Feedback from our clients:
Trustee, INTBAU about Jim Haywood
I am sure I speak for all the Trustees, the chapters and the staff of INTBAU for Jim’s guidance of INTBAU during the Director’s absence. I personally very much appreciated his methodical and insightful style of management and organisation of the very successful events during the last 12 months.
Alison Redmore, Director, Science Learning Centre East of England, University of Hertfordshire
Amanda’s expert support and capability enabled us to assemble and submit two million-pound bids in just 4 weeks, both of which we won. Amanda has extensive experience of business support as well as excellent interpersonal skills. She was able to assimilate a large amount of complex material and ideas in a short period of time in order to draw together the outline bids, and then asked appropriately challenging questions to help clarify our thinking and to direct the contributions we needed to write to complete the process. She kept us on track, helped with proof-reading and then supported us through the Bid presentation process. I can’t recommend Amanda highly enough and will definitely seek her help with future bids or business challenges.
Jigsaw Consortium- bringing together support for children and families
Amanda’s intervention really helped to facilitate our early meetings and bring everyone together in a structured way to discuss what we wanted to achieve and what tools and systems we would need to get there. We all had enthusiasm and energy for working together, but I think we lacked some structure and a clear path forward before she was involved. Amanda brought really helpful experience from her work with other consortia.
Oasis Women’s Refuge
Amanda supported Kent Domestic Abuse Consortium with high level due diligence and the development of a Memorandum of Understanding. The input we had from her enabled us to think through the details of a partnership approach of this kind and also took away a task we had no experience of undertaking whilst we were tendering to provide shared contracts. It was invaluable and we are now delivering joint work.
Sally Staples, Cultural Strategy Manager, East Sussex County Council
What made Amanda’s initial pitch stand out for me was that she read between the lines and saw beyond our brief. In my experience she uses that perception combined with astute diplomacy to ensure that she provides true value for money. Working with her is a constructive dialogue and that’s what makes it a rewarding experience – and she has the tenacity, patience and humour to make the collaboration a pleasure. It’s also reassuring to know that she has an impressive range of associates to call on to supplement her own expertise.
Madeleine Bates, General Manager TALC
Achill Management carried out an organisational and governance review of TALC in August 2012. The process was well-thought out, comprehensive and thorough, and the subsequent report produced was incisive, clear and gave us a clear view of the work needed to develop the organisation.