Our Team

We are an independently owned consultancy committed to creating a dynamic and exciting place to work.

Our growing team brings a wealth of experience from the defence and security sector and we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality service to our clients. We do this by creating a culture and environment where the best people want to work. We believe your work life and personal life should be mutually beneficial, so we hold regular social events to help bond us as a team, and offer a genuinely flexible approach to working. We believe that if you are happy, cared for, and feel part of a team with purpose, you will be motivated to deliver an excellent service to our clients.

  • 20

    Members

  • 254

    Years of combined experience

  • 8

    Years in operation

  • Jeff

    Jeff

    Having undertaken MOD and Industrial roles with several of the major defence primes, Jeff’s knowledge and skillset encompasses a thorough understanding of the current industry and MOD approvals and project management disciplines, tools and techniques.

    With over three decades of defence programmes experience, initially with engineering contractors, then with MOD, & latterly with project management consultancies. These roles have focussed on generating Business Cases, Through Life Management Planning, Cost Estimating, Programme Management, Project Cost & Risk Control & Options Analysis for large complex projects across Cyber, Maritime, ISTAR, Air, Weapons & Land domains.

    In non-work mode, Jeff is keen on playing and watching sport including football, rugby, tennis, horse-racing, and golf especially if they involve overseas venues.

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  • John

    John

    John has over 20 years defence experience, as a consultant and company director working on a range of programmes with particular focus on digital platforms and intelligence output. John has extensive experience in client facing roles where he can negotiate and facilitate complex projects through approvals and into delivery.

    Most recently John has been involved in setting up Dev Ops teams to deliver rapid change within the Defence Digital area. He has cultivated key relationships across the supply chain in this this fast-evolving sector to formulate Agile teams capable of delivering secure systems with wide ranging capability. The ability to evolve and improve capability to end users at pace, motivates John and will be a focus area in his career going forward.

    Away from work, John enjoys everything sport and fitness related and is overly competitive with his kids. He also has a keen interest in environmental start-up companies promoting green technology and carbon neutral targets.

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  • Andrew P

    Andrew P

    Andrew has ~20 years’ experience of the UK defence sector working with MOD and Other Government Departments on various acquisition and transformation programmes across multiple domains. Andrew is a problem solver who enjoys tackling challenging issues and developing innovative solutions.

    Andrew’s background in engineering brings a methodical and structured approach to problem solving. He also has a creative side which brings new and forward thinking to address tomorrow’s challenges which exist in a digital world.

    Outside of work, Andrew has simple tastes and is easily pleased. Cooking and eating good food are his favourite things to do, which then requires exercise to balance (his least favourite pastime). Andrew says he is a keen ‘downhill’ mountain biker, but he hasn’t been recently because it’s getting a little bit too scary. Also, his bike won’t ride up hill. Other interests include trying to play the drums, economics, and when he’s in need of a mood uplift, geo-political events.

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  • Mike

    Mike

    Mike is a P3M Engineering Consultant with over 20 years’ experience in Defence Acquisition. He has developed a reputation of taking on complex and challenging projects and achieving high quality deliverables.

    Mike has experience of delivering projects and programmes in support of UK Armed Forces across domains including Intelligence Surveillance Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Maritime, and Defence Digital.

    Outside of the workplace, Mike enjoys a lot of sport including Football, Tennis & indoor climbing. Other interests include travelling, cooking, cycling, driving, car cleaning(!), music and dog walking.

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  • Nadia

    Nadia

    Nadia has successfully contributed to a number of high-value projects across the Aerospace, Defence and Security & Intelligence markets, offering a wide range of experience in developing, delivering, integrating and testing complex technology solutions. Her professional interests include requirements capture & elaboration, functional system decomposition & analysis and architecture modelling.

    By combining specialist system engineering knowledge with her strong and effective stakeholder management skills and a proactive work ethic, Nadia has a strong record in delivering high quality and timely value to her clients

    In her spare time, Nadia is a big fan of travelling and all things outdoors – running, hiking, climbing, wild swimming and camping. She’s also known to enjoy a beverage or two (preferably also outside).

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  • Jack

    Jack

    Engaged in multiple high value Information Technology projects across Defence, with a specialisation in Geospatial Information, Jack has a proven background fulfilling multiple project roles to ensure the delivery of quality outputs.

    Over the last 5 years Jack has driven the agile delivery of business value in the PICASSO space. As a technically minded Project Lead, Jack excels in developing strong relationships with all stakeholders, to successfully contribute to and manage enterprise level system delivery, business analysis, and change implementation in complex environments. Jack takes pride in proactively challenging norms and aspiring for innovation over remediation.

    On his days off Jack enjoys all kinds of Sporting, Music and other Entertainment events. He is a regular on the Football pitch and enjoys playing the Guitar (badly). Motorcycle touring, skiing, hiking and being generally active fit the bill for most of his holiday ventures.

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  • Tim W

    Tim W

    Tim is a highly capable consultant who specialises in the support & analysis of defence projects & systems. He has an extensive knowledge of the defence industry, and is able to apply his project experience across a wide variety of domains. Capable of working alone or as part of a team, he is resilient under pressure, understands the MOD’s Business Case requirements from both MOD and Industry perspectives, and brings an enthusiastic and up-beat attitude to his work.

    Tim has experience across Air, Land and Maritime domains working for MoD and NATO. He has run his own company providing freelance estimating and pricing support on aircraft platform programmes, and cost modelling for business cases.

    When away from work, Tim likes to spend time with his family, play sport and watch rugby.

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  • John-Paul

    John-Paul

    John-Paul has in excess of 20 years GEOINT experience from a wide range of view-points within a Projects life cycle including developer, operations and as an End User. This experience provides John-Paul with an excellent understanding of the difficulties and competing priorities of a range of stakeholders within a Project.

    John-Paul has a proven track record in requirements capture & their decomposition, as well as being an effective Business Analyst and capable tester. Extensive experience with both Waterfall and more agile delivery methods of Change; John-Paul’s current role is a SAFe® Product Owner.

    Away from work, John-Paul loves to garden and is growing an orchard to make cider. He enjoys trips to the beach to explore the geography be it walking, coasteering or snorkelling with his family. John-Paul really likes to cook as long as a dishwasher is at hand. As a very amateur astronomer John-Paul, confesses to being a closet SpaceX fan.

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  • Adam

    Adam

    Adam is a senior P3M consultant who has worked as an engineer across projects ranging from large Cat A, to Cat D urgent capability requirements while at DE&S. He is now working in Agile PM and Scrum master roles, enjoying the close engagement across all levels and problem solving.

    Adam attended Welbeck DSFC and subsequently studied mechanical engineering at Northumbria while taking part in the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) before joining the DE&S Engineering Graduate Scheme.

    Adam has recently taken up Golf, spending most his time looking for lost balls. He also enjoys watching rugby and formula 1. Adam also enjoys having a beer and gin and tonic.

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  • Andy N

    Andy N

    With over 20 years successful delivery and leadership experience in complex programmes in Defence and wider Government, Andy embraces the challenge of understanding how his programme level skills and experience can be applied to different sectors, scenarios and delivery challenges.

    Andy is a Chartered Engineer (IET), Project Professional (APM), Manager (CMI) and recognised Fellow of the associated Professional Institutions.

    As an experienced leader he has an open, honest and methodical but versatile approach with clients. He applies intelligent and creative thinking to build positive relationships, generating good two-way communication which yields the desired benefits for all.

    In non-work mode, his interests are travelling, youth work and sport, especially football. He is an ardent Hull City AFC supporter and regular 5-a-side football player.

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  • Josh

    Josh

    Josh is an experienced DevOps engineer and consultant with a wide-ranging skill set. Most recently working in an agile DevOps capacity, he has experience delivering on international projects; he has occupied many different roles within teams in both a management and technical capacity.

    As an experienced Linux and cloud engineer he encourages the use of repeatable, well-understood design patterns in tandem with Open-Source software and a modular architecture to maximise re-use and security. He has experience with numerical modelling including discretization and coding of physical phenomena using the finite element method to model physical phenomena. He has used MATLAB, C++, Python and bespoke tooling in numerical data modelling and processing.

    Josh is almost always in work mode.

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  • Olivia

    Olivia

    Having engaged with the data-related vulnerabilities circulating between Defence and Humanitarian partners operating across fragile, conflict and violence (FCV) zones, Olivia has valuable expertise and in-depth knowledge of cyber-attack surface and information security concerns.

    With eight years of practical international emergency experience, Olivia has deployed to natural disaster and conflict affected territories as a lead member of international response teams and worked with international development organizations, government agencies and human rights NGOs on their risk awareness and InfoSec capabilities. Olivia possesses social science, qualitative and quantitative analysis skills enabling her to consider ICT influence as she conducts human-centered investigations.

    In non-work mode, Olivia takes roadtrips to climb big rocks, hike and swim in the sea, she also likes to renovate tumbledown houses and sneak second helpings of dinner.

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  • Rishi

    Rishi

    Rishi joins our team as a DevOps Engineer with experience in cloud computing, designing, and implementing web applications and machine learning tools. He has worked on various collaboration projects where he has developed his communications and team building skills, and knowledge of what it takes to lead development teams.

    Rishi graduated from the University of Surrey with a First Class (Hons) in Computer Science. As part of this he completed a year in industry where he picked up practical experience in software development and database administration.

    Rishi enjoys constantly learning new technologies especially those related to DevOps, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Software Development. Outside of work Rishi enjoys going to the gym, cooking up a storm at home, or travelling the world experiencing new food & cultures.

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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Jon has over 20 years’ experience in project management and software engineering. He has led multiple projects in parallel and with large multi-disciplinary teams delivering complex software projects ensuring compliance with safety standards such as ED-109 and DO-178B.

    Jon’s strong technical background and attention to detail allows effective and robust planning of large projects. Jon has a high commercial awareness and builds string customer relationships to ensure delivery against obligations and expectations.

    In non-work mode, Jon enjoys the mountains, whether skiing, running, hiking, or just camping.

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  • Hiren

    Hiren

    Having over 15 years’ experience working across the defence and security sector as a GIS & Business Analysts, Hiren has valuable expertise, in-depth skillset, technical and domain knowledge of the sector and geospatial ecosystem.

    Hiren has a proven track record in providing technical leadership and design authority governance, with experience ranging from technical design delivery of geospatial solutions, GIS subject-matter expertise, and as the engagement lead across various Defence branches (Joint, Land, Air and Maritime).

    Experienced technical leader, open, honest and methodical but versatile approach, acting as a Trusted Advisor, to maximise the value from GIS (Esri and related applications) investments. Works closely with customers, system integrators & vendors to manage and integrate spatial and non-spatial data holdings and geospatial applications.

    Off work, Hiren enjoys NFL, computer games, sci-fi/tech, anything nerdy.

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  • Tim G

    Tim G

    Having worked as an MOD Civil Servant within both the Project Management and Project Controls domains across both DE&S and Defence Digital, Tim has valuable expertise and in-depth knowledge of the policies and processes required to deliver high quality outputs within tight time constraints.

    With over 3 years’ experience in the MOD, Tim is comfortable working across all stages of the project lifecycle. He is enthusiastic, a great communicator, and likes to form long lasting, effective working relationships. Tim’s experience ranges from the management of complex Defence IT projects through to project controls management support at the portfolio level.

    Outside of work, Tim enjoys running, camping and just generally being outdoors. He was also a keen rugby player until running took over and made him too light!

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  • Oliver

    Oliver

    Oliver is a Junior Project Manager who has a great understanding of the Defence sector and more specifically the user community, he is enthusiastic, effective and enjoys working in large teams to help clients deliver their programmes and projects.

    Oli studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Northumbria. He attended Welbeck DSFC and subsequently joined the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme which installed in him excellent leadership techniques and effective teamwork.

    Oli is a keen golfer with the goal of playing off scratch in the next 5 years, follower of Formula 1 and rugby. Self-proclaimed “foodie” with a great knowledge of the hospitality industry.

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  • Arjun

    Arjun

    Arjun has eight years’ experience architecting and developing engineering software solutions for simulation, modelling, workflow control and automation, and data science applications, spending much of his career thus far in the precision effects domain of the UK aerospace and defence sector.

    Arjun is dedicated to solving complex challenges and addressing these through the use of technology. He is passionate about adaptive development, learning empirically from continuous experimentation to improve the product or Ways of Working. He is acutely aware of how quality, technical excellence and engaged teams are pivotal to succeeding with this approach – he seeks to enable this working environment.

    Outside work, Arjun enjoys throwing himself around as much as his glass knees will allow; biking, touch rugby, cricket, climbing, running – anything involving throwing, catching, hitting, etc. This sustains a food habit, sometimes interrupted by reading and gardening.

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  • Steven

    Steven

    Having engaged with Geospatial Intelligence as an end user and consultancy within the Defence GeoINT community. Steven has valuable expertise and in-depth knowledge of GIS, System Engineering and Obsolescence management

    With seven years of practical System Engineering experience established with 25 years of GeoINT knowledge working in the Defence Sector. Steven is a highly competent System Engineer who performs a range of technical roles including, Solution architecture, design of complex GeoINT enterprise systems, planning and executing complex transition activities to integrate systems bridging the interface of ITIL and AGILE frameworks. Complementing this, Steven has valuable expertise and in-depth knowledge of Obsolescence Management to sustain business requirements and proactively provide mitigation / resolution of obsolescence issues / concerns.

    In non-work mode, Steve enjoys walking with his border collie (Olly), mountain biking and watching all sports, he also likes to dream about owning a VW camper van and touring the UK with Olly.

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  • Matthew

    Matthew

    Bringing together a strong background in analysis, strategy and planning with recent academic research in International Relations, Matt combines a detailed understanding of the macro-environment with specific tools, techniques and insights to enable long-term decision-making in the defence sector.

    Matt has a decade of experience working in the defence industry, including in the commercial, strategy and planning, and business development functions, with particular emphasis on market and competitor analysis, strategy development, and business planning. The outputs of these have been used to support senior leaders, campaign teams and investment decisions. He also completed a secondment into the Department for International Trade prior to undertaking academic research on modern air power.

    Outside of work, Matt is a dedicated fan of Formula 1 and enjoys travel, combining the two where he can. He is also an avid reader, and loves exploring second-hand bookshops to find books on geopolitics, dystopian fiction and aviation.

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