"Áine was the tour manager and booker for a two week music tour of India which I documented for the musicians Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. India being India, the tour was hectic and fraught with random hurdles and obstacles which Áine handled with the most angelic patience and supreme competence. The touring party felt there was no problem she could not smooth over and instantly rectify. Always smiling, always friendly, always confident, the word most often used to describe Áine while on tour was 'inspiring'. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and to rest assured she would guide and protect us as we concentrated on the job at hand."
Myles O' Reilly Music Documentarian and Music Video Director
"Your good thoughts are beautifully translated by the entire Irish musicians. The whole spirit of the musician's visit to India is very well captured thorough the artistic eyes of Myles. His soul is so rich with love for people. The kind of things he had brought together in his film was so moving. I was in tears. I simply do not have words I will be seeing this many many times. Congratulations to you and the whole people you brought to Brhaddhvani. "
Dr Karaikudi Subramanian, 9th generation veena player www.brhaddhvani.org
"Áine's consultancy is an ideal business partner in South India, forging careful collaborations on behalf of like-minded companies. Her reputation for a highly professional project management service is well-earned."
Sarah Bohan, Managing Director Engage Ireland
"Áine Edwards coordinated Contrasts, an exhibition of six Irish artists, on show in Sarala’s Artworld, the oldest gallery in Chennai, in February 2014. She laid the groundwork with the gallery, set up framing services and began the PR campaign for the event long before she welcomed us, just a few days before the exhibition opening.On arrival, Áine had arranged everything to make our stay as great as possible, liaising with the media, organising meetings and interviews as well as social activities and sightseeing, guiding us through the mayhem that is India, with a calm assurance. We all agreed in retrospect that without Áine’s help and guidance this show would have been difficult, if not impossible to organise and we would not have had such a wonderful and memorable integrated experience. We found Áine to be warm and welcoming with endless enthusiasm, a good problem solver and a great networker. Her apparent love of both Ireland and India and her enthusiasm and excitement around cultural collaborations is palpable. We would certainly recommend Áine if you need a capable person on the ground in South India, either to organise or coordinate a project, link businesses, promote tourism or establish cross cultural opportunities.
Sara Roberts, Award winning Irish ceramist www.sramics.com
"Áine helped Eolas on the ground in India and was a pleasure to deal with"
Neil Casey, Project Manager at Eolas International Research, Cork.
"It was with great pleasure to have met Áine Edwards in Chennai while the OL Irish team were building the Moon and Sixpence Irish Pub, she has so much local knowledge of Chennai and how business in conducted in India. We organised with Áine to take the crew out for the day. Áine recommended a place about one hour outside Chennai a little fishing resort in Mahabalipuram, organised taxi jeeps and booked dinner. When we got there Áine brought us on a tour, Dinner was a huge surprise. All had a great time and still talk about it. Without Áine our time in Chennai would have a very different one. Thank you Áine from all the team at OL Irish, we would recommend you to anyone in business or on Holidays".
Eamonn Cullen, Director Ol Irish Design & Build - Jan 2013 - Referred by Enterprise Ireland.
"Áine Edwards is a driven and ambitious Project Manager with a structured way of working. She has good experience of managing resources in India and is easy to cooperate with. I really recommend her for similar assignments. I myself would definately hire her again!”
Andreas Malik, Malik Consulting, Sweden - Jan 2012 - Client through Gislen Software
"Working with Aine in India was a real pleasure and, in retrospect, invaluable. Most of the contacts I made whilst working and traveling there were through her. I feel much enriched by the experience, Aine enabled me to enter a world otherwise impossible. And she's great fun!"
Ed Godsell, Director of Photography - Irish Award winning documentary maker on location in India.
"Áine Edwards was an amazing contact for all my enquiries about going to live in India. She tiresly answered all my many questions and advised me on many topics that I enquired about - from getting my visa, to where I could get my hair highlight and also what clothes I would not need - jumpers! Her guidance helped me make the challenging move from Ireland to volunteer in Chennai so easy and allot of much fun. Áine also introduced me to many lovely people and interesting places that I would probably not have found myself. With her help I integrated into the school easily and met many new friends. I would recommend Áine to help you integrate into life in India as I have experienced her honest sincerity, thoroughness and calmness...and she has a true passion for India, she is a wonderful ambassador for India.
Elaine Peace - Volunteer in Chennai from Jan-April 2012
“I have hired loads of consultants in my HR Director career, in various areas (HRIS, Recruitment, L&D, ...), Áine was a truly reliable one, always doing her utmost for me to feel secure, thinking outside the box and in the end delivering beyond expectations. I would re-hire her today without any doubt and strongly recommend her. Áine is fantastic at gathering people together (consultants from various countries with in-house HR officers-managers) to achieve targets.””
Pierre-Olivier Landry, HR director EMEA, Regus 2009. Client through ADP (Vizual Business Tools) 2006-2008
“I am delighted to endorse Áine, it’s fair to say that Áine was not your stereotypical PM and brought significant personality to the role. Her ability to develop strong client relationships was always evident and this assisted progress when implementation projects hit bumpy ground. She was always dedicated and her energy levels often seemingly boundless. I wish Áine every success in her new ventures.”
Stephen Ousley, Client Services Director Vizual Bus. Tools 2006-2011
“I've had the pleasure of working with Áine on several international implementation projects. One of Áine's great strengths from a client perspective is her integrity and transparency: recognising that issues will arise that need to be addressed and fixed rather than glossed over. I would also like to recognise the success of the offshore Vizual Support Desk which Áine was instrumental in implementing: having experience of many offshore support models, the Vizual desk is by far the most responsive and well trained.”
Wilson Stuart, IT Manager at Hilton UK hired Áine 2007
“Áine was our project Manager when we've implemented a HRIT solution across Europe Middle East & Africa at Regus. Áine was always helpful, realistic and having a WIN-WIN approach at all times. Since the development team was based in India, Áine helped us a lot in setting a communication bridge between teams in Europe and Indian teams'. Beyond that, I was impressed since our first contact by her interpersonal skills. I can only recommend Áine both personally and professionally.”
Saad Berrada HRIS Manager Regus EMEA, hired Áine in 2006