about Jane Ryall

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Jane RyallJane has over 20 years' experience of working with communities in Wales, England - and in Africa.

Jane can work with you:

On community consultation, feasibility, business planning, marketing, access to finance, fundraising, project management, grants assessment, evaluation, training and mentoring; or any other issue your organisation may be facing.

Jane is now working with UnLtd as Award Manager in Wales - The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

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Find out how Jane supported Beddau Library

Her experience and qualifications include:

  • Practical knowledge of managing social enterprises, with the ability "to see things things from both sides" both as a practitioner and adviser.
  • Detailed knowledge of legal structures for the social enterprise sector.
  • Specialist knowledge in tourism and marketing, through recent support provided to Brecon Beacons Tourism association.
  • Professional social enterprise training for business advisers, local authority staff and members, and third sector representatives.
  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the University of Bath – awarded a distinction for her final dissertation, which considered "the merits of Wiltshire Maternity Services becoming a social enterprise". Copies available on request.
  • A farmer's daughter, Jane has an instinctive knowledge and empathy of working in rural communities.
  • Jane has a reasonable knowledge of Welsh, which is improving as her children progress in a Welsh medium school. She is also a School Governor.
  • Jane has always been an active volunteer in her local community, and has personally raised £1,000s for good causes.

What her clients say:

"You were exactly what we needed, and understood our situation well. It was a joy working with you, thank you."

The Harp Centre of Wales

"The drive and enthusiasm shown by Jane makes working with her a pleasure. Our project to run a volunteer library service has been a success due to her knowledge, patience and commitment."

Beddau and Tynant Community Library

"I feel very 'listened to' and much clearer about what we have to do next"
MO Training

"Jane has been a great asset to our assessment team  - knowledgeable, professional and able to make a real connection with the grassroots voluntary groups who we work with"
Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation

"Jane has proved herself invaluable in tracking down and securing sources of funding to assist in our community project to refurbish Malmesbury Town Hall.  Her persistence and dogged determination has made a tremendous difference to the success of this project."
Malmesbury Town Council