Visitor centre business plan

Visitor centre business plan. What’s involved?

Business plans are an invaluable tool when looking to maximise the long-term financial sustainability of visitor centres and other built facilities in leisure destinations. Planning Solutions Consulting use a market led approach to identify and assess a variety of options, backed up by a robust business case. This article shares the steps we take in the preparation of a winning feasibility study and business plan. We start by understanding the brief, getting to grips with key challenges and the client’s visio...

heritage lottery fund places of worship

Heritage Lottery Fund places of worship

Heritage Lottery Fund places of worship: Later this year HLF are introducing a new approach to managing funding for places of worship. Earlier this year, Sara Crofts, HLF Head of Historic Environment announced that the current ‘Grants for Places of Worship’ system is due to be replaced by two new grant programmes, 'Our Heritage' and 'Heritage Grants', offering greater flexibility for applicants. From August 2017, the new approach is expected to be simpler and more accessible, helping congregations and volunt...

Country park masterplan

Masterplans for country parks

PSC has worked on a number of exciting and challenging country park masterplanning projects for a range of clients. What are some of the key steps involved in producing a masterplan for country parks? Site assessment (identifying specific site constraints and opportunities) Operational review (to understand the current operation – what works well, what doesn’t work so well) Market review (including the demographic profile and wider trends impacting on the country park sector) Identifying the co...

Visitor segmentation

Visitor segmentation for visitor attractions

In the current financial climate, the need to use resources effectively is more important than ever. However large or small, every attraction needs to think tactically to remain competitive. It’s tempting to try and appeal to every type of visitor but you then run the risk of not quite satisfying anyone. It’s also easy to fall into the trap of thinking you know exactly who your visitors are whilst potentially missing out on other audiences. This is where visitor segmentation modelling can help you. Visit Bri...