Bentley-Brown Associates

Karen Bentley-Brown has over 25 years’ experience of working in business development and fundraising. Whatever your business or purpose Karen will help you develop your brand and your ‘story’ and support you to create strong relationships with your clients and customers.  A great believer that doing the right things socially, economically and environmentally is good for business, Karen can also help you develop your CSR policy.


Business Support

Karen is a freelance Business Adviser for Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and can provide 12 weeks FREE business support if you qualify for the funding.  Areas of support include:

  • Business start-up
  • Business planning and strategy
  • Funding
  • Marketing
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)



  • Fundraising audits
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Funding research, project development and bid writing
  • Corporate sponsorship and Major Donor Schemes
  • Fundraising marketing
  • Fundraising mentoring

Bentley-Brown Associates can help with one-off projects or on-going needs.  We specialise in working with the environmental and arts organisations, but are happy to discuss the needs of any organisation.  Karen works with trusted Associates on bigger or more specialised projects.

Clients include: The Brewery Arts Centre, Windermere Lake Cruises, Brathay Trust, Mark Cropper, Lakeland Arts and many local SMEs.


Contact Details:


Mobile: 07854 751169