Our Clients

We have completed work with and for a wide range of clients from across the public and private sectors. These include:

  • European funding bodies (EC, ESF)
  • UK educational agencies (Association for Learning Technology, Becta, HE Academy, JISC, Scotland's Colleges, SFC, SQA)
  • Government departments (DfES, HSE) and local councils and associated bodies (CnES, Improvement Service, Renfrewshire Council)
  • Health services (NES, NHS 24, Health Scotland)
  • Educational establishments (the Universities of Greenwich, Hertfordshire, and Strathclyde, Henley Management College, Reid Kerrr College)
  • as well as working with business (IBM, SAGO, JelSIM) and enterprise agenices (Ufi, HIE).
Examples of our current and past work can be found by following the links on the left. Please contact us if you would like further information.

Framework Agreements

Inspire Research Ltd have been appointed to several framework agreements, making the procurement process simpler for clients. If you would like more information about using these frameworks to procure our services, please contact us.

  • Improvement Services Consultancy Framework
    Availabe for use by the Improvement Service, all 32 Scottish Councils, and other public sector organisations in Scotland. Inspire Research were appointed as consultants within the research and knowledge management categories.
  • Ufi/Learn Direct Research Framework

Evaluation

  • Evaluation support consultants for the JISC Assessment and Feedback programme, and Curriculum Design and Delivery programmes This included preparing a synthesis of the baseline and evaluation approaches used within the Curriculum Delivery Programme.
  • Evaluation of the Advanced Care Planning Facilitators Training Programme.Full report published by NHS Education Scotland.
    "You took the brief, understood it, and ran with it as we had intended. That made it very easy for us." Dr Maggie Grundy, Programme Director NES, August 2011.
  • External evaluation of the Live Hebrides project on behalf of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
  • Evaluation of Health Scotland's Health Impact Assessment and Physical Activity and Health e-learning pilot courses. Full reports of the HIA e-learning evaluation and PAHA e-learning evaluation published by Health Scotland.
    "Throughout the evaluation Inspire Research provided advice that was always informative and valuable. This clearly demonstrated your expertise in the area. I particularly appreciated that you were really approachable, and felt that I could turn to you for assistance at any time. Working with Inspire Research has compared very favourably with other contractors."
    Caroline Sharp, NHS Health Scotland, May 2007.
  • An evaluation of the e-learning programme funded at the University of Greenwich.
    "We very much appreciated the patient and understanding approach taken by Inspire Research and found them to be flexible and very responsive to our requests. The work undertaken was of a high quality, and the resulting report is currently being used to feed into ongoing strategy developments. We particularly valued the external, impartial viewpoint the consultants brought to the evaluation, and would definitely recommend their services and use them again in the future."
    Simon Walker, University of Greenwich, Oct 2007.
  • Formative and summative evaluations of the CAMEL (Collaborative Approaches to Managing ELearning) project funded by the HEFCE Leadership, Governance and Management Programme. This work aided the development of the CAMEL model.
    "You made our job easier. It was a very positive experience."
    Dr Gill Ferrell, JISC InfoNet, Oct 2006
    "Inspire Research Ltd did a very thorough job and the range of techniques used was good, capturing different points of view at different times of the project. This range meant that the evaluation process was not boring, but stimulated discussion."Rhonda Riachi, ALT Chief Executive, Oct 2006.
  • Design and implementation of a formative evaluation of the Scotland wide SOLAR project (Scottish OnLine Assessment Resources) managed by the SQA.

Research

  • We worked with Becta to develop their e-Strategy Balanced Scorecard for the Higher Education sector. This was used to assist the implementation of the DfES e-strategy 'Harnessing Technology: Transforming learning and children's services' launched in 2005.
  • As part of the EC funded EQUEL (e-quality in e-learning) virtual centre of excellence for innovation and research in networked learning, we undertook research to examined the motivational effects of individual learners' perceptions of control and how this might relate to their engagement with the learning.
  • Conducted a scoping study for the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on the implications of assessing the impact of e-learning on learner participation, attainment, retention, and progression in FE.

Partnerships

  • Reviewing the experience of learning within the EC funded Engaging Networks for Sustainable eLearning (ENSeL) project. This project involved a network of over thirteen University and corporate organisaions in repurposing the outcomes of earlier EC funded projects for learners in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).