Happy clients

What clients say about how I helped them to successfully manage their people and create better organisations.

NSUN has worked with Rachel over a number of years, and her support has been invaluable. Her attention to detail and organisational skills provided seamless support for our Board of Trustees, and her efforts to understand us as an organisation and tailor her approach flowed throughout her work with us. Throughout the time we worked with her she supported our development and updating of numerous HR policies- incorporating best practice with userfiendly policies tailored to our circumstances. I am happy to highly recommend her.
Rachel has worked with National Voices updating and drafting a large number of our organisational policies and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, organised, reliable, proactive, knowledgeable, careful and patient and has added so much to the process. Her keen focus on ensuring policies are user friendly and accessible and in-keeping with the culture of the organisation has been invaluable. We've received so many positive comments from the team as the policies have been rolled out.
Rachel worked with Battersea Arts Centre over a number of months reviewing all the organisation’s existing HR policies and writing some new policies. Rachel worked in a way that was highly organised and efficient. As well as bringing relevant legislative knowledge, she also brought a deep consideration of the organisation’s values. This means BAC now has a package of policies which are fit for purpose for the future. Rachel was also a pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions.
Rachel is an asset to any business and her organisational skills are exemplary. She is a wizardess with logistics and her care with my customers - children, parents alike and also our teachers has earned her much affection in the field of children’s drama tuition.
What a joy to work with Rachel. She's knowledgeable, insightful, creative, flexible, practical, diligent. She has helped us move forward with a number of policies and processes and been an excellent sounding board for the senior team. Highly recommended, and I'm already looking for ways to work with her again.
I worked with Rachel at Polka for several months as Project Manager to review all our HR policies and processes, and research implementing a new HR management system. Rachel was an absolute pleasure to work with. Despite only being with us for a short contract she fitted in swiftly with the team and brought a positive vibe at a challenging moment as covid-19 hit. She planned all our work efficiently and communicated with tact and empathy. I certainly hope to work with her again in the future. 
Rachel was a joy to work with, and she was every bit as fantastic as I remember her being when we worked together at the Almeida [Theatre]. She's conscientious and driven, with an eye for detail. Exactly what you need from a Project Manager. She worked alongside the Executive team and the Chair, and supported us through a period of transition, including a team restructure. Her HR knowledge was particularly useful here. I look forward to working with Rachel again in the future, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to colleagues.
Rachel supported me and the Talawa Theatre Company board and team as we reworked our constitution and articles of association. She was unfailingly positive, conscientious and diligent. I recommend her support whole heartedly.
Pursued by a Bear (PBAB) was fortunate to work with Rachel Barker on our first project in our new home in Hertfordshire. We couldn’t have hoped for a better project manager. Rachel was conscientious, hard-working, utterly committed and able to operate astutely yet with total affinity for artists and their processes. She is rare in being able to grasp and enact a creative vision whilst also being willing to ‘roll up her sleeves’ to fulfil the many small tasks required to deliver an artistic project successfully and within budget. We hope to work with her again and can heartily recommend her.