The Consultancy Team

Our team is made up of a core of highly qualified and experienced consultants who only work with The Consultancy Company, plus a compact central function to provide back office support.

We can also call on the skill of associate consultants who typically we have worked closely with in the past or have deep specific technical knowledge.

Below you will find photographs of our team and for greater details please click through to see their profiles.

If you are looking for a very specific skill please contact us because keeping to a one page summary means we leave out some experience and skills.

Pat Sedgley

Pat Sedgley


Pat SedgleyPat originally worked in hotels and conference centres around Oxfordshire ensuring customer requirements were clear and implemented which needed great attention to detail and great customer service.  Working with the public helped to develop her communication and interpersonal skills. She then joined a family-owned Coach-Mentoring organisation, where she worked as Administrator / Events Manager for 12 years supporting the team with all the administration and assistance required for a diverse range of clients.

Pat joined The Consultancy Company to realign her work/ life balance on a part time basis. Her experience of attention to detail, great customer service and general admin support to the whole team is helping the organisation to run smoothly and to allow our consultants to focus on delivering great solutions to our clients.

As a farmer's daughter, time away from the office is usually spent outdoors and she particularly enjoys any gathering which involves good company and good food.

    Phil Lambert


    A highly experienced senior Supply Chain Operational expert with proven practical business transformation experience in many industry verticals and geographies.  He has also been at the leading edge of implementing Supply Chain Information Technology and Business to Business networks. Phil is very results driven, understands how to achieve change in complex organisation and ensures customer focus throughout. Phil is one of the leading exponents of business process automation through supply chain information technology and B2B integration. He lectures at number of leading Universities and has spoken at a number of conferences internationally.

    Sample Consultancy Assignments

    National Semiconductor:  Created and led the project reducing cycle times in the downstream Supply Chain from 22 weeks to 9 days, managing a cross functional team of operations, finance and legal.

    Fairchild Semiconductor: Merged $93m European supply chain operation with that of National Semiconductor within 6 weeks of takeover being announced.

    Analog Devices: Instigated Lean processes to completely transform the logistics operation increasing on time delivery from 78% to 98%.

    Motorola: Undertook a review of customs duty worldwide and then implemented changes saving £3m per year. A separate project improved forecast accuracy, increasing inventory turns from 4 to 12.

    Elemica: Lead the introduction of Oracle TMS Saas worldwide as an additional revenue stream.

    Oracle/Glog:  Responsible for the delivery of 30+ successful implementations of OTM including Tesco, K & N, General Motors.

    Employment History

    2014 Onwards    Consultant The Consultancy Company

    2007-2014          Managing Director International Business Logistics.

    1999-2007          VP International Operations, Glog (later Oracle)

    1996-1999          Global Supply Chain Director, Motorola  Cellular

    1993-1996          Managing Director International Business Logistics

    1984–1993         European Logistics Director National  Semiconductor

    1976-1984          Air Export Manager Kendall Globe Ltd ( K & N)

    1971-1976           Royal Air Force Officer (Pilot)


    Master of Science Supply Chain Management Cranfield University Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport


      Ian Barratt


      Ian is an established leader, manager and consultant across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  He blends experience and energy to help organisations achieve improved performance through strategy development and process change.  He has strong leadership and management skills and can lead a team or work independently.

      He works with clients by increasing understanding of their environment, supporting the development of strategy and helping to achieve clarity around objectives.  He is an accomplished facilitator and has delivered 1:1 coaching and mentoring support.  He has also delivered successful change and project management assignments.

      Sample Consultancy Assignments

      Career Development Institute – Project managed the creation of and acted as Interim General Manager to a new start-up.

      Independent Association of Prep Schools - Facilitated a strategy review process that confirmed the broad strategy but emphasised need for better articulation and identified some emerging, significant issues.

      InHealth / Netcare - Successfully managed major bids for DH contracts involving bid strategy and maintaining multinational relationships.

      NHS Tower Hamlets / London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Delivered work to further the integration of commissioning for Adult Services.

      Severn Trent Water - Managed the timely submission of critical regulatory submissions and delivered the development and implementation of new processes across this £1bn company.

      Warwickshire Police - Provided facilitation support and external scrutiny to an internal team developing a new strategy for the force.

      Employment History

      2004 – Current Senior Consultant, The Consultancy Company
      2000 – 2003      CEO, Institute of Management Consultancy
      1994 – 1999      Deputy General Secretary, ACPO
      1992 – 1994      Risk analysis lead, Anti-Fraud Unit, Intervention Board
      1989 – 1992      Pay policy lead, Personnel Division, MAFF
      1983 – 1989      Subsidy team leader, MAFF / Intervention Board

        Julian Turnock


        Julian possesses an excellent blend of strategic planning and execution capabilities and is accomplished in creating a highly collaborative approach to engagement in even the most challenging environments. This has enabled him to provide positive outcomes in the Procurement & Supply Chain, Business Development and Manufacturing environments, setting-up and running numerous operations from inception.

        Julian has helped deliver positive conclusions across private sector fortune 500’s and SME’s, the public sector and third sector organisations in a variety of verticals. Initially responsible for leading transformation projects in Europe and the US, Julian has recently returned from Asia, where he was the principal leading several greenfield assignments during the past 15 years for US, Chinese and Middle Eastern organisations and has been able to effectively demonstrate his credibility and tenacity, through the successful implementation of highly strategic, operational and business solutions.

