Who we are
WSA Community Consultants is committed to partnership working with colleagues to ensure the best team is involved in delivering on all projects. WSA Community Consultants has a wide range of partners and associates to ensure this is the case. Some of the core team members are introduced below:
Wendy Sugarman – Company Director
Consultant working on a range of community projects, she is a qualified youth and community worker.
Wendy is Director of WSA Community Consultants and has been established in business for 14 years with a background in youth and community work prior to that. She has worked as a youth and community worker with young people and adults on a range of projects and initiatives. She has proven experience in working alongside communities securing representative community involvement and participation. Wendy has worked both in the Voluntary and Statutory sectors. She managed a London wide Young Women’s Unit for five years focussing primarily on supporting work with girls and young women in a youth work setting across London.
Gillian Granville Associates is a national evaluation company based in London that carries out evaluation activities of complex social programmes. We specialise in a Theory of Change Evaluation methodology to understand what works, for which groups of people and in what particular circumstances. Most importantly we explore why certain activities produce particular outcomes and what drives those changes. As a company, we are committed to developing a culture of learning within organisations and to build the capacity and capability of front line and senior staff to self-evaluate their work. We do this through using practical tools and facilitating action learning approaches.
Vicky has recently finished her sociology PhD. This has brought a passion for grass roots activities as well as a desire to engage with these in a more practical way. With a background in qualitative research Vicky is enthusiastic about visual and participatory methods allowing communities to explore and represent their own experience. Vicky has experience in the voluntary sector helping to organise and evaluate networks of urban growers in her local Borough of Southwark as well as undertaking voluntary roles within the heritage sector.