Testimonials

Here are what some of my not-for-profit clients say about me, as well as the impact I have for my university clients.

Not-for-profit

Sarah is astute. She’s unusual in combining strategic perspectives with a clear sense of operational practicalities. She helped us review our internal communications at ActionAid UK, and then a year later came back to evaluate the improvements we’d put in place.Judith Davey, Director of People, Performance & Accountability at ActionAid UK
“We hired Sarah at The Children’s Society to specifically support a campaign and she has provided exemplary support over the last 6 months. Sarah really knows her subject and quickly gets to work to build relationships with key stakeholders. She makes time to understand the organisational culture and the best way to engage with staff through effective internal comms.”Lucy Whitehall, Employee Engagement Manager, The Children’s Society
“Sarah conducted a thorough cultural audit of the charity and helped Marie Curie develop a case for investment in Internal Communications. She also helped me create a space within which to develop this aspect of the Comms strategy and ably assisted in the recruitment of a brilliant Internal Comms Manager. Best of all, she really got to know the organisation and engage with our cause and purpose.”Mark Whatham, Head of Creative, Marie Curie
“I worked with Sarah to deliver a complex pensions project at Cancer Research UK. Sarah was engaged to help us with communications to a very diverse and challenging employee population at a time of great change and uncertainty. The professionalism, dedication and expertise she brought to the project were some of the very best I have seen.”Jane Vivier, Independent Reward Professional
“Sarah assisted with facilitation work for a complex organisational setting. I would recommend her skills in managing group work, enabling participation and clear communication with diverse individuals. She handles challenging behaviour well!”Isabel King, Director, The Real Business Club

Higher Education 

“Sarah’s expertise, and knowledge in communication strategies and methods has been crucial to the major changes that my team and the University have undergone in the last 2 years. She has understood the specific requirements in Procurement but also the wider change programme to ensure that we are communicating and engaging in the most effective and efficient way. She has been a real asset to the team and myself in supporting us during these challenging times.”Lisa Jeffries, Director of Procurement, University of Reading
“Sarah produced a detailed and comprehensive communications plan based on some excellent research. She interviewed a wide range of different stake holders and presented her findings in an accessible and clear format. She met all the agreed deadlines and delivered a very useful and relevant set of recommendations.”Dr Eryl Price-Davies, Head of the Centre for Co-Curricular Studies, Imperial College London
“Sarah has brought great professionalism, commitment and a wealth of internal communication skills (writing and facilitating group discussions are particular strengths) to each of the projects she has worked on at the University. I hope to continue working with Sarah into the future.”Lucy Green, Internal Communications Manager University of Southampton
“Sarah is a fantastic copywriter and communications strategist; she understood our aims and offered expert advice at achieving them. We’re very happy with the results produced and enjoyed working with her.”Nick Johnson, Project Manager University of Southampton
“Sarah was a pleasure to work with and did a great job with a challenging brief. I am very much hoping to work with her again soon and would certainly recommend her.”Ruth Collier, Head of Engagement and External Relations University of Reading