Forest Pulse first used the Services of Barrie Wyatt from nVision Consulting to advise and support us in relation to the charity applying for PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). The charity commissioned Barrie following very positive feedback from a closely linked organisation with a very similar remit to ourselves who also used the services of nVision Consulting for the same purpose. I found Barrie to be very knowledgeable, and lead us through the process in a very positive way, enabling us recognise our own strengths and weaknesses rather than ‘directing us’. He was empathetic, and although the world of disability was not an area he was familiar with he had the skills to give us the direction we needed.
Following our very positive relationship with Barrie when working on PQASSO, the trustees unanimously agreed to commission him on a second occasion, this time to produce an Organisational Strengths Review, funding by the Building Capabilities element of a Big Lottery Grant. Again Barrie was insightful and had a way of drawing our knowledge from us. We were very pleased with the finished report, and I feel it was a very true reflection of the operations of the charity which has proved to be a very successful tool.
I would certainly be happy to recommend Barrie to other organisations, and particularly to small charities such as ourselves as Barrie clearly understood the peculiarities of our position, and the different challenges we face both as a small organisation and as a charity with limited funding and resources.
Pam Jones – Charity Manager, Forest Pulse