Canta is a member of the Consultation Institute. Proper consultation is a key requirement for public bodies and those delivering public contracts. We keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge on Consultation regulation, good practice and techniques, so that we can guide you to choose the right consultation methods appropriate to your need.

Public consultation has a range of purposes including:

  • Informing the public on what you plan to do
  • Seeking views on your policies and services
  • Participation and partnership where issues and needs are jointly discussed.

The Benefit of Consultation

The main benefit of carrying out proper consultation is to increase the chances of success for your project. We do this by:

  • Scoping and planning your consultation
  • Defining your audience
  • Getting your message right
  • Planning

If it must be done, consultation should be done properly.

Stakeholder Mapping: Identifying and defining your audience.

Stakeholder Engagement: Choosing the right consultation methods to reach your audience / get your message across.

Consultation Methods: Exhibition, engaging with local press, leaflet & newsletters, circulating documents, customer comment cards, surveys, public meetings, conferences, select committees, deliberative opinion polls, citizens’ panels, workshops, focus groups, open space, community visioning, user panels, citizens’ juries, partnership approaches.

Consultation Analysis: Evaluating the success of your consultation and reporting on the consultation results.

Industry Awards Schemes: We can help you improve your scoring on key industry schemes such as the Considerate Constructor Scheme and Cequal