Since establishing Drew Lindon Consulting in 2014, I have undertaken consultancy projects for a wide range of clients. Among others, my clients have included the Richmond Group of Charities, the Institute of Legacy Management, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Women in Sport; Prostate Cancer UK, the Patients Association, the Migraine Trust, Living Streets, the Lullaby Trust, and the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
"Drew led the Institute of Legacy Management's Taskforce to establish Good Practice Guidance for legacy administration. He brought great value to the project through his understanding of the external policy environment and quickly got under the skin of our sector and the sensitivities of the project to be able to make valuable recommendations. Drew was passionate, driven and always went above and beyond what was expected of him to ensure he delivered the best possible outcomes. An intelligent and thoughtful person whom I'm delighted to be able to recommend and look forward to collaborate with again in the future."
Chris Millward, Chief Executive, the Institute of Legacy Management
"I had the pleasure of having a great working relationship with Drew at Parkinson’s UK so I was happy to recommend him as a consultant when I needed to develop ideas for our devolved election campaign at Living Streets. Drew did a great job of understanding the organisation and getting different people’s points of view. He delivered a very comprehensive report which covered different options and angles and had clear recommendations. To follow the report he delivered a workshop, which used helpful techniques that were new – even to a group of long standing campaigners!"
Sarah Williams, Campaigns Manager, Living Streets
The Migraine Trust has been working with Drew Lindon for over a year now. We were keen to work with him as he demonstrated that he had the skills that we needed to bring in to our charity. In particular his policy knowledge, campaigns planning and public affairs awareness were exactly what we required. He is a pleasure to work with as he is a good listener and asks the right questions. He has an open, constructive approach that has been much appreciated by the staff here. I do not hesitate in recommending him highly to both peers and other organisations.
Wendy Thomas, Chief Executive, The Migraine Trust
Drew provided consultancy support to the Blue Ribbon Foundation, helping to develop our web and social media presence. I had a great working relationship with Drew; he has an honest, friendly but business-like approach which does him credit. He applied a thoughtful and constructive approach to all the work we did together, whether it was blogging, social media, news story writing, applying policy knowledge, and so on. I'd recommend him to any other charity looking to make a impact!
Jonathan Prince MBE, Chair, The Blue Ribbon Foundation
It has been fantastic having coaching sessions with Drew. I found all of our sessions very useful and really appreciated the opportunity to take time out of work and reflect on bigger issues. We discussed various topics including project management, line management, leadership styles and strategy development. Drew was very flexible in his approach. He offered topics for discussion, but was also happy for me to come along and reflect on issues or questions that had arisen at work that week. This ensured that the sessions were always extremely relevant and helpful. Having these coaching sessions has given me a fresh look at my work and helped me to overcome particular challenges. I would definitely recommend it!
Bethany Eckley, Director of Research and Policy, Church Urban Fund
I worked with Drew when he was Head of Policy and Campaigns at Prostate Cancer UK. Drew was a fantastic, personable colleague and a diligent team leader. I learnt a great deal from Drew’s policy, campaigns and public affairs expertise while he was at the charity, owing to his open and constructive approach. As a service of his consultancy I have also benefited from bespoke professional development coaching from Drew. Drew’s extensive third sector background in policy, campaigns and public affairs, coupled with his senior management experience, has been of immense value to my professional development needs. I would highly recommend working with Drew.
Hannah Winter, Head of Policy and Programmes, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Drew was a highly valued member of the Policy Directorate at Prostate Cancer UK. He played an important role in several high profile initiatives, including helping men get access to the best treatments. He has an excellent attitude and is hard-working and professional; he would be a genuine asset to any campaign.
Drew has extensive experience in leading policy and campaigns work - in both the charity and public sectors. We worked together at Prostate Cancer UK where, as members of the Business Team, we collaborated on planning and leading delivery of a range of projects - both within area and cross-organisationally. Drew is fantastic to work with. He has a profound level of integrity which underpins his dedication to quality and the courage of his conviction. Drew is very personable and is highly motivated to lead, support and develop the people he works with.
Lauren Wiggins, Deputy Director of Services, Prostate Cancer UK
Drew and I worked together at Prostate Cancer UK for a good stretch of time, and he brought real insight into Prostate Cancer UK around how to 'big up' a major health issue. Having his ability to map our messages to the political arena was of real value to the Charity. Throughout it always struck me how confident Drew is when it comes to putting forward new and challenging ideas.
Drew is a first class policy and development professional who worked very successfully with our network of local charities [while at Carers Trust] in developing services and influencing local and national government. He is an excellent communicator, thorough and careful planner and has a strong value base.
Alex Fox, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus