consulting

May update

As we celebrate our 15th birthday this month, we’d like to thank all of our clients, friends and supporters, consultants and associates old and new, for sharing the ride with us. Since our last blog back in January we’ve been as busy as ever, including in the following respects:

  • After just a few short months with Wharton, David Holmes has been offered and accepted the post of Chief Executive of British Eventing. Understandably, given his track record within and passion for equestrian sport, this was too good an opportunity for David to turn down, and we wish him all the best in his new role
  • Simon returned to us at Easter from his interim stint with Sport England and, since then, has been driving our continuing work with Ice Hockey UK. This has involved planning a second strategy workshop with representatives from across the sport, as well as continuing the work to revise the company’s Articles of Association and build the overall governance framework
  • Neil has continued to be heavily engaged with the RFU, providing independent input into the annual review of Regional Academies, as well as progressing work towards the implementation of a Sevens strategy, and the development of rugby partnerships within the university sector. He has also undertaken an independent review of the UK Sports Association for People with Learning Difficulties on behalf of UK Sport, and spent some time in Dublin with the IRFU supporting their development of the Ulster Bank League
  • Sarah has successfully completed projects on behalf of British Ski and Snowboard and Welsh Rowing.  She has recently started a Coaching Review for British Fencing as well as providing performance management support to Wheelchair Fencing.  In addition she is working closely with British Athletics on their new Elite Accelerated Practitioner Development Programme; and continues to support a number of Performance Directors and coaches through individual and programme (UK Sport Para Coach2Rio, ECAP) initiatives

With new projects about to start with the Amateur Swimming Association and Hockey Wales, alongside a range of ongoing commitments, the summer looks likely to be equally busy for the foreseeable future.