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ABOUT US

Building a Better Future Together

At Third Sector Connect we aim to partner with and support organisations to maximise their impact across their community, making sure their vision, aims and objective are delivered in the effective, sustainable and focused manner. We are a Northern Ireland based consultancy business, specialising in fundraising and capacity building support for Third Sector Organisations. The company has been formed to provide the sector Strategic, Effective and Caring fundraising support.

‘Third sector organisations’ is a term used to describe the range of organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives.

 

ROBERT MCCONNELL CENG CDIR FIOD

DIRECTOR
Robert is a Chartered Director, Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and IoD NI Director of the Year (2017 & 2019).

An expert in international business, operational excellence and business growth, for the past 14 years Robert has provided strategic direction and operational leadership to local, regional and international organisations.
Graduating in both Engineering and Business, Robert combines technical ability with astute commercial awareness, providing clear and logical advice to support Pinnacle’s many and varied clients. Robert’s specialisms include financial analysis, projections and business planning.

DR SCOTT KING CENG

DIRECTOR
Scott is an award-winning business growth advisor, entrepreneur, investor, published author, lean practitioner and Chartered Engineer.  

For over 15 years Scott has worked and travelled across the globe providing direction, assistance and leadership to an ever-expanding list of multi-sectoral organisations, ranging from new start’s to SME’s and globally recognised brands.  
Scott utilises his library of accumulated knowledge and experience to provide a pragmatic approach to supporting organisations to achieve their vision and potential.

Scott is an award-winning business growth advisor, entrepreneur, investor, published author, lean practitioner and Chartered Engineer.  

For over 15 years Scott has worked and travelled across the globe providing direction, assistance and leadership to an ever-expanding list of multi-sectoral organisations, ranging from new start’s to SME’s and globally recognised brands.  
Scott utilises his library of accumulated knowledge and experience to provide a pragmatic approach to supporting organisations to achieve their vision and potential.

DR SCOTT KING CENG

DIRECTOR

JENNA STEVENSON

DIRECTOR
Jenna Stevenson is the Founder and Director of MADE in Mourne, a Social Enterprise focussed on helping local Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses grow, thrive and live in the Mourne area.

With over 12 years of experience in business and an in-depth knowledge and experience of successfully utilising the ‘100 Day Strategy’, Jenna specialises in personal business analysis, consultation and support services which include strategic growth planning and journey forecasting across a wide range of industries

As a visionary, Jenna has the passion, strength of will and essential knowledge needed to propel companies forward to the next stage and achieve their long-term goals

RICHARD FORSYTHE

DIRECTOR
Richard is a Director of Forsythe Consulting Ltd, offering a range of practical advice and support to client organisations.

Services include organisational development, funding, strategic planning, facility development, fundraising, capacity building and training. Richard has more than 15 years’ experience in the public and third sector of supporting community and voluntary organisations achieve their ambitions.

Richard has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of skills and experiences that enhance his ability to adapt to the constantly evolving circumstances of the sector. His skill set means that he is heavily involved in Facility Development, Social Change, Sports Development and Peace Building Projects.

He has a lifelong passion for football and works with the Irish Football Association in a developmental capacity that primarily aims to secure funding from grant making trusts and foundations, FIFA, UEFA, and government.

Richard works to present each client in the best possible light for securing their desired objectives. For some, this will entail large scale public funding, whilst for others this might be essential organisational governance, strategic planning and readiness towards consolidation or growth. Richard holds several voluntary roles including Director of Newry and Mourne Community Transport.

Richard is a Director of Forsythe Consulting Ltd, offering a range of practical advice and support to client organisations.

Services include organisational development, funding, strategic planning, facility development, fundraising, capacity building and training. Richard has more than 15 years’ experience in the public and third sector of supporting community and voluntary organisations achieve their ambitions.

Richard has developed a wide-ranging portfolio of skills and experiences that enhance his ability to adapt to the constantly evolving circumstances of the sector. His skill set means that he is heavily involved in Facility Development, Social Change, Sports Development and Peace Building Projects.

He has a lifelong passion for football and works with the Irish Football Association in a developmental capacity that primarily aims to secure funding from grant making trusts and foundations, FIFA, UEFA, and government.

Richard works to present each client in the best possible light for securing their desired objectives. For some, this will entail large scale public funding, whilst for others this might be essential organisational governance, strategic planning and readiness towards consolidation or growth. Richard holds several voluntary roles including Director of Newry and Mourne Community Transport.

RICHARD FORSYTHE

DIRECTOR
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MARIAN FITZPATRICK

THIRD SECTOR CONSULTANT

Marian has extensive experience working with community and voluntary organisations to assist them in the development and improvement of their services. 

She has a background in voluntary youth work, community development and good relations and peace building, working across the community and voluntary sector and local government in Down and Armagh, both rural and urban.   With a 1st Class Hons Degree in Community Development and a Post Grad qualification in Events Management, both from University of Ulster, she also brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in in supporting groups, project management, project budgeting, event management, and research and evaluation. 

Additionally, she has recently developed and delivered online community training programmes for local government and is currently working collaboratively with female entrepreneurs from across the UK on business improvement and online programme delivery.