About us

Helping organisations use data for better decisions and greater impact.

Data Orchard combines specialist skills in research, statistics and data with a passion for making the world a better place socially, economically and environmentally.

As a social enterprise we are values driven and use our profits and assets for public good. Our values are: honesty, quality, collaboration, respect and openness. We report annually on our social and community benefit to companies house.

Who we work with

We work primarily in the not-for-profit and public sectors in the UK. We have worked with charities and social enterprises in sectors such as health, housing, arts, domestic violence, technology, older peoples’ services as well as with local communities, networks and cross-sector partnerships. Our clients to date have included: 

  • Not-for-profit organisations: charities, social enterprises, communities, co-operatives

  • Public sector

  • Funders: charitable trusts and foundations, public sector grant programmes

  • Ethical businesses

Our vision is of a world enriched and empowered through data

To achieve our vision we’re making it our mission to enable organisations to use data for better decisions and greater impact.

Our aims are to:

  • Gather, explore and analyse data for organisations: We design and deliver new research; identify the right questions and approaches to data collection; analyse existing available data; deliver imaginative consultation and engagement; and source existing open and public data and evidence.

  • Build organisations’ data skills and capabilities: We help leaders to identify their data needs; advise on data management and protection; guide effective presentation and communication of data; and provide customised training, advice and guidance.

  • Promote the importance and value of data for good: We champion data for social good by facilitating dialogue about data; sharing best practice; influencing funders and policy makers; running conferences and networking events, and public speaking.

Our values:

  • Honesty: We believe in being truthful and fair. We can be trusted to provide integrity and objectivity. We take responsibility and keep our promises.

  • Quality: We bring together highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced people. We apply high standards of professionalism in our methodologies and approach. This ensures our work meets legal and ethical standards and is quality assured.

  • Collaboration: Teamwork, trust, co-operation, listening and communication are key to the way we work: with each other, with clients and with other partners.

  • Respect: We show mutual respect and consideration for one another. We believe everyone has the right to have a voice. We work to ensure people’s diverse backgrounds, ideas and opinions can be heard.

  • Openness: We believe that by being open and transparent we create a culture of trust and shared learning. We challenge ourselves and are open to being challenged by others. We are inquisitive and receptive to discussion, new ideas and ways of doing things.