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Testimonials

Brian Glasson

“We engaged Pete to help us support a local community to consider options for the provision of new community facilities.  Not only did Pete provide much needed additional capacity and experience to help us take our project forward, he also quickly and adeptly developed positive working relationships between the various stakeholders.  His expertise and mix of skills in managing the project and his empathy for the objectives of the different groups helped us secure positive outcomes which might not otherwise have been possible.”

Brian Glasson

Head of Strategic Planning and Housing, South Gloucestershire Council

Bill Sivewright

"It was some 10 years since the last full review of our Board Governance and during that period it has undergone significant organic change. We asked Pete to conduct a holistic evaluation to make sure that our governance remained coherent and effective. Gathering evidence through document review and personal interview and observing the Board in action, meant that his findings had real resonance.

His feedback was delivered with consideration and left everyone encouraged that they were performing well but also motivated to look for ways in which we can continue to improve."

Bill Sivewright

CEO, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Rod James

"Peter met us at a complex and challenging time for the charity. He provided steady, thoughtful professional advice and personal help to those involved. With his help we were able to work through the plethora of issues that we faced, succeed in working together and have a result we are all extremely pleased with."

Rod James

Chair of Trustees, Trelya

Clare Rance

"It’s been great working with you [this last year] and you have provided timely and high quality support to charities bringing together your wealth of experience with patience, sensitivity, tenacity and challenge."

Clare Rance

Grant Manager SW, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Laura Kerr

“It’s been a pleasure working with Pete, who has not only supported us to achieve our brief but gone over and above - way beyond what other consultants might have offered. Whether you are looking for support in terms of restructuring your organisation and managing the way forward, or just looking for someone to provide critical and valuable feedback in a particular area, Pete uses his vast experience and wisdom to draw out exactly what is relevant and needed.

It’s fun to work with Pete too. He’s incredibly professional, down to earth and a totally nice chap. He’s very easy to get along with, highly intelligent, knowledgeable and engaging.”

Laura Kerr

Manager, People First Dorset

Katherine Nolan

“We all enjoyed the day and really appreciated your facilitation. There was a real buzz in the room. A perfect balance between reflection and celebration! People have commented that it was a really unifying experience! Also, a very successful session with the trustees, which is great.”

Katherine Nolan

CEO, SPARK Somerset

Emma Beeston

"I commissioned Pete to support a number of small charities with a range of challenges related to funding, governance and purpose. Pete understands what it is like to run a small charity, takes time to listen, works in a way that is both supportive and challenging and goes above and beyond what is needed. I had great feedback from those he worked with and am happy to recommend him." 

Emma Beeston

Philanthropy Advisor

Amanda Parsons

“Pete was an amazing support through a difficult time of transition, bringing two charities together. Pete has excellent skills in negotiation, working with a range people.”

Amanda Parsons

Manager, People First Forum

Karen Deverell

“The cut and thrust of being CEO of a medium sized local charity with the responsibility that brings means time spent looking after yourself can be compromised. Pete has created a confidential, safe space to talk through ideas, share concerns, and offload. Our sessions have made me stop, reflect, take a step back, and provided an opportunity to talk openly and manage myself better. Pete is a great listener, provides constructive challenging and focus – he has helped me enormously through a time of great change.”

Karen Deverell

CEO, YMCA Mendip

Cathy Lunt

"Pete helped in guiding us to expand our thinking and vision for the work of the charity to a more business based framework. Quite a challenge. Pete is very calm, considerate and inclusive, exactly what we needed to begin to tackle the challenges facing us.

Our time with Pete has naturally created work for us to do but we have much more clarity about our future direction. A couple of the team said that Pete took some of the fear/anxiety out of business planning – well almost!!

We wholeheartedly recommend Pete as a real support system to any charity, his grasp was brilliant and his manner wonderful."

Cathy Lunt

Manager, West Cornwall Women’s Aid

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