Cherri Blissett

Cherri Blissett

Associate Director

 

Cherri is an experienced consultant, with specialisms in employability and justice in England and Scotland, and has worked for a range of clients including Scottish Government, government agencies, local authorities and a range of private and charitable providers.  Cherri has a strength in business development, solution design and bid writing with a strong focus with designing high performing services.  She is an experienced evaluator.  Before becoming a consultant Cherri worked for Local Authorities in economic development, programme and project management, and has worked for some of leading charities in the North East of England, leading on business development, fundraising, operations, quality and performance, and research and evaluation.

Key skills:

  • Business development, bid writing and designing delivery solutions
  • Evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Strategy development and review
  • Service design and enhancing performance
  • Planning and managing change processes and mobilising new services

Specialisms:

  • Employability, youth employment and justice programmes
  • Rural economic development
  • Poverty and multiple complex needs
  • Designing delivery models and assessing viability of payment mechanisms

Qualifications:

  • MSc, Rural resources and countryside management, Newcastle University

  • BSc, Environmental Management, University of Northumbria

Little weaknesses:

  • Walking in the Austrian mountains, and the occasional via ferrata
  • Gardening and looking after her allotment
  • Slowly learning to speak German (badly)