Farol is Portuguese for lighthouse. These iconic buildings have for centuries provided seafarers with a sense of reassurance and have helped to guide them safely during times of great difficulty. We had this image in mind when we established our company in 2010, two years into a recession that is having a massive impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors alike.
We have entered a period when public sector services face some of the biggest challenges in a generation. It is in times like this when external support can prove invaluable by shining a light on innovative solutions to seemingly intractable difficulties.
Over the next few years schools and local authorities are expected to deliver unprecedented efficiency savings in response to deep budget cuts whilst public and government expectations are that services become increasingly responsive, personalised and effective. Farol offers five service areas that have been developed to recognise and respond to these challenges.
Our services recognise that organisations, whether schools or local authority service teams, face their own unique combination of challenges. These may include: dealing with budgetary pressures; improving performance; developing leadership and management capacity; or better corporate governance. Whatever your needs, we will respond flexibly with bespoke solutions.We guarantee to our clients that we will:
- Provide professional, reliable support and guidance from people with outstanding track records in their area of specialisation; and
- Work with you to create a bespoke solution that reflects the current realities of the need to seek value for money whilst delivering outstanding outcomes.