“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.”
“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.”
“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. “
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”