More about us and the Remarkable Partnerships approach

We are a consultancy helping charities create major, long-term corporate partnerships. Jonathan Andrews and Royston Abernethy have over 20 years experience delivering corporate partnerships results.

Sometimes charities wonder why their corporate partnerships aren’t growing? It could be that they are underselling themselves, or focusing on companies that don’t fit with their cause, or struggling to really engage and inspire companies.

So what we do is enable charities to be more engaging, focus on the right prospects, develop compelling opportunities and secure more meetings with companies. In particular we focus on the importance of engaging companies on an emotional level and creating long-term, strategic corporate partnerships.

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan is a corporate partnerships specialist with 18 years’ experience. He led successful fundraising teams at Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern and Action for Children. At Alzheimer’s Society his team increased fundraising income from £4m to £16m in four years. He has secured major partnerships including BT, Bupa, Credit Suisse, Intel and Santander. He is the co-founder of Byte Night, which has raised over £8 million for Action for Children. He is managing director of Remarkable Partnerships, a consultancy helping charities deliver corporate partnerships results. He has written two industry reports and he was corporate partnerships project leader for the Commission on the Donor Experience.

Meet our remarkable team

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Royston Abernethy

Royston is passionate about the power of partnerships and moved to the charity sector in 2014, managing the new business and partnership activities at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and most recently Sue Ryder. Whilst at Sue Ryder he secured an innovative, long-term partnership with DHL and managed the Morrisons partnership during its final six months, raising over £1.25 million.

Royston joined Remarkable Partnerships in January 2017 to provide strategic and practical solutions to help charities grow their corporate partnerships.

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Denise Bailey

Denise brings over 19 years’ experience of developing and managing strategic corporate partnerships. Her portfolio includes six and seven figure relationships with household names including Tesco, British Gas and M&S with charities including Prostate Cancer UK, Barnardo’s and Age UK. Having worked in the Innovation team at Cancer Research UK, she is a keen evangelist of how thinking like a consumer and clever use of digital resources, can support charities to obtain outstanding corporate partnerships. She also gained experience of creating and testing powerful partnership ideas.

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Helen Usher

Helen has led award-winning global partnerships including Jaguar Land Rover and their sustainability partnership with the Born Free Foundation which has raised over £1 million.  She has also secured and account-managed partnerships with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Etihad Airlines, Wyevale Garden Centres and Lush. In addition, Helen has specialised in working with global travel companies in their charity-alignment and commitment to ABTA’s animal welfare guidelines. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Direct and Digital Marketing with London’s IDM, a degree in music and is a fully-trained radio presenter.