        Sample Projects

        China Market Entry: Conceptualised and executed the business plan, leading market entry into China covering entire operations. Established multiple entities, responsible for the corporate structuring, business development, supply chain, P&L and establishing JV manufacturing.

        $1.7Bn Technology Divestiture / Outsourcing: LOB Lead To negotiate preferential terms leading to the successful execution of a major BPO project between Motorola and Huawei Technologies.

        Global Procurement Transformation: Lead major greenfield OD project to establish Global Procurement function in China, leading to the successful migration of 65% of Global Category Management roles to Asia from the US / EU, with annual budgets of $1-2Bn, establishing 150 low cost suppliers and delivering >20% annualised cost reduction.

        ITC Procurement: Managing major infrastructure projects in Asia and responsible for corporate relationships, strategy and contracts covering ITC OEM hardware, software and services and systems integration.

        Employment History

        2017-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
        2008-2016 President & MD, Alkhorayef China Operations
        2008-2008 Management Consultant, MSD China (NFP)
        2007-2007 Director, Emerging Market Strategy, Motorola
        2003-2006 APAC Sourcing Director , Motorola
        2002-2003 Sourcing Director (China, UK and US), Motorola


        Postgraduate Degree (Management) - Staffordshire University Business School
        Higher Nationals (Business & Finance) - Crewe & Alsager College


          Gareth Jones


          Gareth has extensive international senior management and commercial experience with a particular focus on brand and marketing management, sales & marketing operations, business development, service management and linking service provision with the supply chain. An entrepreneurial and results driven business leader, he combines a commitment to customer needs with a very open, collaborative and personable approach. A natural team player, Gareth thrives on helping teams achieve their objectives and fulfil their potential. He also speaks French, German, Russian and Dutch.

          Sample Projects

          Business turnaround: Led product and service development programmes at Group level and engaged country managers to deploy clear sales & marketing best practice, with significant improvements in vehicle sales, marketing and service operations performance. This resulted in 30% growth in annual sales volumes to a record 104K units, revenues of €1.75bn and accompanying record contribution margin and market share over the course of 3 years.

          Brand Management: Recruited, trained and led a new brand team in a major European country market. By year 3 of the project, delivered the best brand strength results in over 10 years (best in market brand awareness, consideration and purchase intent), having reversed the market share loss of several years to return the brand to growth with market share of 14%. Awarded the corporation’s Chairman’s Honours award for outstanding achievement.

          Service Management: Initiated and executed service improvement programmes based on rigorous customer needs research and analysis delivering sustainable competitive advantage in consumer and B2B markets.

          Programme Management: Initiated, developed and implemented a comprehensive sales, service and marketing development programme for each of a major industrial manufacturing corporation’s seven product divisions with combined revenues of £3bn. Successfully engaged divisional leadership and management with the programme through continuous involvement, support, guidance and education through all phases of the programme from initiation to implementation.

          Employment History

          2017-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
          2012-2017 Managing Director, Alexeeva & Jones
          2009-2012 Director Global Business Development, PSA Peugeot-Citroen Light Commercial Vehicles
          2007-2009 VP Sales, Marketing & Service Development, , GAZ Group
          2000-2007 European Marketing Director, Head of Mid European Region Light Commercial Vehicles, Head of Internet Development, GM Europe
          1998-2000 Marketing & Distribution Director, GM Netherlands
          1996-1997 Brand Manager, Vauxhall Motors
          1992-1995 Marketing Director, Eurocamp Plc
          1987-1992 UK Marketing Manager, European Marketing Manager, Weight Watchers International


          MA in Marketing, Bristol Business School
          Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
          Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Bristol Polytechnic
          BA Modern European Studies (Economics, German, French), Loughborough University MCIM


            David Grant


            David is a good strategic thinker, policy developer, project manager and implementer with a track record of managing complex, high level projects in multi-agency and multi-professional environments. He works well to tight deadlines and is results focussed. He has a thorough understanding of policy and practice affecting the NHS, local government and the independent health and social care sector.

            Sample Consultancy Assignments

            Clinical Commissioning Group: Programme Director role to establish and commission services for the biggest health and wellbeing centre in East London, situated on the Olympic Park.

            NHS Foundation Trust: Piloted the introduction of electronic patient records in two mental health in-patient locations, working with Trust managers and specialist IT staff.

            Local Authorities/Primary Care Trusts: Led programmes to develop integrated community health and social care services in an inner London Authority and a Shire County.

            Welsh Local Authority: led a multi-disciplinary team to manage a large procurement of residential care for older people, involving proposals to close existing facilities and replace with more modern care homes provided by an independent provider.

