Kate Levestam Research Consultant at Accenture UK (21/05/ 2021)
‘I worked with Ripon on a short project with a UK-based Utilities company, helping to increase engagement with ethnic minorities. The brief was to test promotion methods for improving awareness and registrations to the Priority Services Register amongst customers in vulnerable circumstances. Ripon was able to advise our team at Accenture on how we can best engage with ethnic minorities. His creativity, passion enabled our client to reach ethnic minority customers in a way they would have not been able to achieve without him. He brought new ideas and fresh ways of thinking that were a great asset to the project. Thank you Ripon for all your hard work!’
Rheian Davies, Winner of Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, and Covid-19 Nurse at Nightingale Hospital (20/04/2020)
'Thank you Ripon for speaking at Ealing Covid 19 Mutual aid group on Universal credit. I had no idea how complex the regime is and now understand how some of my clients have fallen through the gaps and ended up without money or support. Despite the direness of the subject Ripon explained very clearly and with good humour. We'll ask you back again!'
Stuart Goodman, London Money Advice Group Co-ordinator(30/01/2020)
“The launch of UCAN (the Universal Credit Action Network) by money adviser Ripon Ray, provides a useful forum for poverty activists. Ripon’s friendly and interactive presentations cut through the complexities of Universal Credit. You can learn a lot from UCAN.
Emily Fiddy Communications Officer - Trust for London (30/10/2019)
“Ripon came to the Trust for London offices to provide us with a valuable learning seminar full of the latest updates on topics such as Universal Credit, welfare reform, council tax reduction and more. All of the team found it helpful and illuminating to support our work as an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality across London, and we’re grateful to Ripon for sharing his knowledge.”
Cordelia Wise, Manager of Enterprise and Employment, St Martin-In-the-Field, homelessness charity (15/09/2019)
'Despite being an essential life skill, Money Management is always a difficult sell to our homeless clients, as it's a rather dry topic. Ripon, however, makes it accessible and even entertaining. He is a rare hybrid of engaging and accomplished trainer AND subject matter expert on all things money – just what we needed!’
J. P. Agrawal, Chair of the Community Hub - Haringey (London) (20/05/2019)
'You are very confident and you know your subject well. You would promptly answer the question put to you – switching from question to another effortlessly.'
Pat Quigley MBE, Head of the Garden School (23/03/2019)
‘Thank you for coming to the Garden School to run a session to inform our parents about the Universal Credit. Parents were able to ask questions and get a much better understanding of how the benefit may impact their family’
Shenagh Govan, Chair of North & East London Equity, Actors Union (15/03/2019)
‘Huge thank you Ripon for sharing your knowledge, insight and passion on the impact of Universal Credit’ –
Lisa Taylor Carers Coordination Service Manager, Hackney Carers Centre (22/11/2018)
‘Thank you so much for coming along, the ‘money’ workshops were by far the most popular, that was you and ‘Direct Payments’