About AJA Ltd
Annabel Jackson Associates was set up in 1979. The Director, Annabel Jackson has a BSc, an MPhil, and an MBA specialising in entrepreneurship. Her team includes specialists in the arts, small business development, community development, social enterprise, international aid and regeneration, as well as 10 interviewers. We specialise in producing and implementing practical evaluation and performance measurement systems that contribute to strategic planning and organisational development. We have pioneered work on outcome evaluation within a learning approach.
What others say about us:
"We are committed to evaluation because it allows us to recognize and celebrate our success and improve our practice. Finding an evaluator who shares that commitment is important to us. Therefore we feel lucky to have found Annabel Jackson Associates who match their understanding of arts projects with an understanding of how to encapsulate them in a palatable way. Their bespoke approach results in a measured, honest report that strengthens what you do in future. I would recommend them highly."
"AJA has an ability to very quickly understand the needs of an organisation. Imaginative and innovative. Very effective at engaging individuals and organisations."
"Over the course of two projects, AJA has made a real contribution to the development of the AHRC's approach to impact evaluation."
"I first worked with Annabel at Community Fund, and found her approach refreshingly enthusiastic in what can be a dry area generally. I have worked with her on a number of issues relating to the DPOWMFs spend out strategy, and always found her a beacon of clarity in unpacking complex issues and re-framing them in ways that allow different audiences to grasp the tasks at hand and the big picture..Annabel always knows the right questions to ask, and brings a good balance of authoritativeness and flexibility to evaluation issues."
"Amazing depth and breadth of experience that can help a wide range of organizations. Her passion for evaluation is felt by all who meet and work with her. It is the combination of her experience and passion that enable arts leaders to love evaluation rather than fear it."
"She is very quick at understanding the dynamics of organisations and in understanding how complex are the drivers behind change. In our case, AJA has also played a valuable role in helping us build a stronger relationship with the funder of the project - through explaining and interpreting our work in the documentation she has produced."
"AJA has excellent expertise and conceptualization skills. They are quick to respond to new work priorities and clients needs."