What my clients say about me:
"Nick’s skills as a facilitator, his creativity and his commitment to quality – not to mention his endless patience and flexibility – were all key to the success of the workshops CSE was commissioned to deliver on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Changefor its community renewable heat grant programme in the autumn of 2012. He worked tirelessly alongside other project partners, leading the design and facilitation of a series of eight collaborative workshops for community groups from across the country, all to very tight timescales and in the face of numerous challenges. Nick always ensured the changing needs of workshop participants, clients and other partners were accommodated (if not exceeded) and somehow managed to do so with a smile!" James Ryle, Head of Local and Community Empowerment, Centre for Sustainable Energy
"I have worked with Nick on Community Supported Agriculture for about 4 years now. The standard of his work has always been exemplarily and he has been an inspiration to me and CSA groups across Wales". Tony Little, Advisory Services Coordinator, Canolfan Organig Cymru/Organic Centre Wales
"Nick has been instrumental in guiding us through the early stages of our CSA. His passion for CSA’s coupled with his professionalism and excellent communication skills enabled us to set clear, obtainable goals which have been the foundation of our success to date!" Rupert Dunn, Founder member, Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture and South West Wales Development Worker, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
"Nick's training workshops draw on a big range of experience with different CSAs, including direct involvement in Stroud Community Agriculture, one of the best and most established schemes in the country. Workshops are well organised and Nick has an open, inclusive style which promotes the sharing of ideas'. Jenny Sansom, Sustainabale Food Co-ordinator, THE NATIONAL TRUST
'Nick Weir mentored us at Rhubarb Farm when we first decided to establish our CSA. His advice and guidance really helped us to focus on what we needed to do to get started. He shared documents with us which meant we didn't have to re-invent the wheel, and gave us a really good idea of what work would be involved in getting off the ground." Jennie Street, Managing Director, Rhubarb Farm CIC, Langwith, Notts.
"Sheffield based Hazelhurst CSA coop is just two years new and the inputs from Nick at our AGM and discussions afterwards have been very helpful in giving us ideas for creative ways forward. Nick has a wealth of experience and knowledge in developing community based growing projects which he shares in a very stimulating and useful way. I particularly valued Nick’s interest and ability to listen to our interests and concerns so as to engage productively." Heather Hunt, Hazelhurst CSA
“The passion and skill that Nick brings to a project is fantastic and triggers inspiration in other people. Working with Nick, a great person too, was a real pleasure and I can only recommend him to others.” Amelie Trolle, Foundation Projects Manager, Eden Project