Sarah Taragon

Sarah Taragon

Director

Sarah has twenty years’ experience of working with social purpose organisations, specialising in consultation and engagement, research, funding and evaluation and impact measurement. She is trained in a range of group facilitation methods and in participatory appraisal approaches. Sarah now has a substantial track record of supporting organisations to develop a Theory of Change and embed impact measurement in their day to day operation. Sarah founded Clarity with Jacqui in 2014.

Steve Woollett

Director

Stephen has a thirty-year track record in strategic leadership, policy influencing, public and community engagement and delivering development support to a wide range of social purpose organisations. He brings together an incisive understanding of the policy context within which the social purpose and public sectors operate with extensive experience of the day to day challenges facing community groups and voluntary organisations. Stephen was Chief Executive of South West Forum from its inception in 2000 and played a key role in building awareness and understanding across the sector of the importance of robust impact measurement and far-sighted strategic planning. Stephen joined Clarity in 2018.

Associates

We also engage trusted and experienced Associates who bring specialist expertise and additional capacity.
We have other specialist consultants on who we work with when appropriate.

Angela McTiernan

Jenny Archard

Jacqui Wolstenholme

Naomi Tyrrell

 

 

Administrator

Sarah, Stephen and the team are supported by Pauline Haggerty who handles, very effectively,
a lot of our administrative, finance and IT work.

Pauline Haggerty

Our track record

Since our formation, we have helped over 100 organisations in the South West that do good, do better by providing 1:1 advice, support and skills building. ​​Our support means organisations are more resilient and better able to support the communities they serve and the people running them are better informed, more confident and skilled.

What our clients say

“The report is perfect and thanks for introducing me to Canva… it looks really useful and something I would like to use… so thank you so much – two for the price of one. I like the report; it’s simple and reflects the conflict of living in a pandemic.”

“I just wanted to say again a big thank you again for organising such a great event last night. There was a real buzz from the group and I thought the format worked extremely well with lots of networking and sharing ideas. The expert appointments also worked really well and we had to literally kick people out at 9pm – they would have kept talking for hours if not!”

“Thanks to you both for a very enjoyable and useful day. As a person who has been rather over exposed to consultants in his working lifetime I found your approach very refreshing. Many of your observations were helpful to me as they opened the eyes of some of the team about the difference between idealism and running a business. I am looking forward to our AGM and Trustees meeting to build on the day.”

“The guidance around how to ask the ‘right’ question was exactly what we needed.”

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Clarity CIC works with social purpose organisation and public bodies across the South West including: