Call Benjamin Taylor on 07931 317230 or email benjamin.taylor@redquadrant.com

Money is tight. Libraries need a voice – and resources.

We recognise the contribution of culture to the quality of life in our communities.

Can other models of delivery and governance (commercial providers, charitable trusts, shared services) reduce costs while protecting the frontline? Can you demonstrate that culture contributes to local economy, to health and well-being, and thus leverage more resources?

Let us help you step back, reassess your options and develop clear strategies to protect and enhance these valuable services.

Benjamin Taylor

Sarah Wilkie, senior consultant, leads our cultural services offer.  She has led projects for the British Library, Arts Council England and the Society of Chief Librarians. She has conducted strategic reviews of library services from Plymouth to Durham via Central Bedfordshire and several London boroughs; reviewed museum services in Derby and Canterbury; and helped develop a new strategy for the performing arts in Slough.

A qualified librarian, Sarah managed Westminster’s library services before moving to the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council as Programme Manager for the national public libraries strategy, Framework for the Future.

'RedQuadrant’s work has been immensely helpful for us. Their clear knowledge of our sector, rigorous approach, and strong financial modelling skills gave us a robust range of propositions to progress with, essential to this major project.'

Fiona McCarthy, Customer Insight Manager, British Library

“RedQuadrant's contribution to the development of the Public Libraries Universal Learning Offer was very professionally delivered and just what we needed to take us forwards."

Alison Wheeler, Society of Chief Librarians


 

Plymouth wanted to protect and enhance its libraries which play a key part in residents’ face-to-face access to the council. We helped them achieve these ambitions whilst ensuring that the service remained efficient and met very diverse needs.

There are important questions:

  • Are buildings fit for purpose and in the right places?
  • Do libraries balance services and spaces – quiet corners for study, areas to meet, room for community activity, fun spaces for children?
  • How will technology change the future library offer?