Testimonials

Having met Rachel and her team at GROW, I already knew them to be a friendly bunch.  When I learned more about their ‘virtual finance team’ service, I realised this could help both to reduce some of the chore aspects of maintaining my business’ financial affairs and ensure they are done ‘right’ – IE in a standard, compliant manner.  They were both gentle and efficient in on-boarding my business, and I now have management accounts I can use to make better strategic decisions in future.  Thanks guys!

Alex Gibson, Founder ADMG Consulting

Incredibly positive.  [The course I attended was] helpful, practical, welcoming and very suitable for a non-financial expert.

Kate Forster, Lipoedema UK

A really outstanding session, very practical [our trainer demonstrated] experience and a passion for the sector which made a typically dry topic very engaging.

Attendee on Effective charity budgeting course (via Reading Voluntary Action)

I have always found Rachel [Eden, Coordinating Director of Holy Brook Associates] very committed and has always delivered a great service for us.

Claire Page, Involve Wokingham

I will be honest and say I had a certain reluctance with the proposal of us developing a form of “action planning” as a result of the day… HOWEVER, on reflection, I believe this to be the key essential element to this gathering.

I would not have changed anything:  It was focused yet challenging and encouraged participation yet thinking was stimulated by the speakers/presenters and facilitator.

Eddie Fitzpatrick, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley

Very exciting event to participate in and a new approach to encouraging collaboration.  Very hopeful for the outcomes.  Energising to be involved.

Fay Maxted OBE, Chief Executive of the Survivors Trust

Really enjoyable, open session. Useful information. Tools and examples shared to embed the learning.  The discussion helped to deepen the learning and knowledge of the areas we covered.  Really glad I signed up at the last minute

Geeta Negroni, Attendee on Introduction to budgeting

Very comfortable, my knowledge has grown.  I feel more confident doing/preparing a budget now

Beverly Roberts, attendee on introduction to budgeting

Fabulous notes. Well timed and planned agenda that smoothly flowed through topics.  Seamless flow. Supportive environment-safe to ask/be open. Trainer very aware of topic and handout contents

Kate Forster, attendee on Introduction to the role of Treasurer

Very informative and highlighted key areas for improvement with our organisation

Paul Goodman, Chair Coley Park Community Association