            Employment History

            2006-Current Principal Consultant, The Consultancy Company

            1991-Current Management Consultant and Director, Pro Tem Consulting Ltd

            1989-1991 Project Manager (Housing Trust Development), Kent County Council, Social Services Department

            1987-1989 Senior Operational Manager, Kent County Council, Social Services Department

            1980-1987 Team Manager, Kent County Council, Social Services Department

            1978-1980 Social Worker/Senior Practitioner, Bolton Metropolitan Borough, Social Services Department

            1975-1976 Trainee Social Worker, Bolton Metropolitan Borough, Social Services Department


            Postgraduate Diploma in Social Services Management and Supervision, University of Sussex

            MA (Social Work), University of Wales

            Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, University of Wales

            Postgraduate Diploma in Social Administration, University of Manchester

            BSc Social Studies (Jt Honours: Psychology and Applied Statistics), University of Salford


              Colin Prout


              Colin is a results-driven and creative consultant who designs and delivers innovative solutions utilising knowledge and experience gained from Manufacturing, Retail and the Public Sector. Recent experience includes delivering large challenging transformation programmes improving service and saving costs by maximising the use of innovative (ICT) technology and new methods of working.  His strong and analytical leadership delivers consistent results within budget and time constraints within challenging environments. Colin is SC security cleared.

              Sample Consultancy Assignments

              Enterprise Transformation:  Led the programme to deliver £10m cashable savings via the organisation-wide transformation of a large County Council.  This was supported by the introduction of new enterprise wide business process management, print, document management & workflow solutions.

              Process Re-engineering:  Delivered a programme to redesign the project management and procurement activities used to deliver ICT based projects and eliminate waste by implementing pull-based delivery.

              Programme Delivery:  Implemented a critical Home Office programme for the Security Industry Authority in 4 months to ensure continuity of service

              Production Improvement:  Designed and Implemented a Kanban pull-based production and supply chain scheduling solution with a consumer goods manufacturing company improving ontime delivery performance.

              Employment History

              2014 - Current   Consultant, The Consultancy Company

              2004 - 2014       Consultant/Director P2PM Limited. BT Global Services, One Connect   Limited, Liverpool Direct, CSC.

              2000 - 2004       Development Manager/Business Counsellor, South Liverpool Housing & Stanley Community Enterprises Limited

              1991 - 2001        Managing Director, Origins Limited

              1987 - 1991        Production/Manufacturing Manager, Edwards High Vacuum, Mountain Breeze Limited

              1982 – 1987        Engineer Officer, Royal Air Force


              Hons Degree in Mechanical Engineering, MBA

              Chartered Engineer

              NVQ IV in Business Counselling

              Prince2 Practitioner

                Paul Kelly


                Paul is a supply chain strategist with a proven ability to develop and implement operational solutions that deliver substantial results in supply chains and service operations.  His special skill is in blending both people and systems development to improve organisational capabilities and collaboration.  He has a detailed understanding of Reverse Logistics and After Sales Service operations and has worked in global, multi-cultural and challenging situations, including post-merger integrations. Paul has applied systems thinking and Lean principles in start-ups, large multinationals, telecoms, retail, and service industries. He is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner with a passion for helping people and teams to develop their capabilities and potential.

                Sample Assignment Projects

                Supply Chain Integration: Developed the integration strategy for the supply chains of two German Telecoms operators post merger. This included inventory, logistics, buying and sourcing strategies to achieve significant savings in operational and inventory costs.

                Reverse Logistics (returns and repairs): Reduced costs by 15% and improved customer service by designing and implementing a change programme across commercial, operations, sales and service functions and suppliers. The programme involved policy, process and IT changes.

                Supply Chain and Supplier Strategies: Developed and implemented supplier development, sourcing and procurement strategies to support business diversification, cost saving (typically 20%) and global consolidation plans.

                Change Management: Initiated and developed a radical approach to change within a high street retail environment; based on the application of “hot house” and Lean, the approach resulted in more than thirty change initiatives being implemented in over four hundred stores resulting in a 10% uplift in sales.

                Employment History

                2014-Current    Consultant, The Consultancy Company

                2013-2014          Board Advisor, Gordon Games

                1999-2014          Supply Chain and IT Management, Telefonica (O2)

                1997-1999           Senior Consultant, Unisys

                1987-1997           IT Management, Bradford and Bingley Building Society


                MBA (with Distinction) Bradford School of Management

                Certified Myers-Briggs Indicator Practitioner

                  Aidan Salter


                  Aidan is a results-driven and professional Managing Director with extensive experience in general management, track record of sales growth, marketing strategies, account management, performance improvement, business transformation and health and safety. A strong leader with exceptional relationship management and people management capabilities, ensuring a consistently motivated team and a successful service delivery at all times.

                  Sample Projects

                  Business turnaround: Led the process of combining two separate but interdependent businesses who didn’t get on to become one group, by improving standards in both businesses, standardising processes and procedures, Changing the Health and safety culture and obtained CHaS accreditation for the contracting arm. Improving sales volume to nearly double the business and turned from loss to profit.

                  Production Improvement: Improved communications, set realistic targets, implemented Capacity Planning, resolved many long standing issues to improve on time performance from 74% to 96%.

                  Relocation: Relocated a sales office 300 miles, employing and training a complete new team in 4 months. Improved utilisation of IT, reduced headcount by 20% and improving responsiveness by 2 days.

                  Interim Management: Managed the business to relieve pressure from the owner. In the process increased sales 20% in 7 months, launched new products, standardised product training, found and stopped fraud, and made the company legally compliant in a number of areas.

