Client Testimonials

Kieran Devlin
Dept of Social Development

"Open, honest & helpful. The lead consultant was approachable and professional at all times"

Jacqui Dixon
Chief Executive Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

"Blueprint provided a very professional service. Confidentiality was key as a number of sensitive issues were addressed"

Chris Bailey
NI Meseums Council

"Easy two way communication was maintained throughout. Brief was mastered quickly and with understanding"

Jacqueline O'Loughlin
Playboard Ltd

"Excellent working relationships established and maintained throughout the contract and beyond"

Eileen Thomson
The Cedar Foundation

"Very good understanding of the social, political and context in which the organisation operates"

Shane Smith
Gems Research

"All meetings took place as arranged and all deadlines were met. We received a thorough and comprehensive business plan"

Majella McCloskey
Chief Officers 3rd Sector

"Blueprint managed a range of complex partnership arrangements and delivered every aspect of the project to time and budget"

Richard Baker
Causeway Coast & Glens

"Extensive experience and an open approach helped us to create a workable, meaningful strategy for our new council. Constant contact from the lead consultant helped keep a wide range of stakeholders on board through a difficult assignment. Blueprint went above and beyond the call during this assignment at a critical time for a new organisation."

Noel Rooney
Upper Springfield

"The consultant was professional, courteous and responses to queries were handled promptly and efficiently"

Joe McVey

Joe McVey has worked extensively in regeneration and development, in local government and the private and community sectors.

As a founding Partner with Blueprint, Joe has worked with a wide range of customers drawn from the public and community sectors.

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His experience has largely focused upon strategic planning, evaluation and facilitation.

Prior to establishing Blueprint Development Consultancy, Joe set up and led the Economic Development Section within Belfast City Council, the largest local authority in Northern Ireland. He initiated and managed the development and implementation of policies and strategies including Economic Development, Tourism Development, Arts and Culture and European Affairs.

Joe has gained international experience, working as a development consultant in Nigeria, Russia and Bulgaria.

Joe is an Honours graduate from the Queens University of Belfast and holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Improvement.

Joe is actively involved in the voluntary and community sector and is currently the Chair of Volunteer Now , Chair of the Community Arts Partnership ,a Trustee of the Building Change Trust .In June 20015 Joe was appointed to serve as a commissioner with the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

In 2010 Joe was awarded an OBE for services to the voluntary sector

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Nuala McKeagney

Before co-founding Blueprint Development Consultancy, Nuala McKeagney was Economic Development Manager with Belfast City Council, with responsibility for developing and implementing Belfast City Council’s first Economic Development Strategy and Action Plans.

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Nuala was also responsible for managing the Council’s Economic Development budget and attracting funding from Europe and the private and public sectors.

Nuala also has private sector experience having worked in the banking sector and international experience gained through managing projects for clients in the USA and working as a Development Consultant in Russia.

Nuala holds a BSc Honours in Economics from the Queens University of Belfast, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ulster, and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, UK.

Nuala is a non Executive Director of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and currently Chairs the Board of Governors of a post-primary school.

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