Emma has a keen mind and lots of ideas. It was my pleasure to work with her on two reports for Demos: Feeling the Effects and Sobering Up. She is a good team worker, and a self-starter at the same time. She is also very organised, which means she is able to get a lot done in a short frame of time. We conducted some field interviews together, and I was impressed by her ability to connect with her subjects. Emma was not afraid to tackle difficult and personal topics, making her subjects feel comfortable enough to talk about very sensitive issues. Emma treated the material in an objective and professional manner, producing first class qualitative research. She was also able to capture complex information and convey it in a concise and informative manner – she writes very well indeed.
Emma is a hard worker who is all about getting the job done with the minimum of fuss. She has a real passion for startups and innovation and helping communities harness the benefits of technology and new ways of working. As Venturefest Network Manager, she was key to setting up the Venturefest Network, helping to create a common narrative by drafting the Venturefest Manual and Proposal Development. She also worked with new members to help them come aboard.
I have worked with Emma on a number of projects, both in public policy research and academic analysis. Emma is an excellent researcher. She has strong analytical skills, particularly with qualitative methods. She is impressively good at securing time with busy people, and is also a very deft interviewer, with an enviable journalistic ability to spot the right openings and convince people to tell her useful things. All of this has made a real difference in the work we have done together, and materially improved the results. Emma is also a pleasure to work with: highly professional, well-organised and committed. I look forward to many more collaborations with her in the future.
The LSCC commissioned a report on the Tech Potential of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor from Emma based on her knowledge of Tech City. Her previous work on tech clusters and London’s tech scene is well regarded, as was this piece of work. Emma delivered a cogent report, going beyond the call of duty both in the research and her presentation of it at a seminar of experts from across the region. The report helped inform our network of Further Education Colleges as they planned their work programme.
Emma’s report is available here: http://lscc.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Tech-in-the-London-Stansted-Cambridge-Corridor.pdf
“Emma is the one. When I am most in trouble and have the hardest targets I have a speed dial to Emma. She is fearless, with a a tenacity that is very rare in the PR business these days. We have worked with Emma on a range of clients across different sectors from education and health to technology and engineering. Emma attacks problem head on and when others are out of ideas she will be incredibly inventive, utilising her contacts and years of experience in high end journalism to find a path through. Emma solves my problems by taking responsibility for them. Most importantly, she delivers blockbuster PR coverage time and time again”
“We very much enjoyed having Emma join the Digital Production Partnership team to help us out at a busy time. She is always ready to dive into territory that may be unfamiliar to her, and has the confidence to engage directly with stakeholders to get the information she requires. Emma also manages her projects meticulously – with a real determination to meet deadlines and deliver what was promised. That can require a lot of diplomacy when working in a complex stakeholder environment like ours – and she has bags of it!”
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