Hello!  I am the Director of Spartacus Associates Limited and our Principal Consultant and Business Coach.  I specialise in performance improvement through business strategy development and implementation.  I help clients to understand and grasp market opportunities, to focus their organisational effort and activity on ensuring that all elements of the business are managed in line with their purpose, and to identify and thence close the gaps between theory and practice.


My expertise is broad-ranging and, with a focus on process, I am adept at making things happen.  I have a particular capacity for strategic thinking, and excellent analytical and communication skills.  My background in Civil Engineering (specialising in Hydrogeology) and Higher Education, together with an MBA qualification and 11 years active participation in the Women's National Commission, have equipped me with a combination of scientific, social science, managerial and communication skills and expertise.  I have worked in public, private and third sector organisations across a range of industries and markets – including education, civil, environmental and water engineering, oil and gas, health, local authorities and government agencies.

I recognise that success depends upon the commitment of the people involved.  My well-developed interpersonal and communication skills enable me to build strong empathy and business relationships with people at all levels in an organisation irrespective of their professional and social background.  I have a passion for transferring knowledge and helping others to surpass even their own expectations and this can produce impressive results.  I am a Business Coach and qualified deliverer of both Step 1 and Step 2 of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Consulting Experience

·    Business strategy
·    Marketing strategy
·    Market research
·    Benchmarking
·    Strategic alliances
·    Organisation design
·    Workforce planning
·    Performance management and monitoring
·    Process facilitation
·    Project management
·    Business coaching and professional development
·    MBTI delivery

A Selection of Previous Assignments

  • Business strategy development and documentation of business plans for companies seeking external finance and partnership arrangements in support of a growth strategy

  • Design and procurement through competitive tender of an innovative NHS dental and oral health service for a Primary Care Trust

  • Facilitation of strategic decision-making processes supporting business re-organisation for a major Civil Engineering company

  • Marketing strategy development (including customer research) for a leading Engineering School in the higher education sector

  • Review of, and options appraisal for, the provision of Dental Education in London

  • Market research and marketing strategy development for various new business ventures

  • Review of the Commercial Division of a government agency with Trading Fund status, with a view to restructuring and business development

  • Provision of advice concerning strategic partnerships involving public sector organisations

  • Workforce planning for various Public Sector organisations and specifically Local Authorities, including design and delivery of workshops on workforce planning, and planning for an uncertain future

  • Development of the Balanced Scorecard for Special Care Dental Services

  • Review of business planning processes and outcomes in a Government Agency, including a review of roles and responsibilities

  • Organisation design for management of R&D in primary (health) care

  • Delivery of coaching and professional development support to senior management consultants, professional engineers and business leaders

Professional Qualifications

Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC)
Member of the Women's Engineering Society (MWES)
MBA (with distinction) from Warwick Business School
MSc in Water Resources Technology
MBTI qualified practitioner (Step 1 and Step 2)


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