, England, United Kingdom
We have 5 Associates who work for the firm, based in Brighton, London, Milton Keynes and Cambridge. They come from a range of backgrounds, including NGOs, the UK Government, journalism and TV/film production
As an ethical consultancy firm, we ensure that we offer excellent value. We are driven by social change, not profit. Our fees are between £280 - £360 per day with no VAT
The firm was set up to provide a rapid response service to those who need urgent support with bids or projects, we move fast and efficiently to help you meet your key objectives
Please don't hesitate to get in touch for a chat. If we feel we have the in-house expertise to help you, we will. If your requirements are outside the scope, we may know someone who can help
A message from founder, Heidi McCafferty
This company is a proud supporter of the Equal Justice Initiative which confronts racial injustice, advocates for equality, and creates hope for marginalised communities in the USA.
We call out racism and inequality wherever we see it, work hard to amplify black voices and stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Personally, I have just completed a master's degree from the Law School at Birkbeck, University of London (MSc: Criminology, Race, Crime and Justice). I am also the founder of the successful Free Michael Wadsworth campaign. The campaign helped to secure Michael a pardon by Governor Sisolak, Attorney General Ford and the 7 Supreme Court Justices of Nevada, meaning he was released from prison in August 2022 after 17 long years.
I encourage and challenge all those I engage with to actively join the fight for racial equality.
Silence is violence.