Associate Partners

Strategic Human Resource Consultant

Ann Hartley has over 15 years experience as a specialist HR consultant enabling individuals and teams to improve their contribution to organisational performance. Ann has designed and managed assessment and development programmes and recruitment initiatives from graduate entry to chief executive level. She has introduced 360 feedback and other diagnostic methods to encourage managers to explore the impact of their personal style and effectiveness. Ann has developed and implemented performance management approach for medium and large enterprises. She has developed successful organisational and team development programmes for public and private sector clients.

IT Project Management Consultant

Christopher Roe is an experienced web and intranet developer engaged in IT and business integration projects for SMEs and large enterprises. Christopher has developed IT working practices and internet strategies across many sectors, including banking, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, and management consultancy. He performs business process modelling with the aim of integrating needs analysis and application design with specification writing, development, and testing. He has worked successfully integrating business processes to IT development. He is a seasoned teacher and trainer and enjoys assisting SMEs and large companies in cultural change and language analysis. Christopher's earlier career in journalism includes work as a writer on the leading financial journal, Institutional Investor, and as a reporter for the Saudi Gazette.

Operations Management Consultant

Steve Fowkes is a versatile and results-driven senior Operations Manager, who has achieved consistent success in supplying manufacturing processes and solutions for advanced technical products. Steve has extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing and supply chain best practices. He can demonstrate use of innovative management techniques in purchasing and supply chain integration for optimum quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness. Steve offers a successful track record in effective manufacturing processes gained from operating at senior level of international companies and start-ups. He provides strategic integration of manufacturing best practices within an organisation to SMEs and large enterprise. He offers consulting, mentoring and coaching to senior manufacturing executives and managers for achieving individual, team, and corporate success.

Senior Account Management Consultant

Phillip Ellis has over 25 years experience in strategic and operational sales and marketing in the UK and Europe. He provides enterprise clients with extensive strategic integration skills in people development, training, business development and programme management for direct and indirect channels. Working with both middle and senior management, Phillip has a successful track record driving significant performance improvement in international organisations such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Mitel Telecom and Optimal Telecom as well as fast growth SME companies.

Phillip has also provided business improvement support to organisations such as Marconi, Computer Associates, Energis, Intec Ltd as well as a host of SMEs and business start ups.

Phillip is a trained NLP Master Practitioner and Performance Coach. He has a BSc. honours degree in Computer Technology and Post Graduate Certificate in Education, both from the University of Wales.

Project Management Consultant

Martin Fenn-Smith is a seasoned business professional with over 30 years international IT, Telecoms, and retail industry experience. He has held management positions with Marconi, Rank Xerox, Mitel Telecom and Victor Chandler International. Martin has a wealth of experience integrating strategies to corporate goals and developing customer-centric initiatives. His work in materials management, production planning, project management, sales support, customer service and marketing has given him first-hand knoweldge of pressing integration issues. He holds an honours degree in Physics from Edinburgh University and a Diploma in Management Studies. He is a chartered engineer and a Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers.

IS Integration Management Consultant

Steve Powell has 25 years experience working in information systems where he provides consultancy integration and education. He is valued for his approach in understanding requirements and developing systems and learning pathways to support service provision across an enterprise. He has a career spanning both public and private sectors, including Information Systems Manager for Department of Health (UK), and has spent recent years contributing his vision and approach as a consultant to HP, Compaq and IBM. He specialises in the strategic planning of knowledge acquisition and is an experienced curriculum architect. Steve prides himself on his successes in empowering and enabling people to learn.

R&D Innovation Consultant

Gareth Loudon specialises in product innovation and integration strategies. With over 16 years experience in R&D, Gareth has driven many innovative products from initial concept to commercial success for companies such as Apple Computer and Ericsson. At Ericsson Gareth spearheaded a new product innovation process integrating key disciplines including design, engineering, marketing and anthropology. While working for Apple he was the principal designer of a new revolutionary Asian language handwriting recognition technology, a break-through solution for Apple in the Chinese market in 1996. Gareth has won many awards for his technical achievements, including Best Software Product Award at COMDEX Asia, and for his concept design work from IDSA/BusinessWeek. He has 1st Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. from Leicester University . He is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He is co-founder of LightMinds, a HymnSheet partner, a university lecturer and a frequent speaker at industry events.

Culture and Change Management Consultant

Dave Davies has over 20 years of management, change leadership and consulting experience gained with Digital Equipment Corporation, Severn Trent plc and Human Synergistics. He excels at facilitating the creation of integrated strategies that are central to individual and organisational performance and sustainable benefit realisation. An Accredited Human Synergistics consultant, Dave employs empirically derived methods to help organisations shape constructive cultures, leadership and management styles.

Marketing Management Consultant

Neil Wilkins is the founder of Viper Marketing, a strategic marketing consultancy that specialises in helping clients to communicate more effectively with their customers. Neil has over 15 years marketing management experience across a broad range of industries working with the likes of Orange, NatWest, Castrol, Ordnance Survey and Marconi. His approach is to facilitate the building of integrated marketing, sales and communication strategies to drive a business vision throughout an organisation to aid cross-function roll-out of operational plans. Clear communication is at the heart of Neil's approach and he lectures in Strategic Planning, Analysis and Evaluation and e-Marketing for the Chartered Institute of Marketing's post-graduate Diploma.

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When teams in my company diverge from an agreed market entry strategy, they quickly get back on track.
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