"Ruth Stevenson has recently undertaken an evaluation of a programme for my NHS team. The work required her to meet very quick deadlines, which she did in a most efficient and effective manner. Her final report was very well written and presented. Throughout the project we really appreciated the way in which Ruth always kept us informed of progress."
Mary Ross-Davie, NHS Education for Scotland
"Ruth was great to work with. She 'got' what we wanted to do and how we wanted to do it and then tailored her approach for the best fit. She juggled the requirements of being, participant, active audience and objective evaluator. Ruth is an excellent communicator and really 'good with people' - negotiating her way around our complex array of stakeholders. We were really pleased with her work throughout, she didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear but we were able to use her findings to reflect and develop our work. Ruth has earned her excellent reputation."
Aidan Moesby, Artist, Devising Psychosis Steering Group
"Ruth has been a great find for our organisation. We were initially impressed by her friendly, encouraging and professional style. This, along with her expertise and breadth of experience in the field of research, and her clear understanding of how arts organisations operate, have proved invaluable to our work. Ruth has helped us successfully achieve our research aims with efficiency and creativity and I would not hesitate to recommend her services."
Helen Bain, Promote YT
“The work Ruth completed was fantastic. Ruth was very easy to work with and very patient with some demanding and changing tasks. The work was completed very thoroughly; on time and created a great resource for Media Trust to use and grow from in the future. We would definitely recommend Ruth to anyone carrying out evaluation pieces.”
Sam Gillett, Media Trust
"Ruth's work is excellent. She really goes the extra mile, and I was particularly impressed by the way in which she kept in touch, and was able to adapt to shifting priorities. I can't praise the detail and attention of her work enough, and hope to be able to work with her again in future. If you need analysis, or research, look no further."
Mary Lockhart, Policy & Public Affairs Consultant
"Ruth worked with us on the research for our new play in development "Couldn't Care Less". This involved literature and policy research, interviews and questionnaires, data analysis and processing audience feedback. Ruth was great to work with. She was extremely thorough in every area of her work and we felt that we gained excellent value for money. Her knowledge and passion for the arts and social issues was a huge asset. Working with Ruth took all the stress out of doing the research for our play, she presented all of the research so clearly and it was really easy to use. Ruth understood our needs quickly, was flexible, very efficient with the budget we had, and was a very valued member of our team. We look forward to working with Ruth again in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others."
Liz Strange, Strange Theatre
“Ruthless Research worked with us on a funding application for digital content development and we were very happy with the service we received. The objective of our survey was clearly understood and expressed in the survey and the results were easy to interpret and use as part of the application.”
Diana McMicking, Jupiter Artland
“Ruth worked with ARK to design and undertake a stakeholder audit around our branding and communications. Ruth turned the project around quickly, delivered on time, and provided excellent value for money. She was a pleasure to work with and her final report was excellent – I have already recommended her services to others.”
Dorothea Arndt, ARK (Absolute Return for Kids)
“Ruth was contracted by Audiences Central in February 2012 to carry out a high level evaluation of our major audience development programme, Audiences Black Country. She threw herself into the work immediately, and delivered a very high quality report of great use to us as consultants as well as to our funders. I would recommend Ruth without hesitation for the skills and insight she brings, and more than that, she was a pleasure to work with.”
Joanna Davies, Audiences Central
"Ruth's work for Fife Youth Music Forum was detailed, creative and searching, and provided the Forum with a sound basis to progress its work. Her report was detailed and extensive yet written and produced in a style which made it accessible and useful to the reader. Ruth's pleasant manner and efficient and effective style of work justified the Forum's choice of her as commissioned researcher and mapper."
Graeme Wilson, Fife Youth Music Forum
"Ruth carried out a piece of research for Forth Sector. She displayed excellent knowledge of the sector and produced a detailed and concise report. All completed on time and within budget. Would happily recommend Ruth to any other organisation."
Susan McLaughlin, Forth Sector
“Ruth delivered a performance evaluation for the Traditional Music Forum and also wrote our Communications Strategy, both pieces of work which were well done, delivered on time and on budget. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value."
David Francis, Traditional Music Forum
"I enjoyed working with you because I found your approach professional but flexible and approachable at all times. You delivered when you said you would and produced good documentation as you went along. It felt like you were part of the team."
Sarah Yearsley, Engage