Clients and Testimonials

"..ECS has been instrumental in setting up our European funding services to support research staff across our university. They undertook a comprehensive review of our abilities and capacity to respond to EU funding calls and provides a thorough updating service to alert us to relevant calls. Paul’s in depth experience of EU funding programmes enables him to effectively guide our researchers through the entire application process with invaluable input into the scope of the project, partner search and budgeting. His practical support, knowledge and sheer enthusiasm, responding fast and often under time pressures, has quickly won him the respect of our researchers that have completed applications with his help. Two successful applications within the first six months of working with Paul is testament to his knowledge and experience. His enthusiasm and practical approach to making applications and managing successful grants is helping us build our own internal capacity within our funding support team.."

Leeds Metropolitan University

"..I have worked with Paul for several years, at two charities operating internationally. I have always been frantically busy, short on internal capacity and under great pressure to produce results. Paul is a perfect companion in this respect. Above all else, he is practical, able to flex his approach to take account of the context in which his client is working whilst at the same time stimulating their thinking and ambition. This is especially vital for organisations that are new to EU funding. Paul knows the EU grants system intimately of course - and can prove it with a limitless supply of anecdotes, advice and guidance - but it is his practical approach, and his ability to make EU funding enjoyable(!), that I value above all else. I have no reservations in recommending him.."
UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development


"..I have worked with Paul on EU projects whilst with two charities. Understanding what is involved both in terms of developing and submitting an application and also running projects successfully can be incredibly challenging, time consuming and sometimes baffling! Having Paul on board ensured I didn't have to worry about this. He has great in-depth knowledge of this area, in managing partners expectations and how projects need to be managed to ensure they come to a successful fruition.."

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

"..ECS has provided invaluable work to both Sue Ryder Care in the UK and its International arm. Paul's knowledge of the workings of EU funding is huge, and nothing can replace the many years of experience and contacts they have developed. Paul is practical, energetic and believes in getting the job done. I have learnt to trust and embrace his advice in every instance, as it is always sound. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul. He is also a pleasure to work with.."

Sue Ryder Care International


Over the past  40 years ECS staff  have assisted numerous organisations in the private, public and voluntary sectors, around the world. Just a small selection is included below:

Educational Sector

Public sector

Not-for-Profit Sector

Guildford College of  Education

City of New York (USA)

Save the Children Fund

Lord Mayor Treloar National Specialist College

Government of Antigua & Barbuda

Help the Aged

Sullivan University (USA)

Government of Nigeria

International Herpes Alliance

The Museums Training Institute

Government of Barbados

Muscular Dystrophy Association

University of Louisville (USA)

State of Nevada (USA)

National Autistic Society

University of Guelph (Canada)

The Home Office - Merseyside Drug Prevention Unit

Research into Ageing

University of Pune (India)

United States Customs Service (USA)

Sue Ryder Care International

Hull College of Further Education

Surrey County Council


Milton Keynes College

Surrey Heartlands NHS Trust


University of Sheffield

The Bromhead Hospital

Auskell Medical Center (Bahamas)

Leeds Metropolitan University

Gallivare Municipality (Sweden)

Bristol Cancer Help Centre

Indira Gandhi National Open University (India)

Government of Burundi

British Lung Foundation

National Institute of Open Schooling (India)

Local Government Management Board

Economic Watch (Nepal)

AMITY University (India)

Surrey Heartlands NHS Trust

Garram Children's Orphanage (Nigeria)


Somerset County Council

Habitat International

Pathway Caribbean

West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO) (USA)



Sail Training International

The 4Civility Institute (USA)


Our Sansar (Nepal)

Connected Learning (USA)   I Serve