Jo has extensive experience in developing and implementing highly effective CSR strategies for a diverse range of organisations both in the private sector and third sector. She has a unique ability to understand exactly the internal dynamics of an organisation, and their needs, and then to adapt her approach accordingly in order to ensure maximum “buy in” at all levels of the organisation. She is highly professional, discerning and very personable.
Over the five years that I have known Jo she has been instrumental in ensuring that we have sustained a highly successful CSR strategy that has led to double digit growth for my company ShredBank. Over the years, we have considered her a trusted adviser, a friend and a partner in the development of our organisation’s corporate social responsibility strategies. I have no hesitation in recommending Jo to be part of your organisations development.
Philip Bain, Director, ShredBank Ltd, Onsite Document Shredding
Philip Bain is the co-owner of multi award winning company, ShredBank, Northern Ireland’s largest on-site shredding company and a philanthropist. He is also an author of two excellent business texts: Start to Lead and Start to Grow
We employed Jo Watson to help us in an advisory capacity, when fundraising and planning our relatively new up and coming Holywood Harmony Festival. We found Jo to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate when it came to all the intricacies of planning such an event and in addition to this, she demonstrated great energy and explained the fundraising options with us in such a way that it was easy for us to digest, comprehend and implement.
Jo assisted us from start to finish with the whole process and even what we needed to include on our funding applications. It was very plain to see that Jo has extensive knowledge, and was fully experienced in her chosen field and knew all the options that would be available to us. Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone and wish her every success for the future!
Mari Jackson – HHF Director
Jo provided a great session for Space-NI trustees and staff on developing a fundraising strategy- Jo delivered the session with great energy and demonstrated in-depth understanding of the third sector, guiding and encouraging participants to identify a range of fundraising options. It was evident that Jo has extensive experience and knowledge in this area and I would highly recommend Jo to other third sector organisations .
Jacinta Linden, Director, Space NI