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 Expert  728803

Expert in Leisure Sport and Tourism Industry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert was educated in law at University College, London and subsequently qualified as a solicitor. His early career was spent working in law and corporate management for various local authorities, where he reached the status of Assistant Chief Executive at the London Borough of Harrow. Prior to that, he was PA to the Chief Executive at Coventry, and Corporate Planning Manager at the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Kingston. He left to spend a year studying for an MBA degree at Cranfield Business School.

After Cranfield, he was recruited as a senior management consultant by Coopers & Lybrand. His main focus was on privatisation and value for money assignments in local and central government and other publicly supported organisations, and on profit improvement in commercial operations. His clients included the Lord Chancellor's Department, The Law Society, the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre, British Telecom, the Corporation of the City of London and several local authorities.

He left to join the consulting company of accountants Pannell Kerr Forster. He became a director of the company and a partner in the firm. He was responsible for the firm's consulting work in the leisure, tourism and sports industries. High profile work included assisting with the golf developments at Wisley and East Sussex National, with the City of Sheffield's successful bid to host the World Student Games, with the island of Madeira's tourism development strategy, with the viability of a national stadium for the Football Association of Wales, and with the formation of a leisure trust at Welwyn Hatfield Council.

In 1994, he founded his own consulting business. He has concentrated on the leisure and tourism industries, working across sectors with clients such as Fred Olsen Ltd, Peel Holdings plc, the State of Mississippi, USA, the Wales Tourist Board, the Scottish Golf Tourism Executive, Hertfordshire County Council, Whitbread plc, the Carnegie Club, Pacific Investments, Holmes Place, Erewash Borough Council, Gallagher Estates, English Partnerships, Down Hall Country House Hotel, Ashford Borough Council, Barratts, Invest NI and the All Saints School, Sheffield.

In summary, Expert can offer the following experience: Work in both public and private sectors. Board director of international management consulting company. Business development and profit responsibility for leisure and tourism industry sector. Technical skills in business and strategic planning, project feasibility studies, market research and analysis, operational reviews and implementation of change programmes, and design of funding proposals. Project experience in Europe, S.America and USA. Speaker at several conferences. Past Chairman of the Golf Consultants Association. Over fourteen years successful operation of own consultancy business.


business management


consumer demographics




financial modeling




market assessment


project appraisal


project finance


recreational facility


sports facility

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   MBA   Business Management   Cranfield Business School, UK  
1968   Ll.B   Law   University College, London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1994 to







1985 to 1994


Pannell Kerr Forster Associates



Director, Leisure Consulting


1981 to 1985


Coopers & Lybrand




Senior consultant


Career Accomplishments:

Member of the Law Society. Member of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations.

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has appeared in planning inquiries both for and against leisure and sport development proposals; and has prepared evidence in support of High Court claims for damages relating to business losses in the leisure and sport industries.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
He has spent the last 20 years analysing the markets for the entertainment, sport and leisure industries in the UK and Europe. He has used this market intelligence to advise on the viability of a broad cross section of development proposals in these industries, preparing business plans for promoters and independent evaluations for funders and other 3rd party interests. He has used his experience in leisure property to support strategic planning of leisure developments and specific planning applications.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has recently sourced and concluded a distribution agreement with a UK partner for an overseas manufacturer of sport and entertainment equipment.

Other Skills and Services

He is part owner of a company that operates a Pilates studio in the health and fitness industry.


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