Thanks to you and the team for the wonderful conference yesterday. We really appreciated everything you did to ensure this was a success.

Director of Medical Education - Humber Teaching NHS FT

The way you managed, organised and supported our big day was superb….so professional. Your calmness and kindness enabled the day to run smoothly….. and your sense of humour made, what could have been a very stressful day, fun.Thanks for everything. Look forward to working with you again in the future!

Head of Medical Education & Medical Directorate Business - Humber Teaching NHS FT

I wanted to message you all to say a huge thank you for all the thoughts, planning, creativity and organisation that made the AGM such a wonderful event. The feedback from everyone I spoke to has been rightly excellent. I know these events take a lot of work and this year you really did deliver a day for us all to be proud of. So, personally from me and on behalf of all the board thank you.

Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 

It was amazing. Thank you so much for inviting us and letting us let everyone know more about our Beat The Blues Project.

Cloth Cat Manager, Cloth Cat Studios, LTD

Thank you for letting us speak about our brilliant project and be a part of the celebration 

Support Worker, Assertive Outreach Team

Very many thanks to you and all the team for your super organisation today. It was a great conference and I was honored to be a part of it.

Professor Chris Cook

I would like to take this opportunity after the successful completion of our recent conference for higher trainees in psychiatry, to thank you and your team on your hard work. I am particularly thankful for how responsive you have been to my queries and how dynamic you have been with any curve balls I have sent your way. On the day you and your colleagues were efficient and above all friendly and approachable, which made the event enjoyable for myself, and reduced any anxieties I had on the day. You managed to respond to every demand placed on you with poise and you ensured the venue responded quickly to technical problems on their end. The conference was a great success and very well received by all who attended, so thank for helping us to achieve this! I would recommend the Andrew Sims Centre to anyone looking to organise a successful event in the future.   

  Dr Adam Swallow, ST4  

We enjoyed working with the team at the Andrew Sims centre. The ask was to deliver a quality improvement course for SAS doctors at the Trust. The team were very approachable, responsive to queries, and happy to make changes to fit in with work schedules. On the day of the training team members were present and helped ensure the day went without a hitch. We look forward to working together again in the future.

Mel Johnson, Assistant Director Patent Safety, Y&H Improvement Academy  

You were all brilliant on the day, and with all the prep leading up to it. I'd recommend you as a team to any colleagues organising a conference, made the whole process painless and professional. Thanks again.

  Jamie Scott - Personality Disorder Service Operational Manager  

Dear Dawn, Mandip and Sophie. As I mentioned to two of you in person on Friday, I wanted to thank you for your superb preparation and nimble execution of the event. I was particularly impressed by your responsiveness and ability to contain the many anxieties that I sensed swirling about (as I imagine they often do in sprawling venues like this), and I was surprised how quickly I came to trust you, having only met you that morning! So, thank you 🙂  

  Jouko Koecher: Principal Psychotherapist  

‘’Great team and willingness to take on new projects with success. The Centre is a fundamental part of our Trust and this submission shows how flexible and adaptable the team have been to support the Trust through challenging times.’’

Award & Recognition Team 

It was a pleasure working with you and we will certainly choose the Andrew Sims Centre for future event planning and delivery. The event was run seamlessly from beginning to end, it was very well co-ordinated which left out team and event facilitators able to enjoy the day, focus on the task in hand and enjoy the highly important networking. We could tell that the delegates and facilitators were happy, engaged and confident in the set up of each session. Commissioning the ASC was the best thing we could have done, it alleviated so much of the stress and ‘leg work’ involved in the organising, planning and facilitation of a conference.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

I have worked with the Andrew Sims Centre on 2 conferences this Spring ‘21. The organisation has been excellent – sorting out all the practicalities efficiently, facilitating the programme, coordinating and communicating with speakers and delegates, organising delegate packs, changes to the programmes at short notice, obtaining and summarising feedback and issuing certificates of attendance and thanks. As a busy clinician, I significantly reduced email traffic in relation to the meeting and simply had a planned  update with Sophie at the Centre, as needed. The organisation has been particularly helpful and skilled in moving conference to an online platform in the COVID19 era, allowing the best virtual environment. As the conference organiser and chair, their presence behind the scene on the day allowed excellent support for the delegates with any access and IT issues, allowing me to concentrate on the content of the conference. Particular thanks to Sophie Billingsley for excellent co-ordination. Thank you Andrew Sims!

Dr Sara Davies, Training Programme Director, Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber

Sophie and the team at ASC were incredibly helpful in every aspect of organising and facilitating the conference. It was our first time delivering a national conference online and they supported us in every aspect. Many thanks  

Dr Rhys Jones, Consultant in Eating Disorders, LYPFT    

The Andrew Sims Centre is what psychiatrists outside Leeds know about Leeds and I have always seen it as a real asset. I have always known that I could depend on your collective professionalism, hard work and commitment and this has made a real difference to me in this role. I am very grateful.

Dr Claire Kenwood, Medical Director (2017-2020), Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The ASC is a very comprehensive service who are very good at supporting and promptly reply to queries. The event ran smoothly and the team were great; Very helpful and thought of everything. As an organiser, I could participate fully without having to deal with admin and I could focus on the content of the day. I was keen to promote environmentally friendly approaches and the ASC showed interest and supported this.

Susan Guthrie, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & University of Leeds

As the outgoing SAS Tutor, the responsibility of delivering a SAS development programme year on year would have been considerably more difficult and time consuming without assistance from the ASC staff. The assistance provided by the dedicated ASC staff member for SAS events commences right from the planning stages all the way up to the event day itself. They are integral to the effective planning, advertising and overall management of the SAS development days. It has always been a pleasure to work alongside the ASC staff who are highly capable and efficient in organising medical education events. Their attention to detail is most welcome and provides both organiser and delegates with an assurance that all their needs will be considered and catered for and ensures the success of the events. They are highly responsive to all organiser and delegate requests and feedback and are constantly striving to ensure that they maintain a standard of excellence. 

Additionally the ASC has also assisted in the designing and evaluation of the annual SAS Training Needs Analysis which underpins the development programme. Their skills extend beyond events organisation and include data capture and analysis which greatly assists in delivering targeted medical workforce learning and developmental events. 

I cannot praise the team more highly for their excellent work and would definitely turn to them for assistance when needing to plan any future educational events. Every one of the multiple events that they have helped me to deliver over the years has been a success. 

Dr Monique Schelhase, Associate Specialist in Eating Disorders and Lead Clinician, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The team at Andrew Sims made the event that I had put on run really smoothly and it was very well received.  Communication throughout the process was prompt and helpful. The team thought of things that I hadn’t even considered and were always one step ahead of what might be needed. I am certainly planning to use them again for next years event

Dr Sophie Roberts, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, National Deaf CAMHS