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“You had a very good understanding of sporting issues, and caught on quickly to the politics of Irish sport. You worked well with all the different groups around the table and listened very carefully to their feedback. You were tough but fair, and achieved the right balance. I would have no difficulty in reappointing Wharton for additional work.”

John Treacy, CEO, Sport Ireland

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“UK Sport has always found Wharton’s approach to be comprehensive, intelligent, incisive, objective and pragmatic. It is of the highest quality in methodology, content and presentation thereby gaining the trust of a wide range of stakeholders and enabling strong and measurable progress to be made within the most complex of projects.”

Liz Nicholl, Former CEO, UK Sport

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“The project was dealt in a professional manner, with the lead officer taking time to ensure that all parties were consulted with the objective of the project being met within the designated timelines. In addition, there was support to myself as Chairman of the Board throughout, ensuring that the process was both challenging to current practice but with clear recommendations for acceptable change.”

 Tim Reddish, Former Chair, British Paralympic Association

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“Your advice, judgement and involvement in what were some difficult meetings and your attention to detail all the way through made my life as Chairman much easier! We could not have achieved the result without you … I’ve continued to receive unsolicited comments from individuals saying the report was the best they’d ever seen from the RFU”

John Douglas, Chair, RFU Adult Competition Review

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“The process has been well received and your efforts appreciated by those on the ground, and in leadership roles. The accuracy and quality of the reports are of a typically high standard, and moreover you’ve done extremely well to get up to speed with the cricketing landscape.”

Alun Powell, National Talent Manager, ECB

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“I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for your work on our Stage One submission. It was a great help, and your objectivity and experience and expertise in decisions was much appreciated. Leading a group of talented, keen, young professionals is often challenging, and for an external to be able to come in and make decisions with no long-term hangovers is important. I am also mindful of my own ‘newness’ in this area and it greatly assisted my learning”

Mark Winder, CEO, Goalball UK

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Wharton Consulting provided invaluable support to Active Partners Trust as we brought together the County Sports Partnerships in Derbyshire … and Nottinghamshire … into a single new company structure and prepared to register as a charity … Wharton Consulting was quick to respond to our requirements and to provide well-thought-through and practical solutions to the issues we faced… They are highly experienced and a pleasure to work with.

Ilana Freestone, Former CEO, Active Partners Trust Ltd

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“I was extremely impressed by Wharton Consulting’s ability to learn the subject, involve the key stakeholders, and draft a plan that has been agreed by all. You cut through all the red tape and got the job done … we have many strong personalities in key positions, and it is no mean accomplishment to get a diverse group singing from the same song sheet”

Scott McCarthy, Former CEO, British Judo Association

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“Wharton’s ability to work with all levels of personnel within our sport ranging from club volunteers to the World Class Programme professional staff is a quality that is often difficult to find. With Wharton you know they will endear themselves to all they work with and always make a full commitment to the task in hand”

Michael Scott, Former Performance Director, British Swimming

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“I found Wharton Consulting’s intellectual and objective input to be extremely valuable as we went through not only the consulting process, but also during the final production of the document. The highly original piece of work produced … provided a refreshing change to some of the work produced by other consultants in a similar field”

Keith Horton, Former CEO, National Ice Skating Association of UK

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“I would like to thank you for the excellent Training Session.  My colleagues and I found the session most informative, and it will certainly help us in our work on the NGB. All the help and guidance that we have received to date has been most useful. Thanks to all of you for the excellent work and explanations”

Mike Briers, Former Chair, England Handball Ltd

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“I was impressed with how swiftly you came to appreciate the complex political and organisational issues which we face, and your ability to get to the heart of these issues and assist in debate and negotiation with the main stakeholders … the written documents you produced were of high quality and your presentations to the Board well judged”

Dr Anita White, Former President, Great Britain Olympic Hockey Limited

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“By dealing with this complex process in a coherent and easily understood format you have produced a document which will form the basis of our internal planning for many years to come, and one that will be an essential tool for all sections of our business.”

Ian Gair, Former Secretary, Harrogate RUFC

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