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Meet our consultants

The unique strength of our support comes from our consultants’ collective experience, over many years and in many different places.

Our consultants are selected from Locality’s staff, our members and similar trusted organisations. Their in-depth knowledge of frontline service delivery, practical experience, and professional expertise makes our consultants the very best in the sector.

Meet our consultants

Here are just some of our consultancy team, based around the country:

Al Bell Neil Berry Meena Bharadwa 
Al Bell Locality consultancy Neil Berry meena bharadwa
Al has 17 years’ experience of working with community and voluntary organisations and specialises in capacity building to support asset transfer and community enterprise development. Neil is a leading community assets expert and has worked on some of the UK’s biggest asset transfer projects. He holds a Masters in Community Enterprise, is Director of Services at Locality and is based in Yorkshire. Meena is based in the West Midlands and has significant experience of supporting organisational development, including service redesign and stakeholder engagement.
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Paul Davies  John Dawson Naomi Diamond
 Paul Davies locality consultancy  John Dawson  Naomi Diamond
Paul has over 25 years’ experience in managing change and improvement programmes within both the private and public sector, helping clients to deliver very significant cost savings. John is based in Yorkshire and provides community enterprise, business planning, public services and community assets expertise to community organisations and public bodies. Naomi is an accredited business advisor, project manager, facilitator and trainer with a wealth of knowledge of the community, and social enterprise sector. She works across the Midlands and East of England.
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Zoe Goddard Lorraine Hart Peter Jones 
Zoe Goddard Lorraine Hart  Peter Jones
Zoe focuses on community regeneration and development and provides in-depth support and guidance to groups across the North West. Lorraine has over 20 years’ experience of community-based regeneration and environmental improvement from project design to implementation. Peter is an experienced community asset and development expert. He’s based in Cornwall and supports communities across the South West.
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Debbie Lamb Mick McGrath  Sophie Michelena
 debbie lamb locality Mick McGrath   Sophie Michelena
Debbie is a highly experienced community regeneration and assets practitioner. She lives in County Durham and has helped many groups across the North East. Mick has a background in social inclusion programme work, funding and direct support to groups through business planning and asset transfer support. He lives in Nottingham. Sophie is based in Leeds and has been providing in-depth specialist community asset and enterprise development support since 2009.
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Jenny Pupius Hugh Rolo  Stephen Rolph
Photo to come. hugh rolo  stephen rolph
Jenny has a wealth of experience as a third sector business leader. She supports small businesses and social enterprises to develop and grow. Hugh is one of the UK’s leading experts on community finance and enterprise, with a career spanning both the commercial and voluntary sectors. Stephen is one of the country’s foremost experts in community assets and the Community Rights legislation. He is Head of Community Enterprise and Assets at Locality.
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Jeff Scales Neil Stott Phil Tulba
 jeff scales Neil Stott Phil Tulba
Jeff has worked in the public, voluntary and community sectors over the last 20 years. He has a wide range of experience in supporting community regeneration and enterprise. Neil is Director of the Master of Studies in Social Innovation Programme, and Executive Director of the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School. Phil is a leading community enterprise expert helping community organisations to become profitable and successful.
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