Our Approach

SDA is a company with a pragmatic approach to culture and heritage planning. Our strength lies in the fact that we have both a sound understanding of business methods (as used in independent, charitable and public sectors) and years of real frontline experience. We’re UK based with a core team of multi-skilled consultants spread throughout the country. As and when projects dictate we can call on a pool of wider associates with skills covering architecture, exhibition design, energy efficiency and sustainability, access planning and change management – to name a few!

We understand that challenging times lie ahead for the museums, heritage and arts sectors. However, our experience has shown this not to be a cause for panic or chaos but a time for calm assessment of organisational strengths, weaknesses, assets and liabilities. A clear vision and honest appraisal of resources will lay the foundation for sustainable and realistic solutions.

Our speciality is helping culture and heritage organisations to learn how to do more with less. That will involve realistic assessment of the current situation and a business plan for the future which can be achieved. We will also be able to help you change your organisational culture so that new ways of working are sustainable.