We’re Cute Dog Consulting. We Help Businesses Plan And Organise Training

Cute Dog Consulting is a social enterprise whose team includes experts in the field of business start up, business planning, and funding for business. We also offer funded vocational training programmes which include Apprenticeships and NVQ’s, and we are developing our expertise in ECVET (European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training).

We specialise in linking training and consultancy to planned business growth and are able to devise solutions that will you access potential sources of funding for your training and development needs.

Established in 2005, we have a proven track record of delivering business solutions to individuals, small businesses, housing associations, charities and social enterprises.

Why Cute Dog?

Simple: We had a cute dog – Fred – in the office –  so we named our business after him. He’s still with us and meeting new trainees every week …

(BTW, we are not dog groomers or a dog adoption site, but you still found us!

Our aim is to help your organisation be the best it can be to support neurodiverse people, maximise income to help them and spread the neurodivergent superpower word ..

Cute Dog Consulting Ltd has been in operation since 2005.

Since our founders all have ADHD we thought we would put together a plan to help the DWP, Government and neurodiverse people in the UK come to together to improve the employment rates for neurodivergent people.

We are now working with the DWP, have recently worked with WEA London and are planning our next link-up. 

We specialise in linking training and consultancy to planned business growth and are able to devise solutions that will you access potential sources of funding for your training and development needs.  We aren’t expert fundraisers but we know that we can help charities, CICs and community organisations understand and apply for fu

Julie Lawn

Our founder and CEO is a social enterprise specialist business advisor and business start-up fundraiser. She started Cute Dog in 2005 as a vocational training center with City and Guilds and ILM offering apprenticeships and NVQs and has since built the business to provide contracts for the DWP, EFSA, European Social Fund, Government Office for London, Coast to Capital and a number of Housing Associations.

Julie recently took Cute Dog to Level 3 Disability Leader status and promotes the inclusion of people of neurodiversity by offering training and routes to employment. Read More

Sophie Lawn

Sophie is working with 12 young people in Brighton enter the world of App Development, and is also involved in helping 10 unemployed people in Horsham and Haywards Heath to find work.

Sophie is a finalist in the The People’s Award for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Award 2023

Chris Dempsey

Chris comes to us from the National Autistic Society. He is first aid mental health trained and is our nominated safeguarding officer.

Chris is working with us to support unemployed young people with autism find their way in life, through learning, work and fun programmes.

Lere Fisher

Lere is our motivational coach. He has worked for SpecSavers as a national trainer and is very experienced in helping people build confidence and self belief. He is a dynamic and charismatic speaker who is able to capture and maintain the attention of his audience.

His style of delivery allows him to transfer his knowledge to his audience in a way that allows individuals to reconnect with their own strengths and skills, with the outcome being increased  motivation and greater productivity.

Lere is a unique and experienced speaker who is able to work with a diverse group of people using a range of learning styles which promote Learning and Development to the people he is working with. His expertise in subject matters Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, promises an personable and engaging experience.

He has been working on projects for us with unemployed people starting their own businesses in Sussex and is now involved in motivational programmes for Cute Dog in Brighton and West London.


Apprenticeship Training for your employees

Cute Dog is a City and Guilds centre, offering Housing, Insurance professional, English and Maths, Customer Service, Sales and Telesales, Business and Administration EPA.  We can help you secure Levy Transfer funding to fully fund the whole course for your employees.


Becoming a Disability Confident Employer

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers like you to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace – Read more here


Bid Writing

We have had great success in the past 5 years supporting new and growing CICs and SMEs to raise grant, loan and equity funding. Please get in touch as we operate on a no win no fee, and can also evaluate any funded projects you win!


Social enterprise and Third Sector Business advice in London and the South East

If you are in London or the SE, Cute Dog can offer you business advice to help you plan for your short and long term future We can help you start or rewrite your Business Plan – saving you time & money and giving you the best chance of getting a Contract, loan or grant.


Specialist short courses

Our training includes: Dealing with Difficult People, Employing Neurodiverse Staff, and Engaging with your Community.


Finding a new pathway to work in West Sussex

A group of 12 unemployed disabled people have been referred to Cute Dog by Horsham Haywards Heath and Crawley job centres. We are working with them over 6 months to help build their confidence, practical work skills and find the perfect job for them.  


App Development in Brighton

12 young people who show exceptional promise are being chosen from referrals made by the Job Centre Brighton to join a unique new digital training course.  Delivered in conjunction with Brighton MET college, during October 2023, we will be offering a practical introduction to App Development and other digital roles, and combining employability and confidence building training.  We aim to help every participant into a further study course or a role in IT in Brighton by the end of 2023.


Supporting Long Term unemployed people with mild mental health issues in Kingston, Twickenham and Wandsworth

Helping 30 people to identify areas for support, build confidence, improve their CVs and interview skills.

Working with Lere on focused presentation skills, and with Sophie and Chris to identify roles, apply for them and hopefully get a job by early 2024!

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