• info@allabouttheplace.uk
  • Exeter, Devon, UK
Working for a better society

Enhancing community development to maximize social impact and value.

"The issue isn't a lack of concern among individuals; rather, our social and welfare systems are currently not structured to allows us to care to the fullest extent of our capabilities."

What We Do

All About The Place provides Community Intelligence and Placemaking Support Services designed to foster collective engagement, participation, collaboration, and partnership to deliver positive social and systemic change.

This is a service offering from Tech 4 Good and non-profit social enterprise – eCulture Solutions

Our Vision

Foster sustainable developments across social, economic, and ecological domains to empower individuals, families, and communities to thrive.

Our Mission

Delivering data solutions and placemaking services to empower people in the development of resilient and sustainable local economies that are more inclusive, create meaningful jobs, and protect and regenerate our natural environment.

Why? Because community development and the well-being of individuals and families should be based on continuous improvement!

Despite the combined efforts of hundreds of thousands of charities, voluntary community organisations, and social enterprises, the organisation and management of millions of volunteers, carers, and contributors operating alongside public services backed by billions in funding, the deficit of need within the population continues to grow.

Consequently, many people still lack the care and support they need. Additionally, young people miss out on opportunities. Furthermore, issues such as poverty, homelessness, and health inequality persist, costing the UK hundreds of billions in lost social and economic opportunities each year.

Therefore, this situation is unsustainable and represents significant missed opportunities. We need more than improved collaboration between the not-for-profit and public sectors to address this deficit. Instead, it demands a whole system change to increase efficiency and capacity across all sectors. We believe there is a way forward.

By coupling community intelligence with new measures of individual, family, and community well-being, we can improve efficiency and build capacity by better utilising our collective assets, resources, and capabilities. This approach shifts the focus from crisis response to enhanced early intervention and prevention and the founding of a continuous improvement community development process.


Ultimately, in this new model, we can start to address the deficit and reduce the demand on the public sector by more intelligently leveraging the people’s collective power and innovation.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."


Our Founders

Operating on the principle of a lean business model and collaborating with innovative Tech4Good partners allows us to deliver services to our clients that are both cost-effective and of high quality.
Paul White

Paul White

  • Lead :Data & Professional Services

Paul, a seasoned change, and transformation consultant with over 30 years in the public sector, has been at the forefront of Tech4Good initiatives since 2010. His commitment is to cultivate resilient, sustainable not-for-profit sectors and local economies that enhance inclusivity, create meaningful jobs, and prioritise the protection and regeneration of the natural environment.

Jo Clay

Jo Clay

Co Founder
  • Lead :Community Development

Jo is a social entrepreneur with many years experience running social enterprise business supporting the development of local community leadership capability. Jo's commitment is to help maximise the impact and value of community-led wellbeing development and ensure learning is leveraged every step of the way.

Our Partners

Pioneers of community development

Interwoven Productions CIC Logo

Community Development

Provider of the unique Quite Voice Methodology that helps to maximise engagement and inclusive participation right across the community.

Engaged Communities CIC Logo

Community Resourcing

Delivering best-in-class volunteering and resource for good technology to support communities, organisations and charities to do more.

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Community engagement

A Solution that is about what we do, how we do things, how we work together with communities and providers, and how we seek to deliver for everyone.

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