Matt Bullock, Agresso Change & Communications Workstream Lead, Lincolnshire County Council
“At Lincolnshire County Council we had an urgent need to design and create a number of learning solutions at short notice to enable employees to use Agresso upon its launch some 6 months later. Embridge Consulting were recommended to us as having a proven track record in both project management and delivery of engaging learning solutions and from the very first conversation with them, they had started to help us see the light at the end of what had been a very long and dark tunnel. The commitment, flexibility and sheer determination of all the Embridge trainers who have helped us develop a great learning offer has been outstanding. Bringing both a wealth of knowledge and a can do attitude to what has been an ever developing and changing challenge. It is because of the Embridge team that we have been able to train over 5,000 employees, create over 60 step by step cards and user guides, create 50 + e-learning courses and deliver circa 350 face to face learning session throughout the county of Lincolnshire - all in time for the system going live. The quality of the product and service Embridge offer is something I would recommend to any organisation embarking on a significant ERP system change, they truly know their stuff.”
Ian Fitzgerald, Solutions Director, BT
“I’ve worked with the Embridge team throughout the project. Whether it’s payroll, finance or HR the consultants are very experienced and knowledgeable - a resource that is of great value to us. They are also very easy to work with! I think this is down to the culture of the team which is set by Emma O’Brien and how Embridge recruit; they are very careful to get the right mix of skills and quality needed for complex projects.
Emma is ultra-professional, diligent, strong and flexible – her values and qualities cascade throughout the team and should be admired. I have worked with many third parties in my career and would have no hesitation to recommend Embridge Consulting – they are one of the best consultancy teams I’ve worked with”.
Richard Grice, Programme Director, BT
“Embridge Consulting are working with us on multiple programmes at BT – the projects are complex and require a strong and flexible team. We’re very impressed with the calibre of work Embridge carry out for us. Not only are they experts in what they do, they have a great work ethic; hard working, professional, and able to adapt to our specific needs. They are a great team – we hope to work with them on many more projects!”
Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust
“Emma O’ Brien and Embridge Consulting have been integral to the successful implementation of THT’s new integrated Agresso Finance and HR system. Emma’s project management skills coupled with her in depth knowledge of the Agresso software have been invaluable. Emma and her team quickly gained an understanding of our charity and thus were able to design an integrated system that would work for the charity. Emma is a great people person…she is able to motivate and manage within a very tight control environment. Embridge Consulting delivered for us on time and on budget.”
James Glover, Human Resources & Organisational Development Director, Terrence Higgins Trust.
“Emma came to THT to project manage the roll-out of the Agresso integrated management information system. Emma was invaluable to the project and an exemplary project manager. The real added value she brought to the team was her extensive dual knowledge of both the product and project management skills. In my mind this value added component was the competitive advantage that Emma has over her competitors. If I had to do it all over again, Emma, as project manager would be my only choice”
Alastair Bloore, Global Business Systems Director, Sweett Group
“Emma has been working with us for a year now and has demonstrated a strong mix of project management and technical IT / systems knowledge which has been a key factor in our delivery” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time.
Fiona Davis, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
“I have worked closely with Emma for over a year. Emma has excellent organisation skills and a great ability to multitask which are absolute musts in her field. Her attention to detail and ability to absorb and recollect volumes of data is superb. Overall i would i would highly recommend Emma as a project manager and look forward to working with her in the future.” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Hany Banoub, Agresso Training Consultant, Training Advisers
“Probably the BEST Agresso Project Manager I’ve ever worked with! Emma understands that people come first and are the most important element in any successful Agresso implementation. She is dynamic, flexible and adaptable to the constantly changing needs of an organisation implementing Agresso AND business changes. She manages ALL teams together incredibly well, from the business, to the consultants, to the trainers, and to everyone in between! Emma also understands Agresso and how it works, and can also configure it AS WELL as project manage it! Emma has been an absolute JOY to work with. A professional who is sharp, always thinking ahead, and a lovely person. I look forward to our next project again Emma!”
Fiona Duncombe, Partnership Secretary, EC Harris
“Emma is a highly motivated and competent individual who has excellent leadership skills. Emma’s has shown a high level of competence in developing information systems and operational processes in an international professional services environment. She has an ability to see the bigger picture and develop solutions to meet the business needs at a strategic level.”
Chris Goscomb Chief Financial Officer, Sweett Group
“Emma O’Brien of Embridge Consulting became Project Manager for Sweett Group’s proposed Agresso implementation in 2009. She very rapidly assimilated the requirements of the project, which was the Group’s solution to a global financial and management information system, providing a quality of leadership and organisation, both of herself and everyone involved with the project, which was critical to the project’s success. This led to a totally disciplined approach with regular updates to core management and meetings of the project steering committee to ensure that the project timescales were met, including those incumbent on the supplier, with a huge organisational workload. Emma is hard-working, often dealing with issues well beyond normal office hours. She is also very personable and I would highly recommend her for any similar projects. She will certainly be welcome at Sweett Group when further system development is appropriate.”
Sue Miles, Owner, Chaseville Consulting Ltd
“Emma is a driven and hardworking individual. She is very goal focused and will work hard to deliver to business needs, even when these needs may be complicated, not completely clear in terms of requirement, or just simply ‘difficult’ – she loves a challenge! She is bold and confident and does not take things at face value – instead she will question existing processes and procedures, aiming to ensure she understands the implications of any decision she needs to make to move forward. She gets great satisfaction from a project well delivered and will celebrate success with her team. And most importantly, she is also great fun to be around.”
John Hadji-Michael, Group IT Director, Sweett Group
“Emma is an excellent Project Manager, although her qualities go beyond her role. She has a fierce understanding of the businesses needs and her management style is very much in keeping with the culture of the business; this serves her well as it enables her to achieve her objectives. Very knowledgeable in her field, and takes a methodical and practical approach always ensuring a meticulous execution of all her tasks. Emma would make an invaluable asset to a management team and I have no doubt her future is paved for great things….”