Who We Are

We are Chris Starkey and Lindsey Guy. We established our practitioner-consultancy in 2000 since when we have specialised in the transformation of third sector and civil society organisations.

Whilst working as consultants to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations, we are also practitioners in the sector. As Operations Director and Chief Executive of a successful development trust in one of the UK’s most deprived neighbourhoods, we face the same challenges that you face, every day. This gives us the unique perspective of practitioner-consultants - whilst we undertstand the business theory, our feet are also firmly on the ground.

Chris is an economist by training and has a strong track record in business and consultancy. He spent 10 years at a successful Lancashire-based economic development consultancy where he developed its pioneering approach to SME development. He was formerly a director of Business Link Fylde Coast, Business Link Co-ordinating Alliance and Blackpool Challenge Partnership.

Lindsey has spent her entire career working in the education sector where she has held a number of senior positions, including spending several years as Director of External Funding at one of the UK's largest FE colleges. She later joined a Merseyside-based technology transfer consultancy where she managed its range of education and learning programmes.

Chris has a B.Soc.Sc (with honours) in Economics from the University of Birmingham and a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing Management from Lancaster University. Lindsey has a B.A (with honours) from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D from Lancaster University. We are both committed to contining professional development and we are both members of the Association for Management Education and Development (AMED) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). To consolidate our experience in coaching and mentoring we have both recently completed a CMI Level 5 in Mentoring Management.

If you would like to know more about our background, project experience and achievements or if you would like to see our full CVs, please contact us.

Legal Stuff

Chris Starkey Limited
Registered in England & Wales company number 04542568

Lindsey Guy Limited
Registered in England & Wales company number 04542664

Registered offices:
Cholmondley House
Dee Hills Park

To give you peace of mind all of our work is backed by professional indemnity insurance