                  Employment History

                  2013-Current Managing Director, The Consultancy Company
                  2008-2011  Managing Director, Energys Group
                  2007 - Interim Managing Director, Shaftesbury Shutters
                  1997 - 2006  General Manager, Marketing and R&D Manager, Health Safety and Environmental Forum Leader, Marley/ Aliaxis Group
                  1991-1997 Senior Product Manager, Production Turnaround, Customer Service Manager, Draeger Ltd


                  Diploma in Marketing Chartered Institute of Marketing HNC in Business and Finance Southampton institute
                  Health and Safety IOSH
                  Advanced Development Programme London Business School


                    Harvey Leach


                    Harvey is an experienced improvement leader with a consistent track record of leading change and process improvement ‘on the job’.  He is an accomplished project leader, facilitator and coach, skilled at engaging the skills and experience of multi-functional teams at all levels to work in a fully-integrated and collaborative way to produce outstanding products and services.

                    He has applied his extensive experience of lean approaches to develop and lead programmes to improve customer focus and business performance for clients in a range of private and public sector organisations.  His incisive mind is extremely adept at distilling complex issues into simple processes able deliver exceptional results.

                    Sample Consultancy Assignments

                    Producer of Nutrition products:  Restructured Supply Chain organisation and processes.  Linking previously disparate Sales and Operations processes led to enhanced customer service, increased factory efficiency, ability to maximise opportunities in purchasing raw materials and significant bottom-line profit increase.

                    NHS Primary Care Project:  Developed Logistics strategy for a major strategic project involving acute trusts, PCTs, community hospitals and GPs.  Integration of existing transport solutions offered the possibility of increased service level and over 40% cost reduction compared to establishing a dedicated transport solution.

                    Automotive Tyre Distributor:  Modelled complex solution to restructure distribution of tyres direct from European factories to UK customers.  Optimised to provide best balance between service level and efficiency, reducing costs for both parties.

                    Aerospace component supplier:  Developed New Product Introduction to improve on-time launch and cost target achievement, defining business process, gateway definition and management.

                    Employment History

                    2004-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                    2002-2004 - Production Strategy Manager, BMW (UK), Manufacturing Ltd
                    2000-2002 - Corporate Co-ordination Manager, BMW AG, Munich
                    1977-2000 - Various positions in Rover Group


                    M.A. Total Quality Leadership, Liverpool John Moores University (with Rover Group)
                    Master of Engineering, University of Durham
                    B.Sc.(Hons) Engineering Science (2:1), University of Durham
                    Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
                    Certified Management Consultant, Member of the Institute of Consulting

                      Glynda Salter


                      Glynda’s background is in legal services where she provided support for a number of Legal practices in London and the provinces. Following a childcare break her focus switched to social care and hospitals. Glynda’s care, attention to detail and organisational abilities are ideal in her role as our company secretary.

                        Mark Kerr


                        Mark is a pragmatic strategist with extensive experience in marketing, technical and financial disciplines. Experienced at developing and implementing solutions for complex, strategic business issues, such as unbiased business portfolio reviews and rationalisation, and developing growth strategies for stalled businesses. Builds excellent relationships with customers and businesses globally and an effective communicator and influencer at all levels and with any size of audience. Mark has experience of civil aerospace, defence aerospace, and civil nuclear industries.

                        Sample Projects

                        Business Integration: Integrated 5 separate inspection, data analytic and supply chain management businesses through the creation of a unifying strategy and vision. Produced a situational analysis for the integrated business, created objectives for the strategy to deliver, and established and implemented programmes of work against those objectives, achieving a 300% revenue growth within 5 years.

                        Marketing Segmentation: Built a customer segmentation model from first principles for a £4.3bn division of a large multinational, allowing a better understanding and targeting of the customer base. Created different marketing messages and aftermarket propositions for each segment. Trained and supported a global Sales team in the use of segmentation to better know and target customers, resulting in a 10-15% improvement in margins.

                        New products Introduction: Launched 4 branded aftermarket service products to maximise profitability. Each tailored to offer clients choice as their requirements change across the product lifecycle. Grew aftermarket penetration by 15% and margin by 10%.

                        Service quality and process improvement: Turned around a disjointed and ambiguous sales and delivery supply chain for aftermarket service offerings by deploying a service quality model to close gaps in understanding, processes and management expectations. Reduced cost of service delivery by 20% whilst improving customer response times by 20%, and removed internal barriers and increased communication thus solving long standing internal trust issues.

                        Employment History

                        2017-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                        2015-2016 Business Development Executive, Civil Nuclear, Rolls-Royce plc
                        2003-2015 Head of Marketing, Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce plc
                        1999-2003 Strategy Executive, Procurement, Rolls-Royce plc
                        1997-1999 Commercial Manager, Aftermarket, Rolls-Royce plc


                        BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering


                          Richard Wale


                          Richard spent his corporate life, before moving into consultancy 17 years ago, within the UK manufacturing industry. Starting out in production management, he progressed through operations management into general management. It was here that he became involved with developing markets on a global scale, resulting in the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.

                          Sample Consultancy Assignments

                          Molins plc Core process review of the business, from receipt of customer order, through planning, procurement, manufacturing, assembly and distribution.

                          Fenner Seals.  Development and implementation of a new inventory management process in their global subsidiaries.

                          Metrological Office.  Review of the Commercial Division and recommendations for structural change.

                          Smiths Medical A range of projects including restructuring their supply chain processes, European distribution strategy review and inventory management optimisation.

