As part of the development phase of the SCP, a series of regional workshops were held in Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham to explore themes around leadership, audience, significance, and funding. Direct relationships and contacts were formed, on behalf of RLUK, with key stakeholders, including funders and other national bodies. Throughout this period, discussions continued between RLUK, its members, and wider participators and user groups in an effort to ensure as many views as possible were included in the thinking and discourse around the development of an action plan that could be taken forward into the longer term.