Alternative Consulting - Testimonials
Alternative Consulting - ICT Strategy and Development Services
“ Karen was commissioned to carry out a focused review of our ICT service within tight timescales. She gained a quick understanding of the business, brought significant prior knowledge and experience to the assignment and provided an excellent and thorough report to the agreed deadline. She worked sensitively with the service leads and earned their respect. I would not hesitate to use Karen again in the future”
Mark Smith, Executive Director, Finance & Resources, The Learning Trust
“I have known Karen Mitchell since 2006 when she joined Becta to lead our engagement with Local Authorities across England. Karen has a strong record of successful delivery developing excellent relationships with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders at senior level. Karen is very knowledgeable and highly professional.”
Stephen Lucey, Exceutive Director, Strategic Technologies
“Karen line managed me during my last few months at Becta. She is an excellent manager, with a clear focus making sure her team achieves the right result. She is also an effective manager of people, ensuring that every team member is able to work at their best.”
Simon Harrison 
“Karen manages to the strengths of her staff and builds a synergistic enthusiastic team that delivers quality. She is able to understand what needs to be done and ensures that it gets done to the highest standard.”
Debbie Wiggins, Owner at Firstdata Consultants Ltd
"Karen managed ICT services on behalf of schools and children's services in Southampton, dealing effectively with a range of internal and external suppliers. Karen developed innovative solutions to deal with budgetary and technical challenges. Her technical knowledge, managerial skills and understanding of the work of schools and LAs enabled her to be a very effective leader of her service."
Andrew Hind, Director at Best Course Ltd
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