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I am a freelance education business consultant called Elaine Hendry, trading as emhconnect. My work focuses on connections across education, business and government

People employ me because I understand the environment they are working in and can offer a helpful combination of complementary skills along with a rigorous focus on outcomes. 

  • I get to grips with clients’ needs quickly; 
  • I think strategically but plan in detail; 
  • I am good at synthesising and organising information and conveying it clearly and accurately; 
  • I think logically and I’m committed to ‘getting it right’.
I started working freelance in 2008 and have undertaken a wide range of projects that all draw in some way on my broad knowledge and experience of the world of learning and skills, as well as an eclectic set of talents.

They include: research, analysis and evaluation; intelligence briefing; report writing; strategy and policy development; communications; event organisation and workshop facilitation; and general programme and project management.
You can see some examples of the projects I have undertaken by clicking here.

I recently qualified as a proof-reader, and am an Associate of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders (SfEP).


I am also an Associate of the Institute of Employability Professionals.

In the past, I have been employed in the private, academic, not-for-profit and public sectors, working in administration, professional development and organisational learning and, most recently, as a senior civil servant.


"Elaine is great to work with. She is not only knowledgeable about education and skills policy, she writes about it in a succinct and clear-headed way. She can take the most complex, jargon-filled policy document and cut through it to deliver as polished a summary of the key points as you are ever likely to see. Elaine  produces high-calibre briefings for a high-calibre audience, as well as excellent reports of seminars and conferences. I can't recommend her highly enough."

Rachael Campey, former Chief Executive, FEdS Consultancy Ltd


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UK Digest
I produce a unique subscription-based resource for busy professionals who need to know about learning, skills and related areas. UK Digest provides monthly intelligence on research, policy and practice across government, education, business and the wider community.

I work closely with AJ Enterprises in Scotland, who produces a similar digest, called Informed Scotland.

"I see quite a few different news summaries, but this is the one I read because it's impartial, thorough, concise, and offers interesting insights."
Ian Duffy, Community Development Manager, BP plc

"A godsend for anyone needing to keep abreast of wider developments without doing all the reading themselves."
Mary Curnock Cook, Chief Executive, UCAS


Look-Ahead on Learning & Skills
This is a tailored service I offer for clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Find more information here.
 
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