                          EBRD – TAM Program Senior Industrial Advisor on 12-month project with manufacturing company in Poland.

                          Employment History

                          1996-Current Principal Consultant – The Consultancy Company
                          1992-1996 - Divisional Managing Director – Mechanical Handling Division, Wagon plc
                          1989-1992 - Managing Director – Futurail, part of Polymark International plc
                          1987-1989 - Operations Director – Tyzack Turner plc (now TT plc)
                          1982-1987 - Operations Director – Moorwood Vulcan – part of Valor plc (now Williams Holdings plc)


                          Postgraduate Diploma – Finance and Accounting, University of Hertfordshire
                          Postgraduate Diploma – Business Administration, University of Bradford
                          BSc (Hons) – Mechanical Engineering, University of Southampton
                          Chartered Engineer, MIMechE


                            Tim Richardson


                            A supply chain strategist and expert in delivering Lean transformations in Manufacturing, Service and Public Sector environments.
                            Tim is highly respected for his creative, inspirational solutions and for providing the leadership that enables mindset changes and creates processes that provide sustained, step change improvements in performance.

                            Tim builds confidence and belief at all levels in organisations through his remorseless focus on the need of the customer, his ability to help others share and believe in that vision, and above all the creation of pragmatic value chains that deliver the vision at the lowest possible operational cost.

                            Sample Consultancy Assignments

                            Edwards Vacuum.  Redesigned the global £150m service supply from Inventory deployment to organisational structure and control processes that provided a step change in service at lower cost and provided the catalyst for rapid business growth.

                            Kingspan Environmental. Redefined the manufacturing supply chain from traditional batch to pull based manufacturing, removing 70% of WIP and contracted lead time from 10 to 2 days.

                            Pitney Bowes. Led the redesign of the remanufacturing activities that radically reduced the operational footprint by 75%, provided a step change in the reduction in throughput times and improvements in the consistency of service provided.

                            QinetiQ. Led the Value Stream Mapping of the design and development processes for flight trials. Challenged the embedded “civil service” culture and aligned project management approaches to drive rather than report performance.

                            East Sussex NHS Hospitals Trust. Applied strategic demand management techniques to create a balanced and simply executed scheduling process, generating a step change in elective day surgery performance.

                            Employment History

                            1996-present Principal Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                            2006-2010  - Managing Director, 2000-2006 Director, Supply Chain Division, 1996–2000 Consultant
                            1994-1996 - Managing Director, United Moulders Ltd (BTR )
                            1992–1994 - Operations Director, Cox & Wyman Ltd (Bowater subsidiary)
                            1988-1992 - Operations Manager, Eurotherm Ltd
                            1982–1987 - Engineer Officer, Royal Air Force

                              Richard Ward


                              Richard has over 30 years of facilitating strategic change in housing and social care where uncertainty is often the norm, his skills in problem solving in a resourceful manner and his energetic style of developing ownership ensure that clients achieve sustainable results.

                              A determined advocate of finding new and better ways of working, Richard does so through a commitment and dedication to working inclusively with people. A total focus on customer choice and an engaging 'can do' attitude has resulted in a successful track record of enabling cultural, organisational and structural change for Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.

                              Sample Consultancy Assignments

                              District Council.  Strategic and service reviews, leading to significant improvements to the quality of their homelessness processes and outcomes. IT replacement sourcing and project management.

                              Housing Association. Design and implementation of pre inspection support. Prepared and implemented a recovery plan to remove it from Housing Corporation supervision.

                              Borough Council. Creation and facilitation of culture change programme for council and key stakeholders. Review of tenders for funded projects for the homeless.

                              London Boroughs.  Tri Borough procurement savings in social care, transport and housing.

                              Employment History

                              2001-Current  Senior Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                              2000-2001 - Independent Consultant
                              1999-2000 - Housing Services Director, Somer CHT
                              1996-1999 - Head of Housing Management, Bath & North East Somerset
                              1990-1996 - Housing Manager-AD Estate Management, Bath  City Council
                              1985-1990 - Housing Manager, Ellesmere Port & Neston BC
                              1980-1985 - Housing Officer, Ellesmere Port & Neston BC
                              1970-1990 - Posts in local authorities: Liverpool, Hounslow Housing management and Advisory teams


                              Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing CICHM
                              Chartered Institute of Housing Professional Qualification
                              Chartered Institute of Housing APEX Mentor

                                Jonathan Pressey

                                Jonathan Pressey

                                Jonathan PresseyJonathan has an in-depth understanding of the business software industry and a strong track record in providing strategic advice to large and small organisations. Working at director level he has delivered a wide range of major international programmes and projects, including implementations with ERP, finance, procurement, CRM, HR, analytics and associated software.

                                Jonathan works with current technology as appropriate, including cloud and SaaS. He is a qualified accountant with FD experience and brings his practical knowledge of how systems are used to business case preparation, analysis and decision taking.

                                Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                IT Review: Reviewed the IT function of an international private equity firm, including a user satisfaction survey for 250 staff in 16 global locations. Led to a full analysis of the ‘as is’ position with detailed recommendations for development of infrastructure and 30 separate business applications plus the business case for the adoption of ITIL. Created a route map for improving efficiency and inter-office working.

