Participatr was conceived by Paul Erskine-Fox and has developed with the help of industry professionals with over half a century of experience of working on spatial planning, transport and infrastructure projects, from Neighbourhood Plans to NSIPs.


Our team combines extensive engagement experience with the latest in digital thinking. We regularly add new tools and features in response to modern engagement challenges and client requirements, meaning that our platform is constantly evolving.


Our mission is to give everyone a voice in shaping the built environment, not just the naturally loudest. We believe by making participation accessible and simple, outcomes improve and projects achieve more social and commercial success.

"It is particularly good at capturing sentiment, using maps to which consultees can pin comments. These can be instantly seen by everyone – 'real-time' feedback that lends the platform its strength."

The Planner Magazine

"Participatr creates interactive online tools for town planners working on development frameworks and sustainable transport plans to gather ideas, issues and feedback from the public, including vulnerable and harder-to-reach groups."


"Participatr's tools are designed to overcome the real-life barriers that ordinary people face when getting involved in the planning process."

Connected Places Catapult

"Participatr have developed online consultation tools that allow for participation at any time from any location, allowing engagement of a wider range of audiences, covering even those hard-to-reach ones."

British Property Federation

"...with Participatr, I was incredibly impressed by the drive to really look at things differently in relation to engagement and communities"

Paul Frainer, Assistant Director for Strategy and Economy, South Cambs District Council and Cambridge City Council

"We work in partnership on a range of development projects across the UK, with really positive results!"

Sulis Public Affairs


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Participatr is a trading name of Digital Stakeholder Engagement Limited, registered in England and Wales (company number 10139799).

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