Consulting

I am a freelance consultant on urban and economic development, public service reform, and programme evaluation.
I use well-honed research, strategy development and facilitation skills to help places and organisations improve and develop.
I have helped local authorities, housing and regeneration partnerships, and some of the biggest charities in the country to better meet the needs of the people they serve. I do this working on solo assignments or in collaboration with other consultancies.
Current and completed assignments include:
  • Supporting Peabody Housing Trust to ensure its £1bn investment in the Thamesmead area of South London improve skills and training provision for the most derived residents.
  • Writing the Strategic Economic Plan for Swindon and Wiltshire which attracted over £120m in public and private funding.
  • Evaluating a major service improvement on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • Developing a European funding bid for Thurrock Borough Council which won £6.6m for community development and infrastructure improvements around the port of Tilbury.
  • Evaluating Marie Curie’s new information and support programme, helping the charity learn early lessons from implementation and further improve the service.
  • Writing Oxford’s short-listed bid to for the title of European City of Innovation 2017.
  • Conducting an evaluation of a Wales-wide public service improvement programme on behalf of the Welsh Government.
  • Writing regeneration frameworks for places like Margate and Wembley.
If you would like to get in touch, to commission me, collaborate with me, or just to have a conversation, get in touch!
07941 479 092
J_P_Houghton@hotmail.com
@metlines
www.metropolitanlines.co.uk
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnphoughton/