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City of Amsterdam

Migrant and Refugee Integration: Moderation of Round Table

Client: City of Amsterdam
Task: Facilitation of high level workshop on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees as part of the Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels
Capital Enterprise
Credit: Capital Enterprise

Tech in the City research

Client: Capital Enterprise
Task: Day to day project management of Tech in the City research to formulate recommendations on the potential role of the Corporation of London in supporting the tech sector. Organisation & delivery of focus group and round table to explore tech company business challenges. Creation of short report & slide deck as final output of the work .
Lambeth Council

Project Management of Creative and Digital Industries Growth Strategy

Client: Lambeth Council
Task: Commission and manage consultants to support Lambeth Council and local stakeholders to develop a Creative and Digital Industries Strategy for the borough. Community and business consultation, development of case studies, presentation and launch. Support the team and planning policy colleagues to develop an evidence base to support the development of new Affordable and Supportive Workspace policies for Local Plan.
European Commission

Expert for Urban Development Network

Client: European Commission
Task: Preparation, facilitation and reporting of Peer Review events in Seville and Gent, bringing together urban professionals and researchers. Moderation of Sustainable mobility workshop hosted in Brussels jointly by DG Move and DG Regional and Urban Policy of European Commission

Westminster Enterprise Week

Task: Management of a programme of activities including enterprising assemblies in the city’s schools, tours of the co-working spaces, a youth entrepreneurship breakfast roundtable for enterprise intermediaries, a new youth enterprise programme culminating in a ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ pitching panel, a ‘My Lightbulb Moment’ workshop for young people and a flagship reception event / awards ceremony.
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Facilitation of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

Client: ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
Task: Working with the ESCT conference team to prepare and facilitate interactive and compelling plenary sessions with high profile speakers for international audience of 1000 in Bilbao. MC of the conference
  "Sally understood her job not just as running a 3-day show but engaged with the programme team to an extent I had never experienced before. Thus she became part of our team and contributed some of the most valuable ideas that made the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference in Bilbao most inspiring for the almost 1000 participants."    
Stefan Kuhn, Deputy Regional Director, ICLEI Europe
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OECD Expert Seminar on Social Impact Bonds

Client: OECD
Task: Acting as a moderator at the Expert Seminar on SIBs on April  2015 in Paris, preparing and chairing a panel discussion. hosting a round table debate and providing input to the final report.
Red Cross EU Office

Evaluation of EU Road Safety Campaign

Client: Red Cross EU Office
Task: Formative evaluation of two successive European Road Safety campaigns, co-funded by the European Commission and delivered by Red Cross Societies in 26 EU countries.
'The process of working with Aurora during two European campaigns helped the Red Cross societies involved to reflect in a structured and constructive way and ultimately to improve our effectiveness. Our funders in the European Commission praised the quality of the final report.'
Ute Moehring, Campaign Manager, Red Cross EU Office
AEIDL Association Européenne pour l’Information sur le Développement Local a.s.b.l, Belgium
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Credit: Key Fund

UK Field Expert for European Commission study

Client: AEIDL Association Européenne pour l’Information sur le Développement Local a.s.b.l, Belgium
Task: UK Field Expert for a Report for European Commission Directorate General for Regional Policy 'Good practice in urban development: projects and approaches supported by the European Regional Development Fund during 2007-2013 programming period.' Production of three UK case studies in London, Petersfield and Sheffield.
URBACT Secretariat, Paris
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Capitalisation for sustainable urban development

Client: URBACT Secretariat, Paris
Task: 1) Thematic Pole Manager for Urban Governance 2) Lead Expert, Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe network 3) Coordinator of Sustainable Mobility Work stream 4) LAB Manager for Summer Universities   All assignments are to maximise exchange of good practice and capitalise the results of EU city networks. Tasks include report writing, presentation of learning, facilitation of network meetings, design and delivery of capacity building events and coordination of expert groups.  
"Sally has provided invaluable support and guidance throughout the EVUE project. Her knowledge of European programmes and policy is immense, and she is a pleasure to work with. "
Matthew Noon, Lead Partner, Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe
Turning Point, ACAPS
http://www.kneeshawconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/front-cover-of-report-copy.jpg Photo: Stories from ACAPS service users about the journey back to employment

Documenting substance abuse recovery

Client: Turning Point, ACAPS
Task: ACAPS Turning Point is an NGO delivering work preparation programmes for clients recovering from substance abuse. Delivery of a project evaluation and production of promotional materials featuring successful client histories to support the fundraising plan. This assignment included face to face interviews with recovering addicts to develop first person accounts of the journey back into employment.
Sally's work was outstanding. She displayed professional integrity, commitment and sensitivity to the client group at all times. This was very much reflected in the quality of the materials she produced for us.
Barbara Cala Lesina, Manager, Turning Point
Social Platform
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Governance review for European NGO Social Platform

Client: Social Platform
Task: The Platform of European Social NGOs (Social Platform), based in Brussels, is the alliance of representative European federations and networks of non-governmental organisations active in the social sector. The assignment involved a consultation and review of the internal governance of the platform and production of a report to inform improved decision making for the Platform’s Steering Group (incorporating representatives from over 40 pan European NGOs).
South East England Development Agency
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Co-ordination of Policy Working Group

Client: South East England Development Agency
Task: Facilitation of Interreg IVC POWER project Policy Working Group. Production and presentation at Brussels conference of a comprehensive report drawing together the policy recommendations and roadmaps for low carbon economies.
"Sally demonstrated a truly professional and pragmatic approach to assisting our 7 European partner regions to deliver a set of policy recommendations and regional road maps. The road maps have been the inspiration for the regions to take this area of work further and embed the results of the funded projects into their regional strategies. The challenging task was completed within very tight deadlines."
Janet Borgers, SEEDA
Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
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Policy briefings, reports and review

Client: Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
Task: Production of European policy reports and briefings. Consultation exercise and delivery of a report on publishing strategy to make materials available for visually impaired people, identifying knowledge gaps and potential conflicts.
"Sally produced a European Parliamentary Briefing to engage new and re-elected MEPs in our campaigning work. The result was top quality and generated an enthusiastic response. It undoubtedly increased awareness of our policy issues amongst MEPs."
Leen Petre, Royal National Institute of the Blind
Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Development of interregional Mobility Management programme

Client: Municipality of Reggio Emilia, Italy
Task: Support during bid development, interim management and formative evaluation of a three year Interreg IVC project aimed at reducing car use in medium sized cities, led by Reggio Emilia.
"Sally helped us to bid for, launch and manage an ambitious exchange programme on sustainable mobility. Her advice and support have been an important factor in the success of the project and in the professional development of our team."
Nubia Tagliaferro, International Team, Reggio Emilia
City of Jyväskylä, Finland
http://www.kneeshawconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/big-circle-of-people-copy.jpg Photo: Workshop on Innovation at Munktell Science Park, Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Credit: CLIQ

Expertise for interregional exchange on innovation

Client: City of Jyväskylä, Finland
Task: CLIQ – Creating Local Innovation through a Quadruple Helix -was an Interreg IVC project, led by the City of Jyväskylä  in Finland. Support was delivered over a three year period to enrich knowledge transfer, document new learning and present final results to European and local innovation policymakers and practitioners.
"Be sure to have Sally and Alison on board when you start a European project! You will need their know-how and experience, their creativity and social skills, and last but not least their humour to make a success of your project!"
Wim Huizinga, City of Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, CLIQ partner
Eurotowns network of medium sized cities
http://www.kneeshawconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Danuta-Hubner-copy.jpg Photo: Talking to Danuta Hübner, former European Commissioner or Regional Policy, now MEP.

Strategy Review, development and delivery of projects

Client: Eurotowns network of medium sized cities
Task: Update of strategy to refine Eurotowns’ organizational priorities, structures and constitution. Successful EU funding applications. Reception organised in the European Parliament to raise Eurotowns political profile.
"It has been a pleasure working with Aurora on the development of the Eurotowns network and the delivery of the CAPTURE knowledge economy project. Their professionalism, know-how and commitment to providing a high quality & service have been invaluable in the delivery of our projects."
Rachel Williams, Brighton and Hove City Council
Skillset, Sector Skills Council
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Credit: Skillset

Report on diversity in audio visual industries:

Client: Skillset, Sector Skills Council
Task: Production of materials for an Audio Visual Entrepreneurship initiative led by the Sector Skills Council and the UK Film Council. Case studies, web presence and a report entitled ‘The Business Case for Diversity in the Audio Visual Sector’.
“Within tight deadlines Sally delivered communications materials that captured our key messages with great impact. Our project was all about championing the needs of under-represented groups to break into TV and film. The online case studies and the business case for diversity report were brilliant at illustrating both the challenges faced and the impact we have achieved”
John Prescott, Project Manager, Audio Visual Entrepreneurship
Cross River Partnership, London
http://www.kneeshawconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/red-snapper-copy.jpg Photo: Event catering company in South London, one of the SMEs receiving support to grow

Kick off phase of London supply chain initiative

Client: Cross River Partnership, London
Task: Support during the kick off phase and launch of an ERDF funded supply chain initiative in central London to help small businesses grow.  Development of the evaluation and communications strategy and promotional materials to showcase successful small businesses in the Cross River Partnership sub region.
"We have found Aurora to be exceptional amongst consultancies in the way that they can hit the ground running, hit deadlines and produce high quality work."  
Susannah Wilks, Director, Cross River Partnership.
City of London
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Outreach campaign to London employers

Client: City of London
Task: Development and management of the Childcare4Business initiative to promote childcare information to employers in Central London. Delivery of materials and services to support businesses with recruitment and retention by offering advice on family friendly working, tax breaks and subsidies. Organisation of  a reception hosted by Karen Buck MP in the House of Commons to share the results with policy makers.
“Without a doubt the most efficient, productive and personable consultancy team it has been my pleasure to work with.” Noel Falvey, City of London Corporation
British Red Cross
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Case Study Guidance and Recommendations Report

Client: British Red Cross
Task: Development of a practical Case Study Guidance document with examples and recommendations for beneficiary engagement. Production of a report proposing organisational mechanisms for management and use of case studies.
Aurora European Services for Cross River Partnership, London
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Scoping for EU demonstrator in clean city logistics

Client: Aurora European Services for Cross River Partnership, London
Task: Scoping the potential for a successful consortium bid to EU research funds, based on the URBACT EVUE partnership. Delivery of a report and recommendations.
"Aurora consistently exceeds the high standards that are required for European engagement activities. The generally tight deadlines and complex partner interactions can make it quite challenging, but Aurora always delivers." Matthew Noon. Project Manager, Cross River Partnership
Matthew Noon, Cross River Partnership