Our Impact


It is our aim to work with clients and exceed their expectations.  The following are some of the comments we have received from a range of organisations

We have been working with Lemon Gazelle for the last 18 months & in that time they have provided us with a professional and quality service which has enabled us to grow and develop as an organisation. Lemon Gazelle has offered us solid, practical financial and governance advice, the development of a broad funding portfolio & a high quality website which have all contributed to that success. We are very grateful for the work they are doing so we can provide wide range of services to families who are caring for children with additional needs or disabilities."
Tor Goodman, Managing Director, Jigsaw Thornbury CIC

Lemon Gazelle was commissioned to provide project management, community consultation and land use planning advice for the Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan. It has been a joy to work with Sarah and Mark; as a Council we tend to work on projects with very high quality professional advisors and will go the extra mile to secure the best possible advice. Both Sarah and Mark are thoroughly professional, very approachable and willing to help but above all, very good at what they do. Being able to rely on the professional support and guidance of Lemon Gazelle has made a big difference in the process of developing our Neighbourhood Plan
Johnathan Bourne BA(Hons), Fellow ILCM, Town Clerk, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We are very grateful to them for the assistance, guidance and practical help they gave in the preparation of our plan. We could not have done it without them. Our Steering Group could not recommend the company more highly for all the work they put in.
Lea Deely, Mayor, Bude-Stratton, Cornwall

Mark was commissioned by the Parish of Burlescombe to undertake a survey around the impacts of the Quarry on local people. He undertook this work on the proviso that should the work result in negative impacts, then an action plan should also be taken forward. From a simple commission so a larger look at impacts and potential actions was undertaken involving all of the stakeholders which resulted in a much more satisfactory outcome than that of the original commission. We have been delighted at Mark’s professional attitude and the resulting project and we are more than happy to supply this testimonial.
Les Neville - Burlescombe Parish Council

Research, consultation and production of reports - I am extremely grateful to Lemon Gazelle for their high degree of professionalism, expertise in data analysis and report production. They have always been helpful, creative and reliable in helping us achieve the targets set in a range of community projects and evaluations.
Rick Szur – Former Project Manager for Taunton Citizens Advice

I would like, on behalf of the Steering committee, to thank you for completing so successfully the mammoth task that you took on. We owe you a debt, not only for the professionalism shown but for the inspiration, competence, enthusiasm and personal skills you have shown throughout that kept us on board. I don’t think any of us realised what an enormous task we were asking you to take on and we are all agreed that we could not have done it without you.
We wish you all the very best with Lemon Gazelle.
Lucille Opie - Steering Group Member, Bude-Stratton Neighbourhood Plan
I carry out Conveyancing Searches for Solicitors and two of my clients have used Sarah's services to prepare planning applications which enabled the client to achieve a Change of Use. I have used Sarah to object to a planning application and she prepared a thorough defence using the Council's Local Plan to point out the reasons why the application should not be granted planning permission.
John Watt, X-Press Legal Services Ltd

I was lucky enough to get 12 hours funding to get support with my accounts and tax return with Sabina. She was very understanding to what I needed, as I really didn't know what I was doing. She explained everything to me, so I had more understanding, and went through everything slowly, so I could try and learn as we went along.
I would highly recommend Sabina and her team to help with any issues you may have around your accounts, as they were so helpful.
Jenny MacSharry, Small Strides CIC

Sarah Martin advised me on a presentation to a local planning committee hearing. (The presentation was on behalf of local residents opposing a proposed housing development on adjacent land. The opposition was not to its use for housing or to the housing density but to the appearance and layout of the development). It was clear that Sarah had spent significant time identifying and considering the issues involved and how these should be addressed. Her advice was constructive and detailed, including suggestions on wording. Her communications with me were clear and encouraging. I greatly appreciated her help which contributed to a successful outcome.
Graham Corpe, September 2015

We have engaged the services of Lemon Gazelle to carry out some accountancy work for the CIC. We have always found them to be friendly, helpful, cost-effective and extremely efficient, particularly in resolving those more tricky technical issues.
Business Manager, Newton Abbot Community Interest Company

Comments relating to the Connecting Capacity project designed and headed by Mark Goodman:
BEMSCA met with Mark several years ago. He gave advice and made links with others in the community we could liaise with. The Connecting Capacity fund helped to support us…. a (Connecting Capacity) consultant worked with the whole organisation and identified the issues we needed to address.. we have developed a business\market and funding strategy plan which has successfully gained funding.
Project Co-ordinator Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association

Connecting Capacity were a real help to getting us off the ground, and introduced us to some valuable resources.
Steve Nightingale, Fairfield House

The support our group has received has made a major impact to our members. This past summer work undertaken by Connecting Capacity has helped us to raise money for an athlete to represent England and win a gold medal at a world games. Without the help of Connecting Capacity we would have had difficulty in accessing the organisations that enabled this to occur. The work of Connecting Capacity has also been vital in helping our group develop several ongoing projects designed to raise exposure and meeting potential funding partners.
Director, MANI Athletics Club

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