Karen JamesChief Executive / Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"Thank you for all your support. Tameside Listens was a great programme of work that we will now progress and align with our future engagement strategy. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we will have the opportunity going forward of doing so again."
Mike FarrarChief Executive / NHS Confederation
"Understanding and successful deploying social media is a major challenge for the NHS. Your Report - the first of its kind - was exactly what we needed. It provided us with clarity and understanding in a complex and novel area of activity. The invaluable advice and support you have given us on how to successfully develop our own use of social media is making a real difference to our own understanding and what we are able to do."
David JacksonBoard Member / National College for School Leadership
"You have a unique combination of energy, specialist knowledge, experience in the field and a passion for making things happen in practice. You have taken our thinking forward 6 months in 6 weeks."
Donald MaCraeHead / Government Legal Service
"Some people have vision. Others deliver. You have the rare ability to deliver your own vision."
Helen BevanChief Transformation Officer / NHSIQ Horizons Group - NHSIQ
"You are a highly inspirational social media expert and transformational leader for large scale change always striving for new innovative ways to bring the healthcare community together through your use and application of social media in improving patient and staff engagement in the NHS. I highly recommend you for your strategic thinking and ability to mobilise others to take action."
Global Information and Performance Solutions Provider
"You are true visionaries, clearly capable of communicating very effectively across all levels, from director to technologist. You never over complicate anything and this, coupled with your enormous enthusiasm, makes you a highly valuable member of any team."
Trevor BowmerManaging Director / Mitre Group
"Unlike many individuals in your field, you are able to understand the strategic needs of business, so your work is always focussed and relevant. I recommend you to businesses who want practical, effective, working solutions to their ICT and Social Media challenges."
Rachel WebsterHead of Communications / London Midland
"You are excellent to have on board as you bring a detailed, authoritative and knowledgeable portfolio of ideas, strategies and action plans, which get right to the heart of an issue. You are endlessly entertaining, enthusiastic and innovative. I would have no hesitation in recommending you."
Pearl RobertsTransformation Director
"We worked together to turn around a stalled project to design and embed a new organisation-wide performance management framework in a first tier local government organisation. You clearly relished the transformational challenge this project presented, your energy and creativity and your focus on delivery provided a much needed injection of pace. You provided leadership and support to the network of ‘performance champions’ right across the organisation giving them the confidence to embrace the change and get things done. You acted as an invaluable sounding board for me, willing to give frank advice without fear or favour. The project delivered to time and budget and its achievement was recognised in an uplifted score at the next CPA.
Jan ParryVice President / Chartered Institute of Librarian and Information Professionals
"As Director of the Knowledge Network & Knowledge Enhanced Government, you were highly successful in implementing and delivering an award winning briefing and information system across Government Departments in Whitehall in order to improve working & communication between Ministers' Offices, Press Offices, Civil Servants and Government Policy makers. Your confidence in the system convinced doubtful Senior Civil Servants and your determination achieved full backing from the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office. I and other colleagues across Government, who worked with you at that time, were amazed by your "can do" approach and enthusiasm which resulted in a Government IT project that was delivered cost effectively over a tight timescale. Not many Government projects can claim this success."
Jackie LyntonHead of Transformation / NHS Horizons Group - NHS Improving Quality
"You make what appears to be difficult easy and accessible. Your 'can do' attitude is infectious. You have excellent technical knowledge and skills, work fast and pick up and translate visions into practical and workable ideas. You deliver way beyond our expectations and are excellent value for money."
Faz HakimAssistant Political Secretary / Prime Minister's Office
"You are one of the friendliest, hardest working people I know and it was an absolute pleasure working with you in Government. You understand how to relate to people and think beyond the usual ideas to make sure that goals are achieved."
Julie CrowleySpecial Adviser / Departments of Transport, Communities and Local Government, Education
"Having known you for around 15 years, I have always found you to be direct, diligent, and damned clever. You are someone who throws themselves wholeheartedly into the fray and are someone you can count on."
Ben TothDirector of Digital Services / Offox Press
"You are amongst the most talented people I've had the pleasure of working with. You have a rare combination of strategic thinking, political skills and the sheer ability to get things done in a complex environment."
Head of CommunicationsMajor Public Sector Service Provider
"I have been involved in public sector communications for over 20 years and this is what I've always wanted. And I never knew it, until you showed me."
Senior Board MemberMajor UK Telecoms Provider
"You quickly grasped the essentials of the challenge facing our company and our industry. You then were able to communicate highly complex technical and commercial issues through methods and language ordinary people could understand."
Head of Communications/ Public Sector Service Provider
"You bring a detailed, authoritative and knowledgeable portfolio of ideas, strategies and action plans that get right through to the heart of the issue."
Emma McKinneyHead of Communications and Engagement / Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
"You delivered a Social Media Capability Assessment, a comprehensive Social Media Improvement Plan and an innovative mobile Listening App. However you didn’t just give us advice and support, you also equipped us with the tools to enable us to get the job done ourselves. I cannot fault your drive and enthusiasm to get the job done."