We’d like to extend our congratulations to Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities (EOPD) on announcing their merger with Shaw Trust, which will take place on 1st May 2009. Carley Consult were appointed by EOPD in 2008 to carry out a piece of market research to identify a number of potentially suitable merger candidate charities, and to advise EOPD Chief Executive, Karin Pappenheim, and her Board of Trustees in considering the criteria for taking a merger forward. Shaw Trust emerged as a strong candidate through this process, which has culminated in the confirmation of a merger.  We are delighted to have been part of a process that has achieved such a successful alliance for EOPD. The press release issued by EOPD and Shaw Trust can be viewed at the following link; http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/shaw_trust_and_employment_opportunities_merge