Kingshurst Consulting is a specialist consultancy working for public sector clients, at a national, regional and local level. It has been established for over twelve years and has a wide range of clients across the public sector.  Between them, the principal members of Kingshurst Consulting have provided many years of practical consultancy support, drawing on their direct experience in both the public and private sectors.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver practical consultancy solutions for all those organisations we work for; and to do so on time and within an agreed budget.  The company is committed to the continuous improvement of all its services and has been recognised as meeting the national standard for Investors in People since September 1999.

Barry Horner

Barry Horner is Kingshurst’s Joint Managing partner with 18 years consultancy experience.  During this time he has worked for a wide range of Central Government Departments and agencies, local authorities and Regional Development Agencies.  This includes work in the South East, London, the South West, the North West, the East of England and East Midlands.  Before moving into consultancy, he worked for 13 years for the (then) Department of Employment concerned with training and business support activities.

Colin Logier

Colin Logier is Kingshurst’s Joint Managing Partner with 17 years consultancy experience.  He has worked extensively with Regional Development Agencies, Business Links and local authorities in London, the South East and Eastern regions as well as a wide range of other partnership organisations.  Prior to consultancy work, he spent 16 years with the Department of Trade and Industry working on small firms, international trade and inner city issues.

  Richard Barker  

Richard joined Kingshurst as a Senior Consultant in 2006. He has extensive senior management experience in local authorities, including eight years as Assistant Director of Education at Medway Council where he was responsible for the strategic development and front line delivery of services for children, young people and adults. This included developing and delivering a wide range of multi-agency partnerships in the field of education, skills and children’s care.

  Preetie Bindra  

Preetie joined Kingshurst in 2007 as a Consultant.  She has 11 years experience of providing strategic and operational advice on economic development, planning, rural and tourism issues.  She has a Masters in Civic Design, Urban and Regional Planning, a Diploma in Town and Regional Planning and a BA in Tourism Studies and has worked previously for Surrey County Council and South East Tourism.

  Alan Elder  

Alan Elder is an Associate Partner who joined Kingshurst in 2006.  He has over 15 years experience of regeneration, tourism and economic development issues at a local, regional, national and European level.  This includes eight years as Head of Economic Development at Surrey County Council.  Prior to that he worked for Dover District Council and Scottish Enterprise.

  Elizabeth Haggart  

Liz Haggart has over 20 years experience in research, economic development and regeneration.  She has 10 years consultancy experience working for local authorities, Government agencies and other economic development bodies and has worked with Kingshurst since 2001 as a Senior Consultant.  Before moving into consultancy she worked in local government in Yorkshire and Humberside and Kent, as well as 5 years as Director of Policy and Research at Kent Training and Enterprise Council.

  Sam Hunt  

Sam Hunt joined Kingshurst in 2005 as a Senior Consultant and has over 30 years experience of working in museums and galleries.  He was formerly Chief Executive of the South West Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.  Prior to that he was Assistant Director of Leisure and Tourism with Bath local authority and earlier appointments include Senior Curator at Exeter Museums and Assistant Keeper of Art at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.  He is a Fellow of the Museums Association.

  Sue Kay  

Sue Kay joined Kingshurst in 2005.  She is the former Executive Director of Culture South West, the regional cultural consortium.  She has wide knowledge and experience of the cultural and creative sector having previously been Director of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at Dartington College of Arts, as well as working for South West Arts (now Arts Council England) and as a manager of theatres and arts centres in Somerset and London.  She is a Fellow of the RSA.

  Paula Malpeli  

Paula Malpeli joined Kingshurst in 2007.  She is an experienced project manager who worked for English Heritage for 10 years, during which time she had responsibility for the organisation’s heritage and conservation projects across South East England.  She is a qualified town planner and previously worked on the regeneration of London Docklands as a senior community and development manager.

Ralph Sperring

Ralph Sperring has many years experience of advising and running growing businesses, including 8 years working in the Business Link support network.  Since joining Kingshurst in 2001, he has worked extensively with local authorities, including providing practical support in implementing electronic government initiatives.  Prior to consultancy he was Director of Business Information Services at the combined Business Link and Training and Enterprise Council for Kent.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Jackie White
    Jackie is Kingshurst’s Operations Manager and she has been with the company since 1996.  Jackie is the main day to day point of contact for clients and co-ordinates all administrative support.  Jackie also works on individual assignments by, for example, researching and assembling background information and setting up consultation programmes.