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Independent Evaluations for Community Based Initiates & Projects

Wider Impact Consultancy understands what funders, sponsors, partner agencies and stakeholders are looking for from front line, customer facing organisations.

We have wide experience of carrying out high quality, detailed independent evaluations on behalf of a wide variety of large and small UK based organisations and sectors; and pride ourselves in having the skills, knowledge and a multi-skilled team in place to assist organisations achieve their aims and objectives.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Commissioned by West Midlands Police and Birmingham Youth Offending Service to carry out an evaluation of Birmingham based Youth Crime Officers
  • Commissioned by Stoke on Trent City Council to carry out an evaluation of the £1.2m Reroot project, aimed at sustainable employment for local people
  • Commissioned by Groundwork Lancashire West & Wigan to evaluate the £2.1m Future Jobs Fund project
  • Commissioned by Walsall’s 50+ Forum to evaluate locally based Know Your Place Project

Testimonials include:

“A very thoughtful and constructive independent report that provides West Midlands Police, Birmingham Youth Offending Service (YOS) and the YOS Management Board with positive feedback on the current strengths of the Youth Crime Officers role, along with clear recommendations to increase their impact further. I have been impressed by Wider Impact’s approach – getting to the ‘front line’ and engaging with service users and parents as well as taking views from inside and outside the YOS. I am also grateful to colleagues in the external YOTs who took the time to open their doors to Wider Impact Director Edwin Lewis”.
Dawn Roberts, Head of Birmingham Youth Offending Services

“Wider Impact have completed three programme evaluations for us over the past five years, and each time Edwin provides an energetic down to earth approach and is able to relate to clients and partners alike, teasing out their thoughts and providing an honest assessment of the service we have provided that brings out and prioritises both positives from our delivery and areas for development. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wider Impact to others looking to commission similar work”.
Colin Greenhalgh Groundwork Trust Programme Director

“The final evaluation report prepared by Edwin Lewis of Wider Impact shows clearly allows me to fully appreciate what the Project, with the help and support of the local community, has been able to achieve. I would not hesitate to recommend Edwin to others looking to find the right person to take on this sort of work. His considerable experience has been extremely helpful to me during this part of the Project, and has allowed me to learn more about how to fully reflect the achievements of the ‘Know Your Place’ Project.”
Jenny Cartwright Project Coordinator

Our offer

Wider Impact Consultancy is ‘led from the front’ by myself, and I never hesitate to utilise over 30 years of experience, achievements and successes within public, private and voluntary sectors to meet our clients’ needs. Recognising that clients value the skills and experience I personally bring to the table, it is company policy that I lead on all commissions. We have found that this approach ensures high quality, value for money work and consistently high levels of customer satisfaction.

Our pricing policy is flexible, and we understand that during this period of austerity, ‘money is tight’. The key objective must be ensuring that front end agencies and organisations continue to deliver high quality, value for money service.

For a no obligation, initial free consultation please complete the quick enquiry form above, or contact me on 0845 165 0491. (Calls will cost 2p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

Please feel free to access our FREE Fact Sheet, which is a response to questions received from clients and those interested in commissioning Wider Impact Consultancy.

I look forward to hearing from you, and ask that you do not hesitate to contact me if I can assist you further.

With Kindest Regards, Edwin Lewis, Director, Wider Impact Consultancy

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis