Ash Futures is a specialist consultancy company that focuses on economic development, strategic planning, sustainability and futures, as well as evaluation and research.
We can draw on a range of associates who bring complementary knowledge and professional skills – and who ensure the highest quality of delivery for every client. We work with local authorities, local economic partnerships, mediumsized businesses, major social enterprises, smaller charities and environmental groups.
Ash Futures can bring:
- a long history of economic development – at local, regional and national level
- a deep understanding of research methods, evaluation and appraisal methodologies
- a strong track record in analysis of future trends
- experience of delivering clear, succinct and accessible strategies
- a history of creative consultation events
The urgent need to address biodiversity loss and climate change provides an important context for much of our work. A deep commitment to sustainable development is at the heart of Ash Futures.
Director, Ash Futures
Simon has over 30 years experience of producing strategies and plans, working with – governments, companies, charities and regional agencies. He has considerable expertise in economic development, evaluation and research, horizon scanning and foresight, sustainability, and climate change. Simon works with senior teams to help understanding around future drivers of change and strategic planning.
Simon is the owner and Director of Ash Futures. Since the consultancy was established in 2011, he has worked with clients in the private, social enterprise, public and environment sectors – completing over 80 commissions for 44 different clients.
Previously, Simon was Director of Strategy at the South West Regional Development Agency and, before that, Head of Economic Development at Bristol City Council. He holds an MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Bristol.