Business & Education
Here are some examples of how we help clients to achieve results.
Freelance communications consultancy
As a freelance agency we can fully represent a client, effectively becoming part of their team.
Client: FEdS Consultancy Ltd
We worked on a long term, part-time contract as Scotland communications consultant for FEdS Consultancy Ltd, a UK-wide business, education and government network based in the south of England, until it was replaced by Prospects Interchange in 2012.
Angela was FEdS’ eyes, ears and main point of contact in Scotland, supporting its members headquartered in Scotland, including RBS, the Scottish Government and ScottishPower, and others with Scottish interests including Microsoft, IBM and BT.
Activities included writing and distributing the monthly FEdS Scotland Briefing on learning and skills, and organising seminars for members, including one on youth employability in 2012. Angela also added value by establishing FEdS as an active member of the unique Professional Bodies Networking Group.
“Angela has wide knowledge and understanding of the education and skills agenda in Scotland, made all the more valuable because of her practical experience and success in strengthening links between business and education. Her consultancy skills are outstanding.”
– Rachael Campey, former Chief Executive of FEdS Consultancy Ltd
Client: The Goodison Group in Scotland
We worked with GGiS, a premier network of business, education and government, from 2008 to 2013. As associate consultant, Angela was involved in project development and implementation; preparation of papers; handling communication with GGiS Forum members and liaison with the GGiS Board.
Educational resource development
We have helped clients to produce a variety of resources for students and teachers, from posters to websites, guidance material to multi-media packs.
Input ranges from helping to generate the initial concept through to advising on distribution and marketing of the final product. We can coordinate author input, copy-write or edit content depending on the topic.
Client: Education Scotland
An Enterprising Approach to Self-evaluation involved coordinating the expertise of teachers, educational advisers and HM inspectors, and software developers and designers at Speakeasy. Angela also organised the product testing, edited content and wrote promotional copy.
“I worked with Angela to create an interactive self-evaluation tool for HMIE. The project was complex, the requirement broad, and it went through many iterations. Quite simply, the project would not have happened were it not for Angela’s thorough understanding of the topic, and her logical approach to translating complex data into manageable, user-friendly tools. Her knowledge of the education system and curriculum is detailed, and her understanding of the needs of educators is practical and sympathetic. Angela ‘gets it done’, and she does so with a calm good humour.”
– Mark Turner, Head of Moving Image, Speakeasy
Enterprising Sciences and Technologies involved working with a team of educationalists, adding a business perspective to the concepts and content, and creating a common editorial style for the whole multi-layered product.
We often begin with a client having a goal in mind but the detail of how to achieve it yet to be mapped out. We work with the client to plot a course, identifiying the steps required to achieve success and ensuring a realistic schedule is set.
Client: The Manufacturing Image Group
The Scottish Government’s Manufacturing Image Group wanted to encourage young people in Scottish schools to view the manufacturing industry as a serious career option.
As project manager Angela worked with a small team to create and pilot the Make it in Scotland campaign with four elements – gathering research, organising a hands-on roadshow, producing a website, and developing an education pack. It involved engaging the interest and enthusiasm of employers and teachers, liaison with researchers and designers, managing the budget, and evaluating the outcomes. The successful pilot was rolled out across the country.
Client: The Scottish Government and Careers Scotland
The Scottish Government and Careers Scotland wanted to establish an awards scheme to recognise schools and businesses engaged in enterprise in education. Angela project managed the creation of The Determined to Succeed: National Enterprise in Education Awards from scratch. It included working with local authority contacts to establish a regional awards structure, Quality Scotland to ensure fair criteria and judging, and media, event and PR teams at various stages. The awards culminated nine months later in a high profile dinner for the 30 finalists selected from 200 entries. Following their success, the awards were established as categories within the Scottish Education Awards.
“Angela supported us on a number of projects when I was heading up Determined to Succeed (the Scottish Government’s policy for enterprise education) where she demonstrated her expertise in this area and her ability to deliver what was asked (not always a common skill!) within agreed timeframes.”
– Isla McCrone, former Head of Determined to Succeed, Scottish Government
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