Policy & Programme Evaluation

We assess programme performance in terms of effectiveness, economy and efficiency. Results are used to maximise impact and value for money and often inform policy making.


We are experts in the design and facilitation of qualitative and quantitative research methods which provide market insights to improve organisation and/or programme performance.

Monitoring & Evaluation

We encourage organisations to think about the ultimate impact of their work by providing guidance on setting key outcomes and how these should be monitored.

Business Plans

We provide detailed business plans and financial projections by working closely with clients to identify opportunities to inform future business direction.

Strategy Development

We work closely with clients as part of the strategic planning process to help them identify and meet their long-term goals.

Financial Advice

We provide a full range of Accountancy and Tax Compliance services from business set up to producing year end accounts and tax work.


Central and Local Government

  • The Executive Office
  • Department of Education
  • Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)
  • Belfast City Council
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council


  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Fermanagh Trust
  • International Fund for Ireland
  • The Holywell Trust
  • Atlantic Philanthropies

Community & Voluntary

  • Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)
  • The Building Change Trust


  • Queen's University Belfast
  • South Eastern Regional College (SERC)
  • National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB)


  • National Children’s Bureau (NCB)


  • PwC
  • Private sector clients/individuals

"Sarah is a true professional with many skills. When I worked with her the work she did was always of a high standard and delivered on time. She is consultative in her approach and thoughtful in presentation. I would recommend her to others."

John Richards
Director, John Richards Solutions Ltd

"The key benefit of working with SJC was the excellent customer relations which were developed; this ensured that the rest of the contract was delivered to a high standard. It was a pleasure working with Sarah McCarthy who was extremely professional, knowledgeable and approachable."

Sarah Reid
Programmes Manager, The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)

"I have worked with Sarah for over 10 years and she is currently an associate of PACEC Ltd providing a range of consultancy services. Sarah is considered in her approach and is efficient and extremely competent. Sarah has an excellent rapport with clients and is approachable in her manner. Her work is delivered on time and to a high standard. I would highly recommend her services to others."

Declan Mackin
Director PACEC Ltd

"Sarah has been an associate of NCB’s now for a number of years and has supported us in the delivery of a number of complex and challenging research and policy related projects. The services she provides are excellent - she’s responsive to needs and deadlines, brings a thorough understanding of the external environment, provides clarity and direction throughout and goes that extra mile to deliver high quality work. I would strongly recommend her services to others and consider her to be a very safe and trusted pair of hands."

Frances Lyons
Assistant Director, National Children’s Bureau (NCB NI)

"Sarah has done work for us in a number of business areas over the last 8 years with a particular focus on evaluation and project scoping and planning. She is a pleasure to work with. She brings a combination of down to earth professionalism combined with a sharp and clear focus and thoroughness to her work."

Nigel McKinney
Director of Operations, Building Change Trust


Sarah McCarthy

BSc (Hons) DipM MCIM
Chartered Marketer

John McMenamin

Chartered Accountant

Contact us

  +44 (0)28 9037 0552

   +44 (0)78 1448 7635