                                Software Selection: Led the software selection exercise and wrote the business case for the UK Insolvency Service to replace critical systems managing the assets of all insolvent companies and individuals – tangible benefits estimated at £8m+. During the implementation managed a complex, overlapping set of business rules handling legislative issues.

                                New ERP System: Managed core build and roll-out programme in over 30 countries in EMEA and the Americas for a pharmaceutical services company, including mid-project change from US to French ownership. Successfully replaced various local systems with a common approach, facilitating consistent group reporting and reducing complexity.

                                Case Management System: Led requirements review and implementation project for a leading ATE underwriter of legal expenses insurance, allowing solicitors to raise and manage a range of policies on line for their clients in place of paper processing.

                                Employment History

                                2016 - current            Consultant, The Consultancy Company

                                2015 - 2016                 UK Services Director, Planon

                                2011 - 2015                 Professional Services Director, xPRESTE

                                2003 - 2011                 Professional Services Director, Wave Consulting

                                1998 - 2003                 Senior Project Manager, Projects Director,                                                                                                                        EMEA Services Director, Systems Union

                                1996 - 1998                 Independent Business Systems Consultant

                                1993 - 1996                  Finance Director with UMECO plc


                                Associate, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

                                BA(Hons), English Literature

                                  Ben Colman


                                  Ben is a qualified chartered surveyor and town planner with a deep understanding of the development process. He has extensive experience in devising effective property strategies which enable clients to realise their operational objectives and maximise their financial return. Ben has a proven track record in undertaking strategic portfolio reviews and project management from project inception through to delivery. He enjoys transaction structuring, whether this involves establishing partnership arrangements or negotiating an acquisition or disposal. Ben benefits from both leading edge private and public sector expertise and is an astute commercial operator with a strong reputation for delivering results through collaboration.

                                  Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                  Operational Portfolio Review: Responsible for preparing a robust business case for the rationalisation and modernisation of LB of Southwark’s estate which comprised c. 100 properties. This was approved and subsequently implemented and has resulted in a 25% saving in annual running costs.

                                  City Centre Development: Lead advisor to Oxford City Council for the £500m Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment anchored by John Lewis. A key requirement was to protect the Council’s financial interests during the construction process and to ensure it shared in value enhancement.

                                  Partnership Validation: Undertook a forensic review of an LLP partnership between Dudley Borough Council and its development partner, PSP, to ensure best value for a 5 year rationalisation programme of c. 200 properties. A key outcome involved parties agreeing to an annual business plan to ensure developer performance.

                                  Lease Surrender & Acquisition: Leading a negotiation for the LB of Ealing, to enable a lease surrender and freehold acquisition of its 185,000 sq.ft HQ premises. This generated a £0.75m pa saving and facilitated a £25m phased refurbishment project.

                                  Employment History

                                  2017-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                                  2016-2017 Property Advisor, CIPFA
                                  2015-2016 Development Director, Midas Group
                                  2011-2015 Development Manager, Cornwall Council
                                  2001-2011 Director, CB Richard Ellis


                                  MRICS Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
                                  MRTPI Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
                                  MA in Property Valuation and Law – City University
                                  Bachelor in Town Planning (Post Grad) – University of the West of England
                                  BA (Hons) in Town Planning – Westminster University


                                    Sheldon Stoutt


                                    Sheldon is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, Business Development Director and Consultant. He specialises in building businesses, both organically and through acquisition and raising capital investment. His consulting experience is focussed on business growth and Information Technology, particularly in the area of ensuring IT meets and delivers business needs.

                                    Sheldon has over 30 years programme and project management skills delivering large IT programme implementations from creation of concept to budgets, funding, timescales, multi discipline leadership skills and quality assurance. He ensures the delivery of end-to-end customer service. He has experience in both the public and private sector and has managed successful partnerships between the sectors.

                                    Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                    Business Growth and Transformation: Grew a business from £2m turnover to £7.5m in 2.5 years including raising £1.5m investment.

                                    Business acquisition and merger: Led the acquisition of two companies, coupled with finding and negotiating £2.5m matched loan fund with the Association of Greater Manchester Authority (AGMA) and the post-acquisition integration of all 3 companies.

                                    Banking - Service Development Manager: Led the project delivery and service management teams in the migration and integration of all UK based service desks for a major UK high street Bank.

                                    Local Authority - IT Programme Director: Managed R&D and implementation process of a c£3M project creating and introducing the first Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution for Middle Schools. The concept was quickly proven and expanded across the county sharing the first cloud based implementation of VDI in the UK.

                                    Banking - Business Continuity Programme Director: Led the team to undertake a business continuity assignment which invented and piloted a brand new technology solution: the first version of VDI. Implementation of a production 1,000 concurrent virtual desktop solution together with automated processes utilising the existing Service Desk. Expanded solution to 7,000+ concurrent users in Europe.

                                    Employment History

                                    2014-Current     The Consultancy Company Principal Consultant

                                    1993–2014          Tribune - CEO and Solutions Consultant

                                    1986–1993          Barclays Bank plc - Senior Business Analyst

                                    1981–1986          UB Management Services - Senior Projects Manager

                                    1978–1981          United Biscuits (UK) Ltd - Production Manager

                                    1977–1978          GEC Elliot Automation - Production Controller


                                    B.Sc.(Hons) Warwick University


                                      Colin Hudson


                                      Colin offers an extensive range of consulting skills which he developed in a senior position with KPMG. He has particular skills in performance improvement, strategy development, options appraisal, business planning and financial management and has recently focussed on service improvement and cost reduction in respect of adult social care. Colin allies clarity of thought to a strong client focus and understands the issues of concern to senior management and politicians.  He is therefore able to develop and implement solutions which deliver real improvements in performance from front line services to the development of more effective back office and support services. His experience has a strong public sector bias including central government, NDPBs, local authorities and education.

