The economics and business background of its Principal, Frank Murtagh, offers groups and organisations a unique and complementary blend of skills relevant to organisation and project development in today's demanding environment of planning, ownership, funding and monitoring. Various assignments have required research in international jurisdictions including Ireland, USA, Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands.
M&P specialises in the strategic planning, review and evaluation of services majoring on social inclusion, health & social services community economic and social regeneration, large and small scale community based developments, particularly in geographic areas of disadvantage where addressing long-term unemployment, social exclusion and marginalised groups are concerned.
The Principal, Frank Murtagh, has specialised in the Social Inclusion and Health & Social Services sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and has a special interest in the establishment and development of associated projects and initiatives. He has provided strategic development and support services to many organisations throughout Ireland within the health and community social and economic regeneration sectors, and has contributed to the debate on key aspects of the Social Economy.
M&P Solutions is a highly-focused business consultancy with a range of specialist services to clients in the community, voluntary and public sectors throughout Ireland, the UK and the wider EU.
In the community & voluntary sector, we support agencies and organisations to maximise the impact of their services and deliver best outcomes for people accessing their services.
In the Public sector, our emphasis is on ensuring that taxpayers enjoy the best possible return for their tax contribution and our reputation in strategic planning, evaluation & programme implementation is highly regarded by Government Agencies, Local Authorities and publicly funded voluntary bodies in the UK and Ireland.
Central to the M&P practice’s mission is its value base in working with groups to conceive, develop and implement the project and plan, particularly for those service providers which do not have the in-house resources and skills, or who are in the preparatory stages of planning and development.
Each organisation and project is unique. Getting away from the one-size-fits-all approaches provide the optimum environment for your range of services to address the challenges and needs appropriate to the unique characteristics of your locality. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to the people who access your services, your community, your culture and the supporting infra-structure of resources in your area.
Frank Murtagh specialises in Strategic Planning, particularly as it relates to statutory agencies, Small Business, Voluntary, Community Social and Economic Regeneration Groups and organisations involved in project design and set-up. Central to the Practice’s mission is its value base in working with groups to conceive, develop and implement the project and plan, particularly for those clients who do not have the in-house resources and skills, or who are in the preparatory stages of planning and development. The strategy combines Frank Murtagh’s academic background in Economics and Marketing, with many years of experience in senior management positions in both small and large companies.
He has been a private consultant since 1989 and while he has considerable experience working with small and medium-sized organisations, he has wide experience in applying these skills to the statutory, community and voluntary sectors in which he has been active since 1992. He prepared a number of strategic development strategies and assignments for groups in the Community Social and Economic Regeneration field, both urban and rural, throughout Ireland including inner city Dublin and the South East and has worked closely with Health and Social Services Trusts and Boards on a range of projects.
Frank Murtagh is also an active volunteer with a number of organisations. As well as being a founder and current Board member of the North City Business Centre, an enterprise agency in North Belfast, and a founder member of the Ashton Development Centre Ltd., both economic regeneration bodies, he sits on the Industrial Relations and Fair Employment Tribunals as a panel member and was active within the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, of which he is a past N. Ireland Branch Chairperson. He was also a Director of Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT), a key provider of loan finance and support to the community economic sector in Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of the Republic of Ireland.
M&P Solutions is a development consultancy with a wide range of skills and expertise. The Practice’s main areas of work include strategic planning and evaluation assignments relating to project and service development, strategic business planning, feasibility studies, appraisal, review and evaluative work, and corporate governance for a broad range of organisations in the statutory, community, voluntary and private sectors. Specialist sectors include, community regeneration, social inclusion issues (drugs and alcohol, homelessness, domestic violence and Traveller issues). M&P has also completed detailed strategic reviews of HSE and Local Authority-funded homelessness services in all nine regions of the State, in which M&P has engaged with the regionally-based drug and alcohol support services.
M&P has strong working links with a number of other associated companies and organisations nationally and internationally. A speciality of the Practice includes a unique, implementation-led approach to project organisation and strategic development that focuses on the probable rather than the possible.
M&P specialises in working with groups involved in all aspects of strategic project and services development and has a successful track-record in large and small scale community-based developments, particularly in geographic areas of disadvantage where addressing long-term unemployment, social exclusion, homelessness, drug and alcohol issues and marginalised groups are concerned.
The Principal, Frank Murtagh, has specialised in the Health and Social Services sectors in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, and has a special interest in the efficiency and effectiveness issues of outcomes-based service provision. He has provided strategic development and support services to many statutory and community-based organisations throughout Ireland.
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