“I worked with Ed Midson closely at the London Borough of Lewisham. He is one of the most skilled Change Managers I have seen, delivering excellence in his area of work with both passion and dedication.
Ed crafted, led and implemented the Smarter Working Programme, which tied in closely with the Smarter Technology Project (which was part of a Programme I managed) and the Better Office Space Programme. Ed was an integral part of the three different work areas aligning, due to his skill at understanding the differing viewpoints of all involved as well as being the voice of consideration, reasonableness and balance.
The Smarter Working approach had really mature and forward thinking principles, displaying Ed’s awareness of both developing best practice and the tried & tested principles of what makes a workplace thrive. Ed would ensure he would live up to these principles on a daily basis, leading by example and never compromising his integrity to being an excellent employee.
As a person, Ed is warm, considerate and supportive to his colleagues. He actively listens to what is being said and has an instinctive ability to react in the most appropriate way – be it consolation, humour or encouragement. All of this combines to make him a rare gem of an employee – and person – that would bring a wealth of benefits to any organisation.”