Andrew is just the "plain English" trainer we required. He has a clear and unintimidating approach that really worked when inducting our new Board. I would definitely recommend him for charity training and consultation.
Andrew is diligent and thorough, works well with and is supportive of colleagues whilst knowing what needs to be achieved. His experience covers a range of industries / settings and teams from which he demonstrates adaptability and huge amounts of useful learning and perspective, which he brings to his work as a charity consultant.
In the short time I've worked with Andrew I've been impressed with his professionalism and his knowledge. Not just of his role, but of the sector more widely. Andrew is widely respected by the Programmes team for his diligence and for the guidance he provides to less experiences colleagues. He has an impressive system knowledge too, which has been helpful to me as a new member of staff. As a consultant, Andrew is clearly very experienced and understands the complexities of charity operations, especially at the grassroots level, whilst also having experience of larger organisations.
I am the Director responsible for the strategic development of our organisation’s presence in England. A key aspect of this work is to create community-based services and information provision by working with volunteers. Andrew was a key ally of these strategic goals and I found him to be a proactive and innovative individual who grasped the needs of our services and matched them to opportunities to work with volunteers. As well as providing sound materials to support our volunteer base, he was keen to engage with potential partners and was an asset in supporting the growth of our work.
I worked with Andrew at Friends of the Earth. Andrew was very organised, very creative and delivered on his objectives to a very high standard. A pleasure to work with, he quickly gained the confidence of senior colleagues and staff. He became a supportive, `go to` person across the organisation, building good relationships, and taking people with him at a time of considerable change. As a charity consultant he was popular, highly respected and people enjoyed working with him. In particular, Andrew gained the confidence and respect of the Chief Executive through the excellent work he did on business planning.