                                      Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                      Neath Port Talbot Council.  The development of a strategic business case to deliver new and highly flexible residential care facilities at a significantly reduced cost to the Council.  Colin went on to work with the Council to procure an external partner to design, build, finance and operate the new residential care facilities.

                                      London Borough of Barnet.  The renegotiation of a significant contract for older adults residential and day care services with both the lead contractor and sub-contracted care provider resulting in a cost reduction of in excess of 25% of the annual budget.

                                      Learning & Skills Council.  Managing the testing, piloting and implementation of the Framework for Excellence, a comprehensive performance assessment mechanism for all LSC funded education providers.

                                      A Local Authority.  Assessed the options for the Authority to bid for a ‘super casino’ to identify the option with the strongest business case from a financial and regeneration perspective.

                                      A Regional Development Agency.  Undertook a detailed appraisal of a new housing scheme, to Treasury Green Book standard, for submission to the CPRG for approval.

                                      Employment History

                                      2009-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                                      2001-2008 - Partner, KPMG
                                      1992-2001 - Senior Manager, Director, KPMG
                                      1989-1992 - Principal Finance Officer, North Tyneside Council
                                      1982-1989 - Various, Durham City Council and Cleveland County


                                      Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy


                                        Colin Brookman


                                        Colin Brookman offers top class business skills gained from over 30 years working at senior levels in the IT industry. He has particular skills in strategy development and implementation and in the design and delivery of significant change programmes.  As a Consultant Colin focuses his activities on the development of business-based strategies for organisations in the Public and Third Sectors; in particular Local Authorities and Housing.

                                        Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                        Housing Society.  Information Systems Strategy development; Requirements development for a replacement Housing Management System and management of tender process to select a supplier; project assurance for implementation of new system.

                                        Global Conservation Charity. Procurement Review to identify opportunities for cost savings; development of procurement policies and procedures addressing client’s sustainability requirements; management of tenders to achieve consistency and value for money procurement in key spend categories.

                                        Local Authority. Analysis of procurement spend to identify nature and scope of supplier base; in particular to identify LEGI and third sector development opportunities.

                                        Local Authority.  Development of a strategic commissioning toolkit consisting of an overall process, review gates, checklists and documentation requirements.

                                        Local Authority.  Management of a procurement process to select a supplier for the outsourcing of older people’s residential care services including the construction and implementation of new premise.

                                        City PCT:  A Strategic Health and Well-being Needs Assessment for Children with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties within the PCTs area of responsibility.

                                        Employment History

                                        2005-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                                        1996-2005 Operations Director, Electronic Data Systems Ltd
                                        1993-1996 Account Leader Electronic Data Systems Ltd
                                        1974-1993 Various Functional, Project Management & Technical roles in IT Service Delivery and  Studies


                                        BSc (Hons) Maths and Statistics, Reading University, 1974 Certified Management Consultant
                                        Member of the Institute of Consulting


                                          Frances Taylor


                                          Frances spent her earlier years with a major bank where she rose through the ranks to become a senior PA for regional directors. Having decided that she wanted to gain broader commercial experience she joined the practice to establish a core support function that provided the interface between professional consultants and the practices clients.

                                          During her time as Support Services Manager she computerised the company’s accounts and has taken prime responsibility for cash collection; achieved certification for the practice in ISO9000 within 7 months and maintained it for the last 14 years; achieved certification in Investors in People and maintained it (with commendations) for the last 10 years.

                                          Her commitment to supporting the team and our clients whilst maintaining high standards of accuracy and service provides outstanding back up to the management team.


                                            Mark Shaw from The Consultancy Company

                                            Mark Shaw


                                            Mark ShawMark is an experienced operations management leader, passionate about lean manufacturing, inventory and supply chain optimisation, result-driven with hands-on knowledge to develop and implement solutions that delivered effectiveness, reduce costs and improved profitability. His special skill is in blending processes and systems to work for the organisation to enhance their capabilities, improve collaboration and business performance while ensuring a consistently motivated team.

                                            Mark enjoys rolling his sleeves up and doing what is it takes to get things done in a calm but progressive way. He is experienced in turnaround and start-ups.

                                            Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                            Business turnaround: Led strategy, restructured and implemented processes. Improving operations and turned from loss to profit.

                                            Production Improvement: Designed programme and coached lean implementation. Improving throughput time from 38 to 21 days, reduced inventory by 20% and warehouse space by 50%.

                                            IT/IS development:  Led IT/IS development to support the business processes ERP/MRP. Ensuring an effective manufacturing system, reduced WIP and improved material availability.

                                            Supply Chain Integration:  Designed a seamless closed loop electronic Kanban pull base system and supply chain scheduling solution with supplier that is driven by actual demand and reduced stock-out.

                                            Order delivery process:  Implemented JIT, daily capacity management system. Improving on delivery from 65% to 95%.

