Barrie has been an excellent mentor as we’ve gone through the Level 1 PQASSO self-assessment process with him. He is sympathetic and understanding of the voluntary and community sector’s realities and peculiarities; he has quickly got his head around our own organisation’s uniqueness; and he has sensitively made sure that our self-analysis has been thorough. He asks questions to help our thinking, not to catch us out. We have found the process very helpful in recognising where we are as an organisation, in acknowledging that we are actually doing okay, and in establishing what else we need to do to make ourselves even better.

Philip and Jane Douch – Directors, Active Impact.