Doughty Consultancy is proud to have supported clients who want to make the world a better place. Find out more about just some of them below.


For more than 50 years, Solidaridad has worked to make global supply chains more sustainable. They bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy.

Messaging and persuasive writing

Doughty Consultancy has regularly worked with Solidaridad to support report launches, media releases, and spokesperson content. This included working with policy experts to encourage investment in Climate-smart Livestock, a position paper for a new EU regulatory framework, and a pitch for a programme to promote sustainable palm oil.

Richard helped IDH-Sustainable Trade Initiative and Solidaridad to create a story for key business stakeholders. Richard masters creating functional stories and is a pleasant trainer in presentation.

Bram Verkerke – Press Officer, Solidaridad Europe

WWF, Solidaridad, Pesticide Action Network UK

Global NGOs World Wide Fund for Nature, Solidaridad, and Pesticide Action Network UK collaborate on the Sustainable Cotton Ranking. A report on the sustainability performance of some of the world’s largest cotton using brands, including;
– Adidas
– Nike
– IKEA, and
– H&M.

Messaging and campaign strategy

Doughty Consultancy supported the launch of the Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2020; reviewing previous media coverage, recommending messaging, and drafting materials.


The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for specialist lawyers in the UK. They provide an accessible and affordable route to a career in law, meaning they are the most diverse legal profession in the UK.

Policy & Communications Consultancy

Doughty Consultancy provided consultancy services to CILEx’s policy team, supporting the development of key policy messaging, policy administration systems, and supporting member engagement on policy matters. Additionally supported the Institute’s leadership with speech writing and delivery coaching.

Richard provides you with techniques, tricks and perfect advice that will give you confidence in delivering speeches. He is excellent to work with and puts you at ease at all times. I have employed his advice to all aspects of my work.

Matthew Foster FCILEx – Past President, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives


Wyseminds helps women-owned businesses to grow. Working with female entrepreneurs and business owners, they use established growth theories and personal experience to help business growth with purpose and joy.

Training & Communications Consultancy

Doughty Consultancy supports Wyseminds with consultancy services to help translate complex growth theories into meaningful and resonant messages – creating webinar content for women business owners that sets them on a path to growth, success, and joy.

Future Females

Future Females Utrecht is a professional network for women entrepreneurs and in-trapreneurs. They support women talent with events and access to experts, and through the xGen work with organisations to support gender equality.

Persuasion Training

Doughty Consultancy provided training on ‘How to be bold in Persuasion’ (pictured), and founder Richard Doughty continues to support the xGen as one of their experts; providing training on Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs.

Relatable, friendly, funny and relaxed in the way you talk and engage the crowd. I was very excited about the content you shared with us. Super professional, very insightful and quality information. Very proud we got to share that with the community!

Marleen Mulder – Future Females & The xGen Co-Founder

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is an international NGO providing medical care and local skills development in developing countries through volunteer-run hospital ships.

They have served more than two million people in developing countries with medical operations and development projects with a handful of ships.

Persuasion Training

Doughty Consultancy has supplied persuasion training to members of the Mercy Ships team, as well as messaging support for promotional video content.

Business Breakfasts

Business Breakfasts is a professional network for entrepreneurs and business professionals, with chapters in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht.

Guest speaker, and Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs Training

Doughty Consultancy was invited to speak on social leadership for entrepreneurs, and then provided a half day workshop on Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs – covering persuasion, negotiation, sales, and networking.

Founder Richard Doughty continues as the Communications and Policy expert for the Business Breakfasts online community.

Richard taught us all about how being a champion for something bigger can enhance your business offering and help you to be bolder in what you do. We got the tools and methods for thinking about our purpose, building knowledge, growing partnerships, and how to persuade people. We even got a “Geek Cheat Sheet” as Richard calls it, helping us become the subject matter expert in our cause.

Lara Wilkens – Founder, Business Breakfasts

Additional Testimonials

You have managed to effectively explain a full-semester course in under 90 minutes and make it interesting too. I have had courses that included this topic before, but for some reason, it never really clicked with me if that makes sense. Whereas now, I immediately get excited to tell some co-workers about what you taught during the training. I really enjoyed it and feel like I have learned a lot of things that I can put into practice from now on, and made some new connections.

Eleah Ketting – Persuasion training participant

Your workshop has definitely given me great insights. Really useful. You’re an excellent trainer, you explained how it works in a calm and pleasant way – I really like your style of training.

Ling Chan – Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs workshop participant