                                            Strategy development:  Developed the Model Factory Concept to enable the company to set-up partner manufacturing operations in days and create flexibility for quick ramp-up/ramp-down in demand.

                                            Employment History

                                            2014 – 2016       Sales Managing, HRK Jewellery, UK

                                            2014 – 2014       Senior Managing, Wipro Consulting Services, UK

                                            2011 – 2013       General Manager, ABB Engineering (Shanghai), China

                                            2009 – 2011       Operations Development Manager, The Switch, Finland

                                            2008 – 2009       Information System Manager/LBU, ABB, Finland

                                            2005 – 2008       Operations Manager, ABB DA, China

                                            2002 – 2005       Business Consultant (Corporate), ABB Oy, Finland

                                            1994 – 2002       Industrial Engineer, Operations Development Engineer, ABB Oy, Finland


                                            MSc in Economics and Business Administration, University of Vaasa

                                            BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vaasa Institute of Technology

                                            Languages - fluent Finnish, basic Russian.

                                              Ormond Hooper


                                              Ormond is a supply chain and logistics professional with over 30 years’ experience. He has held strategic and tactical roles with both in house operators and third party logistics companies.

                                              His experience has been gained with leading brand names in the FMCG and ‘B2B’ sectors and he has been responsible for the  development and delivery of new strategies. He is an accomplished change manager and, with an open and participative style, he  is comfortable communicating and managing at all levels.

                                              Having developed and operated both large single-site and multi-site distribution networks, Ormond has an extensive knowledge and experience of complex warehouse and transport operations, their systems and their processes.

                                              Importantly, he also has a deep appreciation and understanding of wider supply chain issues and broader business needs.

                                              Sample Consultancy Assignments

                                              Major carpet manufacturer – Reviewed transport operations in light of changing distribution profile identifying savings in the order of 18% whilst improving customer service.

                                              Major white goods manufacturer – Strategic review of UK warehousing and distribution operations leading to the opening of an additional UK warehouse facility and re-engineered third-party transport solution.

                                              Consumer electronics brand leader – Managed a third party logistics tender process for outsourced warehousing and distribution.

                                              Manufacturer of electrical accessories – Reviewed central distribution warehouse identifying improvements in layout, systems and processes in order to enhance customer service and improve efficiency.

                                              Manufacturer of drainage products – Strategic modelling and re-engineering of warehouse and transport operations following a major acquisition and subsequent changes in manufacturing infrastructure.

                                              Major third party logistics company – Reviewed warehouse operation to identify improvements in layout, mix & type of storage solutions, and processes in order to improve warehouse cube utilisation and throughput.

                                              Manufacturer of chemical products – reviewed and made recommendations on changes in warehouse layout and processes following the centralisation of distribution activities.

                                              Employment History

                                              2003-Current Consultant, The Consultancy Company
                                              2001-2003 - Director, Client Supply Chain Solutions, Ryder Plc
                                              1999-2001 - General Manager, Consumer Products Div,  Ryder Plc
                                              1997-1999 - General Manager, Wedgwood Contract, Ryder Plc
                                              1993-1997 - Logistics & Distribution Director, Graham Builders Merchants


                                                David Wale


                                                David is passionate about implementing major change programmes involving process, technology and organisational redesign in multi-site national and global corporations to improve customer service and substantially reduce costs.  He has a proven track record of assessing the situation, developing strategies and implementing them across EMEA, Asia, North America and Latin America.

                                                He has applied his expertise in assignments covering S&OP, customer supply chain, procurement, managing outsourced logistics with 3PL and 4PL partners and deploying Lean Methodology within Shared Service Centres.

                                                Sample Project Assignments

                                                SC Johnson.  Developed the practical detail and implemented a new European distribution network strategy, consolidating country DC’s into 3PL managed regional hubs delivering savings of over $20M.

                                                SC Johnson. Identified and implemented a Lean excellence methodology to develop global Shared Service Centre teams to improve inventory transaction flows between SAP and 3PL’s.

                                                Allied Bakeries. Implemented weekly S&OP process between Sales, Central Planning and Manufacturing to improve forecast accuracy and manage demand peaks regarding retailers promotional activity.

                                                Allied Bakeries. Instigated and implemented an in-vehicle telematics system (fleet of  950 vehicles) to provide real time vehicle tracking enabling enhanced customer service and improved route efficiencies saving £1.6M pa.

                                                Diageo. Improved the Global Trade Strategy process to be realistic and achievable enabling targeted Marketing campaigns. Facilitated implementation in Korea, South Africa, Nigeria, Taiwan and Greece.

                                                Employment History

                                                2015-Current     Consultant, The Consultancy Company

                                                2014-2015          SC Johnson, Global Logistics COE

                                                2007-2013          SC Johnson, European Logistics Director

                                                2003-2007         Allied Bakeries, Director of Supply Chain

                                                2000-2003         Diageo plc, Supply Chain Director

                                                1998-2000         Diageo plc, Supply Chain Development Director

                                                1995-1998          United Distillers plc  Product Supply Director

                                                1987-1989          Philips Electronics, Materials Manager


                                                Chartered Engineer

                                                Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

                                                Member of the Institute of Operations Management

                                                Fellowship in Manufacturing Management, Cranfield University

                                                MA (Hons) Engineering Cambridge University