Our Team

Fiona Elliott (Director & Principal Consultant) has worked in the cultural and heritage sectors for over twenty years. Her specialist areas include business planning, project management, collections management, exhibition planning, conservation management and activity planning. Fiona has worked with a wide range of organisations, from community groups to national museums and has first-hand experience of working with listed buildings and Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Her expertise is based on the reality of operating independent charitable trusts and the challenges of ensuring financial stability. As the Chief Executive of the Thackray Museum she developed the museum's operational capability and its regional and national profile. Under her leadership the museum won a Visit Britain National Visitor Attraction of the Year Award. Fiona has a BA Honours in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and an MA in Museum Studies from University College London.

 

David Boursnell (Director & Principal Consultant) has been actively involved in business development and planning for many years. His specialist areas include strategic development, feasibility studies and options appraisals, market assessments and planning, audience development, business planning and funding applications. As Business Development Manager for Sheffield Leisure Services, David worked on major heritage and cultural projects in the city. David has direct experience of the challenges faced by community and public sector organisations as a development worker and manager for umbrella groups of community organisations for many years. David has an MBA and a Diploma in Marketing.

 

Kate Elliott (Consultant) specialises in research and analysis, collecting and analysing information about audiences, the strategic environment and organisational performance that is vital in developing realistic forward plans. She develops practical and logically grounded research programmes, designs and undertakes evaluation programmes and advises on consultation strategies and techniques. Kate has extensive experience of audience research work, audience development planning and activity planning. She has worked with large and small organisations to develop research programmes that fit their requirements and create plans that organisations are able to commit to and put into practice. Kate has a Masters degree in Business Research.

 

Rebecca McIntyre (Associate Consultant) has been active in the voluntary and statutory sectors throughout her career in a diverse range of areas such as heritage, tourism, regeneration, volunteering and education. Her expertise includes activity planning, consultation, market research, business planning and funding applications.

 

Stuart Berry (Associate Consultant) has worked in the museum and heritage sector for over 15 years. He specialises in museum learning and education, and has an academic background in Archaeological Science and Geology (BSc) and Museum Studies (MA). He has developed and delivered heritage learning in a wide range of contexts, including a national museum. Stuart also has direct experience of working as a classroom teacher.

 

Nicola Wilson (Associate Consultant) has been involved in delivering community projects for many years, specialising in community development, community consultation and research. Nikky focuses on supporting voluntary and community groups to develop new projects, seek funding and improve their capacity to deliver projects.

 

G+Studio (Associate Museum Exhibition Designer) G+Studio are museum and exhibition designers offering 3D design, graphic design, interpretation planning, project management and design and build services. We often collaborate with G+Studio to develop interpretation plans and to create new exhibition galleries.