Our clients

& what they have to say about our services.

Anita McGeachie

Depute Director

“Margaret recently undertook an evaluation of our organisation’s Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change policies and performance, Fair Work practices and Gender Pay Gap. She helped us with an extremely complex procurement exercise. She is expert in all areas of organisation, service and programme evaluation. She gained the confidence and trust of all – senior managers, managers, staff and young people in our Secure Unit. We are happy to announce that we will be working with her in future as we believe she can help us to improve governance, management and service delivery. We have already recommended her services to others in our sector. She produced to a tight timescale, under budget (rare for a Consultant) and we were delighted with the results.”

Robert Stevenson

Network Officer

“The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) commissioned Margaret to research into the concept of recovery colleges. Margaret was able to complete the work to a very high standard within a short timescale. The quality of the work was very high and Margaret’s approach was professional throughout the process. The final report was comprehensive and showed an excellent grasp of the topic. Overall, Margaret exceeded our expectations and produced a first class piece of research.”

Monette O’Hara


“Margaret recently concluded the midterm evaluation for the Organising for Power Programme which aims to strengthen the organising and campaigning capacities of organisations tackling the root causes of racism and xenophobia. Margaret’s method is very thorough yet flexible, her style informal yet professional, her approach direct yet affable. She has clearly demonstrated commitment to our cause, great interest for the project, genuine concern for the participants and an understanding of their unique contexts. Her honest and balance assessment has given us valuable insights and key learning points on how to improve the implementation for the next cohort of the project. Her analysis and conclusions have also revealed to us strengths and impact that encourages us to continue and improve in the meaningful work we do. “

John Wilkes


“The Scottish Refugee Council engaged Margaret Lynch to carry out an important piece of work in the development of our latest strategic plan. This involved engaging with a large number of Scottish Refugee Council’s key senior external funders and stakeholders in a confidential and sensitive exercise to get their views about the future direction and priorities for the organisation. Margaret demonstrated a high level of skill and diplomacy and produced an extremely comprehensive and helpful report for the organisation. She was professional to work with and completed the exercise in a challenging deadline and within budget.”

John Convery


“Margaret Lynch has worked with the Conforti Institute at various times since 2009 as an adviser to our Centre Director, as a consultant and has provided Interim Management services. We invited her to join our Board and she served as a Board member from 2011 to 2017 resigning to provide Interim Management services.
Over the years she has provided us with a Human Relations advice, Strategic and Financial Planning, Marketing and Sustainability Strategy support and Interim Management Services. She secured significant funding from the Scottish Government for our Anti Sectarianism programme.
Margaret’s ongoing support for Conforti and her contribution to our work has been highly valued by Board and staff members alike. She is extremely professional, exceptionally hardworking, highly skilled in governance, leadership and management. She is a very engaging person and build strong and supportive relationships with all.”

John Harper


“Pride Glasgow engaged Margaret Lynch and Karen Willey to pilot us through a difficult strategic planning process at a critical point in the development of the organisation. Karen and Margaret were fantastic at allowing us to realise some of our own strengths and weaknesses as an organisation and finding solutions where necessary.
They were both very professional, polite and thorough! Their report has given us much food for thought and will allow us to continue to strengthen as we grow as a charity. They made the sessions serious, but also fun and was a pleasure to work with them. We would not hesitate in asking them to come back again if necessary.
Alistair Smith, Chairperson Pride Glasgow
I’d like to thank you for all your help with the NCT Centre and for me personally.
You arrived at a time at which I was finding it impossible to see a way forward and yet did not want to walk away from the centre and let it down. You said you would sort the problem, and you did so, for which I am very grateful.
I feel I can now enjoy the Centre in a much more relaxed way without worrying so much.”

Jackie Tolland


“Margaret undertook a programme review of our Parent Led Peer Support programme for Vulnerable Parents.  She was great to work with – understood our challenges, helped us to grasp new opportunities.

We learned a lot from working with her – and she continues to support us which is great. Her programme review demonstrated the impact of our work in ways that we had not previously considered.

Really impressive piece of work.”

Mark Linehan


“Margaret worked with us to produce an end of project report for a National Lottery funded project. She took time to understand us as an organisation and was very thorough in her approach

The resulting report included some very helpful recommendations for our project management approach and on developing positive relationships with funders.

She has since delivered training to introduce some of our staff to project management techniques, which will be very helpful as we move forward.”