Request for Quotes

Mess Up The Mess Business Planning Consultancy – Request for Quotes

We are looking for a consultant with extensive experience of the arts and creative industries to help us plan for a sustainable future in which artistic excellence, social outcomes and financial sustainability are safeguarded.

Mess Up The Mess is a professional youth theatre company based in Ammanford, but working across South Wales. For over 10 years, we have worked with the hardest to reach young people in our communities, using theatre and the arts as powerful tools to engage and empower them to make their voices heard. From small scale issues based workshops and preparation for work training to large scale projects which address difficult issues confronting young people today, Mess Up The Mess challenges young people to believe in themselves and their ability to make their world a better place.

We’re seeking a consultant who can bring knowledge of a wide range of operating and financial models. In particular, we are interested in exploring how different social enterprise models might contribute to Mess Up The Mess’s sustainability.

The scope of the project will include:

  • Working with the Board and Senior Management to develop a revised vision and mission statement and business plan
  • Exploring sustainable operating models
  • Researching and identifying potential for income diversification
  • Supporting the Senior Management Team to research exemplar arts organisations, create a funding and income diversification plan and identify and research potential of new creative products

The contract will run from 30th May to 30th September, 2017.

The deadline for the return of quotes is:

Monday 8th May, 1.00 pm

We have a finite budget and would welcome quotes for up to but not exceeding £9,500.

For further information and to request a copy of the brief, please email:

This project has been funded through Arts Council Wales.

Arts Council Wales - Lottery Funded