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Projects

Nice things people have said

  • "Working with you has stimulated fresh ideas across departments in Natural Resources Wales. The project, which was completed as part of our trial into natural resource management has provided us with a set of principles to help NRW sustainably manage our natural assets in the urban environment for people, the environment and the economy. Working with you has allowed our staff at local level to create connections with other organisations in your network for future collaboration. Your staff were very communicative throughout the project and have a creative outlook, which has encouraged local staff in NRW to be more flexible and innovative in our approach, seeing opportunities not barriers. The local knowledge not only of the surrounding environment but, also the many organisations who worked within the project area was invaluable. A professional high quality report was delivered to schedule, which is appropriate for us to use in our discussions with a range of stakeholders from community members to local Councillors and Assembly Members. A pleasure to work with."
    Fran Rolfe, Environment Officer - Natural Resources Management Team - Swansea, Natural Resources Wales
  • "The mapping exercise was a particularly difficult thing to sell let alone take on and produce results for.  For that all the members of the group will be eternally grateful.  The presentation of the results was innovative, clear and immediately re-useable to further our thinking.  You produced material to order, on time and extremely professionally.  You have an immediate and overall understanding of the issues but also a keen and supportive interest in the arts. Your work in bringing the three consultations together and as a team member in pulling the whole strategy together as a piece was also extremely valuable and helpful.  When we presented the strategy to the Arts Council at the specific feedback conference with other authorities who had undertaken the same exercise, it was abundantly clear that the Swansea approach was light years ahead of the rest.  In particular, we had delivered what we said we would and the material - easily accessible and actually fun to have - was what was actually need to forge strategic ideas for the future for young people and the arts in Swansea. Your contribution to that achievement was vital. Thank you again on behalf of the City and County of Swansea Youth Arts Strategy core working group."
    Robin Hall, Swansea Youth Arts Partnership
  • "I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who is looking to review their community engagement activity.  You were a joy to work with: incredibly professional, tactful and diligent throughout. You just got on with it and delivered on time and to budget.  Most importantly, your clear ability in this area gained the confidence of my colleagues in the whole consultation process. I will certainly use you again."
    Richard Jarman, Head of Government & Community Relations, Public Affairs Directorate, University of Oxford
  • "I've known lead consultant Dr Ben Reynolds for several years and worked with him on a number of issues. In particular, most assiduously, he gave of his own time as part of a group to advise me on the rewriting of Community Work (4th Edition) to be published by McMillan Hargreaves in 2007. I've found Ben's comments extremely insightful and helpful and was most impressed by the quality of his work."
    Alan Twelvetrees, Author of 'Community Work'
  • "Really cool people, loads of families, it’s definitely the best place in Swansea at the moment."
    Victoria Lee
  • "The process was not an easy one, but with your support we generated a positive dialogue with the building’s owners and other key people in the local area, established the condition and viability of developing the building, and developed a creative and dynamic vision, supported by a strong business case. It was not an easy process but we achieved our goal and we are delighted that we will be able to invest in this important initiative that will deliver benefits for the University and its students, as well as for the general public living in Swansea and the wider region. I am happy to recommend you to others seeking creative consultants that can help to make complex but exciting regeneration projects like these happen."
    David Warner, Senior Provost, Swansea Metropolitan University