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Welcome to Brightlingsea

Salesforce Solutions for Non-Profit & Social Purpose Organisations

Why choose us?

At Brightlingsea Partners we have extensive experience of providing Salesforce solutions and support for charity and not-for-profit organisations and social purpose enterprises.  We also have a deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges that charities face.  Our consultants have built and configured Salesforce for a large number of organisations including medical charities, international aid agencies, fast-track graduate schemes, campaigning organisations and mentoring schemes. 

Whether you are setting up Salesforce for the first time, extending your existing system or looking for a health-check, we can help you.  We pride ourselves on being calm, friendly, focussed listeners, committed to delivering you a high-quality solution through technical expertise and leveraging our own charity and business experiences.


We're a small team but between us we have a huge amount of experience in charity leadership, Salesforce consultancy, project management and software development.  

If you need a trusted, reliable and professional partner to navigate you through your salesforce project then please get in touch to talk through your requirements.

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Our Services

Salesforce Implementation

If you are new to Salesforce, we can work with your team to gather your business requirements and turn these into robust and elegant solutions. We understand the competing needs that different functions within your organisation may have and we can balance these needs within the system design. 

We all have real world business experience and, as consultants, have worked with a huge range of charities and businesses - there aren't many problems we haven't seen before and solved.

Custom Development

We are experts in reaching beyond standard Salesforce functionality. We can build bespoke systems that fit your business perfectly, allowing you to streamline and manage additional areas of your work within a single integrated system.
We also work with a number of related products in the Salesforce ecosystem including online form software, email & marketing solutions, signature capture and tools to help you integrate Salesforce with other platforms in your organisation.

Training and


We can provide training for your staff in basic Salesforce use, bespoke systems, reporting & dashboards and system administration.  Training is usually carried out over zoom and recordings of the sessions will be available to you as a resource to refer back to and to use for new staff.

We can also provide ad-hoc support or managed services, either as full remote support, or as a backup to your internal administrator, ensuring that your system continues to meet your needs as your needs evolve.


Our consultancy and support rates:

We believe in open and transparent pricing.

  • Our consultancy project rates are £800 per day

  • We offer discounted rates for support packages of over 100 hours per year.  Please see our support plans here.

Our Team

As an ex-charity CEO, Richard Turner has a huge amount of experience within the NFP sector.  From 2013 to 2024 he was the Director of the nonprofit Salesforce consultancy, Sparklecloud Ltd and supported a large range and variety of charities and other NFPs with their Salesforce setup and development.   Richard's experience helps us to move beyond being simply technical consultants and means we bring a deep understanding of the unique needs of non-profit organisations.

Garrie Fleet has over 20 years of international experience in the Banking sector, having led numerous Finance functions and Bank-wide initiatives. He brings considerable business and operational knowledge to our solutions and tight control to our projects.

Ex charity CEO and Salesforce consultant

Richard Turner
Director & Consultant

Richard's extensive background in the not-for-profit sector includes a decade's experience at CEO level.  He has worked with Salesforce since 2007, firstly as an end-user and in-house developer, and then, since 2013, as Director of Sparklecloud Ltd supporting a large range of not-for-profit and commercial and customers.  He enjoys working closely with clients to solve whatever challenges they face and delivering solutions that give them more control and insight into their work. 

Richard has been a trustee at Children England and The Mentoring & Befriending Foundation, and is currently the chair of Nant-y-Cwm Steiner school. 

Salesforce consultant and project manager

Garrie Fleet
Director & Consultant

Garrie has vast experience in the financial sector (Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse) predominantly as regional Finance Director/Business Partner. He has led large-scale projects including system upgrades, implementations of new Bank-wide Finance/Tax functions and Regulatory Capital submissions.

Garrie's background gives him a deep understanding of process, data-management, systems, projects, business and accounting analysis. Being an Engineering graduate, he naturally enjoys devising smart and efficient solutions and concise, informative reporting.

Salesforce and iOS developer

Christian Lewcock

Christian has over 25 years' experience as a software developer and has worked as an in-house programmer for major clients including the BBC and Sky.  He has a particular expertise in Salesforce programming (esp. visualforce & apex) and in iOS app development. 

Christian has developed a number of apps for the charity sector including a RNIB TV remote app for the visually impaired and a tele-pathology app that allows UK based Doctors to diagnose patients in Haiti.  He has also built a fully offline  and customisable iOS app to store Salesforce data, an essential tool for remote field based engineers & staff.


Our Values

Client focussed

We pride ourselves on the constructive partnerships that we build and on the quality of product that we provide for our clients. 


We are committed to being an honest and impartial partner. We are transparent and realistic about costs and challenges. 


We enjoy working with people and it's important to us that we create good relationships with all our clients.  We're good listeners and we're on your side.

How can we help you?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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