COOP Testimonials

COOP Testimonials: Charles Gould
Charles Gould, International Cooperative Alliance

CHARLES GOULD – Former Director-General, International Co-operative Alliance

I worked with Nicola first during the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, when she led the Global Communications Plan to raise public awareness of the co-operative model. She was tireless in driving an aggressive agenda. Later when the International Co-operative Alliance launched a Global Cooperative Marque, Nicola championed its rapid expansion into 100 countries. Excellent at designing and executing complex communications projects.

COOP Testimonials: Simel Esim
Simel Esim, International Labour Organisation

SIMEL ESIM – Head and Senior Technical Specialist at the Cooperatives Unit at the International Labour Organisation

Nicola is a highly motivated communications professional. She builds bridges between, people and ideas with amazing speed and ease. I have never had a question that she did not manage to find an answer to within a matter of minutes. And she does all that with great spirit and humour. It is always simply a great pleasure to work with Nicola.

Sion Whellens, Calverts London

SION WHELLENS – Communications Designer, Branding Consultant, Print Expert and Cooperative Business Adviser, Calverts London

Working closely with Nicola over the last three years on major and sensitive projects, I have found her to be a dedicated and driven marketer; a meticulous and skillful project manager; and a great communicator. She is an asset to any branding and marketing team

COOP Testimonials: Ed Mayo
Ed Mayo, Cooperatives UK

ED MAYO – Former Secretary General, Co-operatives UK & Chair of the Communications Committee (International Co-operative Alliance)

Nicola has been at the heart of International Marketing for the Cooperative Identity, and I have found her a very positive and productive colleague and partner throughout. Easy to work with, good quality and a natural enthusiast.

COOP Testimonials: Mully Dor
Mully Dor, Negev Institute

MULLY DOR – Chairperson of the Board at AJEEC NISPED – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace & Development The Arab-Jewish centre

Nicola is my colleague since she was Director of Communication at the ICA, Coordinator of the International Year of Co-operatives and Guardian of the Global Co-operative Identity, her current job. In her current role, she promoted and managed the use of the co-operative marque and the verification of applicants domains and developed the Co-operative Identity. Nicola demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills, strong business analytics, wonderful relationship management, coordinator and have very good strategy development, project management, marketing, problem-solving and change management skills. She showed a professional and positive approach, self-motivated, as a Team Player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative. Nicola is an excellent communicator with the ability to influence and exercises a high degree of tact and diplomacy. Nicola demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills to summarise complex issues. She has business-related computer and webmaster skills including knowledge of CRM, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Hanan El-Youssef, St Mary’s University

Hanan El-Youssef – Principal Consultant, Strategic Programming – International Centre for Co-operative Management – Saint Mary’s University

I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola over the years and in various roles (as she led Communications for the International Co-operative Alliance, as Marketing Lead at, and now leading Operations & Communications for CCIN). Nicola brings clarity, enthusiasm, and collaboration to everything she does – she is often the pillar for a team. Nicola’s specialty and expertise in co-operative marketing, communications, branding, and identity is unmatched! She brings acuity and creativity to the process of demystifying co-operative identity for clients and audiences alike. Her messages are rooted in deep and international co-operative knowledge – and deliver crisp, compelling, and truly co-operative campaigns. She is an asset to any team.