About us

We have gained a strong reputation and track record for delivery in our fields and have worked with clients as diverse as the Premier League and the Tolpuddle Old Chapel Trust. What makes us good at what we do, is a focus on being useful. We believe good facilitation, organisational development, monitoring and evaluation can have a positive impact on organisations, when delivered in a flexible, outcomes-focused way.

There is a strong relationship between what you do and what you change. We work with clients to understand this connection and then to use data and insight to make practical and pragmatic changes to the way they deliver.

Having a background as voluntary-sector practitioners, we take a pragmatic approach to the support we provide. We work with our clients to ensure our support is user-friendly, maximises the value to organisations and leaves a legacy in terms of skills and capacity. Our support focuses on helping organisations to capture learning from what they have done in the past and use this learning to improve what they do.

The Team

Shephard & Moyes Ltd is owned and managed by two directors. Amy and Claire have extensive experience of working as practitioners, consultants and academics in the public and voluntary sectors. We bring a breadth of experience, knowledge and skills and are passionate about what we do. We are both PRINCE2 Practitioners and qualified trainers and facilitators.

We also work with a small team of trusted associates, enabling us to deliver larger contracts when needed. Our associates bring specialist skills and areas of expertise.

Amy Shephard

Amy brings specific expertise in research and writing. She has worked across a wide range of projects and evaluations and has developed an understanding of the building blocks that make successful projects and programmes. She is an experienced facilitator and works in a way that includes all stakeholders in the design and development of their projects and services.

She has led many evaluations for a wide range of partners and has an MA in Sustainable Development, a BSc (hons) in Biochemistry. She is also a Prince 2 Practitioner and a qualified trainer.

In her spare time she grows vegetables and looks after her ever growing menagerie of animals including two dogs, a cat and three chickens.

Claire Moyes

Claire is a skilled project manager, with over 15 years’ experience working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Throughout her career Claire has raised over £1m of grant funding, delivered a wide range of physical and social regeneration projects and evaluated a variety of grant funded programmes and projects.

Claire is committed to supporting organisations to be the best that they can; enabling them to maximise limited resources to ensure effective delivery and clearly demonstrate the impact of what they do.

Claire has experience of evaluation, project support and development, business planning and strategy development, consultation and marketing, research, facilitation and managing people.

Claire is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies, MSc Urban Regeneration and MA Town and Country Planning. Claire is also a qualified trainer and experienced facilitator.

In her spare time, Claire enjoys looking after her two horses as well as taking advantage of the wonderful coastline and countryside (not to mention real ales) in sunny Dorset.

Our associates

Steven Connelly manages our evaluation platform, measuring change. He is a systems developer with a background in developing information systems to the third sector. He now designs applications and databases for a range of organisations and has created our mobile application and online database tool.

Alison Sleet is an experienced fieldworker and researcher and brings expertise in carrying out qualitative research of community based projects. She has experience of carrying out fieldwork with a range of stakeholder groups, including young people, physically and mentally disabled people and older people and has worked with us on a range of Lottery and other funded evaluations.