Neil Smith

Neil Smith is a graduate with wide-ranging skills and experience in evaluation, community development, facilitation and stakeholder engagement.

His work has involved him with people from various backgrounds, rural and urban as well as different ethnicities. He has been involved in evaluation of many projects and has significant experience of stakeholder engagement methods.

Skilful in Politically Sensitive Contexts, building consensus

Many of the projects that I have been involved in have been in difficult contexts and have demanded careful handling of information and people to achieve outcomes that all parties are satisfied with and can progress.

I believe in delivering results that also have the support of participants in order that the solutions derived are sustainable economically, environmentally, socially and politically (both with a small and large p)!

This means I am pragmatic in my approach, but also that I concentrate on gaining and sustaining understanding and trust between myself and the stakeholders in any project.

Other Interests

Cycling, writing, motorcycling (advanced rider), beach fishing, gardening and walking. I have taken part in numerous charity fundraising events including Movember (never again), the BHF London to Brighton ride and Ride London 100 for Samaritans raising over £2,500 + Gift Aid.