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Barncat Consulting developed the Migrant Integration Strategy for County Wicklow. Hannah worked with us for a year under very difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the associated restrictions. However Hannah managed to consult widely with stakeholders while adhering to the restrictions, gaining meaningful input and also building relationships and establishing networks in the process. In particular Hannah was proficient with Zoom and used it excellently for consultations and webinars. The result is a high quality and relevant strategy on migrant integration. Hannah was a pleasure to work with, highly skilled, adaptable, professional and self-directed. I have no hesitation in recommending Barncat Consulting.

Deirdre Whitfield, Community, Culture and Social Development, Wicklow County Council 

Thanks again for everything- you have been truly amazing to work with – like having a really great colleague.  You have also found a way to manage Zoom focus group meetings in a way that encourages participation and allows for the diverse views of the group to be heard and recorded.

Lindsey Butler, Community Section, Kilkenny County Council 

Hannah came in to support the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver on a significant policy project. She worked with us for throughout the course of a year producing analytical think-pieces; preparing and facilitating workshops; leading on organising and briefing teams for public consultation meetings. She was an excellent consultant – highly professional in her engagement; very responsive to our needs and always delivered high quality outputs to tight timelines. I would highly recommend her and hope to have the opportunity to work with her again.

Nicola Brennan, Policy Director
Development Cooperation and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin

Hannah is an excellent consultant. She is highly professional, thorough, responsive and extremely easy to work with and produces written outputs in a clear, well written style. I would highly recommend her. She provides exactly what a good consultant should- support that you need, delivered in a way that you need and without creating additional or unnecessary work for a busy team.

Karol Balfe, CEO, ActionAid Ireland

It was a pleasure to work with Barncat Consulting on our recent project. The support provided by Hannah and her team was thorough, clear and appropriate to our requirements. The working style was also clear and responsive to our questions and clarifications. I would be happy to recommend Barncat Consulting to others.

Niamh Garvey, Head of Policy and Advocacy

Hannah and Mary [Barncat Consulting] produced a very well researched and comprehensive document for Oxfam on the technically challenging issue of corporate tax avoidance, on a tight timescale. They both showed well-honed research skills and political awareness in drafting the document. This report has greatly added to Oxfam’s store of expertise on this issue and has been well-received by a broad audience.

Michael McCarthy Flynn, Senior Research and Policy Coordinator
Oxfam Ireland

It has been a pleasure to work with you. Because my attention is typically broken by other tasks I have to attend to, your consistency with respect to keeping track of the substantive issues, meeting deadlines and making sure that key people are engaged with has been essential in bringing us to this stage. Also, I believe in the saying that it is always easier to complicate than to simplify. The way you have approached and presented these complex issues is simple, but not simplistic, which is really what we all want.

Eric Gutierrez, Senior Adviser Accountable Governance
Christian Aid

I really appreciated the way that Hannah took time to really work with us in the initial stages of the research to understand exactly what we needed. She listened intently and asked the right questions to clarify our expectations. Throughout the research, her approach was flexible and enabled us to ensure that the work responded to changes in the external environment. She was always approachable and ready to answer any questions we had. I was impressed by her breadth of knowledge and network of contacts in the international development and business arenas. The final report was very well written and meets our needs exactly. The experience of research with Barncat Consulting is one I would highly recommend.

Dr Lorna Gold, former Head of Policy and Advocacy

Hannah delivered a very thorough, informed and practical piece of research for VSO which we have been able to use to guide our work on short-term skilled volunteering. She very quickly and effectively learned about the issues involved in this work, identified and interviewed key people and produced an overview of existing best practice and recommendations for VSO. It was a pleasure working with Hannah, both on desk research and in the field, and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

James O'Brien, Research and Advocacy Manager
VSO Ireland

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