What We Do

We help our clients gain a wide understanding of the Scottish policy environment and the key developments; we keep them informed and help them connect. We help them develop key messages and enable them to communicate these, whether that’s a full media led PR campaign or by means of bespoke face to face contact meetings, we help get the messages out. We help them evaluate the impact of services, of activities and of environmental and policy developments.

Information

It is essential for any organisation seeking to understand the policy-making process to be as well informed as possible. Only by being informed and aware of the policy decisions and issues that have a direct bearing on your organisation, can effective communication begin.

The Baccus Consulting team delivers a bespoke political and environmental monitoring and intelligence service, backed up by our in-depth understanding of policy making. We can assist you by mapping and tracking key stakeholders and by providing you with an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the Scottish legislative and policy environment, bespoke to your unique needs and requirements.

This service is based on quality not quantity, each report is unique to the explicit requirements of the client. 'Early warning' is combined with prompt access to relevant intelligence and analysis that helps you to feed into the decision-making process and to maximise opportunities to shape and influence debate.

Communication

Baccus consultants are experts at providing integrated communications strategies, using public affairs skills along with events and media services. Our highly skilled team can offer you the following services:

  • Strategic political communications
  • Political research, monitoring, analysis and intelligence
  • Contact and coalition-building programmes
  • Public and media relations
  • Profile-raising campaigns
  • Issues management
  • Grassroots campaigning
  • Stakeholder engagement programmes
  • Perception audits and opinion testing
  • Policy conference and event management
  • Party conference fringe events
  • Crisis management counselling
  • Stakeholder engagement programmes

Evaluation

Baccus offers a range of evaluation and research services including:

  • Organisational reviews and evaluations
  • Process evaluations
  • Impact assessments
  • Consultancy support to develop evaluation systems
  • Conducting service user reviews
  • Postal and on-line questionnaires
  • Community consultations

We aim to take the ‘fear factor’ out of evaluations and reviews by adopting an inclusive and supportive approach that encourages organisations to develop and flourish. Baccus provides innovative evaluation and research methods, on which it is possible to make practical policy recommendations.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers by offering a flexible package of services, from providing short term advice and support to develop evaluations systems, carrying out service user satisfaction surveys to conducting full service and strategic reviews. Baccus can provide a bespoke evaluation and research service delivered by approachable and experienced staff.

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