Testimonials

 

McGarry Consulting are always keen to improve and learn from our clients. Our clients rate us highly, and appreciate our professionalism, dedication and creativity. We've outlined a selection below, split into Public Sector, Private Sector and Community & Charity Sector (Non-Profits). 

 

 For a full list of charitable, community, voluntary and sporting sector testimonials

For a full list of charitable, community, voluntary and sporting sector testimonials

 For full list of private, start-up and small business testimonials

For full list of private, start-up and small business testimonials

 For full list of public sector, educational and local authority testimonials

For full list of public sector, educational and local authority testimonials

 

COMMUNITY & CHARITY TESTIMONIALS

 
I have worked with Liam on several projects in relation to Special Olympics. He delivers projects to a very high standard and the quality of his work is top class. He is extremely well informed across many areas particularly the business and political sector. Liam has helped greatly to enhance the image and perception of Special Olympics and has assisted the organisation to grow and develop through his involvement and support.

McGarry Consulting is an excellent company to do business with and a pleasure to deal with. They are very professional and I would recommend their services to any organisation
— Mary Davis, CEO Special Olympics International

Working with McGarry Consulting was easy, good communication, timelines and completion agreed at outset and maintained. The follow-up pointing out potential new funds has been welcomed.
— Margaret Haddock MBE, CEO The Orchardville Society & President World Society of Supported Employment

We employed Liam at a time when our project was in need of a professional overhaul especially in our governance. At every stage the material and documentation was clear and without jargon. Our project would not be in such a healthy state today without the research which Liam put into the Final documentation. We are very confident that the Report will be an excellent reference for the new staff over the next 5 years.
— Marie McGinnis, Ageing Well Roe Valley

Having made initial contact with Liam we were impressed with not only his knowledge and impressive client list but his professional and approachable manner. Liam was flexible and worked around our group to ensure everyone understood the reasoning behind each element of the appraisal. As a group we couldn’t be happier with the performance of McGarry Consulting and we hope to work closely with Liam and his team again in the future
— Ross Mullan, Project Co-ordinator Black Mountain Action Group

As CEO of Special Olympics Ireland we depend so much on the support we receive from so many people. It was very difficult to select three attributes that best describes Liam’s engagement with our organisation as there are many more than three. Liam has provided us with exceptional advice on a consistent basis without any charge. Liam is always very obliging and totally committed to ensuring that we (in particular Special Olympics Ulster) achieve our targets. Liam demonstrates the highest levels of integrity and his broad base business skills are truly valued. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any business or organisation that is focused on results, quality and professionalism.
— Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland

 
“Liam is a pleasure to work with. He is extremely professional and his knowledge of tendering and procurement helped our club achieve an unexpected and significant Council grant. This funding will make a huge difference to our members in North Belfast and we are indebted to him for his assistance and guidance.
— Matt Shields, Chair North Belfast Harriers & Parkrun Ireland Manager

Portaferry Community Collective have found McGarry Consulting to be extremely professional, resourceful and creative in helping us compile an Inclusive Community Plan for our town. In particular Liam has shown patience in taking us through this process and has been appreciative and insightful of the work we are undertaking locally giving us good ideas for moving forward.
— Portaferry Community Collective

AGE North Down & Ards over 50’s Forum members really enjoyed working with Liam McGarry from McGarry Consulting while working with the Down Rural Area Partnership funded Social Isolation project. This project was delivered in 3 rural areas within the Ards Borough. Liam relates well to all ages but in particular older people, he is very professional in his approach but also maintains a sense of humour. I have no hesitation in recommending Liam McGarry and would like to work with McGarry Consulting in the future
— Dorothy Beattie, Manager AGE North Down & Ards

InaG is very happy with the excellent service it has received from McGarry Consulting over the past 6 years.
— Pilib Ó Ruanaí, Iontaobhas na Gaelscolaíochta (Trust Fund for Irish Medium Education)

Overall an excellent experience for me - quick turnaround, value for money, high quality, professional service.
— Heather Saunders Project Co-ordinator Voice Programme

Liam was prompt, thorough and helped our clients focus clearly in what their next steps should be.
— Arts & Business NI

Liam’s mentoring had proved invaluable in helping develop long-term strategies to increase our public offering without overstretching our resources.
— Rob Hilken, Visual Artists Ireland

 

PRIVATE SECTOR TESTIMONIALS

 
Liam is an honest and direct professional who has helped me to realise the potential market opportunity for Performa Sports. With Liam’s wealth of knowledge he was able to offer the support I needed to prepare my business plan and model quickly. It was a great learning experience to work with Liam, and I would strongly recommend McGarry Consulting to anyone who needs that all important friendly advice to point you and your business in the right direction.
— Danny Turley, Founder Performa Sports

Liam is a no-nonsense professional with a wealth of business knowledge. He’s enthusiastic, well-informed and an excellent advisor. Liam is both persistent and detail orientated - and he always keeps his eye on the goal. Great to work with
— Michelle Gallen, E-learning Expert & Founder of TalkIrish.com

Liam is a most efficient, thorough individual with creative flair, amazing general knowledge and vision thrown in. He gets the job done, on time, in every detail and within budget. Liam’s real strength lies in his passion for community; sport and voluntary assistance which show him in true colours helping others giving advice, guidance and offering practical solutions. His ethos of doing good for others constantly brings the best out in those who work closely with him - a great colleague and friend.
— Jim Sanderson, CEO Leisure NI

 
 Thanks to all our clients for providing testimonials

Thanks to all our clients for providing testimonials


Strategic Leisure has worked with McGarry Consulting on a number of occasions on a variety of consultancy projects across Ireland. Our experience of working with Liam has been very positive - outputs are very good quality and on time.” 

His approach is comprehensive and responsive, and he has good knowledge and experience to bring to range of work. Definitely recommended!
— Rachel Fowler, Managing Director Strategic Leisure

Liam McGarry’s business advice is indispensable. From a startup with relatively little business experience, he was able to help us with our strategy and helped us to acquire funding. A friendly guy with solid business advice who’s happy to help.
— Lee Munroe, Designer & Previously Founder (eg TweetNI, Lookaly)

 

PUBLIC SECTOR TESTIMONIALS

 
I was personally very impressed overall Liam, it was a significant piece of work done within an extremely tight timeframe
— Cookstown District Council (now Mid-Ulster District Council)

McGarry consulting provided a fantastic [Digital Media Connections Programme] service for us and due to Liam’s knowledge and experience of the sectors we were targeting, we were able to offer participating companies a more tailored package of support with greater impacts than previous initiatives of this kind.
— Brendan McGoran, Creative Industries Officer Belfast City Council

Excellent final evaluation report completed for the Southern Regional College, completed within a very tight deadline
— External Funding & Research Manager, Southern Regional College

I found McGarry Consulting an excellent, professional firm to work with. The staff are always willing to take calls and promptly. The level of engagement has been so beneficial to the work carried out. There was an excellent rapport with and the attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend McGarry Consulting to other organisations.
— Community Development Officer, Limavady Borough Council

 
McGarry Consulting were extremely approachable and available. They delivered a thorough and detailed economic appraisal within the limited time frame available
— Newry & Mourne District Council (now Newry, Mourne & Down District Council)

I worked with Liam as part of a four council cluster which wanted to develop a joint strategy for local economic development projects. This would never be the easiest of tasks under any circumstances. But Liam handled all the problems and issues with professionalism at all times, despite the differences of opinion that working with four different areas presented.  We have a document that can provide the basis for future collaborative working, and that was no mean feat!

Liam has also provided talks and training for staff and community groups in Limavady - again, this has always been carried out in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner.  I would recommend Liam to anyone in the business or community sector looking for that little bit of guidance!
— Development Services Manager, Limavady Borough Council

McGarry Consulting provided a positive professional service responsive to our needs in line with our set brief and within a tight timeframe.
— Community Development Officer, Coleraine Borough Council

 We welcome ideas and feedback from all sources, so even if not a client please let us know what we can do to improve. Thanks

We welcome ideas and feedback from all sources, so even if not a client please let us know what we can do to improve. Thanks