Our Services for Boards


We Work With Boards, Senior Teams and Directors to Improve Performance and Governance


All organisations want success. However, success requires great leadership, especially so from the board. 

Boards define the purpose, determine the strategy, manage the risks and set the culture of organisations. 

To do this well and create the platform for organisational success, boards must strive to perform at the highest level possible. 

This needs continual reflection on how they can work more effectively.

Gallanach supports SME and Charity boards to perform better through a range of board development services.  

The services are led by Gallanach MD Norman Blissett, an experienced board member, Chartered Director, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the CIPD.

All our services are tailored to the needs and budget of the organisation.

“There should be a formal and rigorous annual evaluation of the performance of the board, its committees, the chair and individual directors”

UK Corporate Governance Code, July 2018

“The board reviews its own performance and that of individual trustees, including the chair. This happens every year, with an external evaluation every three years. Such evaluation typically considers the board’s balance of skills, experience and knowledge, its diversity in the widest sense, how the board works together and other factors relevant to its effectiveness”  

Charity Governance Code

What We Do

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Governance Review

Comprehensive review of your governance arrangements including the suitability of the governing document, board and sub-committee structures, decision making processes, risk management, schemes of delegation and an assessment against the relevant codes and best practice. 

From this, we can make recommendations and plans for improvement.  We can also support the implementation of recommendations and plans.

Vision and Strategy

The board is responsible for setting vision, mission, values and strategy. 

We support boards to formulate and decide on options for each of these key elements of setting organisational direction.

Board Performance

We help boards to carry our performance reviews of the whole board and of individual board members. 

The aim of these reviews is to identify areas of performance improvement, collectively and individually, to improve the quality of board leadership as a whole. 

We will recommend actions for improvement and can support their delivery through, for example, skills workshops, individual and team coaching.

Strategy Away Days

We are experienced at facilitating board workshops and away days, covering subjects from strategy development to improving board dynamics. 

We adopt a high support, high challenge approach to our facilitation, bringing our experience and knowledge into the discussion where appropriate and guiding the board towards the necessary actions.

Development Support For Chairs, Directors And Trustees

We can provide coaching and mentoring for individual board members to support their personal and performance development goals. 

We can also provide practical skills and knowledge-based support for both new and experienced directors such as at induction or following a board performance review.

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