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testimonials

We would not hesitate to work with her again.
— Mel Merritt, Senior Media and Campaigns Manager, Care and Support Alliance


“We commissioned Emma to help us develop joint messaging across the alliance. Emma is incredibly easy to work with, the right balance of collaborative and able to just get on with it. She brings good political knowledge and an understand of the issues charities face. She is not fazed by difficulties and remains level headed. She adapted to our changing feedback and delivered messages and a report that was useful and insightful. We would not hesitate to work with her again. Thanks Emma.”

 

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An excellent bespoke training programme
— Tom Anderton, Government Affairs Manager, Campaign to Protect Rural England

Emma joined us to deliver an excellent bespoke training programme on influencing and relationship building. Using her previous experience in Westminster and beyond, Emma designed a series of helpful scenarios and exercises to put into practice the numerous influencing techniques we learnt. Each session, over the six month programme, was tailored to the mixture of experience and varying roles within the Campaigns and Policy department. We thoroughly enjoyed our time working with Emma and look forward to putting the training, and our individual personal influencing plans, into practice. 


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Edited a fantastic edition of the Fabian Review
— Andrew Harrop, General Secretary, Fabian Society

Emma worked for the Fabian Society as interim editorial director during the summer of 2018. She edited a fantastic edition of the Fabian Review, after proposing an important and politically timely theme for the magazine. She used her extensive network to commission a diverse range of senior figures to write for us. She personally authored a good overview piece and interviewed a member of the Shadow Cabinet. Emma got to grips with the workload quickly, adapted flexibly when plans changed, delivered to deadline and got on well with colleagues at the Fabians.


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That extra flair that helped us stand out
— Tom Kibasi, Director, IPPR

Emma worked with us on two key projects, launching the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice and New Skills At Work. She was central to ensuring that the human side of the economy and work was reflected in our communications both written and visual. 

Emma is fun to work with, creative and patient in equal measure. She understands how organisations like ours work and asks all the right questions to ensure she can deliver what is needed.

Emma's work is of the highest standard, but also has that extra flair that helped us stand out.


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Emma... exceeded even the very high expectations we had.
— Catherine Atkinson, Chair, Socialist Societies Executive

Emma Burnell exceeded even the very high expectations we had. The publication project she managed for us was very complex. It involved coordinating with 21 different organisations, each with very different management structures, and many which were volunteer run. To deliver the project in the very short timescales available required high levels of organisation, efficiency and diligence but also diplomacy and good people skills. Emma was able to deliver on all fronts.

Emma was approachable and straightforward to work with. She was able to clearly communicate the options available and provided pragmatic solutions to complicated problems. 

Emma delivered a publication which did everything we wanted it to do. It was delivered to budget and on time. I would be happy to commission Emma in future.


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Find[s] fresh angles that bring complex policy issues to life.
— Simon Parker, Former Director, NLGN

Emma is a creative writer and thinker who knows how to find fresh angles that bring complex policy issues to life. At NLGN, her editing helped to bring out individual voices without sacrificing a consistent tone across our reports and articles.