George Solly

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Education

 

George works closely with Kathryn on the educational side and he specialises in educational research, planning and marketing as well as advising charities, trusts, Community Interest Companies (CIO’s) and Charitable Incorporated Companies (CIC’s). He has assisted private and state schools and settings across all phases of education from early years to secondary.

George is currently advising the National Association for Small Schools on its new charitable status and future direction; and is assisting Early Childhood Forum on media and communications.  He is also involved locally with the examinations department of Reading Bluecoat School.

Past and current clients include Early Excellence, British Association for Early Childhood Education (Early Education), Keeping Early Years Unique (KEYU), St. Edwards School and Queen Anne’s.

Recent comment from a client:

‘Could I just say a very belated thank you for our meeting the other week. It was incredibly helpful, and I hope we’ll put lots of the ideas into practice over the coming months.’

Beatrice Merrick, CEO, Early Education

Charity

In the Third Sector, George has over 15 years experience directly managing fundraising strategy and development at hospice, children and international aid charities.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy planning and implementation
  • PR, local and regional
  • Research and analysis
  • Fundraising: in memoriam, legacy, will-making, events, high net-worth, trusts, community, challenge, new media, corporate, lottery and sponsorship
  • Managing and developing volunteers

Business

George Solly is an entrepreneurial professional, with extensive analytical and business development experience in commercial, education and third sectors.  Innovative marketer in the fields of income generation, research and analysis – effective in multi-disciplinary, multi-national and commercial / public sector working environments. Fluent German speaker with extensive commercial experience in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Certified expert with Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Swiss government’s business promotion organisation based in Zürich. Also a ‘satellite’ expert registered with Fargate also of Zürich.

George Solly, BA (Hons), MinstF, SHHFT.