Fundraising specialists move into town offices


A specialist consultancy that has helped raise hundreds of millions of pounds for charities and not-for-profit organisations has moved its headquarters to Leamington.

Working with Leamington-based property consultants ehB Commercial, Compton Fundraising Consultants, which employs almost 40 full-time staff at offices in Leamington, London and Manchester, sold its wholly-owned property in Harbury to fund the move to Warwick District Council-owned offices in Hamilton Terrace.

Chief executive Andrew Day said that with more than £10 billion donated to charities in the UK last year, there has never been a busier time for Compton Fundraising.

The consultancy specialises in helping organisations with charitable status to invest in major building projects – clients such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Globe Theatre, the Black Country Living Museum and numerous hospitals, hospices, schools, universities and churches .

Mr Day, who lives in Bishops Tachbrook, said the business, founded in Australia in 1962, wanted to have a location closer to Leamington with its road and rail links.

He said: “We typically help organisations looking to raise anything from £1 million to £15 million to access funds from major donors. During these challenging economic times, organisations have learned that they need to do more than rattle tins and enter volunteers into fun runs, noble as those efforts are.”

Simon Hain, a director of ehB, said: “This is a very innovative international organisation looking for offices in Leamington during a boom time for commercial property. Andrew and his team knew what they wanted and we are delighted that we have been able to satisfy their needs to keep such an important consultancy in this region.”