"An excellent understanding of environmental sustainability and circular economy topics"
"It’s great working with Dan on a range of circular economy research projects. He delivers a wide variety of bid-writing, research, project management and communication tasks efficiently and imaginatively. He has an excellent understanding of environmental sustainability and circular economy topics, and engages well with academic and non-academic stakeholders."
Professor Steffen Boehm, Professor in Organisation & Sustainability, University of Exeter Business School
"Highly organised, self-motivated and innovative"
"Dan project managed an EU-funded, multi-partner, international project for us, with flawless attention to detail in all aspects, including the tendering process. Our company was highly praised from the funders because of his input. Dan is highly organised, self-motivated and importantly (for us) innovative in his approach to problem solving which meant that contact time with Dan was minimised – exactly what you need from a consultant. It also helps that Dan is a thoroughly nice chap and we found it a pleasure to work with him – I will be working with him again and have no qualms in recommending him."
Dr Rob Enever, Head of Science & Uptake, Fishtek Marine
"A first-class research interviewer"
"Working with Dan is a pleasure. He is a first-class research interviewer and has a great journalistic ability to pull together information from a wide range of sources, clearly, accurately and at speed. He gets what our policy clients need from research and delivers it calmly and effectively – but his passion for the natural world also shines through and has enriched many a project meeting!"
Jayne Cox, Director, Brook Lyndhurst
"An asset to any team"
"Dan worked creatively, efficiently and with great initiative to re-develop our website and produce other high quality written resources for the Local Nature Partnership. He is effective at engaging productively with a variety of different stakeholders, and is an asset to any team."
Sarah Jennings, County Ecologist and Devon Local Nature Partnership Manager
"Listens to people, and creates trust and engagement"
"It is always a pleasure to work with Dan. We found him very dedicated and reliable, and we have thus worked with him on several projects. His great research skills, ability to listen to people and create trust and engagement with everyone he works with, constitute his main strengths."
Dr Ioannis Antonopoulos, Research Fellow, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
"Proactive & highly professional"
"It has been a pleasure working with Dan over the past four years on various research projects. Always proactive & highly professional in his approach, his knowledge of sustainability & circular economy is outstanding. I have no hesitation in recommending him to all potential clients."
Professor Mickey Howard, Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Exeter Business School
"His writing always captures what you are trying to say"
"Working with Dan is pleasant and effective. He has helped me to develop research ideas into competitive bids, helping me to brainstorm, frame and choose the right wording to communicate my thoughts more clearly to different audiences. What I really like about Dan's writing is his way of always capturing what you are trying to communicate. Dan is also a superb facilitator, helping to coordinate meetings, business visits, webinars, and digital or face-to-face events where participants have to communicate, interact and engage. I also recommend him for preparing research proposals, developing research papers and proof-reading."
Professor Stefano Pascucci, Professor in Sustainability & Circular Economy, University of Exeter Business School
"An inquisitive mind and practical approach"
"Dan is an excellent researcher, with an inquisitive mind and practical approach that gets the most out of primary qualitative research. He is able to ask the right questions to elicit meaningful responses from people, regardless of the topic or situation. Dan has supported ICF in delivering policy research and products – from semi-structure interviews to document reviews to developing evaluation logic models - across a number thematic areas, able to turn his skills well to each."
Rupert Haines, Managing Consultant, ICF International
"A pleasure to work with him"
“For over ten years Dan has supported us in delivering the highest quality work for our most important public and private sector clients. When working with us on B2B technical market studies he finds the right people to interview using semi-structured Q&A. Asking the first question is easy…what Dan does well is to know what to say next. It has been a pleasure to work with him.”
David Fitzsimons, Managing Director, Oakdene Hollins
"An asset to any research project"
"I've always found Dan reliable and a pleasure to work with. He understands the importance of getting a research brief right, works to budget and has a great eye for detail. Dan has great research skills, often using initiative to follow leads of enquiry. He's one of the best telephone researchers I've ever met never shying away from a cold call and with an enviable ability to extract information from people! An asset to any research project."
Emma Burlow, Head of Resource Efficiency, Resource Futures
"He offered critical insights"
“Dan engaged productively with a range of international private, public and NGO stakeholders. He offered critical insights on the value of natural capital accounting when used to inform business decisions in the textile industry."
Alastair MacGregor, formerly Chief Operating Officer, Trucost
"He comes with his own ideas and uses initiative to deliver a great service."
"I have worked with Dan on a number of projects, mostly surrounding gathering market research and evidence for research and impact bids at the University of Exeter. I have been impressed with Dan’s ability to get up to speed and respond to a brief quickly, efficiently and professionally. He also comes with his own ideas and uses his initiative to deliver a great service. I would not hesitate in recommending him."
Dr Dawn Scott, Programme Manager, South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP), University of Exeter
"He produced a remarkably insightful and valuable analysis"
"Dan’s work for us was excellent. In the short time he had available, he produced a remarkably insightful, well-referenced and valuable analysis, and one that was praised by government, academia, industry and NGO representatives when it was presented. We’re so glad we asked him to do it."
Dr David Santillo, Senior Scientist, Greenpeace Research Laboratories
"Highly engaging, professional and passionate communicator"
"I have known Dan since he studied the MSc Sustainable Development at the University of Exeter in 2005-06. I was the programme director of this course and Dan was an exceptionally gifted, enthusiastic and talented student. Since graduating, I have kept in contact with Dan through his professional interests as an environmental consultant and author. Dan is a highly engaging, professional and passionate communicator. He is highly skilled in popular science writing, applied research and report writing. I have always been impressed with Dan’s ability to translate science research to a range of audiences."
Professor Stewart Barr, Professor of Geography, University of Exeter
"Very thorough and detailed"
“Dan was very thorough and detailed with his work, uncovering many important leads and avenues. The resulting report was of great immediate and future value.”
Dr Martin Stevens, Associate Professor in Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology / Director of Impact Biosciences, University of Exeter
"Flexible and hard working"
“Dan’s eye for detail and ability to communicate in Plain English improved the quality of our audit reports to the benefit of our clients. He has proven to be flexible and hard working.”
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