Shine Associates

At Shine we are involved in more than just recruitment; we are keen to support charities to grow and develop and work with a number of consultants who have the relevant experience and knowledge to support this.


SARAH PRYCE  Critical-Friend-Logo

Sarah Pryce

Sarah describes herself as a ‘people and change specialist’ whose heart lies in the charity sector. After more than a decade at the RNLI, initially as part of their fundraising management team and latterly heading up their HR function, she is now living in Cornwall and taking on project and freelance work in the South West.

A Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development, Sarah has experience across a broad range of sectors from retail to technology, in organisations of all sizes from small start-ups to multi nationals. She works with a broad cross section of people including the most senior board members, students, volunteers and aspiring leaders of the future.

Sarah brings pragmatism and common sense to developing people and managing change. Her passion is working with individuals and teams to deliver practical, tangible business results. Recent projects include change workshops; management and leadership development programmes; a ‘you said; we did’ campaign to help engage staff through major culture change; and designing and implementing appraisal and performance management systems.


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PollyPolly is a Director of Polly Symondson Recruitment Limited, she has a strong background in both recruitment and fundraising.  PSR is based in Cheltenham and we are looking forward to working together to extend our geographical reach for both candidates and clients.

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Alistair is an Online Specialist with 12 years experience in social media, search marketing, content marketing and online PR. Based in Exeter, his consulting firm (Gleave Media) provides access to professional services and consultation.  He collaborates with Jackie on the GrowMyCharity website and together they have organised and delivered a number of free social media seminars to charities throughout the South West.

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MICHAEL WHITE  Devon-Square-Logo-1024x258

MichaelMichael is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute’s Charity and Voluntary Sector Group and has worked in various roles within the voluntary sector for the last 16 years.  Prior to setting up Devon Square Partners Ltd in 2002 he was Director of Finance and Resources for Arts Council England, South West.

Michael has a broad range of experience in the charity and voluntary sector and for many years was one of the team of consultants working for the Charity Aid Foundation (CAF).  Much of his current work with charities and community groups is focused around enterprise and partnership development in the sector.

In addition to his consultancy work Michael obtained a City & Guilds 7302 Certificate for Teaching Adults and is a trained mentor for the sector as well as a previous winner of the Business in the Community Partnership Award for the South West.


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