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Rowan Associates - See the wood for the trees

Rowan Associates was set up by Lori Streich in 1996 to support the delivery of effective services to people and the communities they live in.

We have two decades’ experience of engaging stakeholders – in research, evaluation and service development. We work with organisations in all sectors and offer expertise in:



Rowan Associates has expertise in evidencing impact and highlighting the value of publicly funded services.  We specialise in qualitative evaluation.  We have a track record as external, independent evaluators.  We can also work alongside organisations to develop self-evaluation tools and processes that demonstrate both hard and soft outcomes, and measure social value.


Rowan Associates has a track record working with organisations and their stakeholders to ensure effective participation of the right people in projects, developments and partnerships.


Rowan Associates brings knowledge of good practice and of community engagement to heritage organisations and projects.  We work with organisations and partnerships to develop, review and evaluate heritage projects.


Why Rowan?

  • Rowan trees are able to grow and thrive in just about any habitat: they adapt themselves to the challenges of any environment in which they put down their roots.
  • Rowan wood has been used to extract answers to difficult questions.
  • Rowan is said to improve the chances of success.

Why Rowan Associates?

We are inspired by public service providers which, like the Rowan tree, change and innovate so they can survive in difficult circumstances. As evaluators and impact specialists, we work with you to prove the value of your service.

We understand the environment you work in, and the demand to keep on delivering more with less.  We can help you to clarify what is most valuable about the services you provide or commission; and how to prioritise needs.  We are skilled at sifting and analysing your information and creating a path to success that is rooted in evidence.

Contact me to talk about how we can work with you.