Our Associates

We have worked with a wide range of specialist consultants over the last 10 years whose services are called upon as appropriate to meet a diverse range of client requirements.

Strategy Development

John Rees-Evans

John is a well-recognised economic and business development professional, who has worked in both private and public sectors and for 12 years was Head of Economic Development for Hampshire County Council.

Peter Holliday

Peter is a seasoned deliverer of strategic and operational improvement, bringing a breadth and mix of experience and skills that will underpin success in the most demanding change assignments.

Stefanie Shedd

Stefanie is a senior strategic consultant with key strengths in change management, finance, performance improvement and business planning.

Andy Bush

Andy specializes in organisational strategic development at a UK / International level, with an extensive background in both UK structural and EU Commission funding.


Jason Forsythe

Jason has extensive experience of partnership development, bid writing and management of EU and UK funded projects with the public and voluntary and community sectors.

Community Development

Tom Wildy

With an extensive track record in community and social enterprise development, Tom has particular expertise in the use of ICT in community empowerment.

Colin Gilfillan

With extensive experience of community and regeneration funding bodies, Colin has developed a selection of comprehensive services targeted at supporting third sector organizations.


Anna Smith

Anna specialises in working within urban regeneration and neighbourhood renewal to undertake research, evaluate funding streams and to carry out consultation with communities in receipt of regeneration funding.

Business Development

Julia Pearson

Julia provides comprehensive business and strategic marketing advice with a successful track record of achievement at various stages of project development, from bidding for funds to developing longer term growth strategies.

Dr Isabella Moore, CBE

With strong interest in the interface between business and public sectors, Isabella’s experience encompasses commercial management, technology transfer projects and linguistic / cross-cultural communication.

Chris Stock

Chris is a qualified and experienced sales consultant, trainer, coach and facilitator, focusing on supporting ‘top line’ sales revenue to deliver results, and developing influencing capability at the executive level.

Leadership and Management

Paul Spenley

Paul is a Chartered Engineer specialising in the leadership role of managers, with an accomplished career in Line Management, Quality and implementing change.

Andrew Dines

Andrew Dines, a non-practising solicitor, is an experienced and able manager, leader, trainer, communicator and facilitator skilled in strategic development; firm management and people development.

Ian Smith

Ian provides support in key business management disciplines and processes, ranging from strategic planning, leadership of teams, brand management and marketing and customer services.

Research and Evaluation

Robin Gower

Robin combines technical mastery of IT & statistics with an instinctive understanding of incentives.  His analysis is both rigorous and imaginative.  He provides clients with a strategic rationale and practical plan for implementation

Jayne Hancock

With an extensive career history in education and skills, Jayne provides a research and data investigation service for organisations in the economic, business, regeneration and education sectors.

Vicki Etheridge

A Senior Economic Analyst, Vicki offers research design methodology including small survey work, focus groups and interviews, data analysis in skills and labour market issues.

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