About Us

PLM are Consultants to Non-Profit Organisations specialising in Strategic Planning, Fundraising and Capacity Building formed in 1999.

Philip McClean, the Senior Consultant of PLM, has worked in the voluntary sector for the better part of three decades. His work, particularly in the three specialised areas above, has been recognised both at local and national level.

He has worked with organisations as diverse as local church and community development groups to regional organisations and national charities such as MENCAP and the RNLI.

He is responsible for setting up a number of innovative projects such as the 174 Trust Community Training and Enterprise Centre and The 174 Trust Disability Liaison Scheme.

He spearheaded the formation of the Duncairn Complex in North Belfast in the mid nineties, which is now home to a number of community groups, projects and services.

As Regional Manager of the RNLI he managed the high impact 175th Anniversary of the RNLI in Northern Ireland, including the 175th Anniversary Badge Campaign, and a number of large-scale Corporate and Public events. He also contributed to the development of RNLI National Fundraising Strategy as well as Regional Appeal Planning.

He has also worked with a number of government agencies in the formation and development of new and innovative projects, particularly in the field of Health and Social Services.

In 2000 he was appointed to the Coaching/Advisors Panel of the Belfast European Partnership Board (BEPB).

He is also an award winning writer, scooping the top prize for previously unpublished authors in the inaugural Belfast Telegraph Brian Moore Short Story Competition judged by the late Maeve Binchy.