Corporate CSR + sustainability

Sustainability reports are published by organisations to communicate key information about the economic, environmental and social impacts of their activities. This provides opportunities to consolidate brand credentials and communicate values and governance models to customers, investors and other stakeholders.

Sustainability reporting helps organisations to measure and understand and their economic, environmental and social performance, to set goals and manage change more effectively. Sustainability reporting is closely related to other non-financial reporting, such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and may be be a contractual prequalification criterion.

Online + apps + twitterbots

Cybrid produced its first commercial websites in 2000, providing complete design and build for web and online applications with a focus on ecommerce, APIs, applications (PHP, ASP, ActionScript etc.) and brand identity.

Former clients include The Sunday Times, the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), RailSimulator.com, Dovetail Games, Government Office for the East of England and the University of East Anglia. More recently, projects have involved the development of proprietary Twitterbots, assembling, hash-tagging and syndicating dynamic content, and disseminating messaging for optimum impact. Not bad Twitterbots, good Twitterbots.

Strategic analyses + investments

Recent examples include a detailed comparative analysis of alternative European locations in which to establish and grow RD&I capacity. This encompassed cost factors (for example, local tax regimes, facilities running costs, living costs, political risk and other extrinsic factors), benefit factors (for example, characterising the local talent pool, centres of excellence + clusters, an analysis of the public policy framework) and value-added factors (e.g. applicable reliefs, subsidies and grants, publicly-funded support and compiling matrices of the local business support landscapes.

Start-ups and high-growth businesses need to access new funding from investors, VCs and business angels to fuel RD&I, growth and new routes to market. The first step is to create an eloquent and engaging investment deck; a briefing that provides its audience with an overview of the business and its prospects. Successful investment decks characterise and quantify the market, products + services, prospects for growth and income generation, strategies and even exit mechanisms for investors – underpinned by financial modelling and solid numbers.

Grants + EU funds + programmes

Comprehensive track record of establishing partnerships to lobby for, acquire and monitor capital and revenue co-financing across a range of public/private funding streams. Design of effective project/programme appraisal, compliance, performance monitoring and value-for-money processes and innovative delivery/oversight mechanisms.

Working with highly prescriptive targets, limited timeframes and finite resources – managing and reporting on complex ongoing projects and activities and making strategic thematic connections between a range of disparate legislation/policy, contacts, projects and ideas.

Specialist EU capability encompassing development, project change requests (PCRs) and compliance for European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) priority axes 1, 3 and 4. Consultancy + support for policy implementation in the areas of enterprise, climate change, energy and environment, innovation and growth/competitiveness. Cited by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government as an exemplar in